Monday, April 30, 2012

Printworks Bright Wishes

This was the card I did for the Make It Take It at Angela's Happy Stamper store last week.  
I ordered a bunch of ribbon for the store and some of it, like the rainbow ribbon here, was wider than some folks are use to using on cards.  Thought this card might help folks see a new way of using wide ribbon.  The stamps are by Printworks, and the cake was colored in with Copic markers.  Didn't show up well here, but the yellow was also covered with a Stardust pen to give some glimmer to the card.  The dots were done with a Viva Decor pen which, when dried, gives dimension to the dots.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mother's Day card

Was able to start making some Mother's Day cards.  This stamp is  by Darcie and  was inked with brown ink and then colored in with dry chalks. Add some paper flowers, and it's done!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Harriett's Birthday Card

Here is the card that Harriett gave me for my birthday.  She loves to sew, and I really enjoyed this creative card that  she created.  Thought I'd share it with you all.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Treasured Friend Card

A good friend and I share the same birthday.  We celebrated our day by going out and having a grand dinner with my hubby and another friend.  It was a great time and I was so happy to be able to celebrate with such a dear chum.  Time just makes our friendship better.  This is the card I gave her.

The front was covered with a piece of mulberry paper that was edged with a gold Krylon pen.  A Nestibilites set was used to create the black, gold, and cream paper pieces.  The extra embellishment was a die cut from Memory Box.  The words by Rubber Stamp Ave. were inked with a Brillance, "Lightning Black" pad. Three black gems and 1 gold pearl were placed on the sides of the  words.

Sunshine Card

I get to "Auntie" to the daughters of a friend of mine.  When the girls were younger I used to sing "You are my sunshine" to them.  When I found this stamp I knew I wanted to make a card for one of them using it for a birthday card.  The orange part of the card is half of a sticker.  The rays were cut and slid slightly under the sticker.  The ends were then trimed to the end of the card.  The stamp was inked with a black Versa Fine pad.  Think she'll get a kick out of the card.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This is a card for my sister-in-law.  Used up the rest of the nice collage paper from my scrap pile.  Didn't want to cover it up too much because the images were just right.  So, I took this stamp by Verses and inked it with a brown ink onto a cream paper and punched it out with a pink Marvy punch.  Then Memory Box printed paper was punched with a purple Marvy punch.  The card and all paper was sponged with the same brown ink.  A taupe satin ribbon was placed behind the ovals.  This is meant to be birthday card.  A message from DRS is inside that says, "When God made you he blessed the rest of us"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gratitude Card

As you can see, I've been enjoying using this stamp by Clear and Simple.  It was inked here with a brown ink onto a Memory Box card.  Also used some Memory Box printed paper scraps.  Then added a piece of brown paper and punched some brown circles and pink hearts.  Glad to have my "thank you" pile start to grow. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thank you #2

Here's a variation off of yesterday's card.  This "thank you" comes from a Stampn'Up! set and was inked in brown.  Next the words were colored in with a gel pen.  The brown paper was punched in each corner with a Fiskers punch.  Add some pearls and a piece of satin cream ribbon, and it's all done!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thank you card

I finally got a start on "Thank you" cards.  My stash was completly depleated.  Used some preprinted cards here to get me off to a quick start.  Pilfered through my printed paper pile to find matching paper, then added the stamps.  The "gratitude" background is by  a Clear and Simple set and is stamped with a Versa Magic pad by off stamping first, before stamping on the card.  The "thank you" is stamped in black and is by Hero Arts.  The flowers were added and then a punched corner to add the finish.  More to come this week.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Been busy revamping my class, Techniques II which will be later today.  This is one of the new cards for the class.  Lots happening in this card, but it was made to highlight the "kissing" technique and also how to color with Twinkling H2O's.  The rose was embossed with a detail black embossing powder before coloring.  There are actually two layers of Twinks on the rose.  First was done with a pink "Azeala" twink, and then an irridescent twink.  Background used a musical score from Stampendous inked with a pink pad from Hero.  All other stamps were by Impression Obsession.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Memory Box Inspire Stamp

Had the butterfly image left over from an activity where it had been inked and then spritzed over with some Fireworks sprays.  Finally got it make into a card.  It was layered onto navy paper and then printed paper layered behind it onto a navy card.  Used a Memory Box die cut with more of the yellow printed paper.  Seemed like it needed one more thing, so added a decorative brad at the corner.  Didn't want the brad to go through the card, so just folded over the ends and glued it on with Diamond Glaze.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Penny Black Bike Stamp

Have you seen the new series of stamps by Penny Black?  They feature folks and are very nice.  My friend's 90 year old mother is moving half way across the country to live with her daughter and family.  Know the change is hard, so thought I'd send this card to her as an encouragement.  After inking the image with Momento black, everything was colored in with chalks.  The saying is by Rosie's Road Show and is actually one long stamp.  With a fine tip marker, I inked one part and stamped it, then cleaned the stamp and inked the other part at the bottom of the card.  Thought it looked better that way.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Birthday Thank You

It's my birthday month and a package arrived for me this week.  Nice a nice surprise!  So I went to my card stash and realized I was out of thank you cards.  More will be coming, but this one was quickly made so I could send it to my friend who sent the package. Have a drawer full of thank you stamps.  Glad I could find one that would fit on the white part of my card.  It was inked with one of the shadow pinks by Hero.  Paper flowers and a brad with a gem went on the other side.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wobble Butterfly Card

This is the card I made for the Make and Take at Angela's Happy Stamper this week.  It uses Inky Antics stamps plus a grass stamp from Rosie's Road Show.  Everything was stamped with a  Momento
black pad. Then color was added with Copic markers. The flower was then punched out with a Marvy pink oval punch.  The butterfly piece has a "Wobble" spring attached to the back of it, so the paper was cut to cover the "Wobble". This causes the butterfly to wiggle and pop up when taking the card out of an envelope.  Easy, and fun.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Reverse Spritzed Card

So what do you do with the template that has all the colors spritzed on it from doing the card shown yesterday?  You lay another piece of paper over it and absorb all that extra color into another card!  It gives a reversed image from the stencil.  Since there is metallic in the Fireworks spritzers, once the paper was dry, it was layered onto metallic lavender paper which was then placed on blue metallic paper.  The words are by Hero Arts and are inked with a metallic blue Brillance pad.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spritzed Thank you

Back to using the Fireworks spritzes for this card.  A plastic stencil was layed over a piece of white paper.  Then yellow,green, blue, and lavendar colors were spritzed over the stencil.  Once the stencil was lifted, this is what was left.  Thepaper was then cut into 4 pieces an layered onto the blue paper which was then added to the green card.  The words are by Hero Arts and were inked with a Brillance Blue.  Punches used were by Marvy.  Two paper flowers were used and green pearls finished off the car.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Resurrection Sunday

Finished up my cards for friends and family.  This is nice and simple, but thanks to the Memory Box die cut, think it looks good.   The words are all one stamp which was inked with a Brillance Sunflower pad and then Color Box Chalk Tangerine over the yellow.  We'll be with the folks this Sunday enjoying singing hymns and feasting afterwards.  Hope you hear the good news that this day provides and can embrace the joy and hope it offers to all.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Quick Easter Card

Here's another card that inspired several variations.  I have a box of paper flowers which makes it easy to mix and match when doing a card.  These types of paper flowers are great because they make a nice embellishment yet are flat enough to mail without extra postage.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Here's a variation on the card from yesterday.  I don't like doing multiple copies of a card.  But, I'm fine with doing slight variations and that way I'm still able to get a lot of cards done quickly.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Card

We just got back from a quick trip.  Had to bang out some fast and easy Easter cards to get in the mail this week.  I headed straight to the printed paper pile, picked out a few stamps, added this sticker pop out butterfly, and went to work.  What you see here was mounted onto a Memory Box card.  Yea for quick and fast.  The word piece was sponged with a Color Box Chalk pad.

More Fun Stuff

We did more fun stuff on this card mixed with Antique Sand.  Our mermaid this time was colored with Copics.  Before embossing though, we tore our paper and layered it on.  The blue at the top is actually tissue paper that was stamped with the Stampendous Script background.  Then strips of the tissue were torn and bunched as it was placed on the card.  I love lots of texture, so you can imagine how much fun this card was for me to do. Hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the fun we had at the York Trade show.  I've put up samples in the store, and hope you can join me for the demo this month at Angela's Happy Stamper.  Think my demo of this fun stuff will be next week.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fun Stuff from Stampendous

I will be demo-ing all the fun things you see on this card at Angela's Happy Stamper this month on our Tues. Demo days.  After coloring in the mermaid with the Irojetin pencils, embossing powder was layered onto the card.  Before heating, added paper scraps, mica flakes and glass glitter was also placed over the powder.  The card was heated from the bottom causing everything to stick to the melting embossing powder.  How fun is that?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Here are some samples of tag necklaces John had using the Stazon and Glazon.  We worked with the trasparent dyes, but as you can see, setting a base of opaque Stazon and adding layers of Glazon and more opaque Stazon works as well.  You can mix and match the opaque and transparent pads as well.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Glaze On/Stazon Book

Apart from cards, we also did this book cover at the Trade Show.  This is a thin sheet of metal that was run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  Then a layer of Stazon was added.  Next, a layer of Glazon was spread on top and left to dry.  Once dry, you can layer on another Stazon color!.  We actually layered several layers of Glazon and color, allowing the glazon to dry between each layer.  You need Glazon because you normally can't mix Stazon colors on non porous surfaces since it is alcohol based.  Great fun!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Just Rite #3 Card

This is my favorite Just Rite card.  The set it's from has all sorts of words you can combine as a take off on the English phrase, "Keep calm and carry on".  The musical background is also by Just Rite.  They have begun making more backgrounds that are all cling and don't need to be used with their grooved handles.