Saturday, June 30, 2012

Patriotic Card

Sure was a good day for stamping in the basement!  Temps here were up above 100 degrees.  I'm still working on cards for the Fourth of July.  Found some star paper clips and thought they were a good fit for this card.  The words were inked with a blue Versa Fine pad.  Now off to get this in the mail.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Impression Obsession Background Card

Here is another one of IO's new background stamps.  I really like it, and paired it with one of IO's sayings.  The background was inked with a blue dye pad and the words were inked with a blue Momento marker.  The ribbon is a wired satin which was wrapped around the white paper.  The bow is a seperate piece which was tied and then attached to the card.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Impression Obsession Card

Wow, the next holiday is approaching fast.  Got a few cards ready and hope to get some more done tomorrow.  Here's one I made last night with one of the new images by IO.  Stamped the whole background stamp with Versafine "Smokey Gray" on to white paper.  Then used colored pencils to lightly color in the flag.  The words are from a 12X12 paper that has patriotic sayings on it. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Butterfly Kisses Card

Got a chance to use this floral stamp from Impression Obsession.  It was inked with Versamagic pigment ink onto a white matte paper.  The butterfly is by Penny Black, and the words are by Serendipity.  Everything was mounted onto a Memory Box card.  The ribbon has self adhesive on the back so the words could slip down slightly behind the ribbon.  The gingham ribbon was knotted and glued on.  Catching some bling?  An irridescent glitter glue was added to the center of the flowers and to the butterfly.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shell Card

The weather we are having is making my head go to the beach.  Will get some real time next month, but for now I have to settle for making  sea shore cards.  This one is a large image of a shell plate.  It was inked with black dye onto cream cardstock.  The edges were sponged with brown ink and distressed so they are a bit ragged.  Raffia was wrapped around and knotted.  Then a piece of a real shell was slipped under the raffia.  The paper is a piece of printed paper. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Moonlight City Card

After spending a fun weekend with my buddy from CA in Philly, I remembered this stamp that I own.  Came back and have been trying out some city scenes.  On this card, the city was stamped with a Versafine Gray onto the blue paper and cut out.  The moon and city were glued onto black glossy paper.  Sorry to say I don't remember who makes this stamp.  I got it at a convention where they were selling just the rubber images with no backing for a discounted price.  If someone recognizes it, would love to know who to credit the source of the stamp.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Zentangle Umbrella

Hadn't done a Zentangle card for a while.  So, I went through my stencils and picked this Dreamweaver umbrella.  Was able to sit and do it in one sitting.  Used pattern ideas from the latest Zentangle book.  Used a fine line black pen to trace and then do the designs.  The saying is from a set by My Favorite Things.  Had fun doing this card.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

America Card

Was reading the new "Just Cards" magazine at the store yesterday.  They had a card featured which took an embossed image and colored over the white embossing with alcohol ink markers.  I tried it on this Impression Obsession image and liked how it turned out.  The words are by Printworks.  If you want to try this for yourself, come by the shop next Thursday.  We'll be doing this card for the free Make It Take It. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Peas in a pod card

A cute card for a couple.  This is from a clear set by Stampendous.  There are images and sayings which go together for various occasions.  This is the first time I used stamps from the set.  Makes for a quick, easy, and simple card.  The peas were colored with a Copic marker.  Then a Starburst pen was used over the shell to give a shimmery look.  The Peas were covered with Diamond Glaze which is why they look shinny.  It also gives some dimension to the peas.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wedding Card

Tis the season for weddings.  Took some nice printed paper by Little Yellow Bicycle and layered it onto silver metallic paper which has a white interior.  Used the same silver to create the die cut circle (by Memory Box).  The hearts are made by using a Marvy heart punch.  The hearts and the edges of the paper are inked with Colorbox Silver.  A white satin ribbon was wrapped around the paper.  It didn't show up well in the photo, but "Best" was stamped in silver on one heart, and "wishes" was stamped on the other heart.  The words are by Impression Obsession.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Simple Card

So speaking of simple, here's a quick and easy one.  The paper is by Memory Box.  The phrase was inked in Versa Fine black onto more Memory Box paper and then layered onto purple card stock.  Have a friend recovering from knee surgery, so thought this card might be an encouragement to her.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Rosie Road Show Card

This card illustrates my mantra-"Simple is good".  Just two stamps and a little bit of colored paper and it's all good!  The duck was highligted with Copic Markers.  The phrase is a little hard to read-It says, "Hope everything is just Ducky!" and was stamped in black Momento ink. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hero Arts Thinking of You Card

Came across this paper in my scrap pile.  Wish I could tell you who it's by, cause I really like it.  It was layered onto light blue paper and then onto the card.  I used a template from Splitcoast Stampers for this Card.  A little ribbon and pink pearls finish of the message.  Want to send this to my brother's mother in law.  She's been in and out of the hospital, and is cronically ill.  So, didn't want to send a "get well" card.  "Thinking of You" seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Anniversary Card

Have yet another celebration this month.  My anniversary is coming up.  The lighthouse is stamped with blue dye ink onto a glossy card.  Some yellow was added with a water base marker.  Then the printed paper with suns seemed like a good background to go with the saying, "you brighten my days".  Think my hubby will enjoy this.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Joy Card

My mother-in-law's 93rd birthday is this month.  Seems like a good day to fill with joy.  She loves purple and flowers.  Hope this card fills the bill for her.  The printed paper is by Memory Box.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Memory Box paper

If you read several of the stamp magazines, they often ask what inspires a person when making cards.  I realized the other night that I often will start by allowing myself time, when I first sit down, to just make a "fun" card.  By that I mean a card I'm doing for no real reason.  This is one of the "fun" cards I did the other day.  So it takes less time, I will reach into my printed paper scrap pile.  This card came together pretty quickly by seeing what printed papers went together.  Some real lace was added, and then "Hello friend" was stamped once I had the paper placement done.  The stamp is by Wordsworth.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

LaBlanc Ship Card

The previous post showed printed ship paper.  Today this card has a ship that was stamped.  The image was inked with Versafine "Smokey Grey" onto a white card.  Silver brads were put in the corners.  The brads blended well with the silver tone to the ribbon.  The circle was embossed with a Cuttle bug embossing folder. Red line tape was run across the card and then the silver ribbon was folded onto the tape.  Another ribbon helps to keep the folds in place.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nautical Father's Day Card

Is it just me wanting to be at the beach, or is there a lot of nautical options for stamping these days?  Loved this ship paper.  We have some new grosgrain ribbon at the store and I paired this navy blue and white striped ribbon with the ships.  Because the ship paper had an aged look to it, Distress Dauber ink "Burlap" was run across the ribbon to age the white part.  It made the ribbon very moist, so it was heat dried with a heat gun before applying it to the card.  A pink  oval Marvy punch was used on the printed paper.  A purple oval Marvy punch was used on the navy blue paper.  "Happy Father's Day" was from a Crafty Secrets clear set and was inked with a Versafine Black ink.  Come in next week to Angela's Happy Stamper store and make this card for yourself during our free" Make It Take It" on Thursday.  The card will not have the words so you can then go home and fill in any message you want on your card.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Stampscapes Summerscapes #4 Card

Took a while to finally figure out how to take a photo of this card.  The Summerscape cards are all done with white glossy paper which looks good, but makes it hard to photograph because the glossy paper catches the flash when the camera takes a picture.  But, here it is! (Finally)  This card uses 6 Stampscapes stamps.  Color is  applied with dye inks and a stylis tool.  I have posted when the class will be offered at Angela's Happy Stamper store and you can go to that website for more details.  Also have posted Dayscapes which uses different techniques on each card, and am doing a Techniques I class this month.  Hope you can come have some fun with me.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hero Arts Card

When I saw this stamp it made me think of lanterns strung for a backyard celebration.  The image was inked in black and stamped on cream paper.  The color was added by sponging the color on with the sponge applicators.  The "Joy" stamp is by Rubbermoon.  It was stamped and punched out using a pink Marvy scallop punch.  More yellow was added around the edges and then added to the card.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shell Card

The weather we're having makes my head go to the beach!  My time is coming later in July, but for now I have to settle for making beachy cards.  This one was stamped with a lovely large shell plate image with black dye ink.  The edges were sponged with brown and distressed.  Some raffia was wrapped around and knoted.  A real shell was then slipped under the raffia.  A little bit of printed paper was added as well.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Father's Day Card

And since I was on a roll with the Graphic 45 paper, went a head and did a Father's day card.  This paper is in the men's set.  The words and trophy are from a clear set by Crafty Secrets.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Retirement Card

My previous team teacher has just retired from teaching.  I made this card from Graphic 45 paper for her and get to deliver it to her this weekend.  We are off to celebrate her well earned retirement.  Happily, the paper did all the work.  I just had to cut and glue.  The words (Wordsworth) are stamped in black.