Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Too much Fun Pumpkin

Seemed wrong to not have a Halloween card on the day of the occasion.  This is a cute fun pull up card that is easy to make.  Copics make all the coloring quick and yet good looking.  Hope you have a safe and fun night tonight.  Personally, I can't wait to get the candy out of the house. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DRS Birthday

Did another printed ribbon card here.  It's such a nice way to use left over scraps of paper.  Wasn't planning on it, but as the paper pieces came together, realized this card could be given to a man for his birthday.  Always nice to have a card for a guy.  Most cards come out that would best suit women.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Acorn Card

This card was done with a limited editon punch.  The nuts were added to a paint swatch.  The word is a metal sticker.  A simple but fun card to make. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crackerbox Stamps

Just spent a happy afternoon making cards.  We got in some stamps from Crackerbox.  When I saw the sun and the words, glitter and bling came to mind.  The sun is stamped on acetate with a sticky side.  The image showed through well enough so I could take an exacto knife and slice the protective paper.  Each layer was peeled back one at a time so a new color of glitter could be added.  Once done it was adhered to a Luster yellow sheet.  The words on it stamped with Stazon as was the sun onto the acetate.  The holographic paper is actually sticker paper by Darcie.  It was layered onto a black metallic sheet and then onto the card.  Think this would make a great graduation card.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stampscapes Mill Card

Had fun last week doing "Nightscapes".  This is one of the cards we did in class.  We combined the mill with a "Milky Way" stamp.  Ink was used by the Kalidacolor "Blue Breeze"  on both stamps.  More ink was added to the edges around the card.  An Accu-cut die was used to create the two parts of the card.  Words were stamped with a Versafine blue pad.  Now I'm off to teach Intro to Stampscapes at Angela's Happy Stamper store.  Will start with Techniques I in the morning, then Stampscapes in the afternoon.  Hope you are having a happy stamping day.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Memory Box Die cut Fall Card

After getting the tree piece done, thought these silk leaves worked well over the tree limbs.  Added the silk pumpkins at the bottom and a few more leaves.  All were attached with a white glue.  The words are a Hero Arts saying and were stamped in Color Box "Tangerine". 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hero Felt Pumpkin Card

Had a piece of ribbon left that said "Autumn" and has a leaf printed on it.  It doesn't show up well here, but the rest turned out ok.  The printed piece was die cut with a Memory Box die. The brad was added to the pumpkin and then the ribbon slid underneath.  The circle was punched with a Marvy Pink punch. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Graphic 45 Witching Card

Have a friend who loves the musical "Wicked".  So I made this card for her for Halloween.  All the papers are from this years' Halloween collection by Graphic 45.  They make individual 12X12 sheets, or you can get the whole collection in either 12X12 packs or, my favorite, 6X6 packs.  Added some glittery black brads to finish off the card.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stampscapes Lighthouse

Posted one of the cards from my Intro to Stampscapes last week, so thought I'd post another card.  We use the stamp positioner to place the beams of light coming out of the lighthouse.  Other than that, all stamps are easily positioned.  On this card we use a mix of colors to set the images down and then add more color to the picture with the use of markers and the Tonal stamp and ink pads.  If you are in the area, there is still space available in the class.  Just go to the web site for Angela's Happy Stamper.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hero Arts Birthday card

Made this birthday card for my brother-in-law.  The words are all on one big background stamp which I dragged over a Kalidacolor "Calipso" pad.  It was stamped on white glossy paper.  The candles are also on white glossy and were punched through an EK Success punch and then colored in with markers.  To the flames some yellow glitter glue was added.  The bottom printed piece was made with a Memory Box die. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Accu-cut Pocket card

Was using the Accu-cut for some cards for a class recently.  Reminded me of this pocket card I did a while ago so I thought I'd post it today.  It was done with one of the many Accu-cut dies.  Makes for a nice little gift.  I put an instant coffee package in the pocket but there are many things you could use.  The images were inked in brown onto cream paper and the same brown was sponged around the edges of the paper. There is an additional piece of the printed paper that goes around the whole pocket piece which the coffee cup and the words are on top of the slide. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Imaginice Halloween Card

Imaginice has stamps and matching paper for Halloween.  The bats are actually on the back side of one of the papers.  Thought it went well with the Hero Arts phrase.  Inked the monster stamp with a black pad and then colored in her dress with a Copic pen.  A quick, easy card.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Stampscapes Brayered Church Scene

Stampscapes are awesome to look at, but folks sometimes are intimidated by them.  One of the easier ways to use them is with brayered paper.  The color is put on first, and then all the stamps are placed using one color.  There were three stamps used in this picture.  The path was placed in front of the church with the use of a stamp positioner.  The multicolored pad was Kalidcolor "Autumn".  This is one of the cards we will do next Saturday in the Intro to Stampscapes class at Angela's Happy Stamper store.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Die Cut Leaf Card #2

Same leaf die used as yesterday's post, but with different printed paper.  There is a second leaf under the printed one that is a solid brown.  Chestnut Roan color was added again to give some definition to the edges of the leaves.  The wood embossing folder was used again and the brown paper was slightly sanded after being embossed.  A slim ribbon was tied around the stems.  The ribbon at the bottm has the words "thankful & grateful" printed on it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Die Cut Leaf Card

We are back from our wonderful weekend in the Virginia mountains.  We know how wonderful the mountins are, but we were surprised to see how much the countryside is a destination point for others further away.  There were two couples who had flown in from Florida for the fall foliage, as well as one from Indiana and even one from England!  So this card is a tribute to our time there.  This leaf is an Accu-cut leaf.  The wood background is an embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  The word is a metal sticker.  Some Chestnut Roan color was added to the leaf and circle with a sponge tool applicator.  Will show a variation of this leaf tomorrow.  Had so much fun, I just couldn't stop at one card.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wedding Weekend

No card today because we are away in the mountains of Virginia.  For those who know my coworker, Harriett, from Angela's Happy Stamper store, her son got married at this gorgeous spot yesterday.  Was a grand time in a grand setting with perfect weather.  Before and after the wedding, we've been roaming the surrounding countryside and it's filling my soul full of inspiration from all the lovely scenery.  We like it so much here we're staying on for a couple of more days.  Will post soon as we get back home.  Happy weekend to you all.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Graphic 45 Card

While collecting scraps for making paper ribbons I did find some of this Graphic 45 paper that was left over from doing Halloween cards.  Had just enough to do one more card.  Added some black edging that I found at a flea market.  It's made of satin thread.  Cut a slit on the edge of the card so the ribbon could be threaded through. Now off to eat some Halloween candy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Another Ribbon Card

Had so much fun doing the paper ribbon card, I made another one!  This time the ribbon pieces are longer.  Over top of the ribbons is a satin ribbon that says "Autumn" on it, and has leaves printed on it.  (The camera didn't catch this well)  The leaves were punched with a Marvy embossing punch.  These punches are best used with text weight paper.  Color was sponged on with a sponge applicator in rust and brown. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Paper Ribbon Card

There are lots of paper ribbon cards being made, so thought I'd give it a try.  It's a great way to use up scraps.  Learned a great trick from Mitra of Impression Obsession when it comes to creating the ribbons.  You can use your square punches to make the cut at the bottom of your ribbons.  Just angle the strip into one of the corners and punch!  I actually marked the edges of the punch with a sharpie marker with dots so I can consisitanly slide the paper in at the correct angle.  The word on the card is from an old Stampn' UP! set.  The pumpkin is off of a silk ribbon strand.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dreamweaver Crackle Pear

Took this Dreamweaver pear and covered it with black embossing paste.  Once dry, it was covered  with crackle paste and left to dry.  After the crackle paste was dry, the color was added with stencil brushes and Colorbox Chalk inks.  Then the pear was cut out.  The purple circle is a die cut.  Happily, I found some yellow Ochra embossing powder in my stash that matched well with the pear.  The words were embossed with the Ochra.  The pear was added with some foam tape.  Printed paper was by Memory Box. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dreamweaver pumpkins

Can you believe it?  I'm actually done with Halloween cards and have moved on to getting Thanksgiving cards ready.  Took this stencil by Dreamweaver and went over it with embossing paste and then let it dry.  Then the stencil was placed over the image again, and with stencil brushes, orange and brown color was added with Colorbox Chalk pads.  A satin ribbon was wrapped around the card and then the grosgrain was added on top.  The words are by DRS.  It was inked with a brown dye pad.

Monday, October 8, 2012

90th Birthday card

Well, here we are with the birthday boy himself.  Don't you hope to look this good at 90?  He's holding the card I made him which he really enjoyed.  It may be hard to see, but I took a white glosssy paper and rubbed a yellow dye pad on it.  Then with a Kalidacolor pad, a Hero Arts background birthday stamped was inked on top of the card.  With a sponge letter and number set, I made the "90" an inked  it with the same Kalidacolor stamp.  Circular punches set the "90" up nicely.  We had a grand celebration and he was a happy guy.  Hope you all had a good weekend as well.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Birthday Card

I'm onto October birthdays.  This bear was inked in black and stamped onto a brayered white glossy paper and then cut out.  Thought the yellow circle rather looked like a moon.  Forget who made the bear, but isn't it great?  The designer makes a series of stamps like this where the image is actually made up of a multitude of small images and designs.  For such a detailed stamp you definately want a paper that will show the image clearly.  White glossy is great for such projects.

And speaking of birthdays, we're off to celebrate my Dad's 90th on Saturday.  Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stampscapes Fall Walk

Here is the Stampscapes card I designed for a recent Make It Take It at Angela's Happy Stamper Store.  It uses four stamps.  The trees were stamped twice as were the birds.  Everything was inked with black Momento ink onto a cream paper.  Color was added with a sponge applicator using Distress die inks (Scattered Straw, Marigold orange and Vintage Photo.  Also Memories pad-red)  Additonal color was added to the trees with water base Momento markers.  The scene was then layered onto black paper to help frame the images.  The card is a light squash yellow card stock.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Paperbag Studio Stamp

May be really showing my age here, but I remember having one of these paper machie pumpkins.  The eyes and mouth were made out of yellow printed paper.  As you can see, it was stamped with black ink onto white paper and then colored in with Copic Markers.  The image was cut and layered onto the card.  The brown and black paper is preprinted by Canvas Corp.  The orange card is by Memory Box.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Magenta Fall Flowers

Magenta has this large stamp that fills a whole front of a card.  Wanted to make the flowers have a fall feel to them so they are stamped onto this orange paper.  Then each flower was colored in with a slightly different color.  Red, orange, and yellow.   They were colored with pencils, and a medium brown pencil was then used over each flower.  The brown was also used to color in the center of the flowers 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wedding Card

A couple recently got married and the groom's family is from India.  I saw a picture of the couple in traditional attire which became the inspiration for this wedding card.  The top squares are printed paper.  The copper piece was made with a die cut.  The gems and lace are all from one package of self adhesive embellishments.  The ribbon is a brown velevet.  The words were inked with a Bronze metallic pad.  Hope they like it.