Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kalidacolor with Versamark

Always good for a "Wow" effect when seeing it done, is using a Kalidacolor pad with a Versamark pad to create a resist. The stamp here was inked first with the Versamark "Frost" pad and stamped onto a piece of white glossy paper. Then "Caribbiean" Kalidacolor was brayered over top. The image "magically" appears since Versamark is transparent. The image would be even more pronounced if I had Versamarked the stamp and then clear embossed it. But, I wanted to show how you don't have to emboss to create a resist. Words are by Stamp Mania.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kalidacolors and sprays

Was happy to see how you can use Kalidacolors with plastic stencils. The glossy paper was brayerd with Kalidacolor "Riviera". Then Firworks "Paris Dusk" was sprayed over the plastic stencil. The word by Verses was inked and mounted over the image.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Memory Box Die and Kalidacolor

Used "Blue Breeze" Kalidacolor on a white glossy paper and then die cut the dress for the ballerina as well as the shoes. These were adhered with foam tape to the Shimmer Sheet. Then the Shimmer sheet was adhered to a piece of double stick paper. Loose glitter was shaken over the edges. A glue pen was used on the dress and more loose glitter went over that. The words are by Printworks and were inked with the same Kalidacolor pad.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kalidacolor and Impression Obsession card

Took a "Berry Breeze" Kalidacolor pad and brayered a white glossy paper. Then inked the flowers with a purple pad and stamped. Everything was then outlined with a white pen and the center of the flowers were also inked. Makes the image really pop.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Poppy Window and Kalidacolor card

Well, we had a grand time at the Open House yesterday. Folks were very interested in the Kalidacolor pads and all the fun ways you can use them. I had quite a few samples so thought I'd share some of them this week. For this card a glossy paper was brayered with Kalidacolor "Royal Satin". The the paper was run through the window die cut. The birds are also a die cut. The words are by Great Impressions.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Embossed Paper and Paper Tape Valentine

Had lots of embossed pink and red paper left over after making hearts for the hostess bags for the Open House at the store. Put a couple of pieces to work here in a quick and easy way along with paper tape and punched out hearts. May see more of the left overs being used in future cards.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friendship Heart

This is one of those happy cards that just easily fell into place with the first try. Love it when that happens. The heart is by Impression Obsession and was inked with a Brillance "Sunflower Yellow" pad. Then the design by Hero Arts was inked with Color Box Chalk "Tangerine" and stamped onto the heart as well. Then it was stamped on light paper and cut out. The design was inked with the orange ink again and stamped onto the card. Then the heart was placed on top of the design. The words are by Stampendous and were also inked with the same orange ink. All inks were pigment inks.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Hero Arts Tag Set

There is something about this time of year that makes me want to go on vacation. Oh, yeah, the weather! I'll be "virtually" vacationing through this card and Pinterest. All the tags and the words were inked with Versafine "Smokey Gray". The suitcases were inked with Momento Black. Then just cut and paste.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Open House Free Goodie Bag

Been busy getting ready for Angela's Happy Stamper Open House next Sat., January 26th. We'll be doing demos in the morning for free, and four Make It Take It's in the afternoon for one low cost. A new stamp company will be introduced to the store as well as a new paper company. Of course, lots of food and free stuff! So I had to show off one of the bags that will be given out every 20 min. Can you tell it's stuffed with goodies? This is a $55-$75 dollar value. It never ceases to amaze me how generous Angela is. She could be selling these items, but she endevers to save extra items and share them with her customers. Besides these bags, I'm busy stuffing Hostess gifts for folks who come in that day. It's more good stuff! Hope to see you Saturday sometime between 10 and 5. Want to know more? Check out the website for the store.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Punched heart with Paper Tape

Paper tape seemes to be everywhere these days. You can see I've been having some fun with it as well on this card. I took the heart and framed a piece of printed paper in the punch and punched out the heart shape. Then took some black tapes that I thought went well with the paper. Used them across the top as well as on the corners. Makes a clean and simple card. Inside was stamped the words "with love" by Penny Black.

Monday, January 21, 2013

America card

Felt a need to post something patriotic today since it is Inaguration day. I'm very excited because a friend was able to get tickets! We're heading down to DC to get to see the swearing in of the President along with a million or so other lucky folks. It may be a long and cold day, but I couldn't pass up a chance to be part of something so historic. The card here was done with stickers mounted onto paper and then glued onto the card. Something nice and easy since I need to go focus on dressing really warm! If you are watching the show on tv and they happen to scan the crowds, look for two women with big silly grins on our faces-it's probably us. Did I mention we are pretty excited?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Paper Pieced Heart

Found this punched out heart card. Rather than throw it away, made the most of it by adding strips of Valentine paper to the back. Then the piece was added to a new card. The words are stamped with Versafine Crimson red and attached with some paper tape. Rounded off the corners with a corner rounder punch.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hero Arts Owl Card #2

When I pulled this owl out the other night, I went ahead and stamped several images out. Then I colored them in in various ways using my Copic markers. On the previous owl, each feather had one color. On this owl, all the feathers were first colored in the lightest brown, then the gray brown was added, then the dark brown to the center part, and then the camel color was added to blend them all together. Last, the red was added to the center of each feather. Then the rest of the bird was colored in. For the background I traced an exacto knife over a light pencil line and cut out the center of the printed paper. The words are from a set by Cornish Heritage Farms.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hero Owl

Got some sad news today- a family member died after a prolonged illness. So, as I headed into my stamp room tonight I had some trouble gathering up any ideas. When that happens I like to go back to something simple. When I came across this owl, it seemed a good place to start. He is easy to stamp and color. So that's what I did. With Valentine's day around the corner, it seemed like a fun idea to use colors that go with that holiday. With all the vibrant colors on the owl then, seemed best to stick to a simple background. Will show a variation to this card tomorrow.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bo Bunny Paper

Gotta love a card that you can just make from paper! Just cut, arrange, and glue. Needed a card to send to dear old Dad and this quick one filled the bill. It was mounted onto tan card stock so I could write a note inside.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birthday Card

I'm back at the birthday cards. Have several in January and they have a way of sneaking up on me. This image is paired with a perfect saying from another company. The glass was inked in black dye and then colored in with markers. Not too fancy, but gets it done and now off to the recipient.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Favorite Things Valentine

Got all sentimental with this card. Took me back to my teaching Kindgergarten days. My kids loved Valentine's day the best of all holidays because of all those silly little valentine cards they would give each other. Something about this set made me think of those cards and so this was designed to be in a similar style to the little cards the kids bought. The image was stamped in black dye and then a stylis tool was used to deboss the paper. I just drew lines where I thought they needed lines, and then colored over the image with colored pencils. Then used an exacto knife to cut a slice along the edge of the images so the punched heart could slide in behind them.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Unity Stamp

Another birthday card. Inked in black and colored with Copic Markers. Small blue gems add the finishing touch. Don't remember who makes the printed paper. It came out of my scrap plile. Words are also by Unity Stamps.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Verses Saying

Got to see Les Miserables over the holidays. All three hours! It's well done, though not everyone is going to like it, and is an interesting interpretation of the musical. Being in movie form, you get a better appreciation of the stark plight of the people during that time period, and the songs are that much more meaningful. Anne Hawthaway deserves an Oscar for her performance-I'm just sayn' to no one in particular-but I digress. So, to be back on track, couldn't help but find this stamp even more meaningful after having seen the movie. It was inked with Versafine Smokey Gray. The design stamp with inked with Versamark. Basic Grey paper was punched for the outer circle. If you get a chance to see it, leave a comment here and let me know what you thought about the movie.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Another Memory Box Heart Die

Nice thing about Dave,the owner of Memory Box. He loves variation! Here is another new heart die. He's got several more as well, but this one and the one yesterday are the ones I used. This heart was attached with Glue Gloss. This adhesive comes in a handy little tube that you dab with a sponge dauber and then can spread or daub onto fine die cuts. Works really well with all those delicate dies Dave makes. Used some new paper tape from Trendy Tapes over the Reminisce paper. The words are from printed paper that just came in the store. Added a touch of red stickles to parts of the heart to finish it off with a little bit of sparkle.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Memory Box Die Heart

Have you seen the new dies by Memory Box? Lots of dies! Had a chance to play with a couple yesterday. Made this card with one of the new heart dies and combined it with more of the Reminice Valentine paper. The blue heart has Diamond Stickles on it that was spread with my finger. Also acted as a good adhesive for the heart design. Will show another heart tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Variation of a Heart Ornament

The Reminisce paper made for a great background for this heart ornament. The center was die cut from the circle die with the Memory Box rosette die. It was traced with a silver Krylon pen. A Recolletion gem sticker was centered in the middle of the circle. Silver tinsel was glued onto the outside.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reminisce Valentine Card

A Memory Box rosette die was used on this Reminisce paper to create this card. The paper is covered with small images of old Valentine postcards. One is highligted in the center of the rosette. Real lace is used underneath the rosette. The words are by Hero Arts and were inked with Versafine Crimson red.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Magenta Love Message

We had some fun kitty paper at Angela's Happy Stamper store, and when I saw this message from Magenta, it seemed a perfect match! The hearts are punched and added with foam tape. The ribbon is some of the yummy velvet brown. Think I'll go make another one of these cards for my honey for Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Frantage Heart Ornament

Well, I've been slow on the up take with the new year. Life happens! But, today I got to clean the stamp room so I was able to move on to new projects. Here is the first item of the year. Angela's Happy Stamper store will be having an Open House on January 26th. This is one of the items for the Make It Take It session. I took a heart cookie cutter and some Frantage elements made this ornament. Hope you can come join us and make one for yourself. Feel free to contact the store and sign up.