Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Resurrection Day

Not sure who made this cave.  Have had it a while.  When I saw this word stamp it came to mind.  Think it helps give a good visual impact for the words.  The cave was colored with Copic markers and then a brown colored pencil was used to help give definiton to the rocks. 
The older I get the more impact death has on me.  Adds to the wonder and glory knowing that Jesus overcame it.  Has to be the best day in history!  Hope you and yours have a great day.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Penny Black Easter

This egg was made by taking an oval shadow stamp and running a multi colored pad over half of it, then turning the stamp and running the pad over the other end.  The Penny Black word stamp was placed on top of the egg.  Then it was a matter of layering it up with the coordinating papers and ribbon.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Brayered Easter Card

Well, I finally finished up my Easter cards.  Didn't get as many sent as I would have liked, but some years are like that.  Stuck to the glitter eggs and one other design which will be posted on Sunday.  Today's post is one from a year ago that was one I especially liked.  Creole Spice was brayered onto the white matte glossy paper.  Then the cross and hills stamp was inked on top.  The word stamp was last.  Quick and easy, but looks good.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter card

Markers make coloring a stamp effective when using color to specific areas.  There were only two stamps used to make this card.  The iris stamp which was colored each time before stamping the bold images.  It was inked and stamped, and then restamped without reinking to create the shadow images.  The words were also inked with a marker. The butterflies are made of felt and have a gem in the center of each butterfly.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Glitter and Sticker Egg #3

Yes, I'm back to making more eggs!  Wanted to send one to my Dad, so blue metallic was the base for this card.  Added in some bling enhanced printed paper, and then did the egg on adhesive paper.  All glitter is done with transluscent glitter.  The color was added by using Copic markers on top of the glitter.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hero Arts Masked Card

Had a fun class last night showing some ladies various techniques you can do with stamping.  Showed this card as one of the ways you can mask a white glossy card and then brayer a mullti colored pad over the mask.  It creates this great big moon.  Some pink dye ink was stamped on top of the moon once the mask was removed.  The grass by Hero Arts was inked in black and stamped over the moon image.  Words are by Impression Obsession.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Just for Fun Apple Trio

This apple is one I've often used in classes to demo a variety of techniques.  Used it very simply here by inking them in black Versafine and stamping them onto red paper.  (And green for the leaves.) They were cut out and mounted onto a white sheet that was stamped multiple times with a Stamp in the Hand word stamp.  Add in the cute brads and it makes for a fun card.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

More Frantage

Here's another card showing several ways to use Frantage.  Age gold enamel was sprinkled on and then Shabby rose enamel was also added.  Then some Ultra fine glitter was sprinkled on as well. All this is then heat set from under the paper. More glitter was added to the paper flower with white glue.  A Krylon  pen was run around the edge of the paper to finish it off.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Frantage & Graphic 45

Had a fun day today demo-ing Frantage elements at Angela's Happy Stamper store.  Here is one of the cards that was done.  Took papers from Graphic 45's "French Country" collection and added "Aged Gold Enamel".   Will show some more of the samples that were made today through out the week.  Thanks to all who came and joined in.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dreamweaver Crackle Paste Fern

Finished up the last card for my new "Paste and Beyond" class this Saturday.  This card uses the crackle paste as well as using the butterfly stencil to create a glitter butterfly.  Want to know more?  Come join us on Saturday at Angela's Happy Stamper Store.  Be sure to sign up this week.  I have to do a lot of preprep work for this class so I need to know who's coming.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Glitter Egg #2

Here is another egg sticker done with ultra fine glitter on double stick paper.  This time the stand is also with the egg.  The words are by Memory Box and were inked with a pink pigment ink.  Wanted to see how the egg looked on printed paper.  A little busier but I think it worked.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sticker and Glitter Egg

Have finally started doing Easter cards.  This one was a lot of fun.  The gold sticker was placed on some double adhesive paper.  The back side was mounted onto white paper.  Irridescent glitter was poured over the image.  The outside edge of the paper was trimmed off.  Then using Copic markers, the flowers were colored in.  The Memory Box words were inked with a pink Color Box Chalk pigment ink.  Think I'll be trying more of these glitter eggs.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Closine Umbrella Stencil Card

I've been working on a new class using Dreamweaver stencils.  This card shows how to do the closine technique.  The class is coming up on March 23rd if you are interested.  There will be four other cards as well.  Each card will be done with a specific technique.  The class will be at Angela's Happy Stamper store. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day card

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I enjoy celebrating all things celtic this time of year.  Had a friend who got married in March and I made a card like this for their wedding.  Love getting more than one use out of a card image.  Everything here was stamped with Versafine green ink.  Some of the shamrocks were stamped twice so one image ended up being lighter.  The cup was stamped on white paper and cut out and layered ontop of the ring.  Hope it's a great green day for you.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Embossed Irish Blessing

This blessing is done by several companies. I believe the one I used was by Rivercity, but I know that Frog Wiskers also has it. It was inked here with the Versamark pad and then gold embossing powder was poured over it. Once heated, the embossing is very bright and has a shine. The swirls were made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then Perfect Medium was dabbed on and then Perfect Pearls was brushed on in three different colors. The colors were randomly placed. This was glued to the card and the words were added as well.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Baseball Card

We've got our fair share of baseball fans here, and they are getting excited about the beginning of a new season.  DC has worked at getting a team we can cheer, and last year we had the start of a really good team.  So, in honor of all those cheering fans, here is a card that will make them happy.  And here's to hoping there are lots of home runs this year. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dawn- Stampscapes Card

I'm doing a "Dayscapes" class today at Angela's Happy Stamper Store. Seems appropriate with Daylight Savings making our days a little brighter a little longer. This card is right at the break of day. All the Stampscapes stamps were inked in black and color was added with water color pencils and blended with a Dove Blender pen.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Shamrock Blessing

It's time I got out some of my St. Patrick Day cards. This saying goes really well with this Peddler's Pack background which is all one stamp. The paper was colored with a brayer and Kalidacolor "Fresh Greens". Then the image was stamped with a black dye ink. Added the word piece on top, and it's ready to go.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Double Paste Heart

Two images were used to create this heart from one Dreamweaver stencil. First the red paste was done over the larger heart. Once dry, the gold paste was laid over the smaller heart which fits on top of the larger heart. Gold paste was also used with the "Thank you" stencil. The heart was cut out and applied with foam mounting tape. A strip of metallic gold paper was laid across the bottom of the card. Know someone with a heart of gold? That was the inspiration for the thank you card.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Verses Dance Card

Here is another birthday card for a young friend. She's older than the ten year old I made the card for last week. She is also a dancer and loves hip-hop. So, this card was taylored for her style. The word piece was stamped with a pigment ink and then the edges were distressed with a Distressing tool. Various design stamps were used on the paper under the words. Then on the green piece, on of Impression Obsessions wall stamps put the finishing "grunge" look to this card.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dreamweaver Pussy Willow Stencil

Took a walk outside today. All the snow has melted and I saw croucus, snowdrops, and daffodils. So nice to see signs of spring! You can see my mind was definately on spring when I made this card. The pussy willows were done using white paste. While wet, white flower soft was added to the ends of the limbs. Once dry, the stencil was placed back on the paste and brown ink was stenciled on to the limbs. "Welcome" was also done with white paste. When the paste was dry, two tones of pink ink were added to the letters. Hope you are having some signs of spring soon, too.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Stencil St. Pat Card

This is a card we do in my Dry Embossing class. The printed paper is dry embossed and then pigment ink is added with stencil brushes. It is embossed over the stencil with the print side down, then flipped over and the stencil laid on top to add the color. The stencil does need to be cleaned after coloring.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rub on Birthday Card

Have a little friend who is 10 this month. To help her celebrate, I made this card. Pink is her favorite color. The hats and balloons are rub ons that leave a tacky surface. Pink and yellow glitter were poured over the tacky part. The words are a sticker.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Variation of a Hero Arts House

Here's another house using the same idea as the last house. Rather then "Breezy Blue" the Kalidacolor is "Spectrum". The circles were made with a green Marvy punch and a purple Marvy punch. Guess I have houses on the brain. We spent the end of last week moving my 93 year old mother-in- law into a new place. She had fallen and needed a higher level of care. Haven't been able to get back to any stamping yet. There is a big snow storm due in tonight, so maybe I'll have some time once that hits.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hero Arts House

The house here was done on glossy white paper that was brayered with Kalidacolor "Blue Breeze". The house was inked with a dye based ink and then was cut out. A white pen was used to enhance the image. The embossed paper was run through the Cuttle bug and then brayered with Kalidacolor was well. The word is also from the some Hero Arts set as the house.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Magenta Rabbits

Happy March to you all! I'm thrilled for it to be a lot closer to Spring. To help celebrate the month, I've posted one of my favorite St. Patrick cards. The stamp is by Magenta and is a rather large image. A brayer does a good job of evenly spreading the ink. The shamrocks were also stamped and colored and then cut out and glued onto the card. The words were made with the use of an alphabet set.