Monday, November 30, 2009
I got a chance to remake a card and am much more pleased with the result. Love the colors and simple layout. The piercing really makes it something special.
1. If you don't like your card someday you can get a chance to go back when you have a fresh brain and redo it. Although the card can't be that horrible that you can't give someone joy by sending it to them!
2. Layer punches. This one is simple. It's just boho blossoms punch. But you'd be surprised at the fun looks you can get by combining a few punches.
Hope you have a great day!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I thought it was time for another technique challenge! I chose one of my favorite techniques, even though I don't do it very often - Wet Paper Watercolor.
To do this technique I used my aquapainter brush (or you can spray the paper with a waterbottle). I wet the paper, then stamped on it. I used my retired spectrum pad to get multicolored look. Once it was dry I stamped over it again. Here's a close up:
I also used another technique for the snowman image - Rock'N'Roll. First I inked my image with light blue, then with the ink pad I rolled the stamp edges in the darker blue.
I hope you join along with me for my variety challenge this week. EjoyVC13 - Wet Paper Watercolor Technique! Please link your creation to Mr. Linky and if you load to an online gallery please use the code EjoyVC13 so I can find it! I'd love for you to be inspired to create with this great technique!
Stampin' Up! stamps: Two Cool Dudes, Branch Out (snowflakes), Season of Joy (sentiment)
Colors: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, White
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here are my two cards for today's Limited Supplies Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to make 2 cards with different layouts from the same image and colors. I got this gorgeous color combination from Stampin Addicts. So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry. I really love Rich Razzleberry from this year's In Colors!
My first card takes a layout from Clean&Simple Stamping. On both cards I popped up the flowers with stampin' dimensionals.
This card layout I made up! I decided to change the placement of the eyelets on this one, so they weren't in the flowers. But I miss that brightness in the flowers from the first card.
Stampin Up stamps: Embrace Life, Delight in Life, Goody-Goody-Gumdrops
Punches: Word window, modern label, oval, scallop oval, corner rounder
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The first one is for the Diva Coffee Break Design sketch. It uses a portion of the sizzix die "Join the Cheer". I added a bit of piercing and a designer brad in the "o". Fun sketch!
This one is for Pals Paper Arts KISS challenge - Keep it Simple, Sweetie! Nothing hard here, just a horizontal slot punch and tied ribbon. I inked the sentiment and snowflakes in Chocolate Chip ink on Chocolate Chip paper so its fairly faint.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here's the card I made last night that I'm quite pleased with.
I made it for a challenge on Splitcoast - CC246 - Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink
I also used the Fall-to-layout from Clean&Simple Stamping - FTL67
I texturz embossed with the Big Shot using small dots and large dots. The butterfly is textured and the pink panel and Bermuda panel.
Stampin' Up! supplies: Butterflies die, texturz, scallop edge, scallop circle, circle punch, eyelets
Colors: Kraft, Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, White, Old Olive
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I took one of my favorite cards and make it an Easel Card. I think it really adds a lot to the card and I love it! It's really easy to make. I made 3 slightly different with different ribbons. This was one of the cards my stamp club made.
Here's the side view. It's just half a piece of cardstock folded in half, then folded in half again. I attached a quarter piece of the same color green cardstock on top of that for the card front. It is flat just like a regular card, but then when it opens up you can prop it up to stand up. I used a row of brads to keep it up.
Here's a close up of the ripping and piercing details. I used a stamp from Autumn Days and colored with marker. Then just stamped in a circle shape. It creates this wonderful wreath.
This is the bottom panel. The texturz embossing came out so lovely! The button is covered with crystal effects. The sentiment was cut out with oval punch and popped up.
Stampin' Up! supplies: Autumn Days, sentiment from Gifts of Christmas, Big Shot, texturz, ribbon, brads, snowflakes die, button die, crystal effects, oval punch
Colors: Old Olive, White, Kraft
Monday, November 23, 2009
I made another card today which also fits with my Ejoy challenge. I folded and tore the paper as well. This card is also for CAS42 on Splitcoast - Sponging. It uses FTL68 from Clean & Simple Stamping I love the layouts on that site. I think I'll use this one again!
My card uses Boho Blossoms punch - layered. I love how that looks. I sponged around the outside and on the flowers. There's a row of piercing on the pink.
Stampin' Up! supplies: Fresh Cuts, Boho Blossoms punch, eyelets, double stitched ribbon (retired)
Colors: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry. There's no white on this card!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here's my card for this challenge...I thought it would be fun to use a lot of In Colors - Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede (and neutral Sahara Sand). I thought the tree looked kind of cozy in its little "blanket". Here's a close up of some of the extras.
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Branch Out, Sincere Salutations, little leaves sizzlit die, Big Shot, oval punches, pewter jumbo eyelet, linen thread. Don't forget the piercing and tearing!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Today or tomorrow I'll get back to paper-crafting with paper, not just computer. I need to make an EASEL card! Never tried it yet, but am excited to. Stay tuned to see the finished product.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Stampin' Up! supplies: MY DIGITAL STUDIO
Saturday, November 14, 2009
For this card I started from scratch but it still took less than 10 minutes. I thought the layout was pretty unique. I love the stitching!!
This is your sneak peek for the Ejoy Challenge coming up. I'm not going to tell you what it is, but come play along again in a few days! Thanks to those of you who have been playing along!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Stampin' Up! supplies: Little Holiday Wishes, brads, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Kraft, White
Saturday, November 7, 2009
So, what's the recipe...
1. Use ONE ribbon
2. Participate in TWO challenges!
3. Choice - Use THREE punches/die cuts And/OR use THREE different textures
4. Embellishments in FOUR corners!
The recipe for my card...
1 Old Olive Striped Ribbon
2 Challenges - EjoyVC10 and SASC34 (a sketch from Stampin Addicts)
3 Textures - black textured paper, silver embosssed image, distressed edges
3 Punches - Ticket corner punch, corner rounder, horizontal slot punch
4 brads in the corner
I just found the Stampin Addicts this week. It's a fun website. If you have time, check it out.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I used a sketch from a few weeks ago from Clean & Simple Stamping - Fall-To-Layout #64
The taken with teal strip is texturz embossed. The star is a die cut. I created the tags with word window punch, a circle punch, eyelets and linen thread. I poked a hole in the happy sentiment and threaded through there and tied it. Very simple card layout and a nice way to use the sentiments from the Happy Everything stamp set. Here's a close up so you can see some of the details better:
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Kia (Cockalier) is 8 months old now and is still very small. She seems to weigh only a few pounds. She is finally getting better at house-training. She is the first dog that I've ever had that gets cold outside in winter. I think I'm going to have to buy her a winter jacket and booties!
Mulch (Pyrenees X) is 3 months and is mostly outside. She was 27 pounds when we last weighed her and eats a LOT.
I wish the weather was nicer and we could do more agility with them!
I don't think this picture really shows off their full cute-ness, but its a nice recent picture of them together.
For the layout I used a Fall-To-Layout from Clean & Simple Stamping. FTL65. I love to combine challenges!
For my card I used the scallop edge punch, piercing and ribbon to add interest. I also rounded the corners of the card. The heart scallop is popped up with dimensionals!
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Scallop circle, Scallop edge, corner rounder, ribbon, Simply Said, Sincere Salutations
Colors: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Black
Sunday, November 1, 2009
And here's a close up for the details:
I used the same bleaching technique from earlier in the week. The cat is embossed with black and the panel is popped up. I used 3 clear rhinestones. The edges of the cat panel and the whole card are bleached as well. I put a Q-tip in bleach and rubbed it along the edge. The whole card is also embossed with Texturz embossing!
The inside says: "The secret of happiness is to count your blessings not your birthdays! Happy Birthday!"
Stampin' Up! supplies: Pun Fun, Birthdays Count, Texturz embossing, Big Shot, clear rhinestones, black embossing
Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Almost Amythyst, Versamark