Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 Easter Card

Just because I haven't posted... doesn't mean that I wasn't stamping!  I have a few great cards that I want to show you over the next few days...  I need to catch you up with what's been going on at MY house!!

This little beauty was done using the chalkboard technique.  Stamp your image using White Craft ink on Basic Black cardstock then make sure you heat set.  I used the vine flourish from Vintage Vogue.
Using your Watercolor pencils, color over top of the white lines. Touch up using your white gel pen I added some extra doodle-dots along the flowers and vines.  Punch it out using the Wide Oval Punch. Here's a close up picture:

The center "egg" is popped up on dimensionals.  The Easter greeting comes from a retired stamp set called Well Scripted.  Gosh I loved that stamp set!! :(


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mojo inspiration

Whenever I need a little (ok.. here lately... a LOT of) inspiration, I always check out the MOJO sketches!  HERE you will find pages and pages, and MORE pages of super great cards by some pretty amazing talent!

Sooo... I bring to you THIS card...

So, I'm not sure if I can even remember the colors I used to sponge in the area around the flower.  But, I'll try to compose a list below.   This card features the Friends Never Fade stamp set, as well as Greenhouse Gala DSP.  I used the Hobby Blade to cut out the smaller flower of the focal image, and tucked the gorgeous 5/8 inch Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon underneath.  Using my piercing tool and the mat pack, I poked a frame around the Soft Suede card stock for a little added dimension.   

Here's a closeup of the cut-out.  It's pretty easy to cut, once you figure out where exactly you want to place the ribbon.  I hope this card, or ANY of the many other lovely cards found on the MOJO site inspires YOU to dig out your stamp supplies and STAMP!  (A dirty stamp is a HAPPY stamp!!)


Stamp set: Friends Never Fade
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Pumpkin pie 5/8 inch satin ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack, hobby blade, Eyelet border punch, sponges

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Out of the Darkness

So... I was thinking... it's about FINE TIME that I should post on my blog!  Which brings me to the name of THIS card..   Out of the Darkness!  Not only do I feel like I've stepped out of a dark hole, but I think this card has that same look and feel!  This card is a submission for the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge SC328.

Here's a closeup picture of the flower punched using the Build a Blossom punch from the Occasions mini catalog (this punch is still available, by the way) and the center is accented with the Basic pearls.  I'm not sure if you can see the shimmery petals, but those were embossed using Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Email me if you have any additional questions!
Bye for now!