Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sweet Baby

Here is a baby card I made a while back. I really like that size of scallops on the bottom edge, but i don't have a punch for that size. Fortunately I have an ancient pair of oversized Fiskars scallop scissors. Not as handy as a punch, but they work. I've never run across anyone who had these particular scissors, I'm not sure why. Perhaps they were a limited edition? This was about 12 years ago, so there's no telling.

I used a tiny star punch (Target $ section) to accent the scallops and tie in with my star theme. The embossing folder is from Provo Craft (Cuttlebug) and the felt star buttons are from Blumenthal Lansing.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages set and the ribbon is from my stash.
All of the paper is from Couture Cardstock, isn't that pearlescent paper lovely?

Thanks for taking a peek, hope you're having a great weekend :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

To everything there is a season

And I that season were Spring! Sorry, you're probably getting really sick of me talking about Nebraska weather. ☺
This card was made with a Stamp Zia iris stamp and an Our Daily Bread verse stamp. Both are cling mount rubber. I really love this iris stamp! You can't tell by the card, but the stamp is about 8 inches long from top to bottom. So it's perfect for layouts and other large projects as well. The image has gold highlights from a Copic Spica pen, so it sparkles in real life.
The pearl paper is a pearlescent finish paper from The Paper Studio. The gold foil (embossed) at the bottom is also from The Paper Studio. I love how thick specialty papers emboss with my Cuttlebug folders! I used the "Ornamental Iron" folder.
To color in the iris, I used Copics (Sketch and Spica), and I used Labels 4 and Standard Ovals from Spellbinders to mat the sentiment.
I wanted gold embossing powder for the sentiment but don't have any at the moment, so I had settle for copper. Love the copper, but gold would have been better for this particular card.
As usual, I finished this off with a couple pearls from Prima Marketing. No ribbon though, I had to restrain myself.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, February 15, 2010

So ready for the end

Of winter, that is! It's super freezy out today with high winds. :( This winter has been pretty harsh, and I'm ready for it to be over and done with. Today I was blog browsing and it was amazing how many spring/Easter projects are up. I don't think I'm the only one who is through with this cold!
No spring stuff for me today, but I do have this Best Wishes card. I noticed that my Hobby Lobby started carrying this irridescent ribbon in rolls. They've had it for a while, but in the "buy it by the yard" section. I grabbed up a couple rolls and have been playing :)

On this card, I used Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry" to affix the ribbon to the matted black embossed cardstock. I just adhered a bit at a time, roughing it up and folding it as I went. "Zip Dry" dries quickly (hence the name ☺) so it was pretty easy to use to achieve this look. I adhered the bow after the other ribbon was dry.
As for the other supplies, I used Couture Cardstock, Decorative Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Papertrey Ink "Mega Mixed Messages" stamp, Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink, and Cuttlebug stars embossing folder by ProvoCraft.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hey There Cupcake!

Like many of you, I just love making "sweet" cards. This set of stamps is from My Sentiments Exactly, and it's a great mix and match cupcake and sentiment set. I had fun with the frosting on this card, I used white puff paint and heat set it with my heat gun. I sprinkled loose glitter on the wet paint on two of the cakes. I tinted the center one with a Copic marker after it was heat set. I filled in the cherry with Glossy Accents. And here is the inside.
Thanks for taking a peek! Hope you all have a super sweet Valentine's Day ♥♥♥
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock
Paper: Pink Paislee "Cupid"
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry"
Ink: Memento
Misc: Tulip puff paint, Hobby Lobby buttons & ribbon

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hoo do I love?

Alexis wanted me to make a special Valentine for her teacher, so we put our heads together and decided on this one. ☺ Spellbinders dies really made this card a cinch to do, I die cut a scored piece of light pink cardstock so that the top edge remained uncut to make the base. Then I just layered a scalloped darker pink square and then the plain square over top once I had it stamped and colored. I used Copics to color in the images (My Sentiments Exactly "Owl Love") and red Stickles for the balloon. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Emboss Resist challenge at Papertrey Ink

Check out Nichole Heady's blog for this fun challenge!

here is my entry.
I started with white cardstock and clear embossed a text background stamp. Then I stamped Damask Designs over the top and sponged lighter colored ink over all of it to bring out the embossed text.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs, Mega Mixed Messages" and Stampabilities text stamp
Ink: Memento
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry, Fabri-Tac"
Accessories: EK Success "Diamond Scallop" border punch, Offray ribbon, Prima Marketing pearls