February 25, 2011

Plane Suede

I made this card for my Grandfather. He will be 96 on his birthday. Unfortunately, he lives in Nova Scotia so I will not be spending this milestone birthday with him. He has certainly seen the world change in his time. I thought he would like this old world plane.

Stamps: Plane & Simple, Wonderfully Worn
Ink: Soft Suede, Kraft
Paper: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist

February 24, 2011

Bright Birthday

I often use muted and earth colors for my cards. I used the free Ice Cream Palor DSP & Accents kit to create this simple birthday card. This sketch idea came from Dawn Olchefske .I thought Ughh when I first cut the DSP and tried different combos on my desk. I finished with the sketch and I thought that`s okay. Nice bright birthday card. My husband liked this one.
Stamps:Bring on the Cake
Ink: Basic Black, SU Markers: Old Olive, pacific Point, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper; Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point

Rubber Inkspiration Tips:
Cut One Strip of DSP 1 5/8 x 5 1/4 then cut into two pieces:
  • 1-5/8" x 1-3/4" 
  • 1-5/8" x 3-1/2"
Cut a second strip of DSP 2 3/8 x 5 1/4 then cut inti 2 pieces
  • 2-3/8" x 3-1/2"
    2-3/8" x 1-3/4"
Thanks for stopping by today ;o)

February 23, 2011

Guitar Trio

My son loves orange. It has been his favorite color since he was little. I created this simple card using Grunge rock Stamp set. I like how it turned out. The idea was based on a card I saw somewhere on the internet. I forget who , but if it is you, let me know so I can give you credit. Thanks for stopping in today. 
Stamps:Grunge Rock 
Ink:Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait

February 22, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch 179

My first time completing a Mojo Monday Sketch on the week of the sketch. I will try to play each week and challenge myself to use all my new stuff. Sorry for the poor quality photo. I took this at night. The Stamp used can be yours free with a $60 purchase.

Stamps: So Happy for You (2011 SAB)
Ink: More Mustard, Concord Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Paper: More Mustard, Concord Crush, Level 1 Hostess In-color DSP, Old Olive
Accessories: Fire Rhinestone Brads, Fun Flowers Big Shot Die, paper crimper

Rubber Inkspiration Tips:
  • Remove the metal part from the brads and you have instant Jewels.
  • Fold Old Olive paper and cut free hand leaves. While paper is folded, run through paper crimper on an angle to create leave veins. Ink leaves with sponge and old olive ink for added depth.
  • I nked whisper white card stock for the flowers to get the color and variation I was looking for.
  • Use bone folder to curl paper flowers to make them dimensional with some added texture.

Butterfly Blues

I really love butterflies. When I saw this image, I had to have it. I like how open & airy the butterfly is. The butter fly was colored with a blender pen. The blue/vanilla flower print is my favorite from this DSP pack. Love it !!

Stamps: Thanks for Caring
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Baja Seam Binding, Vanilla Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen, Framed Tulips embossing folder

Rubber Inkspiration Tips:
  •  Watercolor Effect - Use markers to scribble some ink on a pallet (I used an acrylic block) or use lid of stamp pad (while closed, give the pad a squeeze to transfer ink from pad onto lid.) Pick up color with a blender pen. Start with lightest color first. Scribble blender pen on scrap paper until it marks clear to clean tip.
  • Assemble card before adding glitter using the two way pen. That way your glitter won't transfer onto your work surface.

February 21, 2011

Peach Bliss

My Favorite SAB set is BLISS !!! The best thing .... this set can be yours free with a $60 purchase. This card features the Rock-n-roll technique. This technique is simple with WOW results. I have two combos on this card. The flourish is done in peach parfait and Cajun Craze. The butterfly is peach parfait & Cherry cobbler. I am lovin' the cherry cobbler combo.

Stamps: Bliss, Clearly for You
Ink: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Cajun Craze (Hostess Level 1 In-Color DSP
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler sewam binding ribbon, Antique brads, glue dots, dimensionals

Rubber Inkspiration Tips: 

  • Rock-n-roll - Ink stamp in lightest color first. Roll the inked stamp on the second darker ink pad holding the stamp at an angle to only hit the edges of teh stamp with the darker color.
  • The seam binding is gathered by fraying the end, pulling on thread t gather. The "gathered ends are held in place with glue dots.

February 20, 2011

Baja Birthday

I used a Mojo Monday sketch from July 2010 with the Friends Never Fade Stamp Set. This card features using markers directly on the rubber. This technique is great to obtain multi-colored images. I pulled the colors from the Greenhouse Gala DSP. I love this cute retro print.

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Create a Cup cake
 Ink: Pear Pizazz, peach parfait, Poppy parade, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Greenhouse Gala, Baja Breeze, Dafodil Delight, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
Tools: 1 1/4' square, 1 3/8' square, Word window, Modern Label

Rubber Inkspiration Tips:
  • Color images using the brush tip of the marker, starting with the lightest color first.
  • Stamp first, then Punch. Use your punch upside down to make a "window" and "crop" your image.

February 15, 2011

Petal Dress

There are so many wonderful, creative stampers out there. One of my favorites is Sharon Field. I first saw this idea on her blog. Using the Build a blossom stamp set , she created a dress with the large and small poetal stamps. I thought it was very clever, so here is my attempt. The card does not show it very well but the white layer is also embossed and there is white taffeta ribbon on the bottom.

Vellum Overlay

I got this great idea from Tami White. I haven't used vellum in a long time. It adds such elegance to cards I thought this would be the perfect card to give it a try.
Card Recipe:
  1. Card base of Vet Vanilla (4 1/4 x 11 folded at 5 1/2)
  2. Adhere strip of blushing bride DSP (1 1/2 x 4 1/4) from level  hostess packto bottom
  3. Use scallop border punch on piece of 1 1/2 x 4 1/4  blushing bride card stock. Layer on top of DSP.
  4. Folcal point is made of of 3 layers 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 blushhing bride (bottom). 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 layer very vanilla (this is stamped). Overlay 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 layer vellum.
  5. On the stamping layer create a mask using  large heart punch. Place in center of vanilla piece. Sponge blushing bride ink over edges of mask. Before removing the mask, stamp background in soft suede. I used bella toile. Overlay vellum & stamp image in soft suede. Adhere vellum with glue dots & cover with pearls to hide adhesive. Attach to blushing bride square and attach to card. Finsh with sentiment on Kraft card strip adhered with  dimensionals.

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I created this card using the inlaid embossing technique that I first saw on Song of my Heart blog. I stamped the heart trio from I {Heart} Hearts in several shades of pink (pink pirouette, Melon Mambo, Rose Red & Cherry Cobbler) punched out with the trio heart punch & adhered to a whisper white panel. I ran the whole panel through the big shot with the square lattice die. The Pink Pirouette is very light. I let some of the hearts run off the page then trimmed the overhang before adhering the panel to the base card of Melon Mambo.

February 13, 2011

Clearly For You

I cased this idea from Mary Fish. She had a monochromatic scheme in Old Olive. I wanted to try this color scheme & use the inlaid embossing technique. I Stamped the various images from Clearly for You in tempting turquoise, punched out with the 1 1/4 square punch & inked the edges in Concord Crush. I adhered the sqaures to a Concord Crush panel & ran through the Big Shot in the square lattice embossing folder. I used tempting turquoise for the base card.

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