Monday, November 24, 2008
This is the card I made for my card club swap. I wish the sparkles showed up on this one...it loses a bit in translation. Lots of shiny things on this one!
This is a departure from my usual style, but I just thought this clear stamp by Autumn Leaves was too cute to pass up. I fell in love with the paper by SEI and had to find it a home! I used Night of Navy and Riding Hood Red as well as some StarDust paper with the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder.
My mom asked me to make her some whimsical cat cards for Christmas and this is the second of the two cards.
I used a Penny Black cat stamp. On the inside it says "Bah Humbug." I just love the look on this cat's face. I have seen that look on Micheala's face once or twice...or a LOT! I used the Martha Steward border punch called Swiss Dots to create the lace-like piece.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
My mom asked for me to make her some Christmas cards this year and this is the result. I like the way they turned out.
The stamped image is colored with my Copic markers...My E33 ran out thanks to the multiple camels! My re-inker is on it's way though! I used a navy blue ribbon and some metallic DMC floss to bring out the colors in the patterned paper. I still need to add some clear glitter to the crowns and a few other things to bring out the detail, but they are almost done!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is the birthday card I have made for my grandmother. She is a kitty lover and I thought this Penny Black stamp was perfect! I used my Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder for the background. Of course, I used my Copic markers to color the image. Not sure where the ribbon and brads came from, but I thought they added a fun touch to this one.
All of the cards I send her or my granddad end up in a box she calls "keepers." I guess this one will join them! I am so fortunate to have her around. Now I just have to make her a present to go with the card!
Wow...I am a little behind in posting, so I am going to be putting up several items tonight. The first is a card I designed for my card club. I am always looking for a way to come up with a "guy card." This one uses the Wanted set by Stampin' Up. I used Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla paper. I did the masking tape faux leather technique on the back star, the faux stitching on the brown star and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the textured background. I guess that I was in a "faux mood."
The text was generated on my computer as I couldn't find a stamp that said what I wanted it to say. I used Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the horse and boot images on the top panel.
I thought it turned out nicely.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Well...it took me long enough to get my card created for Breast Cancer Awareness month! I have had this idea in mind for some time now, but just never got around to finishing it!
I used the coffee set from Impression Obsession and the paisley paper is by Heidi Grace. Once again, I used my Copic Markers to color the coffee mug and a little VersaMark ink for the coffee cups along the side.
Take time to smell the coffee...I suppose this is a good thing if you like coffee. I don't, but I have friends who do, so this is for them! The stamp is from Impression Obsession's clear stamp line. The patterned paper is from K & Company's Urban Rhapsody line. Image was colored with my copic markers.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
In our card club, one of our members challenged us to use a sample in a Stampin' Up catalog as our inspiration to create a Christmas card. The person getting the most votes will receive all of the samples made! What a cool idea!
I was inspired by the following example in the current catalog:
I just thought this was adorable and wanted to do a Christmas version. I know...it is not a card, but I couldn't pass up this opportunity.
My version used a similar frame, but I used dark reds and greens with lots of cool doo-dads! I even found an excuse to use my Copic markers! I had a hard time getting a good picture, so I hope you can see everything.