Monday, March 21, 2011

God's Beauty.

This card has a lot of embossing on it, but it was fun to make. I did the Rubber Band Emboss Technique from over at  StampTV . This also covers the new challenge for Lisa and I. We had to do the brayer with rubber bands around it technique and I loved the way Gina K. did hers over at StampTV, so this is what I did. :) I took off the roller and wrapped rubber bands around it, then re-attached the roller to the handle. I than rolled the brayer in Versamark ink and rolled the brayer across white cardstock. I than applied gold embossing power and heat embossed it. Than I turned the white cardstock and again used the Versamark ink and rolled it over the cardstock and applied the gold embossing powder and embossed. Than I sponged ink over the entire piece and wiped the gold embossing lines off with a tissue. This is my background layer on the card. Than I embossed the butterfly in black and used my water color crayons to color it in. The hardest part was remembering to keep my fingers out of the embossing powder before I had the chance to emboss it. LOL Gina K. has a wonderful video on StampTV that shows you exactly how to do this, I hope you take a look at give it a try. Thanks for looking, have a great day.

Stamp: God's Beauty- Stampin Up
Ink: True Thyme, Summer Sun, Cranberry Crisp- Stampin Up
Paper: Green, GP White
Gold and black embossing powder
Oval and Scallop Oval Nestibilities
Fancy Tag Nestibilities
Water Color Crayons

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Sketch Challenge


This sketch challenge comes from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge 323 over at Splitcoaststampers. I stamped the image and embossed it in black. I colored the image with Sakura Glaze pens (love, love, love these pens), used Nesties to cut out the images, tied some ribbon around the image and adhered to the top layer. Than adhered everything to the Kraft card base. Very easy peasy. Thanks for looking, have a great day. :)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes- Stampin Up
Ink: Versamark
Paper: All from The Paper Studio
Sakura Glaze Pens
black embossing powder- Zing
Various Ribbon
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2 Challenges in One.

This card takes care of 2 challenges. One is the sketch challenge for Use It Tuesday's and the other is for a challenge between myself and my very good friend Lisa (Hi Lisa, hehe). We have decided to do challenges together as away to keep us motivated and inspired. Our challenge was to create a card using pastel colors but we couldn't use pink (which is Lisa's favorite color) or blue (which is my favorite color). This was a very hard challenge for me not because I couldn't use blue or pink but because of the pastel color in general, I don't use these colors a lot when I make cards, I tend to steer more towards the Earth tones or dark colors. So on that note, I haven't decided yet whether or not I like this card, What do ya'll think? Thanks for Looking Have a great day.

Stamps: Souffle from Popcorn the Bear
Paper: Bright green and Yellow and green stripes all from The Paper Studio
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss from Stampin Up
Prisma colored pencils and baby oil
Martha Stewart border punch
Green and white ribbon
silk flowers and green brads
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Feel better soon


I made this card for Richard's cousin who hasn't been feeling well, thought it might cheer her up a bit and let her know that we are thinking about her. I stamped the flowers on white cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I than cut the image out with my rectangle nestie and used sponges to sponge over the image. I used a tissue to wipe the ink off the image. I made the base out of green cardstock, embossed the white panel with a Cuttlebug folder, put some ribbon on it than adhered it to the base, i layered the image with green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and used my circle nesties to cut it out along with a piece of green and layered them together. I adhered the image and used pop dots for the sentiment. Thanks for looking, have a great day. :)

Stamps: Happy Harmony-Stamping Up and Sentiment-Martha Stewart
Paper: Green-Hobby Lobby, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Marigold Morning, Mellow Moss and Groovy Guava-Stampin Up
Green Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Clear Embossing Powder
Rectangle and circle Nestabilities
Houndstooth embossing folder- Cuttlebug

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Thinking of you

Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was chilly and rainy weekend here in Iowa so it made for a great day of stamping. :) I stamped this bird on white cardstock and colored it with markers and cut it out with my rectangle nesties. I sponged ink on the image and the white panel. The base is dark brown layered with white, than a brown piece of cardstock. I layered the image on brown cardstock and added the brads and the sentiment. It came together rather quickly and I really like how it turned out. Thanks for looking, have a great day. :)

Stamps: Spring Song Stampin Up, Sentiment is a Martha Stewart set
Paper: Brown and Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Close to Cocoa and Marigold Morning
Various SU Markers
Brown Brads
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Use It Tuesday's Challenge


Nothing like waiting until the last day to get the challenge done but a least it is done. LOL The challenge was to use a Designer paper that you had been hoarding for like ever. It was a fun and hard challenge, I just hate cutting into all that pretty paper. I chose to use some Easter egg paper that I have had for a long time. I stamped my image and embossed it with black embossing powder and colored it using my SU markers. I also used Fun Flock on the bunny and chick and used my Sakura Clear Glitter pen in various spots. I really like how it turned out, I love to color so this image is a fun one for me. Thanks for looking, have a great day.


Stamp- Easter Delivery Whipper Snapper
paper- Easter Eggs and teal The Paper Studio
Whisper White
Markers- Stampin Up
Sakura Clear Glitter Pen
Black Embossing powder
Blue Rhinestones
White Ribbon
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