Thursday, April 14, 2011

Masuline Birthday

Okay, I don't know about any of you, but I really have a hard time making Masculine cards. One because I don't have a lot of stamps that can be used for a man. I tend to go more towards that flowers and such for stamps. And I had asked my dear friend Lisa if she had any idea's. Well, she had sent me this tree stamp for my Birthday and said that it would be good for masculine cards. Well, I inked it up and this is what I came up with. So what do you think? Is this a good masculine card? There is no bling what so ever one it so I figured it would be good to send to a man. hehehe I took a Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and cut out the shape on a piece of scratch paper than placed it over the card front and inked up the open space, stamped the tree and sentiment in a darker ink. It took me all of 5 Min's to make, gotta love that. LOL Thanks for looking.


Stamps: Pine Tree- Rubber Stampede
              Happy Birthday from Everyday Expressions- The Paper Studio
Paper: Georgia Pacific White
Ink: River Rock, Soft Suede- Stampin Up
Nestibilities: Curved Rectangles

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2 New Techniques in One Card

Hello again. I have a few cards to show you today. This card I managed to get 2 new techniques ( new to me anyway) done. First was the Cracked Glass Technique. I have really had fun with this one and is so easy. I stamped the image in brown ink and colored it in using markers. I than did 3 coats of the Ultra Thick embossing powder and put it in the freezer for 5 mins and than cracked it. I did rub ink over the cracks to kind of antique it a bit. The second technique was the marble technique. I loved doing this one too. Since it was the first time I had done it I just used one color of ink to make the background paper. Next time I will try more than one. :) I hope that you will give both of these techniques a try they are a lot of fun. Thanks for looking. 

 Stamps: Spring Song- Stampin Up, Happy Birthday- Everyday Expressions The Paper Studio Paper: Brown, Cream- The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific White- Walmart Ink- Close To Cocoa, Various Markers- Stampin Up Ultra Thick Embossing Powder Chocolate Chip Ribbon- Stampin Up Nestabilities- Oval and Scallop Ovals

Cracked Glass

Hello, Hope Y'all are enjoying nice weather. We are finally seeing some sun here in Iowa and have had really nice temps. Supposed to hit 72 today but of course they are talking about snow in the forecast for Friday, oh the joys of living the Midwest again. :) Anyway, enough about the weather. This card is my challenge card for the challenges that my friend Lisa and I have been doing. This challenge we had to get all the elements for a card and send them to each other. She sent me all the stuff to do the Cracked Glass Technique. I had never done this technique before and I have to say it was a lot of fun. Thanks Lisa. :) Thanks for looking.