Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Repeat Impressions Design Team "Audition"

I'm "auditioning" to become a member of the Repeat Impressions Design Team. They want to see 5 of my cards to decide if they like my style. Here is what I've chosen:

This birthday card uses Repeat Impression stamps for the words and the cat while the bird feet is a stamp from SU's "Best of Cluck" set. I colored the kitty with copics and embellished it with a real feather. The background and all of the words/images are cut with Deckle scissors and matted with DCWV paper, also cut with Deckle scissors.

This cat is from After Midnight and is colored with my copics. In the picture, the card base looks like it is 2 colors, but in reality it is white with a rectangle of SU's Chocolate Chip paper. Three black brads finish the card.

This cliff dwelling reminds me of one I visited a number of times in my childhod. I'm not sure if it is really the Gila Cliff Dwellings, but that's what it makes me think of. The stamp is from Stamp A Mania and so is the Flagstone EP I used. The paper is DCWV and I used twine and wood beads for the finishing touch.

This card uses all SU products. The paper is Basic Black and Old Olive and the inks used are Old Olive, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Basic Black and Night of Navy. The stamp set is "World Traveler".

This Father's Day card uses SU's "Builder Bits" roller, Only Orange and Really Red paper. The main image is from a background stamp of unknown origins as is the sentiment. I don't recall where I got the nut brads. When I first started stamping, I didn't think to keep track of such things.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bubble Card

I gave a friend's daughter some bubbles...after I'd played with them, of course. I love bubbles and couldn't resist. I bought one for me, one for her and then gave mine to her as well. Here is the card I made to go with the bubbles. Once again, a Dustin Pike image. I used copics to color and then matted it on orange. The orange patterned paper is Provo Craft's Color Wheel, Tangerine. I used my Cricut and the Jasmine cartridge to cut out the POP.

Owl Get Well Card For Delia

Here is a card I made using Dustin Pike's digi stamp owl for a young girl with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He gave the owl images to people who sent cards to Delia. I hope she is feeling better! Here's a link to Dustin Pike's Blog. Check it out, his images are incredible!!!

The owl is from Dustin Pike and was colored with watercolor pencils (from Michael's, don't know the brand) and gamisol was used to blend. The "Don't feel so hot?" is from SU's "Happy Healing" and embossed with clear EP. The blue paper is from Big Lots and the background patterned paper is from Provo Craft's Color Wheel, Ocean.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Raccoon Thank You

I made this card to thank the vet that took care of the injured raccoon I rescued. If you want to read more about the raccoon, check out
this entry in my other blog. I got the raccoon image in a swap, colored it with my copics, hand-drew the trash can on shiny silver paper and punched out the moon on DCWV paper using SU's circle punch. A nice simple card.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Travel Inspired Card

I love to travel and when I found a Fodor's Page A Day calendar with pictures from around the world, I thought that some of the pictures would be great for cards. Here's my first one. The map stamp is from Rubber Cottage, the post mark is from SU's "World Traveler" and I'm not sure where the other three stamps are from.. I then used SU's "Bitty Backgrounds" to fill in the empty space. The ink is SU's Basic Brown and it is matted on a dark maroon paper.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thank You Card

A friend of mine is quite handy. My husband and I, on the other hand, are not, so Ruben has helped me out in the past. This time my Sizzix Sidekick was broken and I tried to troubleshoot the issue, but I couldn't even find the screws to take it apart. So Ruben fixed it for me (yeah!!) and here is the card I made to thank him.

This is the front, followed by the inside. I bought the tool background at the first convention I attended about 4 years ago and I don't remember what company it was. (That seems to be a common theme with me! LOL) The Mr Fixit and the larger tools on the inside are from Dustin Pike. I printed the "thank you" using Burnstown Dam. I used a mixture of Copics, and markers from Michael's, matted it on red cardstock.