Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Native American Chief

This wonderful image is from B&J's Stamps. The background teepees are from Stamping Sensations. I stamped the teepees in black on Bazzill paper. The Chief is stamped on copic paper and colored with copics. To cover a mis-stamped image, I used feathers as an embellishment.

Paper: Bazzill (2 different browns) and Neenah white paper
Ink: Ranger Archive black ink, Copics #E25, E27, R11 and E51 for the face, T3 for the feathers blended with the 0 colorless blender pen, BG05 and R22
Accessories: feathers (from Stamp A Mania), Deckle Nesties, twine

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I made this for my Uncle's birthday. The cool thing about this card is that these cliff dwellings are near Silver City, NM which is not too far from where I grew up in Las Cruces, NM.

The stamp is of the Gila Cliff Dwellings and is from Stamp A Mania. The EP is also from Stamp A Mania and is called Sand Tapestry and it was embossed on Bazzill Tortilla cardstock.

I tore it and put it on a brown from DCWV and added the 3 brads in the corner.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sympathy Angel

I love this angel and this sympathy verse and given that it is a Native American saying and a Native American angel, they seem a perfect match.

I used a yellowy color paper that coordinated very well with More Mustard, which is what I used for the angel. Then I overstamped the verse using black. I cut out the black matt with deckle edges. I used the smooth side of the yellowy paper for the angel and then the textured side for the bottom matt.

Stamps: The expression is from SU's Hope for Comfort
The angel is from Stamp A Mania

Paper: American Crafts
Ink: Basic Black and More Mustard from SU

Accessories: Deckle scissors

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

3D Sweet Peas

This doesn't scan very well because of the 3D nature of the sweet peas, but you can get the idea.

I saw this card several years ago and knew that I just had to get the butterfly punch to make the sweet peas. Finally, here is my first attempt.

I used scraps of purple paper, some SU and some DCWV. You use SU's butterfly punch, scrunch the paper a bit, then fold it in half and then fold each edge towards the center. Heidi, on her blog - she has a link to it on her SCS page - which is linked above, has a video showing how it is done. Then you use SU's 5 petal flower punch, and cut out one petal to use as the green part of the flower by folding it around the bottom. I also used a petal for the leaves and used my embossing tool to emboss the veins of the leaves.

I used the grass stamp from SU's Inspired by Nature for the stems and then glued the flowers and leaves to the card. I matted the card face onto one of the purples used for the flowers. I didn't this time, because I was running out of time, but if I do this card again, I would chalk the sky/clouds before I glued on the flowers.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monochromatic Flower Card

This is an anomaly for me...a Stamp A Mania card that isn't a southwest card!

I used their Iris #2 (large one) stamp, the Brushed Bird in Flight and the saying Hope Blooms for the card. The background uses their Memory Mists - which make GREAT backgrounds - Eau de Pansy, Blueberry Shake and Lavender Tea for the background. When Cynthia (from Stamp A Mania) showed me how do do this, she said that mixing 3 colors together looks better than 2, and now that I've tried both ways, I must agree. I then stamped using the Cat's Eye chalk ink - Blue Iris, and found a complimentary blue to use as a matt.

It is an easy card and I find the monochromaticness calming.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

More Get Well Frogs

Here is the second of the Stamps by Judith frog cards.

I used the same leaping frog on the outside of the card, but this time he is coming out of a barrel of water. All the stamps on this card except the "Heard you caught a bug" (I don't remember where I bought this one) and the inside "Get Well Soon" (SU) are from SbJ. I colored them all with Glorious Green and Old Olive, but this time I used a yellow (maybe Summer Sun) on his tummy under the green. I used Bliss Blue and colored just the water on one of the other stamps to use for the barrel. I used a Copics (#) for the barrel and it is popped up.
And, of course, there is the bug. I cut the whole image and put it on an American Crafts green paper.

On the inside I used another of the frog stamps, colored him with the same markers as the first frog, then punched him out with the smaller of the two SU scalloped circles. I used the "Get well soon" stamp from SU's Happy Healing set. 

Like the first card, I used a third of the frogs above where I put my name on the back of the card. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Get Well Frogs

At the Arlington convention last month, I bought some stamps at Stamps by Judith to make some get well cards. I spent $30 on stamps, so I need to make a BUNCH of cards with them. :) Here is the first.

I also bought a Tim Holtz embossing folder of cattails and thought it would be a perfect match for the frog. I chalked the leaves portion of the cattails with SU's Glorious Green (and erased all the extra chalk) and then used brown flocking powder for the cattails themselves. I chalked the sun (using a template I created with the SU punch) with SU's Summer Sun and a bit of Pumpkin Pie. I colored the frog with copics and SU's Old Olive. I cut the frog out and put him over the sun. I stamped a bug over the frog (one of the SbJ stamps I bought).

On the inside I used another of the frog stamps, colored him
with the same markers as the first frog, then cut him out as well. I used Bliss Blue for the water. I used a "Heard you caught a bug" stamp that I already had, it isn't the SbJ stamp and the "Get Well Soon" from SU's Happy Healing.

On the back of the card, I used a third of the frogs above where I put my name.

One card down, bunches left to go! LOL!

Kim's Wedding Card

I attended a wedding today. The daughter of one of my stamping friends. Here is the card I made for the bride and groom.

I started with pink tissue paper and glittered hearts on it with SU's hearts wheel, the glue pad, and dazzling diamonds. I stamped "love" using SU's Wonderful Words on white cardstock and then xyroned the cardstock and put the tissue paper on it over the "love". I used the Sizzilits dies to cut out the rings and bells from shiny silver paper. I also used the bell die to cut out the flowers and ribbons in pink, and the leaves in green. I paper-pieced the bells together, and outlined the flower markings with SU's Pretty in Pink pen. I added a bow to the rings from SU's Pretty in Pink ribbon. The scanned image doesn't show the Dazzling Diamonds very well, in real life it is quite sparkly!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Independence Day Cards

I made 4th of July cards this year; 31 of them. Here I'll post 2 of them and here is the link to pictures of all the rest.
The first card uses paper I bought at the Arlington Scrapbook Convention. I wish I remembered the brand, but I don't. I borrowed the Statue of Liberty stamp from a friend and embossed with Stamp A Mania's Verdigris EP on Ivory paper. Matted on a blue and a red scrap paper. The stamp Stars and Stripes is from The Paper Studio and is stamped with SU's Brilliant Blue.

The second card uses patterned paper and red for the background. The Happy 4th is from the SU set Happy Fourth, stamped with Brilliant Blue on white paper. I punched it out with the SU punch Curly Label. The firecrackers I made by rolling strips of patterned paper and gluing a small piece of twine inside them for the fuse. I don't think you can see it in the picture, but the end of the fuses I dipped in red Stickles so it looks like they are lit.

Happy Independence Day!