Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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
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
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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
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.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
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
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.
One card down, bunches left to go! LOL!
I attended a wedding today. The daughter of one of my stamping friends. Here is the card I made for the bride and groom.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
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!