Friday, September 21, 2012

Apothecary Birthday

This is the second card for the library class I will be teaching. It is a little more involved than the super simple doily card.

  • stamps: apothecary art
    • cardstock: pool party (background panel), crumb cake, white, baja breeze (small flowers)
  • ink: espresso
  • misc: markers, square lattice EF, chevron EF, labels framelits, itty bitty punches, mini brads

Super Simple Doily

About as simple as it gets! This is for a class I am teaching at the library. Since we do 2 cards, I try to design one of them with very few steps in the interest of time.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Green Elements

  • stamps - wonderful winterland, itty bitty banners, netting, parlor prints background
  • ink - wild wasabi, old olive, always articoke, stazon black
  • misc - petals a plenty EF, bitty banners framelits, delicate doilies, little leaves, wild wasabi ribbon
  • cardstock - certainly celery, whisper white, wild wasabi

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Parlor Prints Thank You

  • stamps - parlor prints, itty bitty banners
  • cardstock - crumb cake, soft suede, whisper white, baja breeze, real red
  • ink - baja breeze, real read, soft suede
  • misc - elegant butterfly and itty bitty shapes punches; little leaves sizzlits, finishing touches edgelits, oval punch, designer frame and square lattice embossing folders, bitty banners framelits, sponge
I stamped the parlor prints background stamp on whisper white cardstock in real red and baja breeze to make the print paper.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Leaves of Fall


stamps - french foliage, teeny tiny wishes
ink - basic gray, crumb cake, sahara sand, espresso, versamark
cardstock - sahara sand, going gray, vanilla, espresso
misc - crumb cake seam binding ribbon, large delicate doilies sizzlits, finishing touches edgelits,  clear embossing powder, rhinestones (not SU)

Note: for the center leaves, first stamped with versamark, then espresso; embossed with clear powder. Colored over with blushing bride marker.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Leaves Joseph's Coat

This is a card made using the Joseph's Coat technique. I CASE'd it from a card I first saw on Stampin' Connection but I don't remember the ladies name. We actually made this at a workshop I held at Wildcat Pizza last night!

 I used the FRENCH FOLIAGE and TEENY TINY WISHES sets. You take whisper white cardstock and sponge on a variety of colors - make them bright. Then you stamp the leaf image using a versamark pad and emboss with clear powder. Ink up a brayer or sponge in espresso ink and cover the entire card several times. Wipe off the excess ink from the embossed image. It's such a striking result :)
Misc: primrose petal ribbon; oval, scallop oval and circle punch, little leaves diecut; designer buttons; melon mambo, espresso cardstock..

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Triple Time Winterland


  • stamps: wonderful winterland, oval all
  • cardstock: perfect plum, whisper white, pool party
  • ink: elegant eggplant, tempting turquoise, not quite navy, wisteria wonder
  • misc: chevron EF, baja breeze seam binding, oval punch, designer button; lacey circle nestabilities

Thank You BLUES

  • cardstock - certainly celery, pool party, night of navy, whisper white
  • ink - stazon black, markers
  • stamps - pleasant poppies, itty bitty banners, netting
  • misc - fancy fan EF, posy punch, finishing touches edgelits, bitty banners framelits
  • technique - marker layering

Warm Thoughts of You

I finally got a chance to play with this WONDERFUL WINTERLAND set. All of the images in this set are just adorable!

  • paper: baja breeze, real red, whisper white, watercolor
  • ink: stazon black, misc SU markers
  • stamps: wonderful winterland, teeny tiny wishes, distressed dots
  • assecories: designer SU button, tiwne; fancy fan, square lattice and chevron EFs; bitty banner framelits, word window punch; circle and lacey circle from nestabilities

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Shabby For You

  • ink: taken with teal, baja breeze, so saffron, certainly celerly, wild wasabi, pool party
  • assecories: swirl scribbles, elegant butterfly, labels framelits, bitty baners framelits, baja breeze seam binding ribbon, fancy fan EF
  • paper: so saffron, baha breeze, watercolor, crumb cake, poppy parade DSP

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thanks for Everything

This is one of those simple cards that look elegant, but are so easy. Used daffodil delight, real red, and whisper white cardstock; daffodil delight, real red and basic black ink; PAPILLON POTPOURRI, EVERYTHING ELEANOR, PETITE PAIRS & SINCERE SALUTATIONS stamp sets. Accessories: fancy fan EF; word window, circle, itty bitty shapes, elegant butterfly punches; labels framelits; cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon; pearls.

Brilliant Sky

No matter what I did with the picture the background looks more bluish, but it is actually basic gray. I first stamped the LOVELY AS A TREE image in stazon black, masked the sun, then sponged in daffodil delight, calypso coral, melon mambo, rich razzleberry for the sky. Sponged lucky limeade, wild wasabi and always artichoke for the grass. The gray and lucky limeade backgrounds were stamped with the NETTING background stamp. Stamped the thinking of you from TEENY TINY WISHES and cut with bitty banners framelits. Added matting, small circle punches, and brads. No frills, just a peaceful and colorful scene :)

Birthday Jump

This card is for a friend's 13th birthday. The 4 wheeler is from the RIDE ON set (retired). I masked off the sun and bottom and brayered so saffron, calypso coral and rich razzleberry. Stamped tree tops from LOVELY AS A TREE. Sponged soft suede, basic black and espresso on the bottom. Stamped 4 wheeler and colored with sahara sand a basic gray, colored trees with moss, sponged a little yellow in the sun and added white highlights to the rider and trees.