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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Caramel Medallion



OK- I feel I can now put my piercing supplies away... After this card I'm about half blind from poking those teensy little holes in the template! Then I decided to color in the tiny flourishes on the Kind Thoughts Medallion. I did just get some new glasses... guess I felt the need to really test them out! Sometimes you finish a card and think "Oh-- this is so cute" other times... "Thank goodness I'm done with that one". This card goes in to the second category. Card details... Ornare Template for the piercing... prick paper a million times! The medallion I colored with a caramel colored and black copic marker, then I sponged Creamy Caramel ink over it and the pierced layer. I trimmed off the side of the Kind Thoughts medallion... just didn't look right, then trimmed in black, and layered from there. Card base is 5x5 and I stamped Kind Thoughts in Black around the edges. It will be a while before I use this template again! Off to rest my strained eyes!

RECIPE: Stamps: Kind Thoughts Paper: Creamy Caramel, White, Black Ink: Going Grey, Black Other: Copics, Black Rhinestones, Teeny Golden Pearls, Ornare Piercing Template

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Basic Grey

Basic Grey... kind of boring you may think, not a color you reach for.... not so boring to me. I love black and white ... throw in some grey or some red and it always works for me. I still had my paper piercing stuff on my table from earlier so I decided to prick some more paper! That was the first element and then I built the card around that. I also used the backside of the paper... so the paper pricks push outward, then colored the pattern inside the piercing. I used the Print Pattern background and stamped it in Basic Grey. Then a black sharpie and a ruler to create the lines... a little black circle in between... and a silver metallic sharpie to put a small inner dot. The flowers are from Kind Thoughts stamped in black on white paper.... then I colored and doodled them using grey copics and black and silver.The little silver circle in the pierced pattern is a ribbon piece from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit, I used the sharpie again to color the edge black. The ribbon actually is threaded through it but I didn't like it so I ended up putting a black rhinestone over it.

RECIPE: Stamps: Print Pattern, Kind Thoughts, Elegant Cheer Ink: India Black Ink, Basic Grey Paper: White, Black, Basic Grey Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, Copics, Black and Silver Sharpie Markers, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Nestabilities, Half Pearl, Accent Flowers

Bloomin' Pink


Always a day late.... but here it is. I made this for Sharon's Friday Challenge #26 "Pierce It". Sharon maybe you could send me the challenge on Thursdays, then maybe I could be on time for a Friday Post! I do have Fridays off... a new schedule for me... work four long days and Fridays are free... at first they were like free days. Now it seems my Freedom Fridays are full of errand running and not the all day stamp-a-thon I think about Monday through Thursday while I'm working! So back to the card.... The challenge was to just use paper piercing on your card. I did it in each corner... using a brass template as a guide. I used my copics to color the image. I had several different pinks going on... so I used some different pink DP too... hoping it would all mush and blend together. I think the colors could have matched a little better..and yes my doodling at the bottom is crooked. It wasn't as noticable until I scanned to post... now that's all I see!!!
RECIPE: Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Just Because (A Muse) Ink: India Black, Copics Paper: Print Pack Pink DP, Darker Pink layer is Ginger Blossom DP Other: Nestabilities, Pink Sheer Ribbon

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Rusty River Cowboy

This is all boy... using River Rock, Really Rust and Black! I scuffed up my white background with River Rock and the Sanded background stamp. I inked up my Bronc Buster with Really Rust then I tapped a black ink pad lightly over the rust inked image ....here and there a tap. I sponged both colors around the edges and the dust clouds. Nestabilities circles of course....and I used the nestabilities frame to draw the inner black circle, then doodled some stitch marks around the rust circle. Cuttlebugged the black panel and mounted to River Rock. The Happy Birthday I used the same technique of inking in Rust first then tapping the black ink over it. On the sides of the Birthday Label I used a Really Rust marker to color in. The Label frame is from the new Hodgepodge Hardware in the SU spring mini... I used a sharpie to make it black, then a nail file to sand a bit away so you could see the dot detail and a hint of silver. I fed my little rope through the side holes and frayed the edge.
RECIPE: Stamps: Party Punch, Bronc Buster, Sanded Ink: Really Rust, River Rock, Black India Ink Paper: Really Rust, Black, White, River Rock Other: Nestabilities, Designer Label Punch, Fine Tip Black Marker, Really Rust Marker, Cuttlebug, Small Rope, Sharpie, Perfect Layers

Fluffles & Chocolate Bunny

I made this card for Sharon's Challenge this week... Stamp Simply Challenge #25 - Fun Flap . Fluffles and his chocolate bunny are stamped on watercolor paper and I used my water brush and SU ink pads to color. Cut out of course with nestabilities, I wound some white thread around the scalloped circle. The card still looks a little plain to me, but I didn't like any of my Easter sentiments on it... and well Fluffles can stand alone! I used my ScorPal to create the pattern on the pink paper. I LOVE my ScorPal! The background of white and green is a flat panel.... The inner green portion is the where the card opens.... my "fun flap". I arranged the paper so if you wanted to stand it up you could... using the pink point and back panel piece like an easel. Sorry for the pooooor picture, it's the best I could do this morning!

RECIPE: Stamps: Fluffles, Boho Bakgrounds Ink: Versamark and Black Detail EP, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi sponged on edges Paper: White, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Watercolor Other: Scor Pal, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Nestabilities,White Thread

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Purple Pieces


This is a quickie for sure.... and when I was finished I was astonished to find that I had not used any nestabilities! I just had a little time and needed to get a card out in the mail for a friend... who loves purple. Very simple stamping and embossing, trimmed out the flowers and then popped buttons in the flowers centers. Raised the white flower up to add some dimension and I also used an Eggplant marker to outline the flowers to help define the edges and make them stand out a little more.
RECIPE: Stamps: Tres Chic, Stitched Exotics Ink: Lovley Lilac, Versamark and White Detail EP Paper: White, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant Other: Misc Buttons, Sheer 1" White Ribbon

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bayou Stars



Beate's RAK... Beate was super sweet to post my little card on her blog Fresh and Fun today!

Card Info: Lots of little doodles! The "Star" Sentiment is from Amuse... I just love it with all the star stamps that seem to be popping up every where. The Stars are from the SU Stars Wheel and I just cut them out colored and drew all over them! I think (someone correct me if I am wrong!) the background stamp is Weathered...I bought it from another stamper and it's unmarked. Some Blue Bayou DP and Cardstock, White, Black. This card is one that I couldn't seem to leave alone, when maybe I should have stopped several doodles back!!! I love Blue Bayou and will be stocking up before it goes away!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

River Rock Riot



When I first saw this stamp in the new catalog.... I loved it. Ordered it ASAP. Could not wait to ink it up. This is the first card I have made with it. A few attempts at it were made when I first got it... all I created was some colorful trash. Finally I gave it another try. I do still love this stamp, it just wasn't the easiest to create something with for me. It is drop dead awesome when water colored, but I don't have that much patience, and I admire all the watercoloring I have seen in the gallery for Riot of Petals. I think this card came together fairly easily, because of the colors. When I saw the color challenge on SCS this week... well it's a favorite combo of mine already. I used my petite scallop nestabilities to trim out the flower and then cut a few petals out. The swirls are from a Sizzix die, cut in black and white and overlayed. My flower I used my Copics in grey tones to add some depth and then some white signo pen here and there. This was really a simple and quick card.

RECIPE: Stamps: En Francais, Riot of Petals Ink: India Black Paper: River Rock, Black, White Other: Copics, Sizzix die, Nestabilities, White Signo Pen, Perfect Layers