Saturday, May 24, 2008

Simple Thanks!

Keepin' it Simple. This a quickie Thank You card. I love Stamping Tone on Tone. I think it's simple and subtle. I don't think there is too much explanation required on this one.. The "T" I stamped twice and cut one out and popped it up over the original stamping, this was embossed in detail white. The background stamping is River Rock on River Rock. Which is one of my favorite SU colors!

RECIPE: Stamps: Illuminations Paper: White, River Rock Ink: Versamark and White Detail EP, River Rock Classic Other: Creative Memories Oval Cutter, Half Back Pearls, Ticket Punch

Friday, May 23, 2008

On the Spot Shabby Butterfly

This card is for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #36 - Going Buggy!
I stamped the butterfly twice... once on some pattern paper (Daisy D) and then on red. I cut away some wings from the patterned paper and popped the top layer up on top of the red butterfly for dimension. I added some wire antennae. I used my Nesties to cut out all the circles. I stamped the Sanded background over everything.... got going and couldn't stop! I used SU's word window punch for the Thank you sentiment at the bottom... perfect for the sentiments in the Short and Sweet set.

RECIPE: Stamps: Sanded, Short and Sweet, Butterfly (Rubber Stampede #311E) Ink: Versafine Black Paper: DP Daisy D, Black, Aqua, Red Other: 18 Gauge Wire, Nesties, Perfect Layers, Word Window Punch

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Confession Card

True Card Confessions! A friend gave me this absolutely great stamp for my birthday. It's perfect for me! I really have no love for cooking and my husband is a chef. So this stamp really nails it! I don't even have any cooking related stamps... I borrowed the apron and chef hat from my Step-Mother! And sitting here as I post this card, I thought you know I should have embossed everything instead of just stamping in black. Oh Well.... when it comes to anything cooking I just can't get it right! Thanks Miriam... for a stamp that will always bring a smile!

RECIPE: Stamps: Apron and Hat (TooMuchFun), Sentiment (Stamp LaJolla) Paper: Real Red, White, Black Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Grey SU Marker for shadows Other: Cuttlebug, Spoon embellishment, 1/4" Red Satin Ribbon, Flower/ Half Pearl, Mini Scallop Scissors, Nesties, Teensy Little Buttons on the Apron (CUTE!)

Blackberry Bird

This color scheme made me hungry for some black berries... hence the name. Also "Black Bird" came on my iPod while I was I was making it! On to the actual card... The bird I inked up with Bravo Burgundy Craft, then I tapped Black craft ink around the edges of the stamp to mingle the colors on the stamp. I cut him out and popped him up. I could have jazzed the bird up with some crystals, but I kind of liked it the way it was. Maybe it was the influence of the song. The panel the bird sits on is a great background stamp with different artist's signatures all over it. I found the perfect match DP to frame it... that's why I can never clean out... I just might need that very color one day. The lowest panel I stamped in Bravo Burgundy Classic and sponged the edges with Burgundy and Black. Three little dew drops for accents. I used my deckle scissors to edge the white.

RECIPE: Stamps: Bird (Inkadinkadoo), Artist's Signatures (JudiKins), Weathered Background (SU) Ink: Bravo Burgundy Craft and Classic, Black Craft Paper: DP by Paper Pizazz, White, Black Other: Nesties, Dew Drops, Ticket Punch, Deckle Scissors

Friday, May 16, 2008

Busy Bird

This is way busy - busy - busy! I refuse you tell how long I spent on this very simple card... but to say I labored over it for a good while is more than fair. I kept trying to put something else on the floral panels and it was just overload with everything I tried! So here it is. Inspired by Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #35 - Trio of Panels. I embossed the flowers and the bird with Not Quite navy Craft ink and Clear Detail EP. Cut Panels out with my Nesties and mounted on a white card. A little Bling on the bird's eye and a few flowers. But really a very simple card.... using two stamps I had never used before. That always makes me smile!

RECIPE: Stamps: Posy Background, Bird (Inkadinkadoo) Cardstock: White, Summer Sun, Not Quite Navy Ink: Not Quite Navy Craft w/ Clear EP, SU Markers Other: A Few Small Crystals, Nestabilities

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Violet Vellum

I know I've been absent again. I was called a "bad girl" and told to get some new stuff posted! So here is something brand new! The card base on this card is actually vellum (it is a heavy vellum 80#, which allows it to stand on it's own). I embossed the Baroque Motif Swirl on the vellum using Lilac Classic ink and Clear Detail EP. The I dragged an Almost Amethyst ink pad across it and rubbed away the excess ink. I tried to take the picture so you could see the translucency of the vellum. I don't know if I accomplished that, but I was getting frustrated and well this is it! The white panel I stamped the flower sprig, then colored them in completely with my Lilac SU Marker. I used my water brush to remove some color on the petals for shading. The inside flower embossed in white and used my Lilac marker and water brush to shade the color. I also used a fine tip black marker to outline inside the flower petals. Felt it just needed some more definition. The smallest square mat has the Floral Background stamp in Almost Amethyst, border outlined with Lilac. Purple is not one of my favorite colors, but the colors were still on my desk from a play date with stamp friends. Even though it's purple I think I kind of like how this one turned out.

RECIPE: Paper: White, Black, Vellum 80# Ink: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Clear Detail EP, India Black Ink, Micro Black Pen Stamps: Baroque Motif, Embrace Life, Endless Creations Birthday Sentiment, Floral Background Other: Purple Rhinestone Brad, Nestabilities