Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This card has a faux denim background and features many SU punches. This could easily be transformed into a birthday card by changing the "noel" phrase!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Reverse Poppin' Pastels is such an easy technique. All you need is dark colored cardstock and lighter pastels. I use a QTip or a cotton ball and spread the pastel (in this case I used white) all over the piece of cardstock. Then ink your image with Versamark and stamp onto the pastel piece. The Versamark takes off the pastel to leave the image.
Friday, December 19, 2008
For today's card, I used Big on Christmas. A very simple card, but it shows a faux button - made with the 2-hole circle punch and then punched out with the 3/4" circle punch. Tie a knot with a piece of hemp or ribbon and pop it up with mini glue dots.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Holy Triptych/Many Merry Messages Stamp Set
Snow Swirled Stamp Set (for Star)
Confetti White/Night of Navy CS
VersaMark/Gold Glory EP/Emb Buddy/Heat Gun
Scoring Blade/Pencil/SU Grid Paper
5 ½” x 11 piece of CW CS
Score as follows:
1 ½”; 3”; 5”; 7”; 9”
Fold on the score lines like an accordion.
5 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of CW CS for back base.
Attach back base to front of last “mountain”.
Stamp images in Stazon.
Cut out images (leave off star on Holy Family image).
Color in images with AquaPainters and inkpads.
Emboss star to center of large Night of Navy piece.
Emboss phrase on right end of small Night of Navy piece.
Wise men on left, Holy Family in Center, Angel on right.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I used some tiny gold star confetti and Christmas cookie decorations for inside the shaker. I hope you like this one!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Lovely as a Tree is just one of those sets I hope never retires. I use it for almost every occasion (and see I don't even have a greeting on this card - just in case I need it!). The technique I used is called polished stone - I used Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, and Silver Encore refills for the background.
Here is my card using Holiday Lineups and Sincere Greetings:
I used the Big Shot Top Note die and the Button die. I have used the direct-to-paper technique for the background and embossed the snowman on the Top Note. I just love these snowmen!
Friday, December 12, 2008
1. Fold envelope in half
2. At midsection, cut to top of envelope
3. Punch holes for ribbon and insert ribbon through holes
4. Seal left side of envelope
5. Using marker, ink up phrase from Loads of Love and stamp on scrap piece of Whisper White. Punch out with oval punch
6. Punch out Always Artichoke Wide Oval tag. Adhere to envelope with only one Stampin’ Dimensional on left side
7. Stamp Happy Holidays image in Stazon on Whisper White cardstock. Color words, tree, and star with markers
8. Add glitter to star using 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds
9. Adhere all pieces and tie ribbon in bow
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I love the softness yet richness these colors invoke. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I like the simple look of this card - hope you do too!
Monday, December 8, 2008
What technique(s) intimidate you?????
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The Ski Slope Designer Series Paper and Felt Flurries were also highlighted on this card. Enjoy!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The jeweled brad adds a nice touch too!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I demonstrated this flip card at my Snow Swirled Stamp Camp. I love the look of Brushed Silver Paper when it is embossed with Silver!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Today I am starting a new event on my blog - 25 Cards of Christmas. I will be posting a new Christmas card every day for 25 days!
Here is my first one - using the To You and Yours stamp set.
The colors on this card are Pacific Point and Baja Breeze. Love these new in colors! For the dove piece, I used the bleach brushing technique to whiten (or in this case "vanillan") the Baja Breeze cardstock. I love using bleach with stamping! The little variances of cardstock can really change what results when you use bleach. My scanner didn't pick up the ribbon color too well or the base card (both are Vanilla).
Happy December 1st!