Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas bird

                                                             Made this one last year.

this card had many different tecchniques:   1.  the red section of the background is marbled with silver shimmer paint and alchol with the cherry cobbler color. this is applied with a cotton ball.  put the alcohol on the cotton ball  then add drops of the paint on the cardstock and the reinkers on the cotton ball.. dab and twist on  the glossy card stock to give a marbled look, this can be done with two are three different colors and the silver, gold, or bronze.      2. the embossed setion on the front was colored with the silver shimmer paint.  using a light hand put some of the paint on a cotton ball and LIGHTLY rub over the raised section to give a silvery look.(this was not glossy card stock)       3.  Cut the front green piece with one of the dies from the framelits then embossed  with the oval from the designer frames.  Cut the designer piece with the apothecary die.  Stamped the circle and JOY from the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set (holiday mini)   Finished of the card by adding a pearl to each side of the JOY on the DSP .

Christmas Cards

                                                                                           Stampin' Ups new ornament stamp set and die, Illuminate stamp pad rubbed on the embossed portion of the card to give it a little more texture. 


Friday, November 30, 2012

It's been a long time since I've added anything so thought I better do it!!  Here are a few samples.  Need to get some pictures of Christmas Cards made.  Soon I hope

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Embossed the leaves with black then colored with markers layering the colors and blending them so the leaves didn't all look the same.  Sponged the sunrise colors into the background sorta being careful to not go over the leaves but nothing showed up in the areas where it did.  Now I need to do this with some fall colored leaves.  thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

wedding gift package

I made this package for a wedding, the bride loved sunflowers and decorated with them and mums in an outside wedding.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sponged butterfly

Easy card to make here's how:                           1.  cut a stencil from the beautiful buterflies die (or any shape you want to use)
2.  Lay the piece that has the shape cut out of it(your stencil) over your cardstock and using sponges apply the color starting at the bottom, each time you add a new color  overlap the previous color so the colors blend nicely.
3.  take your stencil off and then use your sponged image on your card in the desired way.  I put mine through the big shot with an embossing folder it give it some texture.
4. Added a gray layer behind the sponged image then wrapped this with the ribbon.
5. Put on the card base - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 folded in half.  you could add a word saying in the midde of the butterfly.   Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Turn the simple into the complex but it's EASY!!

Okay this is the simple, just a 5 petal flower bought at JoAnns the next picture shows the two different sizes and the small complex finished project.  Why buy roses when you can make them?!!!??
These are some of the finished roses I made with the larger 5 petal flower.  The more petal forms you use the bigger and fuller the  rose looks.  You can't see in the picture but I spritzed some with homemade shimmer mist.  When we took our Colorado trip I sat in the back seat of the truck and made these and some other flowers that I'll post at another time.  Thanks for looking and happy stamping/crafting.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sept class Cards

Well I finally learned how to use my sons camera so for now I'm back up and running. These were not original to me but saw them and thought they were just what I needed for the class at the apartment.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

canning season

haven't posted for a loooong time, vacation and canning season. well my camera isn't working either so that doesn't help. hope you'll look again sometime.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Use up those old Jeans!!

  1. I decided to post this since my camera if not working and I can't download anything new  One I made into a headband and the other has a pin on the back.  Island Floral Die

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Post - it -note holder

durable!!!  duct tape binding, velcroc closure, cardboard covered with dsp paper for front and back covers.

Friday, June 22, 2012

I had some ladies come today to get their new catalog and they made this card.

serene lake

I decided I wanted to do a little sponging and create scenic card.
1. first I used the brayer to lay down a light coat of bashful blue
2. I then used a post it note to mask off the lower part of the card and sponged some so saffron and a little sahara sand close to the post it note.
3. used a sponge dauber to add just a little basic gray to the edge of the post it note
4. removed the post it note and ripped a little off both sides to crealt the hills, then put post it not on covering the sky and sponged in the basic gray for the hills.
5. added a little more blue to the water and some gray
6. used the white uniball and basic gray marker to add some waave lines in the water
7. stamped the leafy looking stamp on the bottom then sponged a little basic gray for depth
8. layed and decorated the card to finish
Hope you like this my very FIRST post have a great day!!

TSOT 591. Fun panel card

 Our technique this time is layering. I decided to not follow the sketch and just do some layering. I’m not sure this is what they really me...