Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Our only criteria is the technique, the rest is up to us.
I found this challenge easier than the last one. I work better visually, so good pictures along with written instructions work best. SCS has some fantastic tutorials, that is the place I go for help.
All stamps are from Flourishes: Love Nest and Flourished Elements. Sentiment from Fantasy Gardens.
Paper is: prism and SU
Add a ribbon, metal tag, and fibers.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wish me luck!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I used a card sketch that is one of my favorites, I made a Christmas card using the heart nestabilities.
The finished card measures 5x5.5 and opens from the side. The larges heart was not quite big enough to get the whole design in which required me to stamp and cut one of the butterflies to layer on the top. I saw that I had not added the "kite string" after loading the photograph, that was rectified immediately.
SU paper: vintage violet, so saffron, crisp cranberry with a touch of always artichoke.
Stamps: House Mice when they were produced by Stampa Rosa inc. and a little bug from the retired Bugs and Slugs by su. It was clear embossed on saffron panel.
Ink: SU and copic with a little gel pen glitter on the butterflies.
Die cuts: Spellbinders heart nestabilities.
Sherri said that one night they started folding paper using the small su tag punch. The first card is the one she demonstrated. The images are close to my heart, tag punch is SU. Paper, ribbon and button are from various sources.
Sherri also told us that by using different folds we could come up with varied looks. Using basic greys new two scoops paper I made a birthday card.
All images are from Flourshesllc. The card is simple to make once you get the folding technique down. If anyone is interested in the fold leave me a comment and I will made a tutorial.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I can't remember where I got the inspiration for it, as my mother would say "I've slept since then". I don't even remember what this fold is called.
I guess I should have written all this down before I sent the card. I cut the circles with nestabilities, stamped with sweet treats. The square is dry embossed using a cuttle bug folder and colored with marvy opaque stix for dark paper.
I used stampin up color site to help with the color combination. If I remember (ugh, this is getting hard) right it is morning marigold, ruby red, sky blue. I do remember the stamp sets I used LOL,
Monday, January 14, 2008
I used more traditional colors than the card before, (purple, gold, green).
I started with a white panel, brayered it with summer sun, the feathers on the background are stamped off once then applied with summer sun also.
The "white" mask is embossed with silver platinum, dazzling diamonds are applied with stamping dimensionals.
I cut out the white mask and stamped the headdress after mask was glued to panel, The streamers are embossed with green tinsel, gold tinsel on headdress. The feather on the male mask it eggplant with glitter gel pen.
The more I worked on this card the more carried away I got with rhinestones, beads, and 1.5 inch wide satin ribbon.
The card is summer sun with a vellum overlay, stamped with white stazon.
This is one of the harder cards I made, mostly because I did not have a definite plan in mind when I started.
I will get notimetostamp link when I have another break at work, time to go. Thanks for looking
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I used non-traditional colors for the card, su web site helped. I plugged in a color I don't use very often, night of navy, then told the site to search for coordinating colors. I chose a combination that had only three colors in it night of navy, rose red, certainly celery. Then I picked the pattern paper, bg pheobe. I knew I wanted to use the kick stand style that is on scs challenge this week. I did not try to follow the "rule" for the challenge, I just liked the sketch.
While making the card I found I could use another color, I checked the su site again and searched what color would go with the three I had chosen, chocolate chip it is.
I used a half sheet of 8.5x11, I folded at 3 5/8. Finished card measures 5.5x4 3/4.
1. The ccchip panel measures 5 1/4 x 3 5/8.
2. pattern paper is5 1/8 x 3 1/2
3. ccelery is 4 1/4 x 3 1/4. Dry embossing done with a cuttle bug "bubbles".
4. ccchip 3 7/8 x 2 3/4
5. pattern paper 3 3/4 x 2 5/8
6. ppink 3 5/8 x 2 1/2
stamp set used is : Mardi Gras
The brown ribbon is may arts scalloped brown. I used it mostly because it fell out of the ribbon drawer onto the floor.
7. sentiment line is cut 3 3/8 x 7/8 chip, 3 5/16 x 1/2 celery and popped with dimensionals.
"Let the good times roll"!
2. I love sleeping in a cold bedroom. Hard to achieve in Florida.
3. I Like quiet! I very seldom have a tv or music on.
4. I hate snakes but like rats (the lab kind). My boys kept rats, then my grandkids had some. None of us have any now.
5. I live close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but have very seldom gone out there.
6. I would like to be able to dance, and look good doing it!
7. Love winter, its easier to keep the rooms cooler.
Michelle tagged me, I don't have anyone left to tag.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I have been to tired and brain dead to begin designing a new card. I have finished a book and almost done with the second book, but you can't post pictures about a book, I suppose you could but this is not about a book review. I need to get my mojo back!
Oh well it will come all in good time, now I have to get though Thursday. A lady I have worked with for over 25 years is retiring. I have been avoiding thinking about her not being there or I start to cry. She has already moved away from the area and commutes. I don't know how I will say Good-by tomorrow.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
The challenge and sample you can see here and the inspiration for the challenge is here. I had a hard time figuring all the measurements, I did not have any paper that is bigger than 12x12 so I redesigned to what I have on hand.
The card measure roughly 3x5 .5 On the front panel I used versa mark to stamp Best Wishes.
I used spellbinders nestablities to cut all ovals and circles. The ribbon is attached with a brad.
I used my computer to print the sentiment on the back panel with celebrate, by Flourishes, on the circle. The ribbon is threaded though the slit and attached on back side, with a small bell attached to the ribbon.
Stamps by Flourishes: Flourished words
All paper by Stampin Up: white 12x12, wild wasabi, pretty in pink, designer paper
Ink: wild wasabi
bell: Offray trims
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I found time today to finish a valentine card using two of the newest releases from Flourishes. Lace Heart and Open to Love. The heart is from Lace Heart the sentiment is from Open to Love, which has potential for many designs, check it out. You will see more at a latter date using the stamp set.
The heart was embossing using red metallic by stamp n stuff. I used an exacto knife to cut the heart. It was very time consuming and will probably be the only one I will make (using the heart). I do enjoy cutting with a exacto knife, just not quite so intricate.
The card is white with a red layer and a layer of soft sky embossed with cuttle bug script. The embossed heart placed on top. I stamped the sentiment on soft sky layered to real red then pretty in pink. The ribbons were attached with red brads. I will stamp the sentement "How do I love you.....let me count the ways." on the inside.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
As you remember I used yellow food coloring for the flame. It has dried and seems to be holding up well. It is just slightly tacky, but no more than some gel pens I have used. The food coloring was a gel type I had never seen before.
I will be using more layers, texture and embellishments on my cards this year. When I look at blogs and SCS I tend to be attracted to that type of card.
I did have one dilemma, when I put the sentiment on the upper right side, took the picture then viewed it, I did not like the placement...so I moved it. I liked the placement better at the time but after seeing both of them I could not decide which I liked better. I am leaning toward upper right side as opposed to.
The right central area. Which do you like best?? Why does it matter than much??? I don't know, after all it is a little thing but it just matters. So please give me your vote!
Paper; so saffron, black, brown (from scrapbooking), white
Cord; gold and bronze
punches; ticket, notched corner
red beads, ribbon, copper wire
Stamp; Penny Black, perfect ending
And of course; yellow food coloring
Thank You for looking!
PS: I am going to get some blog candy together for the New Year. Check on Friday to see what it is.
I and my family members have spent the last two days trying to get my laptop setup for wireless. Something is not being done right because so far I have a cable attached to my router through my DH motem. Technology is not my thing, I just want it to work all on its own. So for a day or two I will not be posting much, and I have a picture of the finished card I made from the candle image posted several days ago.
I have a new motto for the new year (an old motto from my quilting days) Use it up, make do, or do without! I am going to use "stuff" that I already have on hand (a store full or so my dh thinks) to embellish my cards with. My creating room is getting too full. I have thought long on this (all day) and decided I would buy stamps and paper and ribbon, and then not use it? Like that will happen, I haven't worked all the details out yet but it sure feels good when I use up small bits of paper and ribbon.
I'm off to see if I can reconnect my dh computer properly. I can still post from his if necessary.
Happy New Year to Ya'll