Sunday, November 29, 2009

Golf Cart Runaway

This is the last of the 3 cards I made with the one piece of 12x12 cardstock. I used my Marvy Markers to color in this picture I found from a coloring book site online. I know our friend (who's an avid golfer) is going to get a big kick out of his card!

Smile Owl

Owl stamp is from Hampton Arts colored with my Marvy markers, I had fun with this! Second card using my one sheet of 12x12 paper. Smile rub on from American Crafts. Border punched by Martha Stewart.
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In My Heart

OK here's the card I made with the new toys I bought last night, Hero Arts All Occasion Clear Stamp Set and Cuttlebug Embossing folder Leafy Branch. I inked the tops of the leaves with several colors of Color Box ink added the ribbon and brad (not sure where the brad is from. This is the first of 3 cards I made from the one sheet of 12x12 cardstock from Martha Stewart.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Owl Embossing Folder

I picked up this cute Cuttlebug Embossing folder yesterday and just had to play with him. I used a wallpaper piece to emboss him on and then cut around the outer edges that were curved with the leaves. I ran some Cats Eye inks over the edges of the emboss to give him dimension and adhered him to a piece of printed cardstock that I had inked the edges with deep green. I tore the edges of the brown cardstock and inked them along the edge of the card base. The ovals with cut with Spellbinders Nestibilities and stamped with a random stamp I had in my drawer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Embossed Background

Kristine Werner is doing the 25 days of Christmas Cards on her blog. This idea came from her video today. I'm having a hard time getting the embossing to be as crisp as hers is. I'm thinking maybe it's the powder I bought so I'm going to hunt for some clear and see if it creates a sharper design.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Elf Town Christmas Cards

Beth Ervin has created a kit being offered at Cottage Arts called Elf Town. What fun whimsical elves are in it! As soon as I saw it it screamed Cards, Cards, Cards. Here's the first 3 I've made with it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vintage Ladies

This is for the November Lottery at Art Haven Yahoo Group.
The ladies are a download from Dover Publications. The punch is Martha Stewart. I print the ladies 3 times cut and adhered them in a layered effect, inked the edges and added the border.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Anniversay

Birthday Fairy Rides Again

I saw this wonderful card on the Walkin on the Wild Side blog, which I love!! I had to download her from Mo's Digital Pencil and try it for myself. My best friend is celebrating her 60th birthday today and I knew she'd love this little lady! I used my gel pens to color her in

Little Snowmen

The challenge - to create a card with Little Snowmen, well mine aren't all snowmen, or are they?? I used my new Martha Stewart punch which I love. I had kept 4 pastel strips that were the remains of other cards I had done, I almost tossed them becasue they were less than an inch wide and I'm so glad I didn't. When I got home with the new punch today they were the perfect size to make edgers for my cards. The bottom of the blue and white strips were made with a tearing tool I just got from Creative Memories. The little 'snowmen' are from a JoAnn paper stack called Peppermint Forest

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Word Swap

The challenge was to use the word 'treasure' in a general card, one that could be customized to fit any occasion.

The little girl is a digital coloring book download - Sarah Kay. Quote is my own, paper DCWV. This is the first time I've colored a stamp like this. I used my new Marvy Markers and I love it can't wait to do another one. Her face is a little funky but practice will make that better.

Dancing Reindeer

This was done for a color challenge at my Yahoo group. You were to use Pink - Green and Cream. I fudged a little and am saying the reindeer are 'dark' cream. This is a HOliday stack from DCWV that I love. and the snowflakes are a pack from KC & Co, I just tinted this one green to make the colors. Fun fun fun.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wait!! Don't Throw That Away!

You know this card business can become obsesive! We went to Costco this afternoon and the other half bought a jug of peanuts. When he opened the lid and peeled the perfectly clean seal off, I said 'don't toss that in the garbage I can put it through my Cuttlebug'. Well I think he's getting used to these statements, he just calmly handed it over. It was a perfect circle and backed by a heavy weight white glossy back. It went through the Cuttlebug like butter and the embossing was deep and nice.

I cut a half inch slit all around the perimeter and wove a ribbon through it, added some pop dots and adhered it to the front of my card. The cardstock is from the new DCWV Holiday Collection. I embossed a couple of snowflakes from a set of Christmas Memory Makers stamps on the front, inked the edges and added a square of paper inside. I cut a strip of the cardstock and ran it through my Bug with the snowflake embossing folder and added it to the bottom of the inside.

I like how my trash to treasure turned out!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Border Strips

I have had these laser cut border trims and finally dug them out tonight to add to the border edge I made with my new EK Punch, which I love, it's so smooth when you press it, unlike the Fiskars one I have that you have to stand up to push.

I also used one of the Cuttlebug border edge embossing sets - Just My Type -for both edges on the front of the card. I added a pretty flourish stamp on the inside and heat embossed. I'm really lovin' this heat embossing but I'm thinking I should add some colors other than just white to my drawer. The center strip on the front is the wheel stamp Kindness from Stampin Up

Everyday Card

I just got this scalloped die from Spellbinders. I love how it cuts but am having a little difficulty getting the embossing down pat in my Cuttlebug. Background white was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The paper under the oval has been stamped with a roller stamp from Stampin Up. The paper is some I got from Costco last year that's like a natural paper fiber. I love it and just wish I'd bought several packages.The card didn't seem large enough when I finished so I attached it to a framing of purple cardstock, so it's a little different but I like the look.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bargain Ribbon

I got this wonderful roll of ribbon at a garage sale. It has like 20 yards on the spool and I think I paid 25 cents for it. I just love the look against the white. This is my new snowflake embossing folder, I'm lovin' it!

Tin Foil Embossing

I had seen a video where they embossed using tin foil

Since all I had on had was a roll of kitchen foil I decided to try it. It's pretty thin, heavy weight would have been much better. After embossing I lightly rubbed it with one of my cats eye inks and then buffed it a little so it settled mostly in the nooks and crannies.

The snowflake is a set of stamps I got, they're from Memory Makers. I stamped each size with Versamark on purple cardstock and then Heat embossed. When cutting them out I left an edge of the purple paper around the outer edges. I punched a hole in the middle, alternated the points and added a brad.

Love the look but want to try it again with the heavy duty foil. Someone said today you can use a pop can and emboss the inside. Hmmmm I'll have to try that as well.

November Image Swap

My card using the supplied November image from my Yahoo group.