Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Birthday with Mama Elephant

Here are 2 birthday cards I made using the Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set.

Both of these cards are 5.25x4.5 and were made with the following:
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • WOW Metallic Brass Embossing Power
  • Versamark
  • Distress Ink Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn (used for the lighter colored card)
  • Pan Pastels 430.5 Magenta, 250.5 Dairylide Yellow, 640.4 Permanent Green Shade (used on the darker card)
To make the cards:

  1. For the darker card, I randomly added the Pan Pastels to the card stock, making sure to overlap the color.  The Pan Pastels were then sealed. 
  2. For the lighter card, I used watercolor paper, wet it and then randomly added the distress ink. 
  3. Once both were dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, then added the embossing powder, and heat set. Both were then cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.
  4. A larger rectangle was used to cut the backgrounds. 
  5. All pieces were then added to the card fronts. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Gold Star for you

Here is a Gold Star card - its 4.25 x 5.5.

I used:

  • Glitter Ritz Champagne Glitter
  • Sookwang tape
  • Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

To make the card, I first attached the Sookwang tape to white card stock.  I then used that in my Cricut, and cut various size stars from the Artbooking cartridge.  I then exposed the sticky part of the tape and added the Glitter Ritz glitter, and burnished it.  The stars were randomly added to the card front.  I added pop dots to the largest star before attaching it to the card.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quilted Get Well Card

Here is a quick get well card.  This card is 4,25 x 5.5.

To make this card, I used:

  • Various papers from the Authentique Thankful Collection
  • WPlus9 Quilt Cuts 2
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society Stamp
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
To make the card, I cut the quilt square from several different sheets of the Authentique paper.  I then added these to the background.  The final quilt square was then matted.  The sentiment was stamped on Authentique paper and then trimmed to size and added to the card.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs Blue Bird Card

Here is another Thank You card.  This card is 4.25 x 5.5.

For the card I used:
  • Minds Eye Meadow paper stack
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society "Thanks so much" stamp
  • Memento Danube Blue
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs 709 Bird dies
  • Glitter Ritz Royal Blue and Light Copper
  • Sookwang Tape
To make the card, I added the Sookwang tape to white card stock.  I then die cut the birds.  After die cutting, I exposed the tape, and added the Micro fine glitter and burnished it.  I cut the background paper to the size of the card base and attached it.  The birds were then added.  The sentiment was stamped with the Memento Danube Blue ink.  Wink of Stella was added the leaves of the paper for extra shimmer.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Penny Black Thank You Card

Here is a Thank You card I made using the Penny Black Botanical Notes stamp.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5.


For this card I used:
  • Penny Black Botanical Notes Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: T0, N5, E31. E33, YG21, YR7, YR14, YR18, YR31, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, G21, G24, G46
  • Greenhouse Society "Thanks" stamp.
To make the card, I stamped the image with The Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored the image with the various colors o Copic markers.  The image was then trimmed to size matted, and added to the front of the card.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tim Holtz Festive Distress Class at the Queens Ink

I took a class at the Queens Ink in Savage Mill where we made the three different cards, two of the Tim Holtz Festive Distress Cards:

'Tis the Season

Seasons Greetings

And one additional card:

With the left overs from the class, I was able to make several more cards.  The Seasons Greetings cards were very similar to what we did in class.

For the 'Tis the Season card, I changed the background. For the background of the card, I used:
  • TCW Aspen Trees Stencil
  • Background - Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans Distressed Inks
  • Deer - Old Paper, Pumice Stonr, Grayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distressed Inks
  • Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz
Using the stencil, I sponged the various distressed inks.  I then sprayed the finished piece with the Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  I used a variety of Distressed inks on the chip board deer.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014 - Card 3

For this card, I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die and Embossing folder.

For this card, I used:

  • Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die and Embossing Folder
  • Burlap
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Spellbinders Oval Die
  • Gina K Simple Snowflakes Stamp set
To make the card, I cut the Poinsettia with red, green and gold card stock.  I then embossed the leaves with the coordinating embossing folder, and attached all of the layers.  I cut a small oval with a Spellbinders die, and then stamped with Versamark using a sentiment from the Gina K Designs Simple Snowflake stamp set.  I added the detailed Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.  To finish the card, I added a strip of burlap to the card base, and then attached the poinsettia and sentiment.