Friday, January 29, 2010

Entry for Lucy's Cards: Challenge 4 - Glitter

Here's my entry for the challenge on Lucy's Cards I used paper from a free collection that I downloaded from Two Peas in a Bucket. The striped paper is from the All u Need digital collection. The panda was cut using the Pagoda cartridge on my cricut. The digital paper used for the body of the panda I got for free off the internet. It's called FSS - TieDyeCherryBloss FULL Freebie. I covered it with diamond stickles. I stamped the angel wings with the regal flourish visual artistry stamps by Tim Holtz in Black Staz on and put Stampendous Stamp-n-stuff Embossing Powder in Star Dust Transparent on them. Sorry for so many pictures, I felt that in order to see the sparkle, I had to take shots from different angles :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Faux layer card

Here is card I made using a technique that I saw on youtube. Splitcoaststampers demonstrated this technique. I used my hero arts antique writing stamp with tea dye distress ink and then inked over the area with some more of the same color using my foam blending tool. I stamped the sentiment with an inkadinkadoo stamp with black staz on and then embossed with some stampendous embossing powder with the glitter in it. The butterfly is also a inkadinkadoo stamp, stamped with black staz on.

Butterfly card

Here's a card I made using a cut file with my sure cuts a lot and my cricut. Boy, that was a mouthful! lol! Anyway, I stamped it with my hero arts antique writing stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder. I drew the antenna's on myself (as if you couldn't tell). Then I used some liquid pearls to put a line of dots down the center of the butterfly body. I used the small hearts that cut out of the butterfly along the bottom. I colored them with scattered straw distress ink and covered them with diamond stickles. I popped up the hearts with some scotch foam tape for dimension.

Cards made with the Pagoda cartridge

Here are some cards that I made using the pagoda cartridge. I made my own stencils using a piece of cardstock with some white shelfliner adhered to it. I stenciled (sp?) one koi with scattered straw and peeled paint distress inks; the other koi with worn lipstick and broken china distress inks; the flower with peeled paint, scattered straw and worn lipstick distress inks. Then after inking, I embossed the images with the stencils. For the green koi, I cut the layer using some photo paper. I then inked it with bottle and denim alcohol inks. I attached it with some scotch foam tape for some more dimension (I guess it's kind of hard to see the embossing on this one). The flowers on the side of the green koi and the blue/pink koi were made with a flower punch using floral chiyogami paper.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Have a Great Day Kitty Card

Here is a card I made for my daughter. I actually bought this stamp set for my daughter for Christmas. She said I could borrow it :D. The stampset is by recollections and is called "Meow Meow". I stuck this card into my daughters lunch bag so she could find it at school during lunch. I used the same technique that I used on the butterfly card. I stamped the cat. Then I used a circle template to draw a circle around a portion of the cat. I cut around the circle, and then around the cat. I adhered the cat stamp onto another, slightly bigger circle that I cut out and then inked with my ink blending foam tool. I colored in the cat with my new ranger distress inks, using my ink blending pen.

Thinking of You Butterfly Card

Here is a card I made. I used the negative from a cut out that I made with my cricut. It's kind of like a top note shape. It was on my accent essentials cartridge. Anyway...what I did is embossed the image on the front of my card. Now I know to save the negative image of my cut outs. They make great embossing templates. I don't have a light box, so I used my window. You put the negative behind the card and use your embossing tool to press around the outline. Then, viola! You have a cool embossed image! I just got some ranger distress inks and was having fun playing around with them. I have a blending pen, and used this to color in my stamped butterfly image. I then cut a circle and I used my foam blending tool to color the edges with the scattered straw color. I put the butterfly image on top of this. I also inked all the edges of the card.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thank You Card

Here is a card I made today for my Grandpa. I was struggling with how to make this card because I'm sending it to a guy and I thought it had to look manly. But, then I realized that it's a thank you card and it doesn't matter what it looks like or what sex it's aimed for. I used the pocket full of posies matstack by dcwv. I used a stamp that I got from the dollar stamps at Michael's. I used a sizzix embossing folder from the dots and flowers set in my new sizzix embossing boutique. I love the embossing boutique! It's nice to get a machine that only does what you need it for. I was struggling with whether or not to purchase a sizzix big shot or a cuttlebug because I didn't need a die cutting machine, only an embossing machine. Up till this point I've been getting by with using my pasta machine to emboss with the cuttlebug folders. Let me tell you, the embossing with the embossing boutique is a major improvement!