Thursday, December 8, 2011
First up is a card I made with their Snowflake and Holly stamp. I started by stamping the image in black ink on their Mix & Match white card stock, masking out a small portion of the stamp to stamp in a sentiment later. The Mix & Match card stock has a really nice weight to it. It really held up nicely to the scoring I did to the card to mimic a raised door panel. I added a light grey marker line for added emphasis. I added the Happy Holidays sentiment, from the Winter Wonders stamp set in gold ink, in the masked out portion. I then stamped the Snowflake and Holly image on another piece of white card stock. I colored this image with bundled sage and forest moss Distress Ink. I colored the holly berries and mistletoe with markers. I then cut out the entire image, except for the script area, with scissors and a craft knife. I adhered this cutout to the white panel, keeping most of the colored image raised from the black and white image below for added interest. To finish off the card, I glued the white panel to a red card.
I made this card with the Berry Wreath stamp and Mix & Match papers. I started by cutting a white card stock square and distressing it with peeled paint Distress Ink, leaving the center of the panel lighter than the edges. I then stamped the wreath with a light grey ink. I randomly colored some of the berries red with a marker and then covered them with Glossy Accents. I glued this panel down on a slightly larger square of white card stock. I distressed a red piece of card stock with fired brick Distress Ink around the edges. I then added some score lines around the edges of the red panel. After gluing the green panel to the red panel, I stamped a sentiment from the Winter Wonders stamp set in gold ink. I then glued the red panel to a white card. Lastly, I added tiny branches from the backyard to the wreath for more dimension with Glossy Accents.
This partridge card was made with the ...in a pear tree stamp set. I just wanted to use this particular bird but I wanted the last one to be turned in the opposite direction and saying Noel. I decided to do this by stamping on white tissue paper. This tissue had glitter imbedded in it but I thought it added to the festivities. I started by stamping the first two birds in a row on the backside of the tissue and then flipped it over and stamped the third bird on the front as well as the sentiment. I used Mod Podge to glue the tissue to a white strip of card stock. Once dry, I colored the third bird with colored pencils. I used Penny Black Mix & Match paper to create a deep green border for the panel. On another piece of their card stock, I randomly stamped the Reverie stamp in Versamark ink. Everything was then added to a white card.
I made these Santa tags to be money/tiny gift holders. For these tags, fold white card stock, keeping the fold at the top, and stamp the Antique Santa in black ink.
Using repositionable tape to keep the card together, cut around the Santa so the whole card becomes the Santa shape, leaving the very top uncut to hold it together. Open the card and stamp the Santa again with light grey ink. Stamp a third time on scrap white card stock in light grey. From this last stamping, cut out the lower portion of the Santa (all the horizontal banding) to be used for the inside pocket. Adhere the pocket with Glossy Accents, just along the outside edge and bottom, to leave room for the gift. Different sentiments were added from the ...in a pear tree, Winter Wonders, and Crystalline stamp sets. All the tags were done with colored pencils. I added snowflakes in white ink to the toy bag with a snowflake from the Crystalline stamp set. One the blue and red Santas, I cut off the decorative stick and instead put a present in the hands from the ...in a pear tree stamp set and tied it with some twine. The sparkle is from Stickles and a gold gel pen. Punch a hole at the top and thread some ribbon to finish it off.
This last project is a small gift bag. I made a template for this gift bag in Photoshop and then printed it out on to white card stock. I colored the sky with Distress Inks in stormy sky, faded jeans and wild honey and peeled paint for the ground. I used the ...in a pear tree stamp set for the front and back images as well as the sentiment done in white ink. I cut out a second bird from each image and colored each differently and glued them on for a bit of dimension. The leaves on the tree were all punched and glued to the tree from a scrap bit of paper I inked with peeled paint ink. The pears were colored with a gold leafing pen. The white snow was done with a white gel pen. I punched two holes at the top of the bag and threaded some silver ribbon for handles. I finished the bag by stuffing it with white tissue that I stamped with a snowflake from the Crystalline stamp set.
I just want to thank all of you for stopping by my blog today. I truly appreciate it. I would also like to thank Penny Black again for the great experience I had working with their products and for the opportunity to be a guest designer on their blog today.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I submitted this sled ornament last May and it was selected! Oh so happy! ;-) Here are the details:
1. Start by drawing the sled’s elements on white mat board then cut with a craft knife.
2. Color all boards with warm red chalk ink and rails with metallic gray acrylic paint. Let dry completely.
3. Using the fine black marker, draw woodgrain lines on all the boards.
4. Using Glossy Accents, glue all the pieces into the sled shape.
5. Stamp the holly image on white cardstock and color with pencils.
6. Cut three 2” pieces of silver wire and spiral one end. Start by bending a small bit of wire and then continue winding just with your fingers. Glue to sled’s steering board.
7. Adhere holly over wires and top with red glass beads.
8. Punch multiple white snowflakes and glue to sled in a random pattern.
9. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and hand cut into curved banner shape. Add stitches to banner with black marker and glue to sled.
10. Lastly, add metallic silver hanging thread.
Rubber Stamp: Seasons’s Greetings, C2853 Hero Arts
Clear Stamp: Holly, Pattern Play Holiday Set Inkadinkado
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I decided to make a few tags for this week's challenge, all using a butterfly image, black ,white, cream, beige, and red.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sorry for the terrible photo here. Very difficult to photograph the entire thing.
I made this card from this same stamp. There is a flower shape that is made when the design is put together in this hexagon shape that I chose to cut out and use for this card. I stamped the image for this one on grey cardstock and then black embossed it. I finished them off by coloring them with a white colored pencil. Use a red grograin ribbon from one of my birthday present packages and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Since Jill's take on her own card used some text, I decided to use a whole page from an old book. I tore the edges to fit my white card base. I stamped the bird and branch image from Rubber Soul in black soot Distress Ink on the page. I then started to lay in the color, all with Distress Inks. Antique linen and mustard seed for the yellows and then peeled paint and faded jeans for the blues and greens. I adhered the page to the white card. I hand cut the label shape after I stamped the thinking of you sentiment. I inked the edges of the label with antique linen, a small amount of the faded jeans and finished it off with walnut stain and adhered it to the card. Lastly, I added the same colors around the whole card to tie it together. TFL!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
When I saw Jill's card, my immediate thought was to try and keep as many elements of her card in mine. So by using her color scheme, bird and circle elements, this is my card. I started by drawing this birdhouse shape from white cardstock. I then used Distress ink in antique linen and colored the house. I then inked up a Penny Black background stamp in more antique linen and stamped the script. I cut a 1/2" piece of plain cardstock and used it to make the clapboard on the house by lining up the paper and inking with more antique linen, going heavy on one side and fading it out at the bottom. This is repeated the whole house. I then cut a separate piece of cardstock for the roofline and inked that with frayed burlap Distress ink. To add interest, I drew the woodgrain on this piece after inking then glued to house. I cut an 1 1/2" circle for the entrance to the birdhouse and glued in place after inking in frayed burlap. I then took a Martha Stewart bird stamp and stamped in black ink over everything. I then stamped more of the flowers and stems here and there. I colored the stems with marker and for the flowers I used a couple of my punches and colored with dusty concord Distress ink. For the bird, I stamped the image two times onto white cardstock. I colored one image with fired brick Distress ink and the other image with spiced maralade Distress ink, mixing a little of both colors on the tail. I cut out the red portion of one bird and pieced in onto the orange part of the second bird. For some more dimension, I used foam tape to adhere the bird to the card. For the inside of the card, I cut another birdhouse shape and colored with antique linen. I also added some of the same stamped flower images and added the same roofline inside the card. I scored the back portion of the card at the roofline and that became the hinge point for opening the card. Hope you enjoy the card and TFL!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
*EDIT* I just found out that I am one of the winners of the Top 3 Award at CASE Study and I'm thrilled! Such an honor to be chosen one of the winners where the inspiration for the card came from Jill Foster! This is some great company to be in ;-)
I happened to be on the CASE study challenge blog and thought I would give it a try. The muse there this month is Jill Foster, who's work I just love! Here's my take on her card...
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day this weekend. She likes rose but I don't have a rose stamp. I thought I could fake it a bit with these poppy flowers and this leaf stamp. I stamped the poppies in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on white cardstock. I added yellow centers with colored pencil. I then cut out a few select poppies for this card. I colored more white cardstock with the same green ink and then stamped the leaf stem and cut it out. For the background, I took more white cardstock and colored with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I stamped the Classic Fabric Design stamp with Versamark ink and then used clear embossing powder. I then covered the image with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I scratched the edges of the image with the edge of my scissors to expose the white core. I adhered the panel to a green card which I distressed the edges in more green ink. I foam dotted the leaves and flowers to the panel and added a green ribbon. I finished off the card with a white bow. TFL!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I started this card by stamping the tree trunks in brown chalk ink on white cardstock. I then stamped the big pine bough in green chalk ink and the bird in brown. I used Distress ink on the tree panel. I colored the pine bough with Distress ink just near the center of the needles and worked outwards to a fade. The bird was colored with two colors of blue Distress ink. I adhered the tree panel to a green card and then cut thin brown strips of cardstock to outline the panel - for a kind of lodge look. I stamped the sentiment in brown chalk ink and finished the card off with Distress ink around the outer edge. TFL!