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Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
This is a card I made for my son to give to someone to thank them for his graduation gift. It's a quick and easy card. I let punches and designer series paper do the work for me. I used Kraft cardstock for the base. Chocolate Chip cardstock and Parisian Breeze designer series paper for the back ground. The large star and small star punches with Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft cardstock. Baja Breeze striped ribbon. Natural Hemp. Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval Punch and the stamp set Thank You from the current catalog.
Friday, June 12, 2009
After doing the bunny I still wanted to color! So, I pulled out one of my Level 2 hostess sets from this catalog. I used More Mustard, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I stamped Sanded background on the More Mustard cardstock with More Mustard classic ink. Then I stamped the french mini background in Chocolate Chip classic ink on top of it. It took 6 times to fill in the background. I used my stamp a ma jig to line it up. I sponged the edges of the Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstocks in Chocolate Chip classic ink. Then I stamped the swirled image from this set in Chocolate Chip classic ink on the Chocolate Chip cardstock. You can probably just barely tell, but it does add to the look. I stamped the rooster image in Black Staz On ink onto water color paper. I used Stampin Up markers to color in the image.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I really like coloring--whether it's watercoloring with inkpads or watercolor crayons and the aquapainter or using markers & blender pens on the watercolor paper, I love it! Unfortunately, I don't own a lot of stamp sets suitable for watercoloring! I will for sure be getting some more from the next catalog.
This is a retired hostess stampset that is fun to watercolor. This was my therapy one night :)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This is a card I made for a friend of the family that graduated from High School. I used the owl punch idea from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts at www.dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com
and I got the grad cap idea from Yvonne's Stampin Place at www.yvonnesstampingplace.com
I used some very old number stickers to make my year 2009. I just stuck them on the cardstock and used the 3/4" circle punch to center and punch it out and 1" circle punch to layer.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I learned this technique from Patty Bennett's site. pattystamps.typepad.com/pattys_stamping_spot
I learned that you have to use white craft ink. Versamark won't work. (the reinker soaks into the paper and goes under the embossed areas, so that you no longer have a clean white outline). I also learned that Stampin UP's Shimmery White cardstock is the best for this technique. The other papers I tried, whisper white cardstock and glossy white cardstock, didn't give me as good results.
We made this card when I met with my downline :) Each rose turns out unique and there's no going wrong!! :)
We used Rose Red cardstock, Cameo Coral cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, Oval All stamp set, Top Note Die, Leaves sizzlit, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Cameo Coral reinker, Rose Red reinker, Summer Sun reinker, Whisper White craft ink, Clear embossing powder, embossing buddy and embossing heat gun, and aqua painters.
Monday, June 8, 2009
This is a quick and easy card that we made in my May class :) It uses the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for the self created background paper and the Oval All stamp set for the sentiment. We used Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Not Quite Navy. That's one of my favorite combinations! I'm going to miss these in colors. But I'm looking forward to the new in colors :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This is the flip flop album I made for Father's Day. I used Good Morning Sunshine designer series paper and SU cardstock, lots of punches and ribbon and stamps to make it. Next week I'll add my pictures and a few final touches. And a poem.
If you're a local customer of mine and would like to make one of these, please contact me!