Thursday, June 24, 2010

Handsome Cowboy!

Who doesn't love looking at a cowboy? hee hee hee This is a sneak peek of a new set by Mark's Finest Papers which will be released in July. This set is called Southwest Cowboy. The sentiment is from another new set - Flourishes & Frame. Most papers are from MFP too.

The cowboy is stamped using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then I used Stormy Sky distress ink to sponge the edges. The embossed panel used Cuttlebug Paisley folder then dtp using the rich cocoal ink. The barb wire is also from the new set Southwest cowboy, repeatedly stamped onto that panel, then distressed along the edges and direct to paper ink. The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card front using rich cocoa ink.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sneak Peek of 3 new stamp sets!

Don't you love sneak peeks? Well you are in luck today, as I am showing you three new sets to be released from Mark's Finest Papers in July. There will be a blog hop beginning July 13, so keep your eyes open.

The flower is stamped with the new set Apples & Camellia and then colored with Copic markers before being cut out. The next layer is a white peony shape, stamped with the frame from the new set Flourishes & Frame which was inked with Soft Suede and then airbrushed with a copic marker. That is backed with a soft suede peony shape which was also airbrushed with copic to give it a little more contast. The card front is Almost Amethyst and then a layer of the Soft Suede embossed with a Sizzix folder and the photo corner punch used on the corners. The squares are stamped with a fabulous background stamp from the new set Background Fun and cut/embossed with Spellbinders squares. I also added a strip of that same pattern to the center of the card front. The sentiment is from Flourishes and Frame set too. That was stamped, cut/embossed using Spellbinders Petite Ovals and a bow added.
Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your comments!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Doughnut card

It is so easy to make a doughnut card using Spellbinders nesting circles. I love how this turned out!

I started with the card front. I chose the dp first and cut the largest circle. The dp is flocked, making it even better! I then mounted that onto the chocolate chip layer and cut the next smaller circle. That was mounted onto the Taken with Teal card front and the next smaller circle was cut. For the inside, I used the chocolate chip circle from the card front and glue it in place on the inside of the card. The butterfly was stamped onto white with Rich Cocoa ink and clear embossed. I then colored the butterfly with Tempting Turquoise marker and cut/embossed this with the Spellbinders scalloped circle. That is popped up on the inside of the card. I've wanted to use this oh so cute pom pom fringe for a long time and this card was perfect for it. I mounted it onto a strip of the chocolate chip cs to really set it off. The sentiment is by Rubbernecker and was stamped and clear embossed, again using the Memento Rich Cocoa ink, cut/embossed using Spellbinders scalloped rectangle and mounted onto more Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip cs.

I hope you like this card as much as I do! What fun!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I couldn't help myself, I had to do another card using the same colors, but with black to make it pop! I really like the addition of the black. What do you think?

I inked the image with markers before stamping and then cut/embossed, airbrushing while still in the die. I added the jumbo eyelet. I haven't used eyelets in so long, I nearly forgot how! lol The ribbon was run around the card front, through the eyelet and tied in a small bow. The sentiment was created by omitting the rest of the verse, just coloring the small portion I wanted with a marker. I love the versatility that gives with sentiments. The edges of the sentiment oval and sponged to add a wee bit more of the turquoise color. I also added a jewel and matted with black once again. The card base is white, the next mat is Ruby Red and then black.

I hope you like it. Smile and be happy! There's no time like the present!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Depth of Life

I created this card for today's color challenge. I had only the teeniest tiniest scraps of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, but found a way to make it work. At least the ribbon is turquoise too.

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and clear embossed. I used Spellbinders Ric Rac Diamond Border Petites to meet the dessert option. The butterfly was a one of those little scraps of cardstock which had been embossed with Cuttlebug's Snowflake folder. I like the veining it gave the butterfly. I added Stickles to the body of the butterfly. I also used Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots folder on the border panel.

Have a great day!

New News!

I am excited to announce I have been asked to join Mark's Finest Papers Design Team! Isn't that fun? I am very excited to be sharing my creations using their images. Fantastic! Be on the watchout. It's gonna be so fun!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Vintage once again.

I really do love vintage - in furnishings, in cards, in clothing - pretty much everything.

Today's SCS challenge was It's a Boy Thing and so I got to ink up this wonderful Rubbernecker image. I just love it. It really looks like an old photo, don't you think? I used the Spellbinders Deckled Mega rectangle to give that old photo look to the edges. I intentionally left some of the vanilla to look even more like an old photo.

The image is stamped onto vanilla cardstock using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The dp's are from Kaiserscrapbook. The image actually reminds me of a photo I have seen of my Grandfather and his brother. They served in the Army together in WW I, and so the star dp really seemed appropriate. I added the twill tape and cut the star from the star dp too. The word Brothers is computer generated. Don't you love the brads with it? They add just the right vintage/masculine look, don't you think?

I used:
Rubbernecker Brothers 502-06
Paper: very vanilla and dp by Kaiserscrapbook
Ink: Pumice Stone distress ink
brads, twill tape
Spellbinders Deckled Mega Rectangles, Stars

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today's challenge on SCS was "No Place Like Home" and we were to use bits of home on our cards. Well, what better way to furnish a home than with a baby! We seem to have lots of them in our family lately. One of my nieces just gave birth to a very big boy, and he is delicious. This card celebrates that.

I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa ink and colored with copic markers. I also airbrushed that soft blue around the edges. The panel was cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels One. The main panel is mounted onto a square of Barely Banana with the corners rounded. I added a bottom strip of the dp and gathered crochet trim with a blue satin ribbon.

I used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Sketches and Small Script
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Certainly Celery, asst. Copic markers
Paper: White, Bashful Blue, dp by Kaiserscrapbook
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One, Corner Rounder, blue satin ribbon, crochet trim