Friday, September 28, 2012

The date says it is Autumn but . . .

it is still over 100 degrees here in the desert. I keep watching tv and seeing fall clothing and such and keep expecting it to be cool when I step outside. It isn't. Maybe if I decorate and create fall cards it will cool down. Well, it's a thought anyway.

Here is a card I created with a fall theme. 

I stamped the image onto the Pumpkin Pie card stock. I then stamped the sentiment over it using Vintage Photo ink and then embossed with gold. It is very hard to read, but it is there. It reads "Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference". The rust card stock is cut with Spellbinders Nested Maple Leaves and popped up over the stamped leaves. I then stamped the word nature in the lower right corner and embossed it with gold. The whole thing was embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Lattice. It looks quilted and has just the warmth a card of this type needs. I then added the small leaf detail.

Stamps: Fall Trilogy Set 480

Monday, September 24, 2012

Medallion Chain

This card was created for the Color Challenge of Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand. The Sahara Sand card is backed with Not Quite Navy Cardstock. I punched the black card stock with the Medallion Chain punch, backed it with the different colors and then added it to the card front. The sentiment is inked with Pacific Point and Not Quite Navy ink before stamping onto the bottom right of the card front. 

Stamps: Rubbernecker You are Fabulous 629-08

Friday, September 21, 2012

Spiders, bats and a ghostly brew

Oooooo! The eyes have it. I used googlie eyes on the spider as well as just kind of floating in the background for an eerie feel. The green panel is embossed with a Sizzix folder and then I added some sparkle with ATYou shimmer pens. The spider and webs are stamped using black ink onto the purple panel, the I added the eyes and went over the webs with an AtYou pen to glisten. The sentiment was stamped onto purple card stock and then just the three words cut out, outlined with the AtYou gel pen and glued into place.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Hang in There 1703 SO, Halloween Wish 361 SO

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

As long as I had these lovely colors out on my desk, I created another card. I sponged the three colors onto a piece of white card stock then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles. I then stamped over that background with the dandelion image inked with versamark and heat embossed with white. The pink pirouette card has panels of dp added to the bottom and sides. The bottom panel is punched/embossed with a Fiskar's punch. I added another piece just like the bottom panel to the inside of the card. The same image and the sentiment are stamped above it using the Primrose Petals ink. 
Stamps: Rubbernecker Wild Garden Corner 01 539-04, Wishes & Prayers 627-09
Ink and paper: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade and dp by Kaisercraft The Lake House pack, versamark

Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm pinking of a green Christmas.

Hmmmm, what do you think of a pink and green color combo for a Christmas card. Certainly non-traditional, but I like it. What do you think?

This card is a 5” square. I inked the tree with Lucky Limeade and Primrose Petals inks before stamping onto white card stock. That was cut/embossed using Spellbinders circle die. The panel beneath it is white card stock cut/embossed using Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs die and stenciled by leaving the die in place and applying ink with a sponge dauber. I then removed it from the die and added the Lucky Limeade ink to the edges. The pink panel behind that is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Lacey Squares and then cutting the corners using Spellbinders Pop Up Wings and Petals. I used Primrose Petals on the popped up petals and stickles was added to the centers. That is mounted onto Lucky Limeade card stock (corners rounded) and then onto a rounded square of Primrose Petals card stock. A double bow of organdy ribbon was added to the bottom of the tree circle.

I created this little baby card for my niece Kelly's baby shower. She had twins several months ago, but they had to stay in the hospital a long time. Now they are home and healthy. I made the card to coordinate with the gift bag. 

 After stamping the sentiment upside down on the card front!!!! Arrrggghhhhh, I saved it by cutting and embossing the sentiment out of the card front using a Spellbinders Labels Ten die. I used my marker to just go around the edge to give it a little pop. I embossed a piece of the yellow card stock with Swiss Dots folder on the inside to back it and popped it up with foam squares. I also cut/embossed a duck and added the negative side to the inside as well to have the backside of the embossing showing through. I also used markers to color the seam binding before wetting and scrunching it. The bottom border is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Baby and backed with purple to show off the teddy bears before adhering it to the card front. I used these colors to coordinate with a gift bag. Isn't this perfect for the twins????

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Smallest Wonders 156

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall is in the air. That's hard to believe when it is nearly 100 degrees, but it sure is better than 118! lol I keep thinking that if I decorate and think fall it will happen. Well, maybe. 

This set can be used to create cards for all seasons. I’ve created beautiful spring cards with it before, and now I’ve chosen a fall theme with these colors. I stamped the leaves with Fired Brick distress ink onto vanilla card stock and then cut/embossed it with Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles matting with a navy card front. I then punched tiny flowers from Cajun Craze, Navy and Pumpkin Pie card stock and adhered them to the stamped image. I added a dot of liquid pearls to the center of each flower. The sentiment is stamped onto vanilla card stock with Chipped Sapphire ink and then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and popped it up onto the card front.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Garden Shrub Set 560, Best Wishes Set 600
Paper: Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Navy
Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick distress ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Lattice Rectangles

Monday, September 3, 2012

Life is uncertain, so I’m starting with dessert. I created my own patterned background paper by stamping a background stamp onto the chocolate chip card stock. The gumball green was used for the borders, top and bottom. I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto strips of gray card stock and created the bow. To soften it, I ran it over the edge of my table several times so it would easily bend into shape. Foam squares are under the ties to give them a little more dimension. I inked the same background stamp with the gumball green ink and stamped onto printer paper. I punched a circle of it and glued it onto a button, then added glossy glaze before adhering it to the center of the bow.  The same Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped on the inside using the Gumball Green ink.

Stamps: Happy Birthday Set LG 15636, Abstract Floral Bkgd 450