November 21, 2014
I'm working on filling stockings for door prizes for a fellowship we will be having in December. I just had to make a few Rudolph the $5 Reindeer cards...who wouldn't like getting that? I started with a Top Note die cut then added a decorative gold embossed paper piece to the top. I stamped Christmas Blessings in red at the bottom right and attached my origami Rudolph to the left side. I then attached the die cut to a red A-2 card.
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November 3, 2014
Although I love Stampin' Up! stamps, there are some that just aren't my style. I've never been a fan of two-step images, but my thinking is changing. I recently came across a punched tile card that I wanted to try. I took out a stamp set I've never used and thought I'd use a couple of the two-step flower images from the set. Oh my goodness...the watercolor look of the flowers took me by surprise and I love it. Here is the card I made.
October 28, 2014
I love to research card designs by going to Pinterest and finding tutorials on YouTube. I guess I have a particular style I like because when I see a card that interests me, I'll save it in my 'card inspiration' file. When I saw the tutorial for this card on YouTube, I had to make a few. I changed it up a bit to make it personal and I love the way it came out.
July 10, 2014
Thoughts & Prayers from Stampin' Up! is one of favorite stamp sets. I love the tree image in the set, but my favorite is the floral vine. This week I was looking at some cards on Pinterest and saw one I wanted to try to make. It uses the floral vine around the edges of the card, leaving an open space for the sentiment. I loved the look, so gave it a try.
I began by stamping a sentiment (PSX) on a 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" white card. I stamped it a little to the right, off center. I then stamped the floral vine on a piece of plastic that came with my Stamp-a-ma-jig, so I could use it for placement. Then I stamped the floral vine six times around the card, surrounding the sentiment. I punched some bright pink mini-flowers and glued them onto the vines, where the stamped flowers were. I added a little pearl embellishment to the center of each flower to give it dimension. I then backed the white stamped card with a piece of the same pink card stock that I used for the flowers. I then glued the layers to an A-7 navy blue card.
February 6, 2014
Isn't this one of the cutest cards you've ever seen? It really put a smile on my face as I was celebrating my 60th birthday. The saying over the hill came to mind...then I decided turning 60 was more like going over a mountain. I survived thanks to the great cards I received. Terry H. in Ohio sent me this one.
January 9, 2014
I've been making several cards this week using my newest Deer Trio die from Memory Box. Below is a Thinking of You card I made this morning.
I started with a white A-2 panel card. I computer-generated the message at the top and bottom. I then stamped a snowy woods scene (Hero Arts) on white in black ink. I backed the image with a black layer that has been spattered with white watercolor. After attaching the image to the center of the card I added my three die cut deer using pop dots to give the image dimension.