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.
December 25, 2013
If you remember the movie with Steve Martin called 'The Jerk', then you will remember the excitement of the telephone book arriving. That's how I felt yesterday when my newest Memory Box die arrived...it was actually a Christmas present to myself, so its arrival on Christmas eve was perfect.
Speaking of cards...It will be a while before I have to buy any A-2 pre-folded cards. While at Goodwill this past weekend I found 6 boxes of pre-folded white panel cards (250 per box) for 99-cents a box. Yes, of course I bought them all. Merry Christmas to me.
August 23, 2013
What I thought, but didn't say, was that not only did I love the die but want to buy more of them. They are so easy to fold and tuck and if you use the right decorative paper, you can get a wonderful medallion to use on cards. Below is the first medallion I made using a purple polka dot paper with a solid dark purple backing. This will be used on a card for my generous friend who gave me the set.
March 28, 2013
A couple of days ago I came across a card made with a bamboo stamp that I just had to case. Thankfully, the same stamp is in my collection so I made the card below.
I started with a 5-1/2" cream colored card. I cut a 5" cream colored layer and embossed two lines at the top and bottom. I stamped the bamboo in brown (off center) and attached this layer to a green layer. I stamped a second bamboo and die cut it with a circle die. I inked the edge of the circle and sponged on a little brown at the bottom left side. I then attached it to the first image, lining up the stalks. I added a piece of sheer brown ribbon and attached the layers to the base card.