October 26, 2011
I recently purchased some wonderful card stock from a paper company. It has a smooth surface and it takes rubber stamp ink really well. Today I thought I'd try out some of my solid image stamps and brush markers and I was thrilled with the results. I thought I could only use my solid images on glossy card stock, but this works just as well. This is the card I made with my Rubber Stampede Gerbera Daisy stamp, colored with Marvy Brush Markers. The sentiment is a PSX image.
Have you ever made a card to give away and then decide you like it so much you want to keep it? This is one of those cards. I was stamping images of my Penny Black snowman for a swap and decided to make a multi-layered square card with the snowman at the center.
I began with a 5.5" square base card. I stamped the snowman on a 2.5" square then stamped a second one and cut out just the snowman. I stamped additional snowman images on brown, red and decorative paper. I cut out just the scarf from the red, the stick arms from the brown and the earmuffs from the decorative paper. I glued the scarf, arms and earmuffs on the cut out snowman. This was layered (with pop dots) on top of the snowman I stamped on the 2.5" square white card stock. This layered piece was to be the center of the card.
I cut and layered five alternating red and white layers to back the snowman. I attached some decorative paper to the base card then attached the multi-layered snowman to the card. The last step was to stamp the snow part of the image on white card stock, cut it out, emboss and attach at the bottom.
October 24, 2011
When the seasons change, people get sick. Why is that? Oh well, no matter what the reason, people are sniffling and coughing and it's time to make some of my little 'Feel Better' kits.
I began by stamping Nurse Anya (The Greeting Farm) on white card stock. I then paper pieced her by stamping more images onto printed and solid colors (for dress, face, orange, orange juice and hair). I then made a back and front insert (out of solid and decorative blue card stock) for a regular size CD jewel case.
On the front insert I added a piece of ribbon, three gold brads and a die cut stamped oval that reads, 'Get Well Soon'. I attached Anya to the right side of the front insert. Inside the CD case I put 3 things...a single dose packet of Advil, a single dose packet of a cold medication and a gift card to a local pharmacy. FYI: I find those single dose packets of medications at my local convenience store.
October 6, 2011
I received the prettiest card the other day from my secret sister. It was a lovely flower grouping stamped in black on white card stock. It had one piece of decorative black and white paper behind the flowers and one little black and white brad off to the side. It was so pretty that I had to make a few of my own.
I started with some decorative black and white paper (backed with a piece of solid black) and adhered a stamped image of two roses onto the paper. I glued this piece onto an A-2 white base card. Next I punched a black circle and added a large black brad at the center. I adhered it to the card at the right of the roses. Lastly I simply stamped 'For You' above the brad and the card was finished. Although I do like cards that have some color to them, a simple black and white card has a beauty all it's own. I think I'll make a few more.