Thursday, May 24, 2007

Birthday for Baby Boy

I almost didn't post this card at all because when I finished it I decided it was too simple, but oh well. You can't LOVE everything you make, right?? I used YoYo Yellow, which was a Splitcoast challenge today, as the bright yellow. Stamped the balloon twice, once in Yellow and once in Brilliant Blue. Cut out the Yellow balloon and used a Pop Dot to put it on the Blue. Cut around the stamp with my paper snips and matted it on Blue Cardstock. Then put that on Yellow cardstock and stamped "Wish" from Small Script in Blue. Then matted the Yellow with more blue. I stamped the little candle from Good Times twice as well. Once on the card and once on Yellow Cardstock. I cut out the flame from the Yellow Cardstock and glued it in place. Ta Da.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Circles & Dots!

I wanted to make one of these cards from the Splitcoast weekly challenge. I punched out four 1 1/4" squares and stamped on them with the circles from the hostess set "Riveting" in Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose. Then I mounted the four of them onto cardstock - Regal, Chocolate, Regal & Chocolate again. I made the last two pieces extra long and added a piece of Vanilla Wide Organdy Ribbon. I stamped a quarter page card with the background from Beyond the Basics in Chocolate Chip. It took me a while to decide, but I think I like the way it turned out!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Mirror Image Stamping Card

I think these little fishes are too cute! This is my first project reversing a stamp with my new toy - a brayer. You ink up the little fishy from Very Punny, run the brayer over him very carefully, then run the brayer over your paper. You get a mirror image of the stamp. Then I stamped the original image to the right, added the sentiment from the same stamp, and watercolored them in with my Pastels & Blender Pens. I tore some Basic Black cardstock for the mat, then added Tempting Turquoise to that. I put a strip of Black and Pink Passion together, punched holes with my 1/16 punch and put Silver Brads through them. Then I put it all on some Lovely Lilac cardstock.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

'Recycled' Paper Cards

I made this quick & simple set of 6 cards as a gift. The blue & white patterned papers are all 'recycled' from the inside of used business envelopes. This set is wonderful! One of the wonderful, to be discontinued in a couple months, sets I love! To see the cards individually, check out my gallery at Splitcoast Stampers:

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Monogram "Recycled" Paper Card

I hope you'll be able to see how classy this looks. The pattern is so fun & the black and white combo is one of my favorites. I'm just so amazed that this beautiful patterned paper was FREE! My Mom had someone at her office save the patterned envelopes for me to flip inside out and use for cards! It was a big hit with my crafting friends! Thanks MOM!

It's just a quarter page white card, with the patterned paper on the right side. A grosgrain black ribbon along the joint of the papers and a monogram stamp done with black ink. Simple, fast, fun, free!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

I am so glad I got this set! Aren't these animals adorable?!? I stamped the elephant in Elegant Eggplant and then stamped the flower five times in More Mustard. Once, as you see, over his trunk so he's 'holding' the flower. Then I stamped "Wild About You" from the stamp set by the same name in Chocolate Chip. I matted the Whisper White piece with a Chocolate Chip piece and put behind it a piece of Whisper White stamped with Linen background in Eggplant. I put it all on an Eggplant card. One stamp set and one background. Easy and cute!

I decided to pull out my 3 current stamp sets that I'll have left after July and try to come up with some stuff. I stamped the little lion three times. Twice in More Mustard and once in Chocolate Chip. The Chocolate one I cut out his mane, and one of the Mustard ones I cut out his face. Then layer them all together and push up the edges of his mane a little and I love the look! I got the idea from Splitcoast Stampers. Then I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from God's Blessings set on the Mustard cardstock in Chocolate ink. I added a piece of twill tape and a couple brads to tie it all together. I know you won't be able to see the texture well, but for the background I stamped linen once in Mustard and once in Chocolate. I really like the look it gives too. It gives more depth to the background.