Forest Friends digital download. In my publishing program, I arranged the tree and the deer on the page and selected the colors for the images. After I printed it out, I used markers to add a little contrasting color to the leaves and draw in some grass. I sponged SU blue distressing ink around the images and then the tea distressing ink around the edges. Distressed the edges with the tools in the SU Distressing Essentials kit. I then scored lines on a scrap piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and inked it with the Tea distressing inks from the kit, trimmed it out and placed it on the Choclolate Chip scrap punched with the Eyelet Border Punch (SU). I also stamped the Thanks stamp from the Riveting set (SU-retired) on the craft scrap and punched it out with a 1-1/4" circle punch. I had a little flower punch and I used it to punch out a flower out of Old Olive cardstock and adhered it to the center of the circle and then applied Crystal Effects over that. A scrap of Chocolate Chip was punched with a small scallop circle punch and layered with the stamped circle. The base of the card is River Rock.
Circle Circus digital set.: I'm going to demonstrate the circle card tonight for my friends at our weekly card club meeting. The design was pretty much a case of the sample provided with the set when I downloaded it I just embellished it a little with the silver beads and scallop border. Unfortunately the silver beads and scallop border punch are not from SU but I'm still accumulating my SU supplies and tools. I took the hello, friend image, put it in a graphics box and made the back ground a burgundy color and the sentiment white. I colored 4 circles and I after I printed them, I punched the circles with a 1" circle punch. I trimmed the "hello" panel down to fit on the front of a white cardstock base leaving a 1/8" border. Trimmed a strip of Daffodil Delight to fit under the "hello" panel and punched a Baja Breeze scrap with a scallop border punch and. Adhered everything tothe card base. Punched an extra circle and popped it up on its matching circle with a dimension dot and finished it off by adding silver beads.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
My inaugural event an SU demonstrator is Sunday, August 29. I am hosting an open house to introduce all my friends to SU and cardmaking. Those in attendance will be both crafters and noncrafters. So I needed to design cards to appeal to different tastes in style. I went with Cute, Clean and Simple (CAS), and Vintage. I am also showing what can be done with stamps from coloring them in, to straight stamping, and a different kind of coloring technique such as popping pastels (stamping with Versamark Ink and applying some chalk to add the color).
Stamp Sets: A Word for You, Elements of Style
Ink: Versamark, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Acessories: Paper Flower and white bead, 1" circle punch
Technique: Straight Stamping (Versamark ink)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The design for this card came from the Splitcoaststampers.com sketch challenge SC293. It was perfect for this image from the Peace Within Set. Color choice was kind of random but really just sprang out of the colors of ink pads I pulled together to color the image. The image was stamped on white glossy cardstock with Black StazOn ink. I also stamped it again on scrap piece of cardstock to make a mask. I masked off the image and then sponged color from the Bashful Blue and Sierra Sand dye ink pads. I colored the flowers, leaves, pot, pillow, cat and butterfly using the dye ink pads as well and an applicator. I did all this by squeezing the closed ink pad together mashing the lid down onto the ink, open the pad and use the lid like a palette to apply by taking the ink from the lid with the applicator. Colors used to color the image were Melon Mamo, Pear Pizzazz, and Peach Parfait. The Sierra Sand cardstock was embossed with 2 different the embossing folders. On the larger embossed piece I just rubbed the Sierra Sand ink pad on the edges of the card stock to add depth. Love You Much from the Well Scripted SU Digital Download set was then stamped on the left corner of the image. Pearl stickers and ribbon were added (non-SU items) for embellishment.
- Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Sierra Sand, and Melon Mambo (SU)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
|Peach Parfait monochromatic Two Step Bird Punch Thank You Card|
See Supply List Below
Bird punched out Numerous times for both
outside of envelope and insert.
When you want to change the direction
your bird is facing image using patterned paper,
flip the punch over and punch the
opposite way of your first punched bird.
|Shadow effect with bird and branch punched |
out on dark gray cardstock and covered
with sheet of vellum.
|Bird punched out on pattern paper. |
Pearl sticker added for eye