Yes, I know, some of the letters are wonky but I thought I wanted them to look totally random. And I still can't get that chunky embossing powder to look bumpy and not smooth and still stay on the card!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Here is my take on Kelly Marie's card technique. I tried to work on this a little in the am, a little in the aft and a little in the pm but wow, I am sometimes so slow! Wish I had more time to spend on this card cause all I can see are the flaws. Drat!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Day 3 class, OMG, what inspiration! I fell in LOVE with Debby's cards and they are so different from my typical card that I just had to try her technique. This is my take on it.
PTI LIMITLESS LAYERS HEART STITCHES DIE
SIMON SAYS HEART PARADE DIE
LAWN FAWN MILO ABC'S
NEENAH SOLAR WHITE
SIMON SAYS BALLON & PATTERN STENCIL
WOW CLEAR GLOSS FINE EMBOSSING POWDER
AMUSE STUDIO- BLUSH PIGMENT INK, AMETHYST PIGMENT INK
Monday, August 4, 2014
What a great first day of class! Everyone's cards were so beautiful that I wanted to try ALL the techniques and right away and even on the same card! (not). Anyhoo, I decided to try the emboss/watercolor technique that Kristina used. I had a somewhat different background stamp but it is not totally dissimilar in style so I thought it would work well. I loved the colors so much that I decided to leave the image whole and not trim it down. I die cut the "Love" die from Simon Says Stamps twice out of three matching colored scrap papers and glued together just fractionally offset. Top layer spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
The hearts were left over from another project and I was thinking a little rhinestone would have worked on one of them but I forgot to add it.
Hero Arts Herbs & Honey Tile stamp
Simon Says Stamps Love You die
MFT Lots of love die set - you
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard seed
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold
Tombow Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Stamp Runner
Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Gold Paper from stash
PTI White cardstock
Sunday, August 3, 2014
This was my first attempt at one of these fold-out cards and it was really challenging since it has to look good open and closed (of course I forgot to photograph it closed!) My grandson loved it and that was all that mattered.
STUDIO CALICO 6 X 6 ATLANTIC BLUE PAPER PAD
PENNY BLACK 6 X 6 MADISON PAPER PAD
TIM HOLTZ KRAFT CORE CARDSTOCK
AVERY ELLE KNOTTY & LET'S GET NAUTICAL
PAPERTREY INK THINK BIG FAVORITES #12
MAGENTA STAMPS (SCROLL AND BARREL)
HIGH HOPES STAMPS (PIRATE AND PIRATE SHIP)
MFT WOODGRAIN (ON PIRATE WHEEL)
LAWN FAWN BACKER'S TWINE
COPIC SKETCH MARKERS
Monday, July 28, 2014
So here we are mid-summer and haven't had a minute to get anything done craft wise. Family visits and trips have been our primary activity so today it has been great to have a chance to work on a card for this challenge. I opted to do a very bright and shimmery card using LF Critters Ever After and my Twinkling H2O's. I didn't want any black on the card so I stamped and embossed all the images with Versamark and heat embossed. The sentiment is from LF So Much to Say. What I learned from this card: It is hard to glue stuff to twinkling H2O's and for the vellum sentiment I had to resort to spray adhesive and the H2O's look fabulous in person but not so much in the photograph.
HYBRID PALETTE INK FRENCH LILAC
ZING METALLIC FINISH GREEN
ZING GLITTER FINISH SILVER
RANGER MICRO FINE SILVER
3M DIMENSIONAL TAPE
MAMA ELEPHANT FEMME FRAMES AND LANESCAPE TRIO DIES
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I made this last weekend for a dear friend. I think my watercolors are still too opaque but working on it!
Wink of Luna Silver Metallic
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I have only made one other box card but I thought I would try another for this challenge. Whew, they take me forever and they are so difficult to photograph. I used a ton of supplies which I will try to list below after this is entered for the challenge ( we are leaving for Mammoth and I didn't want to have to take this project with me so I worked all morning!).
|I was so annoyed at the quality of my photos yesterday that I retook this under my Stella light and I think it is much less washed out.|
|What looks like white around the edges of the red card stock is actually Encore metallic silver ink (pad).|
|Back of card which I decided to not put a sentiment on. Just the stars and another piece of the embossed stripes.|
|The silver stars are Tim Holtz and in this view you can see the stars stenciled on the back.|
|This is one of the embossed squares. I used the Simon Says diagonal stencil and mixed Aleene's Glittler snow embossing paste with Distress reinkers - Festive Berries and Fired brick. You can see bits of the glimmer.|
|The stick is a toothepick colored with Copics|
|The cloud has that puffy Liquid Applique on it and of course the butterfly has a bit of Wink of Stella.The dog tag is Viva Pearl Pen Gold.|
Paper- Navy- stash
Lawn Fawn Peace and Joy
Tim Holtz Mirror Stars
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Critters in the Burbs, Love you S'mores, You Color my World, Penelope's Blossoms, Starry Backdrops (cloud), A Birdie Told Me.
PTI - Red White Blue (sentiment)
Encore silver ink pad
Hero Arts Metallic Silver ink pad
Distress Ink Reinkers- Fired Brick, Festive Berries
Impression Obsession Greenery background stamp
Avery Elle Celery and Lemon Grass Pigment Ink Pads
Simon Says Stencils: Diagonal Stripes and Stars and Dots