Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Card Sketch #59 - Serendipity

Here's sketch #59! Card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Feel free to add whatever embellishment you want down the right side!

I finally made a card that isn't white for it's base! The main panel is stamped in Palette French Lilac and then stamped off a couple of times to give it that shadowed effect. I used a dauber and lightly added some ink around the edges to give it a softer look. The edges of the lilac cardstock is distressed with the same ink. The mesh is actually drywall tape - I have a huge roll of this and forget to use it, as it's hidden away in a drawer. Out of sight, out of mind!! Feel free to use designer paper or whatever you want in place of the drywall tape.
As I was making this card up, I decided to go through my scraps that I keep in a basket in my work area. I always thought that I used a lot of purple in my card designs, but no....from sorting them all into color groups, it's a toss up between green and blue. I put all the color groups into file folders and have made a pack with myself not to cut into another full sheet of cardstock until I have gone through all my scraps first! Of course that's a lot easier said than done....=)

Stamps - Leaf stem is from Deco Designs and the sentiment are from TAC
Cardstock - lilac and purple from Bazzill
Drywall tape
Organdy ribbon

Friday, March 21, 2008

Card Sketch #58 - Hello!

Here's card sketch #58 - pretty simple, but can be used for a multitude of different occasions and greetings! Card measures 5 x 5.

As you can see I got out my Copic's to color the main image, again. I used some crystal effects on the blue water to make it look like it actually is water! I added some stardust gel to the center of the flower for some needed bling! The corners on the main panel are cut using the ticket punch and it's mounted on red cardstock. The white brads in the corners add some definition. As you can see, I added some paper piercing to the vertical layers to help define them. Overall, I like this card for it's simplicity and classiness.

Stamps - The Angel Company
Cardstock - red and blue by Bazzill
White Brads
Crystal Effects
Copic Markers
Stardust gel pen
Palette Noir ink

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

SBS1 - Whatever Challenge

Summer - That's the theme! Time for relaxing and having fun at picnics, BBQ's, Camping, etc. I chose to make a card with a picnic theme.

The picture turned out a little blurry, but IRL this is a fun card

Checker board stamp from See D's
Watermelon stamps - Large TAC, small CTMH
Ant - rubber stampede
Dragonfly - TAC
Snap stamps for the sentiment
Blue and red cardstock - Bazzill
Light green paper ????
Colored with Copic Ciao's
Blue gingham ribbon

Get well card

Hello everyone - I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

This card is for one of our SBS sisters who just had back surgery. Rhonda, we hope your doing well and back to stamping soon!

I had so much fun creating this card! The bandaid stamp is something I just got and hadn't a chance to use. It colored up great with Copic Ciao E21 - Baby Skin Pink. The swiss dot embossing folder was just the thing to use to go with the bandaids!

Tan cardstock from K&Company (Amy Butler)
Black cardstock that I ran through the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Stamps: Get well soon from TAC, bandaid from the Stampin Place
Bandaid colored using Copic Ciao's
Nestabilities rectangle dies

Friday, March 14, 2008

Card Sketch #57 - Bliss

Good morning - here is my latest sketch and card, both measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Copic markers again played into the main panel. I've been playing around with my markers to get the hang of them and I think this image came out pretty good. I'm still playing around with the blender pen. I'm finding that it's making the black ink bleed. The inks I have used are Palette Noir and Stazon. I've used Papertrey ink's white cardstock, and the cheap stuff....still not liking what I'm getting. I'll keep you posted on my findings.

I added all the flower punches once I had finished this card, I felt that it "needed" something more, and it went with the flowers in the watering can! Yellow brads are used in the centers to attach them to the card.

I found a place on the web that sells the sets of 36 Copic Ciao for less $$$, they also offer free shipping. This is the cheapest place I have found and they ship really fast, too. Click here.

Stamps - The Angel Company
Paper - DCWV luxury stack, Grey cardstock by Bazzill basics
Grey 5/8 grosgrain ribbon
Yellow brads
Flower paper punch - EK success

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Card Sketch #56 - Thank You!

Here's is card sketch #56 - Thank you!

I just got a set of Copic Ciao markers and was playing around and this is what came of it! I am totally sold on these - as a matter of fact, I held out buying these for a long time. You see, I have a set of Tria alcohol markers and they're OK, but have to say that Copic's are so much better! Now I can't wait to supplement my set of 36 with more colors!!!! This is going to get expensive!!

Stamps - CTMH - Friendship blessings
Palette Noir ink
Copic Ciao Markers
Purple cardstock from Bazzill
White gel pen
White grosgrain ribbon

Friday, March 7, 2008

Clean and simple

No sketch for this one, it's simple enough to copy!

This card was made using Papertrey patterned paper, ribbon and their new Palette ink in aqua mist.

I got out my sewing machine (again, can you believe it?) and tried the zig zag stitch on the top and bottom of the patterned paper. It's a little un-even on one end, but overall not bad. I like how this one turned out, soft, clean and simple.

Have a great weekend!

Stampin up! stamps (can't remember the set name)
Papertrey patterned paper, ribbon and ink in Aqua mist
Palette burnt umber ink

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Card Sketch #55 - St. Pat's

I thought I'd get in a St. Patrick's day card before all the Easter ones hit. So, here we go with sketch #55. It's your choice what you do with the embellishments on the top right corner

As you can see I decided to use the window word punch and added some brads.

Card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. The clovers are colored with prisma color pencils and blended with OMS. I sponged around the sentiment panel with ink to spice it up a bit. Looking at this picture now, I should've done it around the shamrock panel, too! I added some sparkle to the dots on the clover with my stardust pen.

Stamps - Sentiment from TAC, Dotted clover from Stampendous
Palette noir ink
Designer paper from Making Memories
Green cardstock from Bazzill
White and ivory cardstock
Green brads
Stardust pen

Saturday, March 1, 2008

March Stamp of the Month

I recently was asked by The Angel Company to design some samples for the March Stamp of the Month. Below are two of the samples that didn't make it on the web site. All paper supplies are from The Angel Company.

You can go to this LINK to view the other samples I designed for this set! My favorite has to be the cookie card. After viewing the other samples, pop back in and let me know what your favorite is.