Friday, October 19, 2007

Year After Year II

Here is the second card in the Year after Year stamp set using the heart stamp. I used it as a thank you card, but would be good for Valentine Day also.


Cardstock - Almost amethyst, Elegant eggplant, whisper white and Designer series paper

Ink - Almost amethyst, Elegant eggplant,

Accessories - Three for You Punch, white gel pen, ribbon

This is a very fast and simple card.

Problem Child?

Grandparents - do you ever have problems with your grandchild? Here's what I do to mine when he's bad.

I'm just kidding - don't go calling child services. Ryan just likes to play in our poodle Gracie's kennel. Isn't he cute? He takes after me.

Versatile Stamp Set

I wanted to show you how versatile one stamp set can be. So, I'm going to show a series of cards using the same stamp set. I bought the Year After Year stamp set from Stampin' Up. There are eight stamps in this set that covers most occasions and holidays. The first card I'm posting uses the pumpkin stamp. I have used a birthday greeting on this card. But if you changed the greeting, it could be a fall card, Halloween card or a Thanksgiving card.

I really wish I could take better pictures, because this one really doesn't do the card justice. It's very sparkly in real life. I sprayed it with a Pearl Ex powder and hair spray mixture.

RECIPE: All Paper and Inks from Stampin' Up

Cardstock - Close to cocoa, Only Orange, Old Olive, More Mustard, Ruby Red

Ink - Only Orange & Summer Sun markers, Brown Stazon, Close to cocoa.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poinsetta Ornament

This is another medallion stamp from Holly Berry Stamps. You follow the same directions as on the Snowflake card. Stamp the image several times with versamark and emboss with gold, then cut out and layer.

I sprayed the flower with gold pearl ex and then added gold glitter to the tips of the petals. It really sparkles in real life.

Paper: Hunter Green, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Brushed Gold
Ink: versamark

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Snowflake Medallion Stamp

Ok, I'm still not at my goal of posting once a day, but I'm doing better.

This card was made with a stamp I bought in Nashville, Indiana at a little store called Papertrix. If you ever get there, stop in. It's a neat little store, with a very friendly and helpful owner.

The stamp is made by Holly Berry Stamps, it's called a medallion stamp. The images are nestled inside of each other. You stamp your image several times, emboss them, then cut out different flakes and layer them.

I used the cuttlebug for the background, the paper is shimmer white, brocade blue and night of navy from Stampin' Up. I can't remember where I got the ribbon. I also used my gelly roll stardust pen to add some glitter.

The center of the card is a stampin dimensional dipped in glitter. I also sprayed the snowflake with Silver Pearl ex mixed in hairspray. The card is very sparkly in real life.

I also have a Poinsetta medallion stamp that I bought in a Rubber stamp store in Branson Mo this summer. I will post an ornament that I made with that soon.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Quilt Block Card

I haven't posted anything in quite a while. I haven't had a lot of time to stamp lately. I hope I can catch up on some things this weekend.

Here is a card I made for the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It's a quilt block card. This is as close to quilting as I will probably ever get, although my mom made some really beautiful quilts.

To make the card, I took a 3 3/4 square piece of natural ivory cardstock and scored it every 1 1/4". This just makes it easier to place your blocks. I then used Apple Cider designer paper and my 1 1/4" square punch and punched out 5 different designs. 2 of the designs I cut in half. Then just place your pieces according to the card. You might want to lay it out first so you can decide what looks best before gluing it all down.

In the corner of the block I stamped the leaf image from Refuge and Strength in Sahara Sand, then stamped the saying over it in Really Rust. The block is layered on Really Rust cardstock then attached to Wild Wasabi cardstock. I took a strip of the Apple Cider paper and ran it through the buckle which is punched out of Choc. Chip cardstock. I used my white gel pen and made little lines around all the squares so it would look like it was quilted. For those who can run a sewing machine, you could actually stitch it. And there you have it. It took a lot longer to design the card then to make it. I could probably repeat this card in less than ten minutes.


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