Monday, April 7, 2008
Here is a mini baby notebook that my daughter and I made for a lady at her church who is having a baby shower. Everyone is supposed to write in it and give the mother to be tips on raising girls.
I used my bind-it-all machine to put it together. The paper is retired stampin up designer paper. I used the sale-a-bration set So Many Scallops and the scallop punch. I also used my cuttlebug to cut out "baby". Add some white taffeta ribbon from stampin up' and a little dazzling diamonds on the moon and you're done.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Here is one more card for tonight, then I'm off to bed. I stamped the tree image on watercolor paper and used the Stampin Up Markers to color it. I just scribbled several different greens on the image and used my aquapainter to blend it all together. I tried to follow the tutorial that I found on a blog called No Copics, No problem. Copics are expensive artist grade markers that lots of people like to use to color in their images. You can get the same affect using your Stampin' Up markers and watercolor paper.
I also used the Outside the Box technigue again. I will try and post the links to these tutorials here soon.
Paper: Watercolor paper, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Ink: Stampin Up markers - Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Old Olive
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon
I got bored with the old template so I picked a new one. What do you think? Do you like these colors better? Do you think it's easier to read? Send me an email and give me your opinion.
Does the bird in my header look familiar? I cropped it from one of the cards in an earlier post. It's the bird in the Stamp Set "Touched by Nature". I really like that set.
As I was reading some older posts, I realized I never posted any pictures of the coasters I made with the set Long Time Friend. So here you go.
Friday, April 4, 2008
I think masculine cards are the hardest to make. This card was made from the stamp set Touched by Nature by Stampin' Up. This is a really good set and I love the bird. This same card could have been a very feminine card by just changing the colors a little bit.
I used a technique called "Out of the Box". If you look close you can see that the bird's feathers and part of the leaves are sticking out of the square piece of paper. I stamped the bird image in black stazon ink on watercolor paper, then colored with my SU markers. If you use watercolor paper with your SU markers, you don't have the lines like you do on other types of paper. Your image has a very smooth look to it. I used the leaf image and acorn image from the same set as background stamps. Throw in a little paper piercing, tie some twill ribbon on it and your done.
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor paper
Markers: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Only Orange
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
Stamp Sets: Touched By Nature, Strength and Refuge
Accessories: Twill ribbon, paper piercing pack