Monday, January 12, 2009

Scenic Winter Cards

My stamping pal, Bettye S., had a stamp that she just could not do anything with. She gave it to me to play with several months ago. It has been sitting out in my studio, staring at me for that time. Finally today I had an inspiration and several ideas. Here are two that actually worked. I just love it when the vision in my head comes together and looks good as a card.

The stamp is by Creative Impressions. I am not the greatest colorist in the world, so I knew that was not going to be the answer. On both cards the image is stamped on light blue cardstock with Clearsnaps Colorbox Fluid Chalk Blue Iris.

With the first card I highlighted with Ranger's Inkssentials white gel pen. By using the pen at the same angle over the whole card, a 3-D effect is achieved. The finishing touch was Sizzix's Sizzlet

Architectural Corners in navy cardstock. These are glued down with Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue, applied to the back side of the die cut with a toothpick.

With the second card, I went crazy with a silver glitter pen. The well glittered image was then mounted on navy cardstockand trimmed closely.

One of my favorite accents with cards is metallic gift wrap. In this case it is a brushed metallic silver. Double sided tape was used on the card base, the gift wrap attached. I then turn it over and use a scissors to trim the gift wrap to the exact size of the card base. The card itself provides my guide for a clean straight cut.

Enjoy Bettye and thanks for the challenge.


  1. Shelly! These are GORGEOUS. Absolutely love them.

  2. Great cards! Tell Bettye and the Scottsbluff gals hello for me the next time you see them! I used to live in Lusk and stamp with you all occasionally.

  3. I like the one framed with the sizzlet cut outs. Makes me think of a framed wintry window. Good job!