Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
The edges of the scrapbook paper that is used to cover the card base have been sponged with dark brown. This adds depth and softens the edges.
Inkadinkadoo is the maker of the stamped image in the center. I used a metallic brown embossing powder.
Hope some of you get some ideas for using your die cuts from this card.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Combining punches, decorative scissors, a little ink sponged on the edges, layering rulers, and coordinating scrapbook papers can have wonderful results.
I had the pleasure of spending a whole day with my friend and fellow stamper, Charlene, in her home in Holdrege NE. We stamped and created up a storm. Creative excess!!!! Love it!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
More scripture cards!!! After stamping several 12 x 12 sheets of scrapbook paper I had to do something with them. At the time that I stamped and embossed these I was sure that the paper would be easy to work into some great cards. These have laid around staring at me for several months. One day I just couldn't take it anymore and started playing.
The background on this card is a very formal mum stamp. I used Clearsnaps Olive Pastel Colorbox Chalk Ink and just stamped until the entire card front was covered.
The little ribbon on the right side was cut from dark green card stock with deckle scissors. Very simple and it adds the finishing touch.
I am not sure that I like the epoxy stickers, but they are on there now, so I guess they are ok.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
These flowers are so much fun!
Most of the punches used are from a wonderful company called Punch Bunch. The flowers are punched out and then shaped with various sizes of stylus. I use the back side of a computer mouse pad to allow the stylus to gently shape the flower petals. A circular motion seems to work best.
A few more hints, after the petals have all been shaped, turn the flower over and use a smaller stylus to press in the center.
I use a toothpick with a tiny bit of glue on it to pick up the flower centers from the back side, then carefully place middle of the shaped petals.
The ovals are cut from a Spellbinders oval Nestibilities die. Silk wallpaper was used for the textured cream background. I often check the damaged and sale section for wallpaper. I got this roll for $8 as the ends had been damaged. Still works great for card backgrounds!!!
The gold around the oval and the silk wallpaper rectangle is gold gift wrap.