Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Strength

The LORD is my strength and song.

The Cheery Lynn Designs lattice die cut is
done in a very pale green card stock
over a Karen Foster DP.

The scripture was done in Paint Shop Pro X
and was designed by me.
It was die cut using a Spellbinders Label die.
The edges of it and the label die cut under it
are both sponged with purple ink.

 Rhinestones with a purple hue and
a K & Company sticker
are the embellishments.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ascribe to the Lord

Psalm 29:2 is a beautiful reminder of what a wonderful
God we serve.

The design begins with a plain white card base.
It has been totally covered by an old Karen Foster DP.
Over this is a light pink lattice die cut made
from a Cheery Lyn Designs die.

The two larger ovals are Spellbinders.
The long narrow one has been textured with an 
embossing folder and mounted on a long narrow
scalloped oval out of a slightly darker pink.

The scripture has been done in PSP X,
cut in an oval and mounted on another
slightly larger pink oval.
Three small pearls are attached to the far right
side of the oval.

K and Company is the make of the oval
3-D tulip sticker.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Birthday Card

A very simple birthday card with some glitz.
The sparkly turquoise and browns band is make 
from white glue and various embossing powders and
Pearlex.  Simply spread a coating of white glue, the 
cheapest you can find will work just fine, and dab on
various embossing powders, Pearex powder, glitter
or anything shiny and pretty that will stick in the glue.
Now heat with your heat gun. 
You will note that the thicker the glue
the more bubbles and texture you will get.

Since this is a messy process I make up a bunch at once 
and pull them out to use as needed.

I used brown card stock in the layering
and for the EK Success punched border.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fear Not

One of my favorite scriptures and scripture songs.
This card begins with a plain white card base.
Karen Foster DP is attached to the card base with
a Cherry Lynn Designs lattice in a very pale green over that.

The scripture has been created in PSP X
and cut out with a Spellbinders Label die.
The edges have been sponged with a purple ink

The flowers and leaves have been punched  using
Punch Bunch punches, shaped with a stylus and
glitter glue was used for the center of the flowers
 after they were attached.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Simple Cheerful Cards

 A plain white card base is the beginning of this design.
The next step is to cut another piece of card stock
that is 4 x 5.25 inches.
You will now be working on this piece of card stock.
 The bright colored stripes are done with washi tape.
This is my first experience with washi tape and
I think I am already addicted.

The phrase is computer generated and cut
with Spellbinders Labels dies.
Two of them are mounted on punched ovals, 
with one of the ovals having a dot of bright orange
glitter glue on either side.

The butterflies are punched from the same paper that
is under the phrase.  A pearl pen was used to
give a nicely raised center to each of the butterflies.
I have to say that I really really like the pearl pens.
Unlike the glitter glue, the product stays raised 
and does not shrink when dried.
The final step was to attach cut up strips of
egg carton (the flat part only) to the back of the
4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock (that has all the pretties on it)
and glue to the card base.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Glorify the Lord

A burgundy and cream color scheme is 
very pleasing to the eye.
Begin with a cream card base.
I cut a piece of cream card stock to 4 x 5.25 inches
and created texture with an embossing folder (ef).
This was attached to a piece of burgundy paper 
and trimmed to a narrow border with layering rulers.

An EK Success border punch was used to  create the
border of the Paper Studio Mirabella stack DP.

The scripture is Luke 1:46-47.
It has been created in Paint Shop Pro X.
It was cut with a Spellbinders Label die
and the edges sponged with burgundy ink.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wolf on Leather

This stunning stamp is from Bear Creek Rubber.  
I don't know if they are even in business anymore as
I got the stamp a long time ago.

The first step to stamping on leather is to dust it with talc.
Now stamp the image with black pigment ink and
apply fineline black embossing powder.
Heat the powder until it has all become shiny
and is melted to the leather.
This was fairly thick leather so the circular die cut 
did not cut all the way through, but it was 
relatively simple to finish cutting with a scissors
as the die cut leaves a very nice line for one to follow when cutting.

The edges of the circle were sponged with sepia ink and the
eyes of the wolf were color yellow with a Tombow marker.
A piece of corrugated cardboard was torn in a circle.
The entire circle was sponged with sepia ink with the
edges receiving an extra heavy dose.

The decorative bar on the right was made with
Fiskar decorative scissors and punches.
The dark brown base was cut with the scissors
and the little medallions were punched and
then glued together.
The card base also had the edges sponged with
sepia ink.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Old Truck

 In my wanderings as a agricultural enumerator for
Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service I see a lot
on the back roads of western Nebraska.
I found this old truck on an abandoned farmstead several
miles off any maintained road.  It makes a perfect card
for a man.
The card base is from DCWV Old World stack.  
I am not sure where I got the stamp.
The edge of the card base, picture and phrase
all have edges sponged in black ink.
One picture has the old fashioned corners and
the bottom one has the edges rounded.

Both phrases were created in PSP X
by myself.