Saturday, April 27, 2013


 Start by attaching a brown and cream crackle DP to
a card base.  Now stamp a scenic stamp with VersMark
and heat emboss with fine line white.
The top card has a punched and layered border at the
bottom of the card.
The stamped cowboy image has been colored
with colored pencils, crinkled up into a ball,
flattened out and distressed.
The edges of the images on both cards have
been "burned" by first sponging the edge with
a light brown ink.  With this sponging
the ink extends fairly far into the piece.
Next sponge with a darker brown ink, 
leaving some of the first inking exposed.
Now catch the very edges with black ink.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

More Gingham

Pink, pink and more pink!
The gingham is done with an 
Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp.
Flower centers are large white brads.

A textured piece that is 4 x 5.25 is layered over 
pink card stock.
The gingham is under a Spellbinders Label frame.
The frame is made by placing two different labels
on the paper at the same time
They are held in place with low tack masking tape.
I leave them together after cutting to emboss,
the embossing adds so much.
This frame over the gingham is placed towards
the top of the card.

The frame is computer generated and die cut
to a square.  Now the flowers, leaves and
flourishes are added.
I think with my next go at this design
I will use plain flowers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Love That Gingham

 Just love Impression Obsession's gingham stamp.
I tried just about every color of ink that I had.
The flowers are punched and a large white brad is used
as the flower center.
Leaves are a light weight card stock.
One inch strips are folded in half and run
through a corrugator at an angle
and then  the leaf is cut free hand.
When it is unfolded you have a texture
that looks kind of like the veins of a leaf.
A Bosscut flourish die cut adds
some pizzazz and yet goes with 
the rather casual country style of the gingham flowers.

The phrase is computer generated,
cut to a strip and attached to the same 
green card stock as the leaves and flourish.
A decorative scissors was used to cut the scallop
accent border under the phrase.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Sympathy Card

A sympathy card.  I really hate the fact that I seem to 
be needing more and more of these.
The phrase was stamped with VersaMark
and heat embossed with fineline gold embossing powder.
The stamp is from Personal Stamp Exchange, aka PSX.
It was die cut to a rectangle and the corners rounded.
Narrow border were cut on the green dp and those
corners were rounded as well.
That same green dp was used to cover the of
the white card base and opposing corners
were rounded.

A white piece of card stock was
cut 4 x 5.25 inches.
Marianne corner die was used on opposing corners.
and the other two corners were rounded.

Patterned card stock weight dp was
used for the flowers.  They were punched and 
shaped, with brown Pearl Pen used for the centers.
Leaves were cut from dark green cardstock 
using the Cheery Lynn Designs olive branch die.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Pretty Posy

The Inkadinkadoo image was stamped with
VersaMark and embossed with fineline black embossing powder.
The coloring was done with Twinkling H2O's.
It was cut with a square Spellbinders die and centered
in a dark green die cut.  (again by Spellbinders)

Another Spellbinders product used is the
embossing folder used for texture.  
It is a foliage type design.
It was cut down to 3 3/4 x 5 inches,
mounted on dark green paper
and that was trimmed to a narrow border.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Balck and White

 Playing with black and white.
It can be ever so elegant.
 Several different stamps, layering,
scrapbook paper, embossing folders
 and a little ribbon.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Give Thanks

The lovely scallops are cut with Spellbinders A2 Borders dies.
These could be addictive.
Some K & Company DP and plain white card stock
can look lovely with the right die cuts.
The scripture was done in PSP X with
the fancy flourishes from a Cheery Lynn Designs die
that has been carefully cut apart.

It's all in the die cutting and the layering.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Gingham Flowers

So I got this new stamp from Impression Obsession.
It was a gingham cover-a-card stamp.
I absolutely love it!

The gingham was stamped in different colors,
then a punch was used for the flowers..
A white brad is the center of each flower.

The foliage was created in a variety of ways,
narrow straight pieces form the basic stems.
A Bosscut die that was cut up was used for the
The leaves are formed by cutting 1 - 2 inch stripes of
green paper, folding in half, running through
a corrugator at an angle and
then scissor cutting while still folded in half.

River City Rubber Works made the stamp.
A scallop decorative scissors was used on the 
green border of the stamped phrase.

Simple Folds

 I found this card online and immediately printed off the
instructions, but sadly did not include who had designed it.
This is a very simple design.
Cut a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 11 inches.
Score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.
Fold as viewed in the two card samples.

The borders in the top sample are Spellbinders
A2 Scalloped Borders die set.
Stamp unknown.

You Bless Me

Another Cheery Lynn lattice die cut over
a neutral DP.

The phrase has been cut with a Spellbinders Label
and layered over another label that has been textured 
with an embossing folder.

The flowers are from Michael's Recollection line
with blue "jewels" as their centers.
The heart is another jewel.
The branches of leaves are Punch Bunch punches.

This phrase is a very generic one.
It can be used for birthdays, get well, 
what ever and you just write an
appropriate greeting on the inside.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Another design with the Cheery Lynn Designs lattice
over DP.  Love those lattices.
On top of that you  have two Spellbinders labels. 
The bottom label has been textruized
and the top label has the phrase printed on it.
The phrase was created by myself in PSP X.

The flowers are some of a type that I seldom use,
they are silk.  A beige pearl is in the
center of each flower and three
smaller pearls are positioned on the phrase.

Flourishes and leaves complete the design.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Code of the West

A perfect card for the man in your life.

The card base is parchment that has the edges
"burned" with a sponging of black ink.
The corrugated piece of a card board box
was cut with a label die from Spellbinders.
It was then distressed with dark brown ink
with it's edges sponged with black ink.

The cowboy image was lightly colored and
cut out with a Sizzix die.  It was lightly sponged with dark
brown ink and the again with black ink.

The phrase was done in Word, die cut,
the corners punched and
it was sponged with brown and black inks.

The cowboy hat is a Sizzlets western set.
I colored the hat band to make it stand out 
a little more.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Encourage One Another

This is a white card base with a very pale green lattice attache.
Two different Spellbinders labels were used
for the computer generated scripture
and the K and Company sticker.

The edges of the labels were lightly sponged with a
light tan ink.
Pearls were attached for added elegance.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nothing Hidden

Cream and burgundy are the colors used on this design.
The cream card base is the foundation.
A cream 4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock was
textured in an embossing folder, layered over burgundy
and the burgundy was trimmed to a narrow border.

A subtle piece of Victorian themed DP was
layered over burgundy that had been
punched to a decorative border.

The scripture was designed in PSP X using various fonts.
It was cut out with a Spellbinders oval die.
The edges were sponged with burgundy ink.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Glorify the Lord

Very simple and basic design.
The card base is totally covered with a floral DP.
One of the Spellbinders cardmaker dies was used to cut 
the lovely frame.

The scripture was cut out with Spellbinders
Beaded Ovals die and the edges sponged with
burgundy ink.
That's it!  

Enjoy Donna, I know you were waiting for a new
design to show up on the blog.