Friday, May 31, 2013

Sympathy Cards

 The above card is on a Glimmer Mist base.
The dies cuts are Spellbinders dies.
The phrase is computer generated.
 The pink layer has been textured with an embossing folder.
The two die cuts are from Spellbinders.
I have no idea where I got this black and white paper.
The die cut is Spellbinders.
The pearl accents are from Viva Pearl Pen.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Watercolor Pressed Flower Stamping

A very very simple card.
The corners of the card base have been rounded.
An EK Success border punch was used for the
flourish border.
Now we are going to get to the fun part.
I used water soluble oil pastels by Portfolio
to color directly on my stamps.
Then the stamps were lightly misted with water.
I would recommend some experimentation on
scrap paper before you stamp on your "good" paper.
Sometimes I stamped on scrap paper, re-misted and 
then stamped on my good paper.
These Hero Arts flower stamps have been stamped 
on an decorative edged oval post-it note,
the oval was then mounted on a plain white card stock oval.
The leaves and baby's breathe images were separate stamps. 
I used the flat portion of a paper egg carton
glued to the back of the layered flower image
to create a 3-d look.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Basic Black

 These are three cards that a made a while back.
I love the elegance of the black and white or
black and cream.
 You can do a lot with layering and an embossing folders.
A little ribbon and some brads complete the look.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

For My Mother

This design is now residing in my mother's room
at Heritage of Bridgeport nursing home.
The gingham flowers are so cheerful.

The gingham is an Impression Obsession stamp.
I went totally crazy the day that I got it and
just stamped lots of colors of gingham.  Just love it!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Gingham Butterfly

After running a piece of 4 x 5.25 inch white card stock
in an embossing folder
through my trusty die cut machine,
it was layered on a bright pink paper.

The butterflies were punched out of various
colors of gingham butterflies.
The butterflies are over Bosscut flourishes.

Shaping of the butterflies was done with
a large stylus.
The body of the butterflies was accented
with pearl white pearl pen.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cream and Rust Sympathy

This card looks complicated, BUT when you deconstruct
and take it step by step it is simple.

A cream card base is the start.  
Now a cream 4 x 5.25 inch card stock
that is run through an embossing folder
and layered over a rust.  This was
trimmed to a narrow border using layering rulers.

The frame is from two Spellbinders dies.
I place both of these on the card stock at
the same time and tape into place with
low tack masking tape and after
cutting it is embossed using the rubber embossing mats.
The edges of the inside and outside have
been sponged with a rust ink.
On the back side I have created a 3-d
look using the cut up flat pieces of a paper egg carton.
This is then put over a piece of EK Success dp.

The phrase is stamped with VersaMark ink
and embossed with dark green embossing powder,
layered over rust and both have been cut with
Spellbinders Nesting ovals.
This is also raised for a 3-d look with
more flat pieces of paper egg cartons.

Shaped rust flowers and dark green leaves
from Punch Bunch are arranged on the
upper left and lower right corners of the frame.

See, it was easy.  Step by step and you have
a lovely elegant card.

Bronze butterflies are die cut using
Cheery Lynn Designs dies.