Monday, August 30, 2010

Sketch Challenge cards

Thought I would post a group shot of the cards I've made for various Sketch Challenges. Dry embossing, relief stamping, ribbons, WMS labels, Stamping Bella, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and assorted flowers were used to make these cards. These challenges only provided a card layout no other design 'hints' were given. A new type of challenge for me for sure! I hope you like them.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Give Thanks

This Thanksgiving card was made using 'leftovers' from last year. lol I cut out the cornucopia which was made with copper embossing paste and painted with Brilliance inks. The background layer was sprayed with copper and brown Glimmer Mist for a card that didn't get made. The label 8 is embossed with the Holly Ribbons cuttlebug folder and cut to size. All I need is a verse for inside and I'm done!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cream and Black Trio

Here's a Trio of Black and Cream cards using papers from the DCWV La Creme matstack. I followed instructions I found in a magazine. Since I didn't have any labels similar to theirs I created my own using a set of WMS stamps, "Vintage Labels #10, #2 and #4 (moving left to right). I just love these new stamps! They give such added dimension to the Nesties Labels 10, 4 and 2.! A few rhinestones and a piece of brown ribbon, some cream or black card stock are you're done. Elegantly simple.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cream & Black Elegance

A simple black and cream birthday card. Using papers from DCWV La Creme paper stack, all I needed was a cream card base. This is a 5" x 7" card. Which is larger than I usually make but one needed the extra width to accommodate the patterns. Label was stamp with WMS frame for a Nestie Labels #10. That was the only stamping. All edges rubbed with chestnut roan from ColorBox inks. Simple and easy.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

WMS Shabby Chic

Here's a couple of cards using stamps from WaltzingMouse's Rescue Remedies set. These stamps coordinate beautifully with Labels Four from Spellbinders!! I'm hoping to link these to the WMS blog. I love your stamps Claire! The above card used the Pure Balm stamp - it's a 4.5" square card with the Pure Balm double matted label as a topper. Overall card height is 5.5" so it fits a normal envelope. The light green layer is embossed using the Floral Screen folder from Cuttlebug then lightly inked with a Creamy Brown cat's eye from ColorBox. The card below is a Graphic 45 image, heavily inked over to tone down the brightness of her face. Added a strip of Victorian Lace border (Nesties), with the WMS Powders stamp cut as a label, added a sheer gold wire ribbon with a buckle and Wah-La! Would you buy a 'remedy' from her? LOL Think they qualify as Shabby Chic?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cute as a "Bug"

As I'm getting supplies ready for this week's class I've pulled out a birthday card to share with you. I used stamps and car die from PTI. To simulate chrome, I used a clear gelly roll pen and the headlights are silver brads. The map background was cut using a Nesties Label 12. Card edges were distressed and then rub with Chestnut Roan ink. The car's window was lightly colored with a gray Copic marker. A whimsical card that was quick to put to together.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Holiday cards

Samples for an upcoming class. There'll be 4 holiday cards: Christmas stocking (Iris folding) was cut out using a Nestie then I used ribbon for the layering design; a white & gold spirelli on shimmery green cardstock; GKD winter trees in window; GKD dove with script on red & white and a tent topper birthday card. Card stock used is from Prisma and the pink floral pattern paper is from my stash. Inks used were Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black and DewDrop Brilliance Mediterranean blue & Galaxy Gold.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Embossing folders

Good evening all, I'm working on projects for an August class "Coloring embossed images". Here's a pic of a card in progress, using a new Tim Holtz wood grain texture fades. I just love the deep impression you get with his folders. Then add a bit of highlighting to really set it off. I embossed the Nesties' Owl in the wood grain to give the impression he's hiding. Still have to add a sentiment and little owly eyes. Thanks for visiting!