Wednesday, October 27, 2010

a CAS birthday card

At first I thought the new Holiday Label 14 was messed up in production, so I emailed Claire. Turns out she purposefully ran the writing uphill. Love the way you think Claire, although, it does take some getting used. My paper cuts aren't exactly straight and with this stamp, well, just adds to the quirkiness of my cards! Here I've used a new cuttlebug folder called "Jules Jewels" and embossed a piece of navy cardstock. Then gently dragged a Dew Drop Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad over the embossing. Aren't the butterflies and swirling vines gorgeous? Added the Holiday Label 14 stamped in the same gold ink with a birthday greeting in the center. A very CAS card for me. Enjoy! (fyi; the card was photographed against a brown background.)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

Happy Fall Y'all.! This one was a lot of work. Double embossing, lots of Distress Inks, Leaf ribbon colored with Memento pens, sanding, smudging, frayed edges and so on...... When I first started with this tree folder I wasn't too thrilled with it - the finished card turned out pretty cool tho'. What'cha think?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Layers n Layers?

How many layers? Eight, five or three? The ladies in our BPW North Lake group assembled these cards as part of my demonstration of 'how did she do that?' The flower is colored with Memento Cantalope and Bamboo Leaves ink. All of the shading on the ovals and the embossed background is done in Cantalope ink. I love the softness of this card. Change the tag and you can use this one for just about any occasion. Well, it's back to making Christmas cards. Have a great Fall weekend!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Winter Pond

My first attempt at stamping a scene. Instead of coloring each item in the background I sponged ink in the general area; green trees, water,etc. Cabin was lightly colored with Prisma pencils. This is the card I submitted for the GinaKDesigns Sept Release Challenge #3. In a random drawing my card was selected as the 'winner'!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Harvest

Just a quick post tonight of a Fall/Thanksgiving card. The card was embossed with the Pumpkin Vine embossing folder. I used a finger tip dauber to slightly color the pumpkins with Tangelo & Potter's Clay ink by Memento. A leaf ribbon on the side, with several leaves cut and colored with Tangelo ink. The large pumpkin is also a cuttlebug die, stamped the sentiment then embossed. Colored with Potter's Clay, Bamboo leaves & Chestnut Roan inks. Added a few gems for sparkle. Have a great week!