Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cheery & Bright

Something bright and cheery on a cold dreary day here in Mt. Dora, FL. These cards are for a quick class this week. Products used: Nesties Crown Circles, Circles, Lacey Circles, Labels 15 and a Martha Stewart buterfly punch. Dimensional Pearls new colors of Peacock, Buttercup, Cantalope and Rouge. GKD stamps and the Paisley Impressabilites. Inks used were Memento, Kaleidacolor and VersaMagic.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Challenge cards

Congrats - a CAS card for wedding, baby, anniversary or graduation. The background was letterpressed by inking a cuttlebug folder. Stamped a nesties label #14 with a stamp from gkd lovely labels 2. The 'small clump of clover' image from gkd faithful florals was inked with memento bamboo and stamped off twice to give a more muted look. I used a clear gelly roll pen to highlight the flourish part of the lovely labels stamp. Added couple of curly-que clips to hold the sentiment and a bit of metallic bling. Again, I've inked the cuttlebug folder prior to dembossing to create the letterpressed background. Nesties label 14 was stamped with gkd lovely labels 2. The image is from gkd fanciful fall stamp set and was colored with prisma pencils. I thought the image and the 'debossed' background went well together. Painted paper clips hold the sentiment. A favorite of mine. I love orange, what I can say! This time the letterpress effect was accomplished by inking an impressibilities screen with memento cantalope ink. I think it's cool the way the ink looks spotty almost water colorish. Added the ribbon on the diagonal (per the sketch)and inked the lower triangle with T.H. distress tea dye ink. Used nesties label 16, gkd lovely labels 2 stamp set and an image from gkd fanciful fall set. The image was stamped in rich cocoa with clear gelly roll pen over it for shimmer. The sentiment is from gkd sending sunshine set. *All of the above cards were submitted to StampTV for their Sketch Challenge #5.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

GKD Challenge Tags

Sorry the picture is so dark, it was taken with my phone on a dark wood table. I have to figure out a new way to take "looking down" photos. Anyway, these Tags were made for the GKD Release Challenge #2, make a set of 4 tags. After making so many Christmas cards I went with a suble color palette for these, featuring Memento Cantalope, Lulu Lavender, Summer Sky and Angel Pink inks. I used nestie labels #15 with the gkd lovely labels 2 stamp set. The classic circles centers have ruffled ribbon peeking out from behind and are attached with pop dots. Coordinating ribbons, pearls and/or gems were added to each Tag. The label was mounted to a 3" sq card so the tags can be opened to add a greeting or To/From.