Monday, January 30, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #99

With Valentine's Day around the corner I had to pull out the 'love' stamps! This card is for the Shabby Tea Roo challenge #99 at www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com. The cardstock and DSP is by Stampin Up! The Glue and Glitter is by Rubber Cafe. I used a black and a white gel pen. The embellishments are black and also by Rubber Cafe. The ink is black Stazon. The tulle is white glittered. The stamp is by 'American Art Stamps' (Live, Laugh, Love) and the border stamp is by Stampin Up! 'Vintage Vogue'. Any questions please ask! Thanks for taking time to look at my card today!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 9 of Clean & Simple Card Making

This technique is done by using white pigment ink on a black background and then heat-setting it. Then I used Water Color pencils to color in the detail. I used the lesson by Jennifer McGuire from Day 9 of Clean & Simple Card Making http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/cleansimple/
The teachers for today are Jennifer, Kristina Werner and Krystie Hersch.
No website for Krystie H. is available
Supplies: Cardstock is Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pretty In Pink; Ink is Basic Black by SU and White by Color Box; Water Color Pencils are misc. companies; Ribbon is SU; Stickles are pink and green. I just used the Stickles at random. Thanks for looking at my blog. Any questions please ask!

Day 6 of Clean & Simple Card Making

This is day 6 of Clean & Simple Card Making http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/cleansimple/and I can't believe it! The time has passed so quickly. This is a card that was kind of fun to put together. You punch 6 circles and fold two sides so that when it is all done you have a flower shape!
The teachers for today are Jennifer McQuire, Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole.
Supplies are....Paper: 'Kraft' and 'So Saffron' Cardstock and DSP by Stampin' Up!; 3" Circle Punch by EK Success; White Gel Pen by Ink Essentials; White Bakers Twine by Stampin' Up!
The 'Thanks' stamp is Stampin' Up!
Thanks for taking a look at my blog and come back again soon! Blessings.....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 3 of Clean & Simple Card Making

Tone on tone is the topic for today's class. These cards took a bit of time to construct because the embellishments that are layered are six layers glued together. I used liquid glue on my samples but I think the next time I make this type of card I will use dry glue. It could speed the process.
Supplies: Cardstock: Pale Plum and Whisper White by Stampin Up. Die: Amana Circle by Memory Box; Ink: Versamark; Embossing Powder is American Crafts Zing White; Glue: Tombow; glitter pen. Any questions please ask! Check out these other websites for some great ideas! http://tamihartley.blogspot.com/2011/12/hero-arts-2012-catalog-blog-hop.html

Day 2 of Clean & Simple Card Making

This is my version of one of the Greeting Cards from Day 2 of Clean & Simple Card Making. The class this day focuses on flat cards. I usually layer my cards so this lesson is good for me!

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin Up! Whisper White; Ink: Verifine Black; Brilliance Rocket Red; Stamps are by Stampin Up! Post-it-notes for masking. Any questions please ask! You will find lots of great ideas at these websites: http://papertrufflez.typepad.com/ http://mypapersecret.blogspot.com/2011/10/o-christmas-tree.html Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. Comments are always welcome!

Day 1 of Clean & Simple Card Making



These are two cards from Day 1 of the Clean & Simple Card Classes by Kristina Werner and Maile Belles. Both cards are quite different from each other and very fun to make. It was actually harder for me to make the flat card than it was to make the layered look. I don't know why....I guess I tend to want to layer things more and it was a little out of the box from what I usually do. I really had to rely on a steady hand! Card 1:Recollections Card Stock Aqua w/envelope; Stamp: Hero Arts Flower Dot Background; Ink: Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink; Versamark Ink; White Gel PenEmbossing Powder: Americna Crafts Zing White; Punch: Stampin Up Mini Heart; Tools: Paper Cutter; Adhesive: Dimensionals by Stampin Up! Card 2: Cardstock: Whisper White by Stampin Up!; Markers: Copic....various colors; Ink: Verifine Black; Die: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words; Stamps: 'Simply You' by Technique Tuesday and 'Everyday Sayings' by Hero Arts; For some great ideas stop by these websites! Jennifer, Kristina and Maile are behind just some of the inspiration on day 1 of this great class! http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/ http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/ http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Card For My Friend

This card is for my best friend. She moved away a few years ago but it seems like it has been alot longer than a few years. I think of her every day and want her to know that I miss her. This will go out in tomorrow's mail. I wanted to share it with you before it goes. Today would be a good day to send a card to YOUR best friend.
Supplies:
Stamps: Verve
Rub-ons: Stampin Up!
Punches: Long oval and 1/16th Circle Stampin Up! and rounded Corner Punch by EK Success
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Designer Paper: Stampin Up!
Baker's Twine: Stampin Up!
Metal 'Wings' Charm and Jumper Ring: Tim Holtz
Adhesive: Stampin Up!
Foam Dots: Stampin Up! Dimensionals
Circle Dies: Spellbinders

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Double Dutch Fold Card




One of the tutorials on 'Splitcoaststampers' was for this 'Double Dutch Fold' card. I thought I would try it and it was fun to make. The main layer is vellum (vanilla cardstock underneath).
The cardstock and all embellishments are Stampin Up! The stamp is by 'Ashlyn's Faith' by Stampabilities. To see other Double Dutch Fold Cards go to :


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