Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Graduation Cards

In addition to the baby card from the last post, I needed to come up with a graduation card. Both of these cards use the same pieces. I used the chipboard star and covered it with encore silver ink and then I clear embossed over it. That is where the texture came from. I wanted to use a neutral pallet so I went with black, white, and gray. I have the star punches on order so if the campers want to add punched out stars in the school colors that will be easy. I thought about adding some ribbon, but kind of liked the cleaness of these cards and thought if they were going to a guy it didn't really need any ribbon. What do you think? How could these be spiced up a bit?

Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm a dork! & Here is a card

Jana gave me an Excellent Blogger Award back on 2/14 and I totally spaced it. Thanks Jana! But obviously I haven't been too excellent lately. I will work on that though. I'll start out by showing you a card I made this weekend.

This is a baby card for our next stamp camp. I bought a bunch of the sticky cuts and chipboard pieces that SU! offered to demos in bulk in anticipation of using them for our next camp projects. Here I have used the sticky cut heart with beads and microbeads. I was planning to use it with glitter, but I didn't have a color that would look good for the heart. My plan for the camp is to use the pink bead duo that SU! offers, but I didn't have that on hand this weekend so I had to improvise. I used some pink beads and microbeads that I had to attempt to get a similar effect. I also had to improvise the background. I want to use the polka dot background at the camp, but I don't have that so I used a pencil eraser here. The colors are Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, and Groovy Guava. I stamped the giraffe from Wild About You in Apricot Appeal.

BTW - You can click on the picture to make it bigger if you want to see the beads closer. For some reason my blogger stopped making the pictures clickable and bigger automatically, but I was able to find one that worked before and modified the html code from that to make it work on this one the the last card I posted.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Want to laugh so hard that you cry and snot flies out your nose?

Not that I would know or anything.

I just love it when people do those "what they looked up to get to my blog" posts. I don't know how to do that. And I highly doubt many people end up at my blog on accident, but Dawn over at Because I Said So did this the other day. Oh is it funny.

And the Poineer Woman used to do them every so often, but I haven't seen one recently.

My DH googled himself the other day and got this...He sent me an email and said people must think we abuse our children.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Two Weeks?!?!

I can't believe it has been two weeks since I posted last. Wow! Time flies. I only have one stamping project that I have worked on in those two weeks. And it all happened this past weekend. I made 56 cards for the Michigan SCS get together that is coming up at the beginning of March. I don't want to show the finished product until after the event, but here is a peek of what they looked like in the middle of the assembly and stamping.

That is the card base with 55 of it's friends stacked up next to it. In front are the cut pieces for the main image. The stamp on the card base I got at http://www.starvingartistamps.com/. It is the Ornate Tooled Leather Background. I love it! I bought the unmounted rubber and then I put it on ez mount cling foam. When I went to use it I realized I probably didn't need to do that. When I stamp with my backgrounds I do it upside down. So I lay the rubber, image side up on my grid paper and then I ink it up. Next I lay the paper on top of the rubber and fold my grid paper over top of that and rub all around to make sure the paper is pressed into the rubber image. The base is Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, and Creamy Caramel. The background was stamped in Really Rust ink on the Creamy Caramel and then the edges were sponged with Really Rust. More to come on the finished card later. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. And I will try to make a whole card that I can show you this weekend!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bronc Buster Stamp Camp Card

This is my other card for the next stamp camp. I wanted to do a masculine card. This can be used as a birthday card or whatever. The colors are Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and Very Vanilla. I used some Hemp Twine and an Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

One of a Kind Stamp Camp Card

This is one of the cards we are doing at our next stamp camp. Similar to some of the other cards I have done with this set. Pretty In Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The Card from H - E - Double Hockey Sticks

This stupid card, and her 5 identical twin sisters, took me 5 hours to make. Umm, why? This is a relatively simple card. It was not the gate fold, or cutting out the flowers. It was the darn patterned paper I picked out to use on it.
Last Friday night I went to stamp at my pal Crystal's house. I needed to borrow her stamp set to make this card so I precut everything and took it all with me. That way I could finish these cards and spend the rest of the night making the samples for my upcoming stamp camp, making the sample for my shoebox swap for the SCS event in March, bringing the design in my head to paper for the 52+ swap cards for that same event. Did I get any of that other stuff done? NO! The pieces I cut for the main image on this card included a whisper white rectangle instead of the River Rock one you see here. When I put it together it just did not work with the patterned paper. I tried a few other things Crystal suggested, but could not make it work. Then Lorie says what about River Rock. Duh! That is the weird color in the patterned paper that I couldn't figure out. This is no masterpiece. But it works.

Here are some closeups of the glitter on the flowers. I used a clear copic spica for the glitter.

The colors on this card are Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, and River Rock. The patterned paper is from a pack by Pink Martini I got at Verve Visual called Orange Creamsicle. And it is on sale right now. So if you are looking for something to go with River Rock, here is your ticket!