Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bouncing Brayer & Polar Bears....OH MY!!

Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White

Brilliant Blue, YoYo Yellow, Garden Green and Real Red.

Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Real Red and Brilliant Blue and Real Red eyelets.

Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink.

I had really been wanting to try the Bouncing Brayer technique and so finally got the ink pad ordered that I needed to give it a try. SCS also made it the tutorial of the week in their newsletter so it was a great time to finally give it a try! I also had this retired Polar Bear set that I had not yet used and it seemed like the perfect combination. I multi-layered each of the cards and cut the polar bear images out of whisper white and used dimensionals to pop them up on the card. The brayer technique is really not hard at all it just takes a little practice to keep the brayer in the same center section so that you end up with the pretty fan look, you can see how I messed that up a bit in the first photo, but still looks okay I thought......card making doesn't have to be perfect ;) It is also a bit messy when you first get started but that gets better as you gain experience also.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them......and as always, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Three for You - Thinking of you - 5

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Here's a quick card today, the colors and design are so simple but very eye pleasing I think. I used the Three for You punch kit and the Marvy Giga Square punch with the color themed around Almost Amethyst. I got to use some of the double dipped papers which are so pretty. Added a little gingham ribbon and some paper piercing in the corner and you are done!! Quick and easy and PRETTY!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Color Challege-Soft Sky and Groovy Guava - 4

I participated in my first ever challenge that SCS's hosts (a different one each day) and this one was a color challenge. The colors we were to use were Soft Sky and Groovy Guava and I really like both of the colors so this sounded fun. Like I said I had never done any of the challenges, I'm more of a CASE it girl, so was a bit nervous going in. A friend of mine from SCS Jana told me to give these a try that she had learned tons about card designs and colors just by diving off and stretching her creative juices so to speak. Well I think Jana's work is amazing so I decided to listen to her! As I said this was my first attempt so don't expect too much but it was fun and I can see how with more of these challenges it will help my creativity!

As I always say.......Thanks for Looking!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wildlife Reserve - 2

Hi Everyone,

Long time no post. I'm ashamed to say I haven't had any new cards to post!! My work has been extra busy and my craft table has been neglected. I got to work on this cards though last night and had so much fun in doing so. This card was inspired by Beate Johns site fresh & fun. She is an amazing artist and I find so many great ideas on her site. I used the image from Wildlife Reserve mounted it on Chocolate Chip and then a layer of one of the printed papers from the Shades of Brown paper pack by CM. That is then mounted on a Tempting Turquoise layer, and that on a Chocolate Chip layer. All that on the Really Rust base!! WOW that made me tired just typing it!! I used some of the hodgepodge hardware to tie the ribbon on and thought that was very pretty. When I make the card again I will be moving the placement of that over to the left some. I just don't scrap cards to the trash though so went with this one a bit off center, vowing to correct design next time! One more thing I don't have the Corner frame punch so made the ones on this card myself! Looks okay I think.

Well as always, thanks for looking and I will try to do better getting more cards done to post!


Friday, August 10, 2007

Blossoms Abound - 1

Today's card is made with what is probably my very favorite stamp in the WORLD!! This is a very pretty picture but you really have to see items made with this stamp set in person to appreciate how beautiful cards are that are done with this two step stamping technique. This is the Blossoms Abound set andI used the crosshatch background. I made this one as a thinking of you card, but have used the set for birthdays, sympathy, get well.....etc.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Stinkin Cute - Lady Bug Picnic

Today's card is a STINKIN CUTE card using the Retired Lady Bug Picnic set. I just love the colors in this card, they are summery and bright. I'm really drawn to these bright colors they actually make me feel good! Do colors do that to anyone else? Or am I just way over the top!!! Card ingredients are:

  • Green Galore - Card base
  • Pixie Pink - for the strip of paper
  • Tempting Turquoise - Image mat
  • Whisper White - image
  • Marvelous Markers in the same colors listed above for coloring in the image (plus black)
  • For the ribbons I used YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise and Green Apple, I used the trick that someone taught me of just tying a loose knot in the center of your ribbon and then attaching the loose ends to the back of the strip. Makes a very nice neat focal point for the card.
  • Pixie Pink - Eyelets on the Whisper White.......applied with the Crop-A-Dile!! Wonderful product, I use to HATE eyelets, now I LOVE them!

Well that's it for today, thanks for looking at this card that was so much FUN to make.


(3 days to your birthday Madeline!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

3 For You

Here's a card using the new 3 for you Punch Box and Warm Wishes stamp set. Very simple and fast and so easy to reproduce!!! Give it a try!
I've been ssssooooo busy and that's my excuse for not posting as regularly. I've got several new cards I worked up this past weekend though so over the next couple of days will get those up.
Have a great Tuesday!
PS Here's a little hidden Hi for my niece Madeline, who checks my blog each day!! :) Love you!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Delight in Life

Here's a bright cheery card for you today. I used the cuddlebug embossing folder for the background on this one in Tempting Turquoise. The card base is Certainly Celery and the 2007 SAB set Delight in Life image is stamped on Whisper white in Tempting Turquoise and nested on Apricot Appeal. All layers are punched with the ticket corner punch and eyelets were added to corners. The sentiment is from Warm Regards a 2006 Hostess Stamp Set. I had very mixed feelings about this card as I created it. I pulled the color combination from the SU color wheel but as I worked I just wasn't sure that I liked it. After I was finished and looked back at the card a couple of days later I found that I really liked the color combination. Hope you do to!!