Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Even though the season for making our Christmas cards is upon us, summer is still here with temperatures soaring in the deep south. While we still have some warm (HOT) weather left, I wanted to post a fun summer card I made this weekend using a cute Penny Black stamp.
The main image is Penny Black's Garden Treats rubber stamp. Isn't this little fellow adorable?
I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The image was colored using the Tombow Markers shown below. Blending was accomplished using a damp paint brush.
The sentiment is from the JustRite Stampers Because I Care cling mounted stamp set. It was framed with MFT's Sunshine Die-Namics . The red border is MFT's Little Open Scallop strip Die-Namics. All designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety paper pad.
These are the Tombow Markers used to color and shade the main image .
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon with something new. Until then...
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Summer CHA orders are trickling in. Here is a sampling of today's arrivals. Gorgeous new Prima Marketing Paper Pads , new paper from Bo Bunny and this awesome Halloween paper from Echo Park . As always, you can find them all in the New Arrivals section.
And be SURE to check out the Sales and Specials section. LOTS of new markdowns on summer clearance!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I know...this isn't my typical style. But I was in a "vintage" kind of mood when I created this card. I'm really anxious to use this stamp again to see what I can do with vibrant colors.
The stamp is Blossom Birds by Penny Johnson for Stampavie . Instead of using my usual Tombow Markers to color, I decided to use Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol to obtain a lighter and more muted look.
The sentiment is from the JustRite Stampers Friendship Blooms cling mounted stamp set.
The designer paper is from Melissa Frances . I added lots of distressing using Tim Holtz Distress Inks . The flowers were made with Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches. I added Mini Pearls to the center of each flower.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I made this card a few weeks ago to send to a friend. I didn't want to post it on my blog until after he received it. But since he hasn't made me smile lately, I never mailed it. The good news (if there is any) is that I can post it now! MEN! Geez! Haha!
This stamp is one of my all time favorites from Northwoods Rubber Stamps and is appropriately called Geranium Pot . Clever how they came up with that, huh? I stamped it with Onyx Black Versafine ink, and colored with Tombow Markers . You won't believe how super easy this image is to color! Really!!!
The sentiment is Penny Black's You Make Me Smile wood mounted stamp. The two little rhinestones are from Zva Creative's Mini Rhinestones . All designer paper is from the NEW Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends 6 x 6 Paper Pad .
Since my card base is black, I needed to do something to the inside so I could write a message or stamp another sentiment. Above you can see what I came up with using scraps of paper from the front. Simple, yet dressed up enough to make a statement, I think.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope someone makes YOU smile, and that you have a fabulous week!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I know you're all enjoying your weekend. Mine was great...but a little too short. Aren't they always? And it is SO HOT here!
For my card today I used JustRite Stampers Merry & Bright cling mounted stamp set, which coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities! After the ornament was cut and embossed I colored it using Tombow Markers , and added a bit of May Arts Gold Metallic String to hang it.
The panel behind the ornament is Spellbinders Labels Eighteen Nestabilities.
All designer paper is from the My Mind's Eye Life of the Party paper pad. The cardstock is Prismatics Blush Red Dark . The pearls are Zva Creative Mini Pearls adhered with a Quickie Glue Pen .
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today! Have a great week!