Saturday, June 16, 2012

I'm back...

Yes, I'm back!  Aren't you glad?  Well, maybe you aren't.  Maybe you weren't even aware I was gone.  Oh well!

I have been feeling much more creative recently, and was inspired by a card I saw on Nichole Heady's blog; more specifically this card.

I needed a birthday card for a niece, so I thought I'd try using what I have to make a similar card, since those particular stamps were only just released.  I really liked the color scheme, so I stuck with something very similar.

Stamps: Close To My Heart (flower petal from Follow Your Heart B1338) and Papertrey Ink (Happy Birthday from Think Big Favorites #12)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (White and Hawaiian Shores)
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Winter Wisteria satin ribbon), Tim Holtz Ideology (music tissue tape)
Bling: Close to my Heart
Ink: Copics to color bling, tim holtz distress ink pads (faded jeans, shaded lilac, peacock feathers), Adirondack alcohol ink (purple twilight) to ink tissue tape

Sunday, March 18, 2012

And another Happy Birthday...

A more masculine card this time...

Ink is from papertrey ink (kraft).  Cardstock, paper, tapestry rubon and bling are all from close to my heart.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Birthday...

My husband keeps reminding me that I need to make more birthday cards.  I was completely out the last time he raided my card stash for birthdays.  So I'll be making a few of those for the upcoming days. 

It gave me the perfect opportunity to try out some stamps that just arrived from a new stamp company, Uniko Studio.  Never heard of them?  Doesn't surprise me, they are VERY new, have 2 stamp sets available right now, and just released a digital designer paper pack.  Check out their store here, and their blog here.

They are located in the UK, but I had quick shipping and the best service so far.

Today's card uses the flower stamp that is repeated in three different sizes, and in some of the clock faces of the Time stamp set.  (BTW, this little flower coordinates with the filigree border die from papertrey so beautifully.  I cannot wait to pair those up on a card or layout!)

The stamps are from Time (Uniko Studio).  Inks are from papertrey ink (hawaiian shores, simply chartreuse, aqua mist, and spring moss) and memento (tuxedo black).  The ribbon and cardstock are hawaiian shores from papertrey.  The white daisy cardstock and bling brad are from close to my heart. 

I love these stamps and can't wait to use more of them!  I also can't wait to see what else Uniko Studio puts out in the months ahead!!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Random Card

I have to admit, this card was just a random desire on my part to use my Waltzingmouse Stamps Free Spirit set. 

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App The green ink is clover meadow from Close to My Heart. The cardstock, remaining ink, and "you're" stamp are from Papertrey Ink. The background, skater dude, and "awesome" stamp are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. After inking the background stamp with summer sunrise, orange zest, pure poppy, and clover meadow inks, I spritzed the ink with water to get the colors to run a bit.

I'm rather happy with the way it turned out.  I think I need to a pink/purple color scheme for a female version.  That could be interesting.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Make a wish

Today's card was a birthday card for a friend recently.  It also features the ghost masking technique from a recent Make It Monday.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Everything from this card is from Papertrey Ink.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Well I'm back!  We'll see how long I manage this time around.  Today I have a couple of cards using a dimensional banner which was featured in a recent Make It Monday.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App The paper is from Dreamin' paper pack, the colonial white cardstock for the banner, and the background stamps (Intrinsic Backgrounds D1335) are from Close to My Heart. The summer sunrise cardstock, ink (enchanted evening and summer sunrise), and sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  The bling is orange from KaiserCrafts.

Hope you are having a wonderful month and I should be back again tomorrow!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Make It Monday #15 Part II

Okay I couldn't resist. I'm having so much fun with the spray mists! And later this week I might even have a scrapbook page or two using them as well. :)
For this card I did something a little different. Instead of spraying the background I sprayed the stamped image keeping the olive green (Close To My Heart) toward the bottom with the leaves and the sweet blush (Papertrey Ink) and plum pudding (Papertrey Ink) up toward the top by the flowers. I stamped the larkspur from Year of Flowers: Larkspur (Papertrey Ink) on watercolor paper with archival black ink (Close To My Heart). Heat set the ink, then sprayed the mists. I took a waterpen and added a little plum pudding to the flowers to darken them up a little. Then I mounted the panel on plum pudding cardstock, inked the edges with fresh snow ink and mounted it on the card front. I also rounded all the corners. That's it. I kept trying to add something more to the card and decided the main panel was visually interesting enough.

It's really hard to get a good picture of the sheen on this card, so the colors in this photo are really funky, but the sparkles are there to show you how the main panel just shines.

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