Tuesday, January 22, 2013

More for Valentines Day

Here are some more cards I've created for the Valentines day.

Valentines Day Card

I got the mess from Christmas cleaned up in my craft room just in time to make the next mess for Valentines Day! Sooo, here is the first for the season. I found a tutorial on Pinterest. The lady called called it a Tri-fold card., but when I looked at it, it was more then that. It's cuts are similar to the Tri-shutter card, but only on two thirds of it instead of the whole card.  If you've ever made a tri-shutter card you will know what I'm talking about.  I've re-named this card; the 2/3 shutter card.

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Nostalgic Christmas

I am such a sap for vintage and nostalgic anything. I found some free vintage Christmas prints on-line and fell in love.  For this card I used Tim Holtz Alterations Book Cover embossing folder for the card base and his Alterations Tattered Pinecone die for the greenery. The label is a Spellbinder's Shapabilities die. I used gold embossing powder in two layers. I stamped the "Merry Chirstmas" stamp with Versa Mark ink into it, then sprinkled a tinsel embossing powder over the letters and heat embossed again..  When it cooled I cracked it.  I added red gross grain ribbon attached by brass brads, a crinkled seam binding bow, and a punched eyelet lace border on the top of the image. The red netting is from the netting you find around a turkey. I'm pleased how it turned out.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Not The Traditional Christmas Card But...

Okay, this is not the traditional Christmas card, but considering who I had in mind for this one, it's perfect. My brother is not one for fluff and stuff, but he is a nature lover.  Of course to put my touch on this it is all don't in glitter!  I had to, ha ha, he's my brother. This card is done with Dreamweaver Stencils and the double glitter technique on sticky paper.  The elk is white micro glitter colored with Copic alcohol markers. I think he'll like it.

On Dasher, On Dancer, On Comet On Cupid...

I had to laugh at myself with this one.  I had been searching for a Santa and Sleigh stamp to do a Christmas Card with.  I searched high and low not finding just the right one.  All the while, I forgot I had this Dreamweaver Stencil.  Sometimes when we have so many tools and products we forget what we have.  So I had to pull EVERYTHING Christmas that I have out.  My room is such a mess, but I love it!  This is how I get my inspiration; being surrounded by so many nice, pretty and fun things! I get so excited, and the wheels in my head just start cranking...oo, oo, I know what I can do with this, and oo that would be great with some glitz. I can stencil, stamp, ink, glitter, dry emboss, heat emboss, distress, alcohol ink, die cut, do some fun folds....it's endless! I never get tired of creating.  For this card I used an embossing folder, (I don't remember from what company, and there are no markings.) then colored with Distress Inks, Faded Jeans and Chipped Saphire. Next, I used my Versa Mark pen to color where I wanted the snow on the trees and hill and heat embossed with Stampendous' Winter Wonderland embossing powder.  I also dotted in the sky and heat embossed with Stampendous' Star Dust embossing powder.  I used the stencil and Black Gloss embossing paste for the Santa and sleigh. Last, I used white embossing enamel for the falling snow, then spritzed with a Shimmer Mist.  This picture really doesn't do it justice, you can't see the sparkle and shimmer, but it is beautiful in the lights.

Just A Little Holly

I love it when pieces of this and that come together!  The tin piece (soda pop can) was something that I played around with one day using a Dreamweaver stencil and some Stampendous Aged Gold embossing powder. I had some scrap Christmas paper, card stock and a vintage ticket I printed from online and of course Tim Holtz Alterations Holly Branch, a little Distress Ink and Crackle Paint.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ghoulish Halloween

Some people who know me, know I don't do Halloween Cards. I've just never been a fan of this Holiday. I can't tell you why...just not.  When I started doing cards I always skipped this, but everyone would tell me, "you're not making them for you, but for others who will enjoy them."  Well Okay Then!  Here is my rendition #1 of a Halloween card.  I decided to go with a Steampunk design.
Card Recipe:
Bazzil cardstock, Black and Purple
Stampendous stamp "Halloween Magic"
Stampendous stamp, "Lacey Backround"
Stampendous "Frantage" Aged Copper
Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Lock and Key die
Tim Holtz Book Cover Embossing Folders
Tim Holtz "Aged Photo" Distress Ink
Copic Markers B01, BV04, BV08, (dress), R20, R24, R29 (hat ribbon and collar), E000, E00, E01 (skin), E11, E13 (clock face)
Ranger Crackle Accents (clock face)
Netting I saved from a small turkey roast
Black seam binding ribbon.
Rendition #2:
Card Recipe
Bazzil cardstock Purple and Gray.
Tin from a soda pop can.
Color chain
Stampendous embossing powders; Aged Gold, & Aged Copper
Piccolo embossing powder; Enchanted Aubergine
Copic Markers; R20, R25, R29 (dress & hat), BV01, BV04, BV08 (collar & hat ribbon), E000, E00, E01 (Skin), E11, E13 (clock face)
Crackle Accents (clock face)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Aged Photo" (clock face)