Monday, April 19, 2010

A few takes on one design

I picked up a copy of Papercrafts magazine and saw a card that inspired these cards. I used some old and some new of flowers, buttons and papers - most of it from Stampin' Up. Some buttons are from Paperttrey Ink and the stamp is butterfly dreams from Papertrey also.

Above is a different color scheme. Below is my first card made with sweet pea embellishments from Stampin' Up. - Heidi

Mojo 135

Here is my entry in this week's Mojo Monday challenge. If you click on the link to the right you can go to their website. The background is Bella Toile stamped in versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I rubbed Dusty Durango into the cardstock to obtain the darkness I wanted. The bird and sentiment are from Friends 24-7. It's kind of cramped on the front and now I wish I'd made a bigger card. - Heidi

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I am loving the new colors from Stampin' Up

Here are two cards I made using the new colors for July of 2010 from Stampin' Up. The new colors are daffodil delight, marina mist, early espresso, cajun craze and cherry cobbler. They are also changing kraft to crumb cake. - Heidi

Crystal effects are neato!

I learned more about Crystal Effects at Stampin' Up regionals in Milwaukee. First you stamp in black Staz-on window sheets. Flip over the window sheet so you are working on the opposite side of the side you stamped on. Then smear crystal effects and a few drops of a reinker on the back and smear (wear a glove). Apply a piece of tissue paper to the back and let it dry. You can trim the tissue paper off later. You have to work quickly as the crystal effects gets kind of clumpy if you wait too long as with the tree card. - Heidi

Yeah, some cards!

These cards were made using glossy cardstock. First you stamp with Versamark, here I used Bella Toile background from Stampin' Up. Then I embossed with clear embossing powder. All you do then is pick your ink color and rub it in with a sponge to create your background. It is a very cool background. - Heidi

Quack quack!

I know it's not a card! I have been working on this duck for two full days. My husband carves and I requested a wood duck. He carved it and I was the lucky one that got to paint it! Normally I prefer to paint on flat wood so this was a challenge. Not bad, I think. I have some cards to post and I will try to do this later today. - Heidi

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Branching out to A6 cards

I created a few cards using the retired set called Branch Out plus Teeny Tiny Wishes. The buttons are from PaperTrey Ink along with the paper. I love my set of envelope templates from Paper Source. I can make five different sizes of envelopes. This has freed me from the A2 size and I can make bigger cards. Plus I have a ton of 12X12 paper stacks and I use one sheet per envelope. I am going through paper in a good way. I can usually find paper to match my card amongst the heaps of paper that I own. This, I believe, makes my cards even more unique. The trees and sentiment are stamped in Close to Cocoa. Each card is pictured with it's matching envelope.

Of course what good would I be if I didn't make an Easter egg tree card. The eggs are from the Martha Stewart basket and eggs punch. It matches some Easter paper I had in a stack. Enjoy your holiday and have a creative night! - Heidi