Thursday, April 30, 2009

Black Ambrosia Challenge Card

This is for the Ways to use it Challenge today at SCS. The challenge was to use black paper and embellishments. Use it with another main color to make it pop. I used the oramge accents along with black paper for framing everything and the butterfly and paper lace. I love Basic Grey and this Ambrosia line. Especially the butterfly paper.

Stamps: Stampabilities, Great Impressions
Paper: Basic Grey Ambrosia, Black, Vanilla
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Prima flowers, ribbon, Fiskar punch, MS punches, Nesties, brad, rhinestones

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Precious Baby Girl Card

I decided to make some card for my stash for baby showers and gifts. We have had several showers lately and I have been making them at the last minute. This card is for today's challenge over at SCS. This stamp set is my favorite baby set that SU makes. I love this bunny. The lace is made using a Fiskars border punch and dp.

Stamps: A New Little Someone
Paper: MM dp, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Brown, Rose Romance
Accessories: Brads, Fiskars punch, Nesties, SU Close to Cocoa marker
Techniques: Watercolor with ink

Monday, April 27, 2009

Gold Bling Wedding Cornish Heritage Farms Card

This is for the gold challenge for the April mini challenge at My son is getting married soon so I wanted to make him a special card to put his gift in. I used real Swarovski crystals for the bling. You gotta have "diamonds" and bling in Vegas, baby! The mini challenge has a Vegas theme so I though this was appropriate.

Stamps: Cross - Cornish Heritage Farms, Sentiment - Happy Harmony
Paper: Vanilla, Gold Vellum, Gold solid
Ink: Top Boss
Accessories: EP gold, crystals, slot punch, corner rounder, marvy corner punch, ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Anna Griffin Hydrangea Card

This is for a sketch challenge at SCS. I love pastels and especially green and pink. I love Anna Griffin paper and rubber stamps. They all go so well together. The butterflies are punched from pink vellum and the sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: AG Hydrangea
Paper: AG dp, Mellow Moss
Ink: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pearls, dimensionals, ribbon, nesties, MS punch

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunflower Birthday Card

This is for a color challenge at SCS from a few weeks ago. I love these colors together - especially the yellow and blue. I am a mom of three boys so those are the colors I am used to.

Stamps: Stamping Bug
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, White, SU dp
Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade blue, So saffron, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Close tro Cocoa, Brown Stazon
Accessories: Nesties, MS butterfly punches, ribbon, brads

Monday, April 6, 2009

Flower Pot Pocket Card

This is for today's technique challenge. Took me a while to figure out how to place the flowers. I can't wait to send this to someone. Greeting is from a vintage card with a small change adding the word prayers.

Stamps: Computer Society font
Paper: misc scraps dp, K & Co dp, Chocolate Chip, Certainly celery
Accessories: Button, safety pin, tag die, Fiskars scallop punch, Sizzix and Nesties flower dies

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Turquoise Botanical Birthday Card

This is for the Limited Supplies Challenge for Friday. I got the verse from a vintage birthday card. They have great verses! I love botanicals and most nature sets. This set by SU is one of my favorites.

Stamps: Botanicals
Paper: American Crafts dp, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Marvelous Magenta, Brown Stazon
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Safety Pin, Cuttlebug, Sizzix and Nestabilities die, dimensionals

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pink Chocolate Unity Card



Does anyone else tear they cards apart several times before they are done? This week it seems like I am doing that for every card I make. I changed the background paper for this card and it made a big difference. This is the first time I have used the Flying Beauties by Nestabilities. I am not sure how to use them as a stencil. I sponged glue on the velum while the die was still on and then sprinkled glitter on.

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Basic Grey dp, Old Olive, Chocolate chip, Red Riding Hood, Pretty in Pink, Velum
Ink: Brown Stazon
Accessories: Nestabilities, crystals, ribbon, Sizzix die

Silver and White Cross Card

This is for Thursday's challenge over at SCS. You had to use foil somewhere on the card. I got this foil card stock for my Christmas cards last year. Since it was silver the only thing that came to mind was a wedding card for this challenge. This was another card that I took apart 3-4 times to try to get it right.

Stamps: Happy Harmony, Inkadinkado cross
Paper: White, Silver foil
Ink: Top Boss
Accessories: EP silver, Cuttlebug die and folders, ribbon, Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sing Forth His Name Card

This card would have been quick except for the sentiment. I used microsoft word and it took me a while to figure out how to get the layers to print right so you could read the brown type well. I used my Big Bite again and I love it. I like it so much better than the Cropadile.

Stamps: Touch of Nature
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Safron, Paper Adventures dp, white
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Brown Stazon
Accessories: Dimensionals, Prima flowers, brad, Nestabilities, thread, dauber, ribbon