Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Laptop Easel

This is the birthday card I made for my son. He is a computer "nerd" and this card is right up his alley. The keyboard and alien head are both clip art images printed on computer paper. To create the "laptop" lid I used the canvas background stamp inked with versa mark and stamped it onto black card stock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The alien head was adhered to black card stock that was punched using the wide oval punch and then attached to a 2" circle of basic gray card stock. The sentiment was stamped using real red ink on whisper white card stock and attached to the space bar of the keyboard. I added rhinestones along the top edge of the keyboard for a little added interest and created a raised edge along the top with strips of black and gray card stock and then added 3 black brads to the top right. I really like how this card turned out and my son's question was "Is this a hint to what my birthday or Christmas present is?" My answer to that is NOT! I think an Alienware computer can cost up to $2,500.00. I told him he can open this card and pretend.

Supplies Used: Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red; Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red; Stamps: Canvas, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Other: Clip Art, Wide Oval Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Brads

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fifth Avenue Wedding

This card was so difficult to photograph to show the embossed roses. I took so many pictures and finally decided that the best pictures were the ones with the card at an angle. I wanted the card to match the color of the invitation and the cherry cobbler card stock was almost a perfect match. I wish the picture was better but I had a wedding to get to and couldn't get more pictures. The roses and the sentiment were stamped on cherry cobbler card stock using versa mark ink and embossed with black embossing powder. The sentiment was punched out using the full heart punch and mounted on the scallop heart of hearts embosslit. The ribbon is from the discontinued ribbon set called valet.

Supplies Used: Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler; Ink: Versa Mark; Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Word Play; Other: Black Embossing Powder, Full Heart Punch, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Valet Ribbon, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just Believe Sympathy

I needed another sympathy card and wanted something soft and subtle. I think this is the first card I've made using this stamp set. To color the flowers I inked the entire image with certainly celery and then removed the certainly celery ink from the blossoms with a blender pen and then colored the flowers in with a lavender lace marker. Once I had the image stamped on the whisper white card stock I spritzed it with frost white shimmer mist for a softer look.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Almost Amethyst DSP; Ink: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace; Stamps: Just Believe; Other: Frost White Shimmer Mist, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals

Friday, August 26, 2011

Embossed Birthday Ties

For this card I wanted to have the ties embossed but I also wanted the ties to be different colors. To achieve the effect I wanted each tie was colored using a marker and stamped onto whisper white card stock and then I stamped over the colored image with versa mark ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. While the embossed images were still warm they were embossed two more times to achieve the shiny/glossy effect I wanted.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Jersey Shore DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Versa Mark; Stamps: Best Dad Ever; Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestone

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ornate Blossom Anniversary

I've been wanting to use this stamp and I needed an anniversary card for my sister and her husband and thought this would be perfect since it isn't really very floral and feminine even though the stamp is called "Ornate Blossom". I wasn't sure what color to use and was looking through my DSP and found that I had the Greenhouse Gala DSP, which coordinates perfectly with this stamp, and decided to use baja breeze ink. I knew that I wanted the blossom part of the image to stand out so first I stamped the image onto a 2 3/4" x 3" piece of whisper white card stock using early espresso ink and then stamped another image on a scrap piece of whisper white card stock using baja breeze ink and cut out the center blossom. Before I attached the baja breeze stamped image to the main image I wanted to add some subtle sparkle so I spritzed the piece using frost white shimmer mist and then attached it to the main image with dimensionals. The stamped panel was layered onto some baja breeze card stock and then early espresso card stock. The DSP was layered onto baja breeze card stock adhered to the whisper white card base and then the stamped image piece was added. To finish the card I attached some early espresso satin ribbon.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Greenhouse Gala DSP; Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso; Stamps: Ornate Blossom; Other: Frost White Shimmer Mist, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Butterfly Rainbow

I posted this card some time ago using my supply of discontinued card stock and the beautiful wings embosslits die. Of course I had the large butterflies all just sitting there waiting to be used and I needed another birthday card for a co-worker so I "cased" my own card. I actually like it better than the original version.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Various SU Card Stock; Other: Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots