First of all, I just realized this pic is not that good; I'll use the flash next time. Second of all, yes, I really made this card in the car! OK, I added the glitter and sponging after I got home, but I did everything else in the car. I recently participated a few times in a swap on SCS where you swap stamped images. I have a bunch now from the Occasions Mini set, Eat Chocolate. I brought that with me along with Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock, 2 sheets of Jolly Holiday DSP, Early Espresso narrow taffeta ribbon and a Cherry Cobbler marker. Obviously I had to go CAS here, but I like the result! It's hard to see in the photo, but there is Cherry Cobbler colored underneath the glitter. Happy stamping!
Here is the chalkboard/magnet board I made using the Decor Elements chalkboard that I got FREE during SAB. The chalkboard piece is 8 X 16. You apply it much like contact paper. The Notes and swirl are separate so you don't have to use them at all or you can use just one part. You can apply it to a wall or cabinet or just about any semi-smooth surface. I decided that I wanted to have mine be a magnet board too, so I got a 12 X 24 sheet of metal at Home Depot for about $8. I applied the chalkboard then attached the ribbon with Crystal Effects to give it a little pizzazz. Yes, that's Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush, LOL! I've made 2 magnets so far out of buttons and glimmer brads with magnets stuck on the back. Happy stamping!
I think the best part of birthdays is getting mail! (Note to self: mail some of those cards you make!) Although it wasn't mailed, I got a mushy, glittery purple card from my hubby. It's almost like he knows me or something, LOL! I got lots of other great cards, too, including this ome that Mama made for me. I recognize the swirl from Priceless and the corner punch. She also used the new blossom petals punch to make the flower. Isn't it pretty? I got a couple of projects done this weekend. I have a 3-D item to post on Wednesday. I wish I could show you the beauteous card I made (even Ray said it was the best one I've shown him), but I'm saving it for the April Creative Crew. Happy stamping!
Here's the feminine version of Wednesday's card. I used the emboss resist technique here. I stamped Medallion using VersaMark ink onto the Paisley Petals DSP. Next, I sprinkled on clear EP and heated it. Finally, I brayered Early Espresso ink over the whole thing. After it dried a little, I rubbed the embossed image with a paper towel to get off the excess ink and then put it through the Big Shot. I stamped Teahouse in Cajun Craze ink onto a Crumb Cake cardbase and added Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon. A pearl in the center of the medallion is the finishing touch. Happy stamping!
I've been playing with some of my new stuff: the Big Shot and some new DSP. The DSP is a sneak peek from the July catalog, yes the big one! The DSP, called Paisley Petals, and a stamp set, Four Frames, will be available for purchase in April with a $20 order. I haven't shown you the stamp set, but you will love it! It coordinates with the decorative label punch! So this DSP has a very subtle pattern on it. There's actually a large floral pattern on this sheet, but it's not on this particular section of the paper. I wanted to make 2 cards that are 2 sides of the same coin, so to speak. I'm using the same stamp (Medallion), the same layout, and the same DSP. This is the masculine version. I'll show you the feminine one on Friday. Supplies: Stamps: Medallion, Sanded; Paper: Cajun Craze, Paisley Petals DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, neutrals button, linen thread Happy stamping!
OK, I know I've used a Big Shot before, but I'm finally the proud owner of my very own! I used the Simple Flower embosslit to make a quick card along with Springtime Vintage DSP, some pearls and Baja Breeze ribbon. The embossed edges of the flower are inked with Not Quite Navy. Happy stamping!
I made this card using the sketch from this month's Dirty Dozen challenges on SCS. I also inked up some new rubber! I just got a nice big order (yay for me!), and I love Uncharted Territory from the big catty. I think it will be great for men's cards! The cardbase is Crumb Cake, and the DSP is retired Travel Journey (still current in Australia I think!). I colored the image with ink and an aquapainter. Happy stamping!
One of this month's Creative Crew challenges was to recycle something. I turned an Altoids container into a gift card holder. This also continues my personal quest to use all of my Jolly Holiday DSP! You can find the tutorial for the owl punch rose on Valita's blog here.
Here's a better view of the container. The ribbon is vanilla grosgrain.
My friend Alyssa was the maid of honor at my wedding. I wanted her to have a photo to remember the day, so I covered a frame that I got at the Target Dollar Spot. (I bought several when they had them for Father's Day a few years ago.) I used Lap of Luxury DSP to coordinate with the colors we were wearing. I used Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon to create a forkbow. I added pearls and rhinestones to the ribbon on the opposite side. Happy stamping!
One of the March Creative Crew challenges is to make a card using a stamp set from the Growing Up section of the catalog. I used 2: Sock Monkey and Extreme Elements. I chose a really bright and crazy color combo: Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. Happy stamping!
Here's a card that I made for the March Creative Crew challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use Woodland Walk DSP or its colors: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green. I stamped two of the blossom petals with VersaMark and then embossed them with Irridescent Ice EP. For the smallest petal, I inked the stamp in VersaMark and Crumb Cake before embossing. For the leaves, I stamped Garden Green onto Wild Wasabi cardstock. After I punched the flower petals out, I punched them all with a 1/16" hole punch then put a Chocolate Chip brad through and fanned the petals out to form the flower. Happy stamping!