Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Another birthday card

Stephanie loves horses, so that made it easy to decide what to put on her birthday card!  The cardbase is Crumb Cake.  I used 2 pieces of retired DSP from the Occasions catalog. The splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge is stamped in Early Espresso.  The horse from Horse Frontier is Early Espresso and Gumball Green.  The sentiment is from A Round Array, and it is stamped in Midnight Muse onto Summer Starfruit then punched with the 7/8 scallop circle punch.
Happy stamping! 
Jana Signature

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I just got a new shirt that has a tie-dye print on it.  I thought that would make a cool background for a card, so I decided to try it on Daniel's birthday card.
My shirt is gray and eggplant, but Daniel's favorite color is blue.  I decided to use Smoky Slate and Marina Mist.  To create the tie-dye pattern, I used crumpled wax paper because I thought that would hold its shape better than plastic wrap.  I like how it looks!
The skid mark from Gorgeous Grunge is stamped 3 times in Midnight Muse.  The image from Bombs Away Birthday is stamped in Whisper White on a tag from theThankful Tablescapes Simply Created kit.

I don't usually stamp on the inside, but I wanted to add the Happy Birthday bomb, and then I added the small splatters from Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Made on the fly!

I'm so proud of this card because I made it on the fly, and that's just not me!  I had the Daffodil Delight cardbase and the white embossed layer laying on my craft table.  I pulled the color combo from the Color Coach: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, and Soft Sky.
I used the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic punch along with the Designer Typeset photopolymer stamp set (for the arrow) and the sentiment is from Six-Sided Sampler.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Vintage flower card

I had multiple inspirations for this card.  I was working on Dare to Get Dirty challenges from SCS, but I didn't get them done in time. I decided to make this card in the style of Lisa Hensley, aka ponygirl40.  She has a very distinctive style and layout that she uses, and I've copied it here.
My card base is Crumb Cake.  For the dry embossed layer, I brayered crumb cake ink onto the Lacy Brocade embossing folder before I put the cardstock in it.  That added color to the debossed areas. 
For the flower, I punched out 3 blossoms and 2 of the 1 1/4" scallop circles.  I wet them and crunched them up then opened them up, shaped them, and let them dry overnight.  Once they were dry, I adhered the layers together and sprayed them with vanilla shimmer mist.
Pear Pizzazz taffeta ribbon and pearls complete the card.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

We blend well!

This is my newest stamp set, Crazy Mixed Up Love.  It's perfect for me because it's puns, which my husband loves.  I made this card for Ray for our 2 1/2 year anniversary; I know it's sickening, but we celebrate every month!  Anyway, we have this running joke that I am lime and he is plain, so the color combo was perfect.  I used Pear Pizzazz and Smoky Slate.  The bow is what I call my masculine bow; I cut a slit in the Smoky Slate ribbon that I fed the other end through, then I used Pear Pizzazz ribbon to tie around it and hold it in place.
Happy Stamping!
Jana Signature