Thursday, March 26, 2009

Upsy Daisy

This is a card I made for a challenge (can't remember what the challenge was). Anyway, I used the Texturz plate from SU again. I know, hard to believe. This card is pretty self explanatory. However, one thing that doesn't show well is the glitter on the flowers. I first stamped the flower image with VersaMark, then Pink Pirouette. After stamping the CS, I embossed with Iridescent Ice. It looks so soft and sparkly IRL. The words are punched out with the new large oval punch from Stampin' Up!
Recipe: Upsy Daisy and Sincere Salutations from Stampin' Up!
Pink Pirouette, PP DP, Whisper White, Basic Gray CS
Basic Gray, VersaMark, Pink Pirouette ink
Pink Pirouette striped ribbon, lrg. oval punch, SU Texturz plate

Hey Foxy!

I signed up for a challenge to use a recently purchased stamp that has not yet been used. I couldn't resist this new stamp from Imaginisce. Who can resist a face like this?! The image is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' Up! ink. I even colored the white of his fur with Whisper White craft ink. I didn't know if I could watercolor with craft ink, but this worked fine. I used a light wash for the background and the grass is a retired stamp from SU. The word is from Fiskars. I embellished with Prima flowers with little rhinestones in the center. And, of course, I had to use the large polka dot Texturz plate. Can you tell I love it?! I used fibers I bought a long time ago in the dollar section at Target.
Recipe: Foxy by Imaginisce, Fiskars and Roughing It from SU
Basic Brown, Certainly Celery, Really Rust, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Soft Sky inks
Whisper White, Soft Sky, Really Rust, DP and watercolor cardstock
Prima flowers, rhinestones, Martha Stewart border punch, Stampin' Up! Texturz plate, QuickKutz nameplate

CP Sketch #12 Trendy Trees

I just fell in love with this stamp set the minute I saw it. I love its simplicity and clean lines. Another thing I love is Stampin' Up!'s new Texturz plates. I used the large polka dot plate for this card. I dug out my SU pastels for this card which I used for the leaves on the trees. The chocolate grosgrain is threaded through a small slit I made with a craft knife. I hope you like it!
Trendy Trees stamp set
Basic Brown and VersaMark ink
Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip CS
ticket corner punch, SU Texturz plate, craft knife, circle punches, SU pastels, dimensionals, chocolate chip grosgrain, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Incredible Blog Candy

Hurry to Kim Teasdale's blog! She is offering monstrous blog candy to celebrate 100,000 hits! If you have never visited her blog before, you are in for a treat. Her art is fabulous! Here is a direct link to Kim's blog: Good luck!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Just Jawing

I think this is such a cute skull and crossbones. It is one stamp set my 16 year old daughter asked for. I made this for a swap with my Stampers' 10 that uses patterned paper and/or odd shaped card. I incorporated both in this card. It is 5 1/2" square card and also used patterned paper. I stamped the skull twice...once on the white CS and again on the Pink Pirouette patterned paper, cut out the skull on the patterned paper and placed over the skull on white. This technique is called paper piecing. I added pink glitter for the eyes (love that glitz!). I finished the card off by punching a heart with a Sizzix paddle punch and running white ric rac through it.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Basic Black, Pink Piroutte, Whisper White, Pink Piroutte patterned paper; Basic Black and Whisper White ink; Access - pink glitter, Sizzix paddle punch, white ric rac

Smiling Giraffe

Isn't this a sweet stamp? This is another mystery image challenge that I played in. This image came from Pat Huntoon. This giraffe makes me smile. I had some uninked Africa-themed stamps that I finally got to use. The background is the polished stone technique. The rust background directly behind the giraffe is textured with a Fiskar's texture plate (another neglected toy). It is framed with a Krylon copper leafing pen.
Cardstock: Really Rust, white glossy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: copper square brads, alcohol ink, Krylon copper leafing pen