Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Music Speaks

Another black and white Monday Mailer I sent to my partner in January. I again used my favorite Faux Silk technique with SU's Musical Score background and Music Speaks sets.

Metallic Magic

This one was done with the Metallic Magic technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter. Stamps are from Stampin Up's Long Stemmed and Button Bear sets.

Matted Frame Card

A very old card I did. One of my first, actually. This uses Rose Rhapsody and Victorian Lace stamp sets from Stampin Up. I did the frame mat with my colluzzle.

Black & White Lily

This was a card I did for a Stamper's Corner Monday Mailer in January. The theme was black & white. I CASE'd the layout from one I received. You can't see it but the lily is mounted on adhesive backed fabric.

Lattice Card

This is a lattice card I did with Stampin Up's Button Bear. He was colored with Radiant Pearls. The card is black glossy cs and the heart is embossed with glitter white ep.

Monday, March 30, 2009

This was a technique called Glimmering Silk. I used rainbow ink to get the color on the tissue paper and Silver Bells Glimmer Mist.

Soon I'll have the backlog of my cards posted. I'm trying to do about 5 cards a day till I'm caught up.

Then I will post cards as I do them.

From the Heart

No special technique here. I used glossy cs sponged with yellow in the center, then green around that and finally blue around that. The goal was to get a "glow" in the center of the image.

Stamp set is Stampin Up Nice & Easy Notes.

Faux Felt Baby Card

One of the more recent techniques I learned is Faux Felt. (any of the techniques I mentioned are from the Technique Junkies Newsletter).

This one I cut a circle with a Sizzix die, then did the Faux Felt technique on it. I stamped the "felt" using Stampin Up's Soft & Sweet set, then mounted it on a paper doily by Wilton.

The flowers are from Stampin Up's Elegant Embroidery set.

Drunken Chalks

I tried the Drunken Chalks technique. I made multiple cards from the same sheet of the background. This one used Words By Wanda from Stampin Up.


Radical concept. Not a Stampin Up image. This is from a clear stamp set by Martha Stewart. The scalloped frame to is is where I tried using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. This is what was left over after I punched out the shape.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Another favorite set of mine is Stampin Up's Antique Collectables. I used it with the Kaleidastamping technique.

June Birthday Card

Again, no special technique here. It was almost a throw away card I made, but liked how it turned out.

Stampin Up Crackle Background and Flower of the Month Sets used.

Heart Sparkle

No special technique here, just embossed with sparkle embossing powder. Used Stampin Up's Hearts and Posies set.

Glitter Butterfly

The butterfly on this one is from Stampin Up's Flutterbys set done in Acetate and Glitter. The pink background is done with the shaving cream technique. Make a wish is from Stampin Up's Mini Mates.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ghost Stamping

The background on this is ghost stamping with Stampin Up's Hearts & Posies set.

The foreground image is from Nice & Easy Notes. I bought it off E-Bay and the seller included an already stamped image from the set. I just colored it, then mounted it on the background I had left over from another project.

Color Dusting

I love the look color dusting gives to a glossy image. I will have to re-do this one to improve the cutting.

The stamps are Stampin Up! The small one is from the Flower of the Month set, the main image is the Stipple Rose, my all time favorite stamp.

Chalk Dragging

As with most of the techniques on my cards, I learned this from Technique Junkies.

The stamps are from the Stampin Up! retired set Hearts & Posies. The words were stamped with Versamark and brushed with Pearl Ex.

This is an older card, before I learned how to cut a straighter edge with decorative scissors.

Cut Out

I don't know the name of this technique, but I made it a long time ago. It doesn't show well in the scan but the background was a copper metallic paper.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Faux Hammered Metal

This card was done with the technique called Faux Hammered Metal. I did a lot of different Faux Hammered Metal backgrounds. This one was done by mixing copper Pearl-Ex into Lumiere paint, coating the card stock and embossing with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. Others I've done with gold or silver glossy cardstock and pigment ink, but I like this one best.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Glitter Puzzle Card

This is a card I made quite a while ago. I love glitter. I used a technique from the Technique Junkie's Newsletter called the glitter puzzle.

The card stock is a glossy silver that I don't remember where I got it.

The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set I no longer own and also can't remember the name of. I stamped and embossed it on vellum and adhered it with eyelets and ribbon.

First Post

I'm just starting this blog. I'm using it to replace my old website. I'll be posting pictures of cards and other crafting things I've done.

Hope you will all like this.