Saturday, April 18, 2009
This is the Monday Mailer I'm sending out to my partner today.
For the first time, I made a card that did not use Stampin Up stamps.
The background is from Technique Junkies and is called Cuttlebug Pearls. I used the textile embossing folder. The Pearl Ex colors are Misty Lavender, Sparkle Gold and Interference Gold.
The base cardstock is a purple I had in the drawer. It's a discontinued SU color (alright, so almost all my cs is SU).
The mask and Dream are from a collage plate by I Break For Stamps. They are stamped on shimmer white cs and mounted on a lavender mulberry paper I got in a swap with a friend. I colored with chalks. This is the first time I've ever used mulberry paper. Hope my partner likes it.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This one is one I'm doing for one of the monthly mingles on Stamper's Corner.
Base card is Creamy Caramel.
I got the Precious Memories hymn by scanning the song from one of my hymn books. I laid it out using MS Publisher so I could get 4 images on a page. I then printed it on Natural Ivory cs. To give it the aged look, I tore the edges and sponged them with Close to Cocoa ink.
The flowers are from Stampin Up's Memory of the Heart, stamped in black Staz-on on vellum. I colored it from the back with More Mustard, Rose Romance, Yo Yo Yellow and Old Olive markers.
The sentiment was created by printing "Thinking of You" using the Brushed Script font that is standard in Windows in a size 36 on vellum. I immediately took it out of the printer and covered it with a copper black embossing powder and heated it. I tore it too. The vellum is mounted with some vintage colored brads.
I made this for my uncle after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Base card is Night of Navy cs stamped in white with snowflakes from SU's Holiday Sampler Set.
White background of the sentiment and shaker were stamped with the same snowflakes in Night of Navy.
The Sentiment is from All Year Cheer 1 and is also stamped in Night of Navy.
The Snow Globe is from the Stampin Up Set of the same name.
Roses are SU's Stipple Rose, stamped with Staz-on on transparent shrink plastic and colored with markers before shrinking with my heat gun and putting them in the snow globe. There are tiny beads in the snowglobe.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I also make handmade soaps and wanted to see if you could stamp on soap.
I'm happy to say you can. I used Staz-On to stamp the images. You can stamp on a flat soap surface and It makes for a nice gift. But...the image will come off the first time you use the soap, but the ink will not stain the skin or the washcloth.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
The April Card of the Month theme is drink swords. My son got me two of them when he went out for karaoke. I thought it needed to be used with the SU Sock Monkey. I love sock monkeys. I have one in my room.
This one is stamped on a piece of faux suede and colored with chalks.
As I was trying to sleep last night, the creative monkeys in my brain put this layout in to my head.
I had some bg paper that was made for 6x6 pages. It had both the stripes and the words ready to cut apart. I had two sheets of it, and so got 4 cards out of the two sheets.
The frames for the image were cut using my new Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 3 set. I'm getting good at getting them cut in my Sizzix, but need more practice embossing them. The cupcake is from an old SU Sell-A-Bration set called Just for Fun.
This is going in to Stamper's Corner April Card Lottery.
Friday, April 3, 2009
This was a card I did as a thinking of you card for a friend who was dying of cancer.
The stamp is SU's Hope for Comfort set and on the inside it says "and that tomorrow's even better."
Sadly she died a few months later.
The moral of this story? Don't neglect your annual mammograms and monthly self checks.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This is from a sheet of polished stone I did in purples. I like polished stone the best when I do it with Radiant Pearls because of the shimmer.
In fact I bought a ton of Radiant Pearls simply to do polished stone with, although I occasionally will color an image with them
Stamp set is SU's Nice & Easy Notes.
In doing January's Monday Mailers which were black and white, I made a sheet of polished stone using just a black re-inker and alcohol. I cut the sheet in to quarters then put each quarter through my Sizzix with the frame die. This gave me 4 frames and 4 atc's, so I got 8 cards out of one sheet of background paper.
This one I stamped with SU's Flowers of Gratitude and Noteworthy sets and embossed with white embossing powder.
The gray cs is stamped with SU's Toile Blossoms
I did this with the crayon resist technique. The stamp set is SU's Pretty Pointsettias. The color is sponged on the glossy card stock.
Did you know if you go to Crayola's website you can custom order boxes of crayons with just the colors you want? I got a 64 count box of crayons that was a mix of gold, silver, copper and white.