Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Iris and paisley

This is a birthday card I made last week. I didn't have time to make a unique card so I copied one of my previous cards with some minor changes.

The image is from the Gina K. Designs Elegant Flowers stamp set. I colored it with Crayola watercolor paint and a water brush.

I'm so inspired by Denise at the Paper Landscaper and how she decorates the interior of cards that I decorated the interior of this card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Garden of Life stamp set.

Other materials used: Craft Lite cutter with wavy blade, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Stampin Up pink passion card stock, Papertrey Ink white card stock, Making Memories brads, Michaels ribbon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TEBBSH Challenge #9

This is my card for challenge #9 in celebration of Taylored Expressions birthday bash. The challenge information can be found here.

I stamped the cupcakes onto water color paper, colored them with markers and used a blender pen to soften the colors. I distressed the edges of all the card stock and papers and inked the edges with the distress ink. After a bit of tweeking and rearranging the layout, this is what I came up with for this challenge.

Stamped images: Gina K. Designs (100% Sweet by Rupa Shevde)
Card stock: Stampin Up (pale plum, baja breeze)
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versafine (vintage sepia); Ranger distress (walnut stain); Marvy LePlume II markers (bubblegum pink, peppermint, lt. brown, beige, salvia blue)
Tools: Tim Holtz distressor tool; Fiskars squares 1 template; EK Success double scallop edge punch
Accessories: English Ribbons (luxury double satin Thistle/Lavender)

Monday, September 7, 2009


This is my card following the sketch in challenge #2 in celebration of Taylored Expressions (TE) birthday bash.
The image and sentiment are from TE's Home Sweet Home stamp set.
The background cs was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder. I cut snowflakes using a Cuttlebug die. I added dazzling diamonds glitter on the snowflakes, the snowman's scarf and the perimeter of the sentiment.


Taylored Expressions (TE) is celebrating the birthday of the cuppie stamps introduced one year ago. There are many designers hosting various challenges for this celebration.

This is my card for challenge #11 hosted by Laurie Schmidlin. I've tried distressing before but but not to the degree I did on this project. If you know Laurie's work, she creates some fantastic distressed projects and after reading her challenge post, I just had to participate.

My card base is not the standard size. It's cut to approximately 5 1/4 x 7 3/8. I needed this size to accommodate the printed card stock I cut because I wanted the message to be seen on the card front to tie in with the image and sentiment both from TE's Home Sweet Home stamp set. After I cut my card stock panels to size, I embossed the large green panel with the Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder. Then I used a distressor tool to rough up the edges of all the panels before inking them with Ranger's distress ink, fired brick and walnut stain. I stamped the cuppie image using Memento rich cocoa ink onto vintage cream cs and colored it in using Prismacolor pencils and Marvy LePlume markers. I also sponged on the Ranger inks before adhering to the card front. The sentiment tag is hand cut, inked and edges curled to add an aged look. And, I added a few brads on the right side of the main image panel to fill up a little space.

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Home Sweet Home
Card stock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream); Stampin Up (always artichoke, kiwi kiss, ruby red); Die Cuts with a View (patterned cs from the Christmas stack)
Ink: Ranger distress (fired brick, walnut stain); Memento (rich cocoa); Prismacolor pencils (beige, green ochre, henna, carmine red, yellow chartreuse); Marvy LePlume II markers (dusty pink, beige, yellow green, pale pink)
Other: Gina K. Designs (mini brads); Tim Holtz paper distressor tool; Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another published card!!!

In Friday's mail was another surprise for me! When I saw the name in the return address, Scott Publications...what, oh my gosh, could it be? Yes, a complimentary copy of Just Cards! Holidays! 2009 was sent to me. A Valentine's Day card I created and submitted last year was published! Woohoo! I'm so excited as this is my second card to get published of those I sent in last year!! If you have a copy, check out my card on page 14. It's called Be Mine.