Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A few cards and gift card holder

Here's a few cards and an envelope gift card holder that I made over the past several months for various family members that I'm now getting a chance to share. 

Floral images-Gina K Designs Elegant Flowers stamp set; sentiment-MFT Stamps Time for the Bubbly stamp set
Paper Pieced cupcake liner and Stickles added for some sparkle; stamped images-MFT Stamps It's a Cupcake Kind of Day stamp set
Floral image-Just Rite's The Greatest Joy stamp set; sentiment-Hero Arts Decorate it stamp set
I needed a quick way to present a gift card to my son--I followed this video here:  http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2013/08/envelope-gift-card-holder-video-.html

Thursday, May 16, 2013


This birthday card starts off with a white card base.  The pink panel, Pretty in Pink card stock from Stampin Up, was embossed with the Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder.  The floral image is from Stampin Up's Bloomin Beautiful stamp set.  The petals were colored with Copic markers R20 (Blush) and R22 (Light Prawn) and the stem and leaves with a Chromatix marker (Grass 2).  I used a die from Cuttlebug's Red Tag Sale font set to cut out the image and I added a pink bow to the top.  The word celebrate is from part of a sentiment in My Favorite Things' a la modes Time to Celebrate stamp set.  I inked up this word using Stampin Up's Pretty in Pink ink and cut it out using Stampin Up's word window punch.   Lace ribbon and three mini brads are the finishing embellishments.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms including mine! 
The hydrangea image on this card is a stamp image from Rubber Stampede.  I stamped it onto watercolor paper and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I colored it in with some Marvy LePlume markers and finished it off with a ribbon bow.  The word "Mom" is an image from the Gina K. Designs stamp set called Lovely Shelf.  The completed image was cut and also matted using a few Spellbinders Labels Eight nestabilities die.  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sweet Birthday

My second card of the year!  I finally got some mojo to create this card for my cousin!  The cupcake image is from MFT's "It's a Cupcake Kind of Day" stamp set and the sentiment is from GKD's 100% Sweet stamp set.  I paper pieced the cupcake liner with KI Memories pp.  I colored the cupcake using Marvy LePlume II marker #85 (mocha) and American Crafts Chromatix markers (Rouge #1) and (Rouge #2).  I used Spellbinders' nestabilities dies to cut the plain and scalloped circle (My Mind's Eye pink pp adhered to a piece of card stock for thickness).  I added a Prima flower and a Making Memories brad for a bit of embellishment.  I added sparkle to the cherry and the paper using Stickles glue "Icicle".  I finished the interior with more of My Mind's Eye and KI pp and a sentiment from Fiskars' "Birthday Cheer" stamp set.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 

For my first card of the year, I used the MFT Wednesday sketch #105.  The main image is from MFT's a la modes Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I've tried this coloring technique a couple of times before so I'm still practicing but I really like how the gamsol really smooths out the pencil strokes.  The sentiment is a $1 stamp by Studio G that I purchased from Michaels sometime last year.  I really like how bold it is and it's size fit perfectly with the image.  The card base is cut to 6" x 5 1/2".  I used Stampin Up's night of navy and real red card stock, and the patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye.