Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Now, on to some stamping...
This simple, yet elegant card would be perfect for a wedding card. It uses the Baroque Motifs stamp set. The ink colors are Soft Sky and Blue Bayou (dang it, I can't say or type that name without the song going through my head). The white taffeta ribbon runs through the pewter Hodgepodge double swirl clip.
That's all for now. I must get back to the mountain of laundry that accumulated during our trip.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This prize consists of a notebook decorated with Cutie Pie designer paper and a coordinating pen, PLUS the retired Oh So Lovely stamp set which I graciously mounted for you :-) It's still virgin rubber though.
So, how do you enter to win? Leave a comment on this post and tell me one thing you like about my blog or something you'd like me to do more of or less of. AND, you can earn a second entry if you've gotten a mammogram in the last year or done your BSE in the last two months. If you're male, it's whatever the equivalent exams are for you. I'll randomly draw a name on Friday, May 30th. Good luck!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We'll definitely be using this at stamp clubs and workshops in June. There's a special next month, that I'll tell you about later.
This sample uses only Cameo Coral ink. Sometimes monochromatic is the way to go. The silver frame is from the Silver Hodgepodge on p. 7 of the Occasions Mini catalog. Stay tuned for more samples with this wonderful set.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Anyway, then I sponged around the edges with more Close to Cocoa. At that point, I had a really nice background but didn't know where to go from there. So, in staying with the French theme, I pulled out Carte Postale and made the focal point. Add a little antique brass hodgepodge hardware (this hodgepodge finish will be retiring in August) and ribbon and it was done.
This style is different from a lot of the stuff I've done recently. It was nice to do something different.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, May 9, 2008
So, here's the next ensemble.
It uses the Bali Breeze Double-Sided Designer paper, Flower Fusion felt flowers, On Board Accents, Gold Brads and Urban West rub-ons. Not one bit of stamping involved! The close-ups of each of the cards are below.
That's it for now. I have the house to my self for a couple hours and don't have to cook dinner...does that mean I can stamp?
Stay tuned next week for a blog prize :-)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The chipboard flower is covered with Whisper White Craft ink and then embossed with Clear embossing powder. The center is a chipboard circle covered with Yoyo Yellow craft ink. I think the rest is self-explanatory.
If you want to get more hands-on experience with chipboard, contact me to set up a one-on-one time or, better yet, host a Girls' Craft Night with your friends.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Here are a few close-ups of the various chipboard accents. In this first one, I used one of the ribbon slides and rubbed CRAFT Pumpkin Pie ink on it. Once it was dry, I applied a rub-on. Why am I using Craft ink rather than Classic? Either one works, but since the Classic is a dye-based ink, it absorbs into the chipboard and the color changes slightly. The Craft ink is pigment based and stays on top of the chipboard so the color remains true. It's a subtle difference, so if you only have Classic ink, go with that (or buy the Craft inks from me :-) )
On this chipboard star accent, I used Craft Tempting Turqouise ink to cover the star. Once it was dry, I stamped it with Craft Whisper White ink using a stamp from the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set.