Friday, July 31, 2009
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The inspiration for this first card came from this card of Laurie's! I knew I wanted to do something with circles, but the idea hadn't solidified in my mind yet. When I saw Laurie's card, I knew what I was going to do! The inside says, "Round is a shape." I just love these new TAC sets--Funny Farm and Funny Farm Phrases.
Don't you just love the way the button in the lower right looks like a pig snout?!?! ;-)
I had this fun image (retired, below) already colored and waiting for just the right card. After I did the pig, I knew she'd be the next "round" one. I added red Gelly Glaze pen to her lips and purple Stardust Glittering Gel pen to her fingernails and toenails. Nice touch, don't ya think?! The felt flowers and Scraper's Floss are always fun additions too.
I really like the "cheerfulness" of this next card, which I actually made before Seminar when I pre-purchased a few sets. The stamp set is called Happy Thoughts and is only $12.95. I used my Scor-pal to emboss lines on the blue piece and then sanded lightly. My Cloud Scissors gave a gentle scallop and the entire blue piece is popped up with Pop Dots. I used Belle Rose ink on the pink card front to give the look of a watermark without sanding on the white core cardstock.
While the image from the next card isn't brand new, it's still an all-purpose fave of mine! Everyday Events has an image for just about everything you can think of. Here, I used paper from the Penelope collection, and the brads are from the Matte Heritage mini brads.
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Needless to say, I've since ordered this stamp set. I'm LOVING it and have great ideas for future stuff! ;-)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
On this card, I used the Scor-Bug on the white panel around the image and on the left side of the card, on the brown cardstock. I colored in the heart with the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen. Adds a nice sparkle! The paper is Rustic Chic. I use it a LOT!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
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This next photo isn't the greatest picture of a card that isn't the greatest either. I decided to go ahead and post it even though I'm not totally satisfied--it just didn't turn out like my mind's eye had it looking! LOL! It does look somewhat better IRL, though. ;-)
I used the "Cracked Glass" technique and got one HUGE crack in it. I decided against remelting the embossing powder because you can't go back and re-break *real* glass!
The image was colored with Prismacolors and oderless mineral spirits. The paper is from TAC's new More Mimi double-sided collection (and ivory ultrasmooth).
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The following cards are sort of in honor of my friend Laurie. She is such an artist when it comes to stamping, and I love her stuff! She loves...polkadots. I decided to try some myself and added them to this girl's dress--on her puffy sleeve and the ruffle at the bottom of her dress.
Here's a close-up to see the sprinkles on the cupcake (made with Souffle pens), the polkadots on the dress, and the Stickles on her wand and wings. The saying is "Happy Birthday...with sprinkles on top."
This card looks very "Laurie" to me in style, and it was tough for me not to add extra ink to the edges and keep in "clean and simple." I didn't attempt the gorgeous large bows that Laurie usually does, though! It's very hard to see, but the scarlet paper has little hearts (from TAC's new PWP set) stamped in Versamark Champagne Frost. I LOVE this stuff!!! Just a hint of sparkle on top of the watermark.