Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Crafty Capers is closed again today due to the snowfall warning on Vancouver Island. We hope to be open Dec 23 & 24 as originally announced.
I had one more card to make for 2008. My sisters and I, made a donation to Habitat for Humanity for my Dad for Christmas so I thought the Penny Black city stamp would be perfect. I stamped and gold embossedthe stamp across a large scrap of white Bazzill bling cardstock and again on a smaller scrap of cardstock. I also stamped and emobssed the Santa in the sky. The santa is from Inkadinkado's current buy 2 get 1 free stamp collection. I assigned my niece to paint the city and santa with Shimmerz paints. When the paint was dry we cut out the city on the smaller scrap of cardstock and using foam mounting tape mounted it on top of the city row on the larger scrap of white. There were some naked spots in the sky so I inked up only the stars from the Penny Black stamp and stamped and embossed them in the bare spots.
Thanks for looking! Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 12, 2008
I made this card for Holly's vet who has been such a HUGE help with my health challenged girl this year.
I got the idea for the Hero Arts blog, I admit. The main cardstock is Bazzill white bling cardstock (shimmery) and I used Tombow markers directly on my Penny Black Holly stamp. I stamped it multiple times re-inking before each stamping. It seemed like the ink was taking a while to dry so I put some clear embossing powder over the Tombows and embossed them. No, they are not supposed to be embossable! I used a Stampendous tiny clear alphabet and Versamagic red magic ink to stamp the words. I printed off a little photo of Holly and matted her onto red cardstock and I was done. Yeah! One of my jobs today is to sign it and get it in the mail then my cards are all done! Today before I hit Crafty Capers I will be going to Olivers pet supply store in Nanaimo (I NEVER shop in stores that sell pets) and pick up a few doggie presents and some dog food for dogs who are less fortunate than spoiled Holly.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here is another one of my Christmas cards. I had to buy him/her when I saw the stamp. The stamp is made by Penny Black. I stamped it with Onyx Versafine and colored with Laurentian pencil crayons. I cut the image out with a circle Nestability and cut a slightly larger red scallop. I cut a message strip with red cardstock using my Spellbinders tag trio dies (largest one). The Christmas joy saying is by Impression Obsession. This was also stamped with Versafine Onyx. I thought the main card looked a little naked so I ran the main cardstock with my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I finished the card by adding Glossy Accents (glossy clear drying glue) to the tree ornaments. I added Stickles to the dog collar, tag and the O's in the Christmas joy saying. I am pleased to say I have completed all my cards and hopefully, tonight I will get them all written up and tomorrow mailed!! I am a machine!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I'd almost forgotten penguins are birds so here is another bird card. All the penguins are from a clear set by Art Impressions. I love these penguins! I started out my stamping the candy cane penguin then cut him out with a circle Nestability and my Cuttlebug. I cut a matching scallop circle out of a scrap of Fancy Pants cardstock. I colored the candy cane and hat with my Tombow (water based) markers. I made my background by stamping other penguins from the set on a piece of Bazzill Bling (shimmery) cardstock and colored all the winter attire red. I used a small Stampendous tag that I colored by rubbing with Ranger Cranberry die ink then stamped a Stampendous Happy Holidays saying in black.
Nothing too fancy but I am getting under the gun to get my cards done! Enjoy.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I'm finally getting down to making my Christmas cards and thought I would play with Stampendous' Mega Merry Clear set for the first time. I also just bought Spellbinder's Illumination Borderabilities die so wanted to play.
I stamped and embossed with Crafty Capers Pixie Dust embossing powder (clear w/glitter) the Merry. I then colored the letters with a Tombow marker. I then realized the Merry would not fit on the 5x5 card I had hoped to use!! So my friend, Lorri suggested cutting out the letters and pop dotting them (thanks Lorri!). I had taken a green square of Co-ordinations cardstock and cut a Illumination border out of it and was going to use that but liked the look of the "left over" pieces so used that as a mat instead. I embossed the "and bright" in Ivory Embossing powder. Lorri and I thought the card needed something so Lorri suggested we add Stampendous silver Geoshapes stickers around the border and that was perfect! Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I stamped this stamp with Espresso Ranger dye ink and colored it with Laurentian and Primsma pencil crayons. I matted the the stamp with a scrap of Bazzill cardstock. I drew the spider web with Designer's Dries clear wet glue and covered it with Gun Metal Glitter Ritz. I drew a spider coming down from the web using my new Ranger Inkessentails white gel pen! I really love it. It shows up very well on dark cardstock! I finished the card with white gel pen dots along the left side of the card. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sue Stone taught this final card at Crafty Caper's World Card day. The angel image is by Stampendous, the swirly snow is by Inkadinkado and the saying is by Stampendous. The saying and snow swirl were stamped in Crafty Caper's Silver Dollar embossing powder. The angel was stamped on vellum and embossed with Ranger's Seafoam White. The angel was colored with Shimmerz paints. The faux brads are Stampendous' Geoshapes stickers. Enjoy!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This is Lolly's card. It was done with the "sledding" Cuttlebug folder on blue cardstock. The snowflake punch is by Punch Bunch. I think the rest is pretty self explanitory. This card is very easy to make but looks impressive. A perfect card to mass produce for your Christmas cards. All supplies are available at Crafty Capers. Thanks Lolly for letting me post this!
Friday, October 3, 2008
This card was actually a Make and Take held in May??? Can't remember exactly when now. This was done with a Dreamweaver metal stencil and glitter on double sided tape sheets. I believe I used Peel N Stick for this card but now like Dreamweavers Double Sided Adhesive better because it is not as sticky. So I cut a square of adhesive about the size of the stencil. Be careful if you stencil is smaller than your adhesive because you can get colored glitter on exposed adhesive and that might not be the look you are going for. Using soap (bar) made of 100% vegetable oil rub the back of your stencil. This will make your stencil less likely to stick to the adhesive. If you have any soap bits in the bridgework (spaces) of your stencil brush them out they will stop the glitter from making contact with the adhesive. Peel off one side of the adhesive and stick to your matting cardstock. Peel off the other side of the protective backing for your adhesive. Lay your stencil down on the adhesive. LIGHTLY press the stencil down so it has contact with the adhesive. Pour your colored glitter (you need to use Ultra fine, good quality glitter, no Dollar Store stuff) onto your stencil it needs to fill all the holes in your stencil. Press the glitter down to ensure good contact with the adhesive. With a soft paintbrush or blush brush wipe away extra glitter and return it to the container. Turn your cardstock and stencil upside down and remove the stencil (hopefully if you have put enough soap it will fall off). Pour a clear or light colored glitter over the entire piece and press down this will fill in all the spaces on the adhesive that the colored adhesive did not cover. Mat as desired. In my sample I finished off the card with a clear Hero Arts saying.
Don't forget World Card Day Tomorrow at the store! It will be lots of fun!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This card was done when Lolly and I were playing. The flower is a Dreamweaver stencil with gold embossing paste. When the paste was dry I used my Glue Palette ink and inked the pot part of the paste. I heated to make the glue sticky and put Black Leaf on it. I embossed the saying by Penny Black with Crafty Capers gold embossing powder. I thought the card looked a little naked so I used my Versamark pad with an Inkadinkado swirl stamp and stamed the background brown to fill it in. All supplies can be bought from Crafty Capers. I have a couple other projects to post so come back over the weekend for more!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The saying is done by Paula Best. I did the background with 2 Dreamweaver stencils and Memory Mist sprays (copper & green tea). It is quite shimmery in person. I stamped the saying with Adirondack Ginger dye ink and edged the vellum with Brillance Cosmic Copper ink. I used 3M Vellum Adhesive to attach the vellum to the main cardstock. The green cardstock is a scrap of Crafters Workshop.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
I then thought the card looked a little naked so I stamped a Penny Black flower border with the Eggplant ink again. I finished off the card with little flowers punched out with a Punch Bunch punch.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I used a scrap of kiwi Bazzill cardstock and stuck it onto a piece of white Bazzill Bling (shimmery) cardstock. I then took the bird stamp (made by Stampendous) and stamped it in black. I highlighted the birds, and leaves with a combo of Stickles and Liquid Pearls. I finished the card with a Merry Christmas stamp made by Inkadinkado embossed with gold embossing powder. Thanks for looking!