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!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I figured today is as good a day as any to make a House Mouse card. These guys are nothing like the rats at my house.
I stamped this stamp with clear ink and embossed with Ranger detail embossing powder (never used detail powder before! It is an extra fine grind so it works great for stamps with teeny tiny lines). I colored the image with my Tombows. I mounted the piece on a scrap of Stardream cardstock the other cardstock is by Bazzill. I used the Spots and Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. To hid the join where I had to emboss twice I used a scrap of blue that I cut with my Long Rectangles Nestabilities. I finished off the card with Bazzill Really Big Brads and Glossy Accents over the gumball machine to make it glassy looking.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Anyway, back to the card. I needed to make a birthday card for our neighbour, Harvey who is always such a big help with Holly (& Tikka before she went to the Bridge), our garden and other assorted things not to mention he is my supervisor at my firehall job. First, off I ran a scrap piece of actetate through my Cuttlebug using the number collage. Then I flipped the acetate over and painted Turquoise Perfect Pearls mixed with water into the debossed areas. It was that easy. To make paints out of Perfect Pearls just mix with water and they dry with no problem on acetate! I also took 2 Heidi Swapp Raw chipboard letters and painted them with Perfect Copper Perfect Pearls and let them dry. Meanwhile, I found 2 coordinating pieces of turqouise cardstock and trimmed them to size (to fit a 5x7 card) and attached them to my white card. I stamped a Penny Black stamp "birthdays are numbers and mine's unliste" with my Vibrant Primary Big and Juicy rainbow pad. I used a Stampendous clear Happy Birthday stamp and stamped it 3 times without reinking in the top right corner. I mounted the acetate onto black cardstock using an EK Success corner punch then mounted it to my turquoise and mounted the 60 onto the other piece below the Happy Birthdays.
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Crafty Capers got a big order from Impression Obsession stamps this week and the minute I saw the limes stamp I had to have it! First off I stamped the limes on a piece of acetate with black Memories dye ink and heat set it. I flipped the acetate over so the ink was facing down then I took my clear drying Art Institute glue with a metal tip on it and filled in each section. I worked in color sections ie I "glued" the areas I wanted light green. Once I had the glue on I would pour 1 color of glitter on at a time. I did this until all the areas were filled with glitter. I used microfine Glitter Ritz colors: kiwi, moss green, fire red and warm highlight. I set this aside to dry. On another piece of actetate I stamped the Impression Obsession stamp "when life gives" with black Memories ink and heat set. I took a 12x12 piece of Kiwi Switch cardstock by Worldwin papers and cut a 6x6" square out of 1 corner. I used my Scor-It board and basically in a + sign across the paper (one score to make the card then another score to flip the extra piece inside the card (to hide my acetate when it is inserted). I then took a Nestability square and ran it through my cuttlebug to create a window on the front of the card and on the inside piece. I did these windows at the same time so they would match up. I actually had to use my craft knife to finish off the inside square since the Nestability did not quite cut all the way through the second piece of cardstock.
I mounted my 2 pieces of acetate inside the front window and then put the inside piece over the back "workings" of my card to hide the acetate edges. I finished off the card with Ranger Lettuce Dimensional Pearls on the acetate to look like brads. Unfortunately, Crafty Capers is already sold out of the lime saying and the Lettuce Dimensional Pearls. I will be reordering soon.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
On watercolor paper I stamped the Beach Day with Ranger Archival black ink then colored the scene with Tombow markers. I pop dotted the beach scene inside the scallop window then mounted the entire thing on a piece of Awesome Aqua ColorMates cardstock. I though the front looked a bit naked so I took a black Sharpie and drew lines around the edges to frame everything. If you are inclined to make this card all supplies can be purchased at Crafty Capers.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I stamped the Stampendous sun with Ranger Butterscotch ink and blended it with my damp paintbrush. I stamped the Many Thanks with Ranger's stonewashed dye ink and mounted it onto blue cardstock (bazzill).
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tomorrow's posting will probably be later since I have to teach early tomorrow.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
It was a busy day today at the shop. A new Hero Arts order came in and my 10 year old niece, Hayley, and I spent the afternoon working on some class samples for next week. I can't believe she was 3 when I first started the store! Now I can use her as slave labour checking in orders and such!
Anywaaaay, here is a card I created last week using a Dreamweaver stencil (geese) and cut out using my Nestabilities (moon) and new to the store glitter! I cut out a moon with my Nestabilities out of the backing of "sticker" paper and placed it on an exposed piece of JAC paper (double sided adhesive sheet). I rubbed soap on my stencil to make it kind of greasy so it would not stick to the JAC paper and put it on the sticky JAC paper. I carefully, cut out the parts of the geese that were over top of the moon with my craft knife and then poured bronze glitter over the stencil. I pressed the glitter to ensure firm contact with the tape then carefully, lifted the stencil and poured blue teal glitter over the sky. Finally, I carefully lifted the moon up and poured champaigne glitter over the newly exposed moon. All in all a fiddly card but very pretty.