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.