Friday, November 27, 2009

Love those penguins!

I've been seeing quite a few Tri-shutter cards around lately and I thought I should give one a try. You know, because I have so much time on my hands since all my Christmas cards are done - NOT!

The basic idea is fairly simple the hard part is decorating the panels. For this card I used a penguin set by Art Impressions. I love this set! Using this set made decorating the panels a little easier since I had a bunch of matching stamps at my disposal.

I've included a bunch of photos so you can see all the panels. The first photo on the left is a view of the closed card (sorry it's a tad blurry) then the rest are inside the card. I must give Estelle and Annika thanks for the help with the card. Estelle was nice enough to help with the idea, coloring and cutting out. Annika gave some color advice. I think the assembly of the card is pretty self explanatory. For instructions on how to make the card click here.
I used my Scor It board for the scoring. Images were stamped with Versafine onyx black. Versamagic Aegean Sea ink was used to edge the white panels and stamp the snowflakes. Images were colored with Tombow markers and Prisma pencil crayons. White Liquid Applique, foam mounting tape and Stickles were used to add bling and dimension!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Carolling Trio

Told you you would be seeing quite a bit of this image!
I like this card better than the first there is just something about the red spotted paper!
I began this card the same as the last - stamped the image with my Versafine onyx black ink and embossed it with Crafty Capers clear embossing powder. I colored the image with my Tombow Markers and a water brush. Once the coloring was done I edged the piece with Ranger's Adirondack Stonewash ink with a sponge dauber. I matted the image on red and mounted it onto the red spotted cardstock.
I cut out a label using Spellbinder's Fancy Labels die and stamped my message. I thought the label needed something so I edged it with a black pen to make it pop. I mounted this to the red cardstock as well. I finished the card with my Yellow Stickles.
Thanks for looking!
Just a reminder we're having in store voting on the entries from the recent Penny Black card contest. Come on in and vote for your favourite!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

It was my in-laws 45th wedding anniversary over the weekend. My husband sprang the "can you make a card" request the day before and on a day I was expecting and order at the shop as well as a day I *should* have been cutting paper for a class (THAT did not get done!).
Anyway, I whipped this up pretty quickly but it turned out OK. I started with a pad of DCWV "elegant" patterned cardstock. I really loves these cardstocks but don't use them often for some reason. They are shimmery and a very heavy weight.
I stamped a clear Stampendous imaged on the folded cardstock twice with Crafty Capers Silver Dollar embossing powder. I really love this embossing powder it heats up really smooth and gives a very elegant look to a card. I colored the flowers with my Sakura Glaze pens, again an often over looked product in my stash! You can't see it in the photo but they give a really smooth, glossy finish on glossy cardstock almost like glass.
I stamped the saying with Brillance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink and voila - done!
Stamps: Perfectly Clear Flower Swirls set
Paper: DCWV Elegant paper stack
Coloring: Sakura Glaze pens

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winter Greetings

I cannot believe how quickly Christmas is coming!! I spent most of Nov 11 coloring images for my Christmas cards however the assembling part is slow in coming. So far, I have a whopping 4 cards done! I'd better pick up the pace!
You will be seeing a lot of this image in the next few weeks because I have colored quite a few of these. :) I started this card by stamping the image by Penny Black with my fav ink Versafine Onyx Black then embossing with Crafty Capers clear embossing powder. I colored the image with my Tombow markers and a water brush.
I then cut out my image with a Spellbinders label and edged the shape with Ranger's Stonewashed dye ink and a finger dauber then I edged the shape with my Ranger Silver Metallic pen.
I cut out 2 mats with Spellbinders borders and edged one with the silver pen as well.
I cut a Spellbinder oval and stamped my saying on it with my Versafine ink and edged that piece as well with the Stonewash ink. I matted as shown and added a Stampendous snowflake sticker from my stash and added yellow Stickles glitter glue to the lantern area for an extra sparkle! Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Penny Black Carolling Trio (new slap stick), Stampendous Snowy Short Stacks (greeting)
Spellbinder: Classic ovals, Labels 2, In Spades Borderabilities
Other: Versafine Onyx ink, Tombow Markers, Ranger Adirondack dye Stonewash ink, Ranger Silver Metallic pen, Yellow Stickles glitter glue

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Elf Book

We have some up coming "elf book" classes at Crafty Capers, basically you will make a mini book you can write your Crafty Capers Christmas list in and pass along to your significant other or friends then they know exactly what you would like!
I finally, got around to getting my prototype done and I'm really happy with it. It is not often I make a "non card" with my stamps so this was out of my usual comfort zone.
I won't go into a lot of detail about how this is made you'll just have to sign up for the class! Class dates on the Crafty Capers website.
The image is the Snowy Short Stacks set by Stampendous. The red designer paper is Basic Grey. Die cuts were done with Spellbinder dies. The words were computer generated.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So busy!

Wow, the first post of November! It's been so busy at the shop over the past few weeks. We've received the majority of our winter/Christmas orders over the past few weeks including the new Cuttlebug folders and new Impression Obsession! So that has kept us hopping!

I've had this card in my head for a week or more but just did not have time to get it onto paper. It's a pretty simple card. The main image is by Penny Black (the name escapes me at the moment) that I embossed with Crafty Capers gold embossing powder on Vintage White Bazzill cardstock. I then took one of my square Spellbinder Nestabilities and embossed a square around the image. I then held the die in place and using my Ranger Cut N Dry foam I applied Adirondack Light Cool Peri dye ink inside the square. I stamped Holiday Cheer (Penny Black) with Ranger Adirondack Bright Purple Twilight dye ink near the bottom right of the card. To finish the card I used my Lavender Stickles (Ranger) randomly on the embossed image.
This card would be so easy to mass produce for Christmas in fact I managed to get 2 whipped off in less than 1/2 an hour.
Thanks for looking.