Friday, October 1, 2010

A card I didn't case!

I like to surf the web looking at the beautiful art work on so many cards and I end up casing quite a few of them. Today I decided to make a card that wasn't cased. The easiest way for me to do that is to do a sketch challenge and to make it before I look at it's gallery. This card was made using this weeks sketch challenge (#300) on Splitcoast stampers.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-300-09-29-10-party-time-t507388.html

Lots of cards to post.

I have not posted anything in quite some time, but I have gotten to play a bit. Here are some of the ones I have made lately.

A couple of weeks ago I was signed up for a workshop on brayering that got canceled. I watched serval videos on U-tube to help me work on this technique. Here is the first card I made.

And here is a card I cased that I saw on Splitcoast.

These 2 cards I made after seeing the blended pencil tutorial on Splitcoast.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/blendedpencils/
They did take a lot of time to color, but I was pleasantly surprised on how well I did.


I have wanted to try using the clorox /bleaching technique but never got around to it thinking it would be so hard to do. After seeing a card on the Stampin' Up demostrator website I just had to try the technique and case that card. It was so simple to do. Be sure to heat emboss your images first!

This next card uses a technique that I thought I had read from Technique Junkies Newsletter. In trying to find what it is called I could not find it there or on Splitcoast. If anyone does find out please send me a link. To do this technique you heat emboss a solid image using white embossing powder on a dark background. You then use a permanant marker like Copic or Sharpie to color the embossing.


These 2 cards I cased off of some cards I saw on Splitcoast.



These 3 cards my sister Marie made for my example box. They are so cute!




Monday, September 27, 2010

Cards shipped for Operation Write Home

Thank you Ady, Marie and Sara, between the 4 of us, today I am mailing to Operation Write Home 266 handmade cards. Here is a link if anyone wants to donate handmade cards to OWH.
http://operationwritehome.org/

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Operation Write Home's Birthday Bash

OWH's birthday is September 12. They are having a Birthday Bash for all of September. They are asking for lots of cards to be sent in, Half of them Christmas Cards and the other half anytime cards (birthday, miss you, thinking of you, anniversary, I love you). If any of my card making friends would like to help me support this cause in the month of September; send me your cards I will stamp the back with the OWH logo and send them in. Usually I fill a small sized flat rate box (around 45 to 50 cards) every 2 to 3 months and send in. My goal this time (with your all's help), is to fill a medium sized flat rate box. I'll even pay to ship even more boxes if we fill them up.

Your cards should be handmade only, A2 sized, no glitter, if it is dark cardstock have a light colored liner inside. Here is a link to OWH's website. It has tips in what they want for the cards.
http://operationwritehome.org/
If you want to learn more about the Birthday Bash click on the sidebar.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #19.

The link http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2010/05/s-sketch-challenge-19.html

My card.
All Stampin' Up products
Stamps: Pedaling Past
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Noveau Chic dsp
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Basic Black
Stampin' Up is retiring some of their core colors the end of this month. Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal are a couple of ones I am going to miss.
Thanks for looking!


2 cards I cased.

When I was looking around on Splitcoast Stampers I saw a couple of cards I just had to make!
Here are the links to the ones I cased.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1711530?&limit=last1


I just love the color combos on both of these!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Making your own shimmer mist spray

This is not my original idea to make the spray using these products. I've read about it in several different blogs. My apologies that I don't remember whose blogs I've read it on so I can give credit where credit is due. I do a lot of web surfing on card making blogs.

Here is what I did; I filled a small spray bottle half way full of rubbing alcohol then dumped in a little of the Stampin' Up's Champagne mist shimmer paint. I thought to add just a little bit, test it, and if I wanted more shimmer I would add more of the paint. I got lucky and was pleased with what I added the first time. You do have to keep shaking the mixture because it does separate.

The shimmer paints were offered in Stampin' Up's last Holiday Mini Catalog. They were so popular that they still offer them as a write in on orders. They are $5.95 each.

116806 Champagne mist
116854 Frost White
116807 Platinum

If you don't want to mix your own up; Stampin' Up is offering Smooch Spritz in their current Summer Mini Catalog. Smooch spritz comes in Gold Glow, Silver Foil, Vanilla Silver and Log Cabin and are $4.95 each.

May Make and Takes

Here are the cards we will be working on this Saturday's playday.

This card uses White Glossy card stock and makes it more elegant.


I made my own shimmer mist spray by mixing Chamagne shimmer paint and rubbing acohol. I sprayed it on the embossed So Saffron cardstock. It really does not show up well in the photo. I also highlighted the fairy wings and some flower centers in the dsp paper with the shimmer paint. The layout is from a previous sketch challenge on Splitcoast, SC258. My oldest daughter told me out of all the cards I have made, this one is her favorite!

This card I made this week from a sketch challenge on Stars and Stripes. I like it so much I just had to share it on a playday.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 10, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #16

I enjoyed making this one, It's so cheerful. The embossing folder I used is a new one that is offered in the SU summer mini catalog.



All Stampin' Up products

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Acessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Always Artichoke brads

Friday, April 16, 2010

April's Make and Takes

When I was checking out some of the cards made from a Challenge from Stars and Stamps I came across one that I thought was so cute! Here is the link to the one I saw.
http://katstamps.blogspot.com/2010/04/operation-write-home.html
Here is the one we made.


This one is very simular to one I saw on Splitcoast Stampers
I have been wanting to do this medallion in a workshop for some time. Finally came across the right image to put on it. Here is the link to the tutorial on Splitcoast on how to make it.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/scallopedgemedallion/
I usually make 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 cards, but the size of the medallion called for a 5x7 card.

Thanks for looking!