Monday, June 28, 2010

Daffodil Delight & Marina Mist

New Colors and New Hostess Sets!!! This is Called Because I Care L-1 New Hostess Set! I Stamped the images with Stazon Black ink and then watercolored the flowers with Marina Mist and a small amount of Cherry Cobbler mixed with the Marina. The background paper is the new Greenhouse Gala DS paper which I cheerful and fun! The leaves were watercolored with Garden Green and Certainly Celery ink. ~Whisper White CS, Aqua Painter, Half Pearl, Crystal Effects.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Newsprint Collage #2

I could just sit and make these collage cards all day! For this one I added a little bling....rhinestones and a pearl! I also added a little Cherry Cobbler ink to the crown. I love the negative image sheets in the Newsprint DS paper, that white writing on black is awesome!! Again Black and Vanilla CS, Black Ink and black 1/8" taffeta ribbon! I had some clear stick on rhinestones but I can't wait to get the SU ones!!! I've been waiting for SU to include flat back Rhinestones in their catalog! Ya Hoo!!! I'm so jazzed about those and the pearls!

Newsprint Collage

Another Collage Card using Artistic Etchings and Newsprint Designer paper. I love to start with wonderful paper like this and combine it with a stamped image for my focal point and then build out from that! The strip across the bottom is the large letters, actually an 'R' that got cut off and looks like a bracket. I also love to combine stamping on patterned paper to embellish it a little more here and there when needed. The vanilla label frame has the negative images punched out from the newsprint paper behind it. Such an easy, quick card combining the newsprint and stamping using Basic Black ink, Vanilla CS and Black CS. I cut out the tower, key and crown and attached a half pearl to the crown at the top. Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Faux Domino Collage

This paper just screams Collage!!
Oh WOW do I love this paper and set!!! Both are in the new catalog...Newsprint DS Paper and Artistic Etchings Stamp Set! I used Basic Black ink pad, Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, flat back pearls, Vanilla CS, Black CS and Corner Rounder Punch!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Glimmer Marble Technique

This is another technique junkie background using Vanilla Smooch spray. This is also a June class card!
The flowers are stamped on Vellum CS and then flipped over, ink side down and colored with the crayons on the back and then adhered to copypaper and framed with Pretty in Pink CS!
~Stamps: Elements of Style ~Inks: Stazon, Regal Rose Classic Pad. ~Paper: Pretty in Pink CS, Vellum CS, Whisper White CS. ~Accessories: Scallop Border Corner Punch, Square Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch. Crayons, Aqua Painter, Pink Satin Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Vanilla Smooch, Cutter Kit distressing tool.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Missing Week!

I have been so sick, this is the first time I've logged onto my blog in a week....EEK! I am of course behind because I haven't been creating anything and my Stamp Class was postoned but I am getting better and for anyone who cares, I will be posting again starting tomorrow! Happy June Everyone!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shabby Elements of Style

Elements of Style stamp set. ~Paper: Confetti White CS Card base, Whisper White Embossed Background, Watercolor paper, Pumpkin Pie CS. ~Inks: Tangerine Tango Pad, Garden Green Pad, Old Olive Pad, Stazon Black pad, Rich Razzleberry Pad, So Saffron Pad, Bashful Blue,Old Olive and Banana Markers. ~ Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Lg. Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Mat Pack, paper piercing tool, Sponge, aqua painter.
The textured background was sponged with so saffron lightly around the outer edges. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flowers and Lace

Stamps: Elements of Style ~ Paper: Base Card Vanilla, Embossed Background Whisper White, Main image Watercolor paper, Scallop Punch Shimmery White, Greeting Oval Watercolor Paper ~ Inks: Stazon Black Pad, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, More Mustard, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue and Barely Banana Markers ~ Accessories: Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch, Pretties Kit, Aqua Painter, SU background Texturz Plate, Big Shot, Lace ribbon, Crystal Effects, Vanilla Smooch.

Greeting is from Watercolor Trio Set.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Marker Tapping Garden

Another summery card that I made using the Marker Tapping Technique by Technique Junkies. I liked this simple card, thinking I might use it for one of June's Class Cards but decided to use another technique instead. I feel as though I still haven't given this lovely set-Watercolor Trio it's due! LOL
Does anyone else ever feel like that? I have played so much with Elements of Style and neglected the rest of the Summer Mini sets I think!
The Card Base is Certainly Celery as well as the strip across, embossed with the new Square Lattice folder which is so textured! I find myself using it so often! The background technique is on watercolor paper because I decided after doing the marker tapping and spraying it with water, I like the muted look after it dried. The greeting and flowers are stamped on Shimmery White CS using Celery, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie Markers. The Butterfly is stamped using the Baja Breeze Pad. The greeting was stamped using the Regal Rose pad and punched out with the large oval punch and layered on a Scallop Oval punched out of Regal Rose CS. The flowers were stamped off first and then stamped over the greeting. I used the paper piercer around the scallop circle along with the white gel pen. The scallop edge border was punched out of Regal Rose CS and then paper pierced and adhered along the adge of the textured Celery strip. The Pink Satin Ribbon completes the card! I aften like small details like paper piercing and texture which adds so much but still makes the card sendable without too much bulk. Other accessories: Big shot, Scallop circle die #2, Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rose Trio

For this summery card I used the lovely set- A Rose is A Rose!
I sponged the Preto Patterns paper background with More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie inks. The roses are stamped on Shimmery White CS using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard classic ink. The Vintage tag is tied around the stamped layer and the small flower from the same set is punched out using the 1/2" circle punch and attached to the round tag. I used the same colors for the layers and card base-More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie. The ribbon finishes off this card from the Orchard Ribbon Originals!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Paper Crafters Sampler Sneek Peek!

The June Issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is here! This month's theme is 'Just Visiting'
This issue is filled with hand made gifts from notecards, embellished bath and beauty products, food items beautifully packaged along with a hand made quilt! To subscribe to the June 'Just Visiting' issue click Here and don't forget to mention me-Stampcrave or mention code PCSCF when you subscribe!

Summer fruit is my theme this month for this sneek peek at this set of notecards complete with a matching stationary box and window sheet lid!
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