Saturday, September 29, 2007

Happy Fall

It's hard to believe that fall has already arrived! But the beautiful days, cool nights, and changing leaves here in New England, are proof that Autumn is here!

Another disappointing photograph of a card that has nice, vivid colors. I'm going to have to do some experimenting with my camera and lighting I think. This card was made using the shaving cream technique for it's background. To get a nice fall colored background, I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and More Mustard ink refills. I also used an Aloe scented shaving cream which turned out to be a nice, light scented cream.

Stamps: Season by Season, Carved & Candlelit, Canvas

Ink: Black, Really Rust, Old Olive

Paper: Really Rust, Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive
Also used were 2 bronze colored brads

Pomegranate Bird

The photograph of this card was disappointing....the colors are much more vivid then what it shows here. I recently had a workshop and this was one of the cards we made.

Stamps: Aida Background, Fun & Fast Notes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon,
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, SU designer paper
Also used for making the card was SU stitched grosgrain ribbon, Signo white gel pen, Stickles, Marvy punches, and various watercolor pencils and markers.


This card also looks great when done with Regal Rose paper. Such an easy card to make, and for so many different occassions! Just change the greeting to Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary..... this card would be great for any of those, and for lots of other occassions as well....
Stamps: Baroque Motif
Ink: Basic Black, Lavender Lace
Paper: Whisper White, Black, Lavender Lace
Also used was the ticket punch, dimentionals, and SU's new Rhinestone Brads.

Our Souls Blossom

In looking at the cards I like the most, I've noticed they all have something in common..... a background added. The background on this card brings it all out.... Stampin' UP's Flannel Plaid background is an awesome background with it's "worn" look to it.

Stamps: Flannel Background, All in a Row, Sidekick Sayings

Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand

Paper: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Also used was the spiral punch, silver wire embellishment, and watercolor pencils used with a blender pen.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Road To A Friends House...

I thought this was such an appropriate little saying for this card.... "The Road To A Friends House Is Never Long". I admit, this is the first time I've actually made a card using my AMUSE stamps that I liked! I really like the simple, little images, but they just don't work that well for me. I guess I've got to keep working with them....they've got some really cute, fun images!

The only other stamp used was my SU Aida background. Always Artichoke, white, and Purely Pomegranate paper was used, and a piece of designer paper I found in a cardstock bundle I had.... Also used were various markers, colored pencils, Signo white gel pen, and the Marvy square scalloped punch. Oh... can't forget the Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon (I just love stitched ribbon!)