Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just Monkey'n Around

I was determinded to make a card using this cute little monkey this weekend. This stamp, given to me by a good friend, sits on a shelf over where I stamp, and smiles down on me all the time...

Stamps: Manufacturer =Great Impressions, Hero Arts (greeting)

Ink: Black, various SU markers

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Whisper White, Rose Red
Designer paper - unknown manufacturer

Also used were brads,ticket punch, sponge daubers, and paper piercing tools. It's difficult to see in the picture, but Close to Cocoa ink was sponged on both pieces of white paper to tone down the brightness of it.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Garden Whimsy

I decided to challenge myself in making a card this week. I decided to make a card using just two colors, including the ink! Being crazy about this years SU "in colors" I decided to use Groovy Guava and white.... ONLY! I had no idea, not a clue, zero, zippo, nada for ideas when I started out...
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Mini Mates
Ink: Groovy Guava
Paper: Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Groovy Guava prints designer paper.
I also used a Marvy circle scallop punch, SU's scallop punch, Signo white gel pen, "wave" designer scissors, SU dimensionals, and Star Dust Stickles to add some pizzaz to the butterfly.
I was satisfied with how my challenge came out.... what da ya think?

True Friend

I decided to not put a greeting on this card as I'm in need of several cards for swaps right now and not yet sure which swap this will be used for. Easily added would be a small greeting at the bottom of the card...

Stamps: True Friend

Ink: Versamark, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi

Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and SU's Darling Doodles designer paper

Also used was an antique brass buckle from SU's Hodgepodge Hardware and some stitched Purely Pomegranate grosgrain.

I just love the "In Colors" that Stampin' UP! came out with for this year. I wish they had been brought in as permanent colors instead of temporary ones.