Sunday, May 31, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
The end of May and into June are when all the men in my life have birthdays not to mention my anniversary and Fathers day as well! I made this card for my Dad's birthday. He usually requests Art Impression watercolor scenes when he needs cards for others so I figured it was about time he got one of his own. I'm not going to go into all the steps of this card it would take forever but I will say all the stamps used are made by Art Impressions. I used my Towbow markers as the ink and the scene is on 140lb watercolor paper. Crafty Capers has Art Impressions watercolor classes you can take if you are in the area. One last thing about this card is I thought the main brown cardstock looked a little naked so I used a tree stamp and stamped it with Versamark ink hoping for a watercolor effect. It was a bit too subtle for me so I quickly added some Perfect Pearls powders on top of the ink in Vintage gold. Hopefully, in the close up photo you can see this. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I thought I would try to break out of my "cutsie" zone and try something more classic. Coincidentially, I bought the Classic Frames from Spellbinders last week.
I started this card by stamping the poppy image on a piece of white Stardream text weight paper and embossed it with Ranger Gold detail embossing powder. Actually, all the paper/cardstock is Stardream paper or cardstock except for the orange vellum. I colored the image with Tombow Markers.
I then cut out the largest frame in the Classic frame set then embossed it. While the paper was still in the die I used my gold pigment inkpad and added ink into the holes of the die with a sponge. I also did this with the mediallions on the sides of the frame (also in the Classic Frames set). I cut a frame out of the orange vellum with my Large Deckle rectangle Spellbinder dies. I matted everything as shown then added Kaiser pearls to the corners of the frame to finish the card off. Thanks for looking!
We got a big order from Stampendous in the store today. Watch the blog and webstore for new cards and items.
Ink: Ranger Big and Bossy, Tsukenko Brillance Galaxy Gold
Spellbinder dies: Classic Frames, Large Deckle Rectangles
Other: Tombow markers, KaiserCraft pearls, Stardream cardstock and paper, Glimmer Vellum