Friday, April 17, 2009

Best Wishes

This was the second card we made at the April techniques class. The technique was shaving cream and we used it to create the background with riding hood red, pink pirouette and close to cocoa re-inkers. The background used for the largest mat did double duty. We simply punched the heart out of it deep enough to leave an even border all around -- great way to economize! On top of the shaving cream background I added a close to cocoa and pink pirouette mats, then a square of riding hood red card stock to which I mounted the punched heart with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment form the new Oval All set in close to cocoa on the pink pirouette card stock.
I tied a big bow with the wide pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon around a riding hood red card base and mounted the shaving cream background to the card base over the ribbon. I think this would make a great wedding card!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Baroque Friend

This month's technique was shaving cream and this was one of the cards we made using that technique. On this card I used re-inkers in baja breeze, pacific point and kiwi kiss, all swirled together and printed on a piece of whisper white card stock. then I stamped the decorated card stock with the Baroque background stamp in pacific point and attached it to a kiwi kiss textured card base.
I stamped the sentiment from the All Holidays set on whisper white card stock in pacific point, layered it onto mats of baja breeze and textured kiwi kiss and attached it to the decorated card base.
Finally, to add the embellishment I first used the 5 petal flower punch to make a flower out of the textured kiwi card stock. I layered this with a felt flower in baja breeze and a pacific point corduroy small brad. Finally, I attached the flowers to the card with dimensionals.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jeweled Egg

Here's another card from this month's Easter stamp camp. this one was fairly simple. Recipe below:

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sweet Always designer series paper, pink pirouette textured card stock

Ink: basic black, rose red

Stamps: A Good Egg

Accessories: Organza white ribbon, rich regals brads, round Fire rhinestone brads, stamping dimensionals

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Tulip

Here's another card from last Saturday's stamp camp. This simple tulip could be used as an Easter card or for any spring occasion. Did I mention already how much I love the versatility of the pick-a-petal set, but the way? It has so many fun uses!

here's the recipe:

Paper: textured kiwi kiss, baja breeze, whisper white

Ink: kiwi kiss, pink pirouette

Stamps: Pick a Petal

Accessories: pink pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon

Easter basket

Here's one of the cards we made this Saturday at the Easter stamp camp. It's nice and simple, but the window cut out in the floor makes it fun! Here's the recipe:

Paper: very vanilla, pale plum, sage shadow, perfect plum patterns designer series paper, acetate.

Ink: basic brown, sage shadow, perfect plum, pale plum, creamy caramel, certainly celery (everything but basic brown in stampin' write markers)

Stamps: All Holidays, Sock Monkey Accessories

Accessories: Very Vanilla Styled Hodgepodge Hardware, sage shadow 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Glazed Chipboard

This was a card that I designed in March for our monthly technique class. The March technique was glazed chipboard. I love this technique because it gives chipboard a whole new look -- it almost makes the chipboard accents look like plastic accents. It's a neat effect!

Here's the recipe:

Paper: pumpkin pie, pink pirouette, regal rose, whisper white, Sweet Always designer series paper

Ink: chocolate chip craft, pumpkin pie & chocolate chip stampin' write markers

Stamps: All Holidays, A Little Somethin' (A level 2 hostess set)

Accessories: 1/4" whisper white grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, glassy glaze, On Board Essentials chipboard assortment.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Best Wishes Oval All

This is a card I designed for the occasions mini demonstrator swap I just participated in this week. There are some really amazing stamp sets in the Occasion minis and the designs I received in the swap simply blew me away.
Due to lack of time, I chose a simple design for my card. This is the first time I used a pretty in pink/bordering blue color combination on a card and i really like the way it turned out!
Here is the recipe:
Paper: pretty in pink, bordering blue, regal rose, shimmery white
ink: pretty in pink, bordering blue
Stamps: En Francais, Oval All (from the occasions mini catalog)
Accessories, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop circle punch, hear to heart punch, white organza ribbon, stampin' dimensionals