Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ships Ahoy!

I consider this a masculine birthday card (duh, really!). I tried some collage on this. I think it worked out okay but I really need to learn to make cards more interesting. I didn't know what else to do with this one so here it is. I don't have the stamp set, I used my friends' set when we got together to stamp. Guys really don't care much about cards so I am satisfied with this one and will move on to the next one.

A close up. You see I cut out the compass and popped it up. It looks better in real time. Maybe a little glitter on the compass? I think I might try that...

Here is the recipe:
Stamp sets: Background stamp sanded, It's Your Birthday, The Open Sea
Inks: Real Red, Basic Gray, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Black
Paper: Real Red, Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories: (Tim Holtz) Machinery parts, Ribbon, Sewing machine

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Autumn Leaves

My Autumn Leaves card. I was thinking about the leaves falling and looked out my window for the inspiration to this card. I have a lot of trees in my yard and they are all losing those pretty leaves of theirs. Our yard is large and holds quite a bit of leaves. Needless to say the raking takes some time!

The 3D leaves had a funky pattern on them and I drew in the brown lines to give the leaves more depth. I probably should have left the funky lines off. It takes away from the image. I'm not doing it over so it stays this time. Hope you like it anyway!

Here is the recipe:
Stamp sets: Razzle Dazzle (greeting), Branch Out, Leaves Galore (by Inkadinkado)
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Dusty Durango, Daffodil Delight, Groovy Guava
Papers: Crumb Cake, Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, DSP, Early Espresso
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, stampin dimensionals 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Flower

The colors in this picture are looking a little dirty. This card is kinda "dirty" looking in real time though. I used the smooch spray to give it that rough/old kind of look. I was looking for some inspiration and found a card like this in one of the stamping magazines, I think it was actually one of the Stampin' Success mags that I have from when I was a demonstrator. I liked the look and here I have tried to copy it. The flowers were die cut, the white one stamped and then both were sprayed with water and scrunched. I then sprayed the flowers and leaves with the smooch spray, the card is also sprayed on this one. I still don't know if I totally like this one. Oh, well, some are like that right?

Stamps: ?? old hostess set for greeting, French script background stamp (retired)
Cardstock: Creamy caramel, white, lavendar, green
Ink: black, caramel on background
Accessories: Texture plate, Big shot, brad

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another Christmas Card

I made this card last night after my friend left for home. We got together to make some cards and didn't have time to make this one together. I showed her what I was going to do but I don't know if she will have the materials or time to make it. I made a similar card at a class recently and copied it with the materials I had on hand. Simple card, easy to make, just what I like.
A Christmas Card

A close up of the stocking and embossed circles.

Stamps: All Year Cheer III (retired SU)
Cardstock: Cherry cobbler, white,  flocked designer paper (discontinued-darn!)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: quilted ribbon, stocking punch, gold cord, circle punche, large scallop punch, embossing folder

Friday, October 14, 2011

Making cards

A card by me...I don't do very well at designing cards. I am better at designing and making quilts. I make cards because they are quick to make. A quilt takes a lot of time and I do enjoy it, but I like to have something to show on my blog......So, here is another card of mine. I wanted to make some paper flowers and show some off. Here is one of the flowers I made. I am so pleased, it is the first opportunity I've had to do this and I've found that it is very fun. You can't put this card in a regular envelope though. I'll have to get a large mailing envelope for this one!

Stamps: Elements of Style (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: dark brown, vanilla, rose red
Ink: Rose red, wild wasabi, black
Accessories: scallop punch, top note die, Big Shot, ribbon, lace, embossing folder

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Wedding Card

I made a couple more of my 3x3 cards for sale. I concentrated on making a card for a wedding day and this is what I came up with so far. It is really hard to decide what color to use on a wedding card when you use color, because each bride chooses different colors. My daughter loves bright colors so she chose bright blue, yellow, and orange for her bouquet. It was very pretty but I didn't think those colors would do for this card. I might try one with the butterflies-one of each color, which might be pretty, but would anyone purchase it?

A simple white one. I added rhinestones on the rings as an after thought. They now look very "sparkly." Is that a word? Anyway, thanks for looking!

Cardstock: white, pink, and rose red
Ink: black
Stamp set: SU Word Play
Accessories: satin ribbon, Big shot and Embosslit, polka dot embossing folder

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Christmas card 2

I love this Christmas set! It was in the 2009 Holiday Mini from Stampin' Up! It is one of those collage cards that I love so much. Still simple. Love the designer paper with the soft flocking on it.

Cardstock: Sahara sand, vanilla, red, designer paper
Ink: Early Espresso, garden green
Stamp set: Yuletide Christmas
Accessories: Rhinestone

Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas card

I am going to post some of my 3x3 Christmas cards in the next few days. I kept them simple. I have a hard time adding embellishments to cards. I like them simple I guess. I really love the cards of others that are six layers and either vintage or collage types. I wish I could do the same! This is one of the several Christmas themed cards I made.


Cardstock: White, red, light blue
Inks: red, blue, pumpin, black
Stamp set: retired SU, Tiny Tags
Accessories: Jewelry Tag Punch, glitter

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spooky Halloween Card

I continue to make some cards to sell at a nearby restaurant. This is one of the Halloween cards that I made for them. Working with the 3x3 size cards is fun. I spend just as much time on these "mini" cards as I do with the regular sized cards (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).

Sometimes there isn't as much room, he,he....of course! So, it is a challenge to make them cute, have a greeting, and keep it simple. I do like how these turned out though.

Recipe: (some supplies Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Pumpkin pie, white
Ink: bright green, black, bright purple
Stamp set: Wicked Cool (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: buttons, glitter glue, circle punch, ribbon

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Monday, October 3, 2011

New Baby Thank You

I made a set of these cards for a friend who just had her fifth baby. I don't have a lot of money for gifts right now, so I thought that since I have all the supplies, I could make a set of thank you notes/cards for her to use for other gifts that she receives. It is what I can give and who can ask for more? I really like the simplicity of two colors. I wanted to fancy up the thank you spot a little more but I wanted my friends to be able to mail these easily, since she has five children to bring to the post office now.... The recipe follows the second view.

Recipe: (all supplies are Stampin' Up!)

Cardstock: White, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point
Stamp set: Animal Stories
Accessories: white ribbon, circle punches, square lattice embossing folder, (under the ribbon-scallop trim border and dotted scallop ribbon border)