Friday, April 24, 2009
The Challenge: I Can See Clearly Now
Details: Use clear transparencies or embellies on your projects. You can stamp on them or make clear projects, even clear buttons. There has to be something clear on your project.
I used white Stazon to stamp Prima's Newsprint stamp and Magenta's swirl stamp on the acetate. The collage stamp is by inkadinkadoo and is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of cardstock done with the shaving cream technique. I popped up the dragonfly tile and framed it with Art Institute's Crystal Glitter. The flower is from SU!'s Looks Like Spring set. I inked the stamp in Bashful Blue ink and then highlighted one edge of each petal with Brilliant Blue ink. I cut it out for fun. Pin is from Making Memories and is tied with a sheer ribbon scrap. Martha Stewart Butterfly punch has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder. Adhesive gems make the body.
Assembly of the card.... Layer the Bashful Blue layer to the inside of the card, center the white layer. I put the glue dots on the top of the next Bashful Blue layer, center it as you want and then shut the card. Finally attach the black matted stamped piece to the top of the card where you want it. I'm thinking my card is *clearer* than my instructions.....but I tried!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This is a little card I made for his reading teacher. She's about to be off on maternity leave, so I thought I'd just thank her early!
Teacher Stamp: Stamping Bella
Crayon Stamp: Whipper Snapper
Thank You Stamp: Impression-Obsession
Carstock: White, Black
Coloring: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens
Friday, April 17, 2009
- cardstock: white
- designer paper: Prima Flirty Little Secrets Shimmer, Prima Flirty Little Secrets Ruby
- cuttlebug embossing border
- martha stewart butterfly punch
- adhesive pearls
- flower stamp: Art Impressions
- ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- girls stamp: Art Impressions
- sentiment stamp: A Muse
- coloring: Copic Markers
- martha stewart doily lace punch
I like the way the flower is popped up and it looks like the little girls are walking along the stem.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, April 13, 2009
For this tag I added one more spray....I used the Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash Spray in Denim and then I added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl. It has a subtle sheen in real life!
Loving those Prima Wildflowers, vintage button, dragonfly brads, SU! Oval Punches and SU! Wish. Queen Anne's Lace is by Penny Black and the grass is by SU! Tag is a shipping tag.
The card base is Night of Navy. I embossed one panel with Cuttlebug's Diamond in the Rough Embossing Folder.
Friday, April 10, 2009
For this card I stamped the Queen Anne's Lace (Penny Black) and grass (SU!) on a shipping tag and embossed them in clear. I then sprayed the tag with Tim Holtz's Color Wash Sprays in Espresso and Denim. I then flipped the tag face down on some typing paper, covered it with a sheet of typing paper and ironed the tag to dry the ink and melt the embossing powder off onto the scrap paper. It leaves you with an image that appears to have been bleached. No smell of bleach...but wear gloves to protect your hands....else you will be a few shades of Espresso and Denim yourself!! (two gloves are better than one....ask me how I know!! ;)
The background was fun too....it is SU!'s River Rock cardstock that has been run through Cuttlebug's Diamond in the Rough Embossing Folder. Then, to highlight the embossing, I stamped Prima's Newsboy stamp over it in Colorbox's Olive Pastel Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink. It's hit or miss...but it adds some fun interest to the card!
Other details....recycled cardboard, one ply of some twine, SU!'s Nesting Oval Punches, Wish (SU!), Dragonfly brad, Making Memories Decorative Brad.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
To color the image I added Color Box Fluid Chalk Inks in Olive Pastel and Wisteria with foam daubers. If you plan to use the *scrap* part....be sure you add some extra ink to the embossed image before you iron it off. See this post for the tutorial on this technique.
Cardstock ~ SU! Elegant Eggplant, River Rock, Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon ~ SU! retired
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Flowers ~ Prima Wildflowers, Prima Collage
Metallic Embroidery Floss ~DMC
Happy Birthday Stamp ~ Savvy Stamps
Flower Stamp ~ Penny Black
Newsboy Stamp ~ Prima Marketing
Decorative Brad ~ Making Memories
Dragonfly Brads ~ The Stamp Shoppe
Corrugated Cardboard, Shimmery Vellum
Monday, April 6, 2009
The gorgeous flowers are by Prima. Check out my leaves...it's a white flower that I inked up and cut...I'll be doing that again!!
For this card I made a wide border and a smaller Cuttlebugged panel (paisley). Ribbon is retired SU!, Dragonflies are brads I got from The Stamp Shoppe. So Glad We're Friends is SU! and the decorative brad is Making Memories.
Come on back tomorrow to the the *real* card using the faux bleach technique!!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
For this card I paired up BasicGrey's Porcelain Collection with this huge flower from Prima Marketing. The flower comes pre-made....so it was a super quick card to put together.
The ribbon is from May Arts.
Other items on this card include:
River Rock Cardstock ~SU!
Scalloped Circle Panel ~ Archiver's ( I added the piercing for a different look)
Happy Mother's Day ~ Purple Onion Designs
Distressing Tool ~ Making Memories
Butterfly Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Check out the gallery for some springy inspiration and some fun tips to use on your cards!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
- To do this technique, you emboss your image with versamark ink and clear embossing powder on your cardstock. I used a Penny Black stamp and white cardstock in this instance.
- Then I applied some Eggplant Adirondack Color Wash spray to the cardstock with a sponge...leaving it somewhat streaky.
- Next, with an old iron on the highest heat setting, I layed the image face down on a few sheets of typing paper...and covere it with another sheet.
- Iron the image to melt the embossing powder off onto the typing paper....you are left with an image that appears to have been bleached. I leaves you with a *how did you do that* sort of look.
I then trimmed mine into a tag shape. I layered it on a white panel that had been run through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder. Oval punches, ribbon and Wish are by SU! The butterflies are the Marta Stewart Butterfly Punch that I doubled up and stapled. I covered the staple with some adhesive stones.