Thursday, October 21, 2010

Simple Sympathy

I ran out of sympathy cards for my bin at work, so I made this one up quickly to replenish. The butterfly is from Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings stamp set, and was stamped and stamped-off in Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The sentiment is from The Angel Company's With Sympathy stamp set, and was cut out using Nestabilities Labels Nine.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Angelee Missing You Card

This is a card I made using a scrap and a tag from The Angel Company's Angelee Paper Collection. I had cut a butterfly from the tag to use on another card, and then used the tag with the butterfly cut-out as the focal point of this card. The cream paper from the Mimi cardstock pack, stamped with the Decorative Corners stamp set in Sahara Sand VersaMagic ink was used as a backer for the opening in the tag, and also as the base of the card. The tag is tied on with ribbon from the Amberly Grace coordinating ribbon pack and the simple sentiment comes from the Trendy Greetings stamp set.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Magnolia Wedding Card

This card is the wedding card I made for the bride and groom from one of my earlier posts. We were supposed to attend the wedding, but there was a perfect storm of things happening that night. It was a Friday, and there was a big storm that delayed all the trains home from work. Once that passed, and we got home, our car broke down on the way to the reception. Fortunately, the bride was able to move from place to place between storms and didn't get wet; we just didn't get to see her in her beautiful gown, and had to give her her card later.

This card wasn't nearly as fast as the one from my previous post, but it is one I'm really proud of. This is my first time coloring a black image, and for that matter, a white image, with Copic markers.

The tux was colored using C1, 3, 5, 7 & 9, and the Ivory on the wedding dress is E40 and 41.

The stamp is the wedding couple from Magnolia.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Had Fun Stamping

For quite a while now, I've mentioned that I was able to go to my friend, Chelsea's, house to stamp at the beginning of August. This is a card I made to say thanks for having me.

This card uses The Angel Company's Skinny Birds stamp set, stamped on some yellow velvet paper I had in my scrap bin paired with the Miss Moxie paper collection. The sentiment is from Ordinary Greetings. It was a fun and cheery card to make.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome New Angel

Last month I had a new angel sign up under me, and I know she likes the look of Copic markers. So to welcome her, I made this card using The Angel Company's Wonder and Joy stamp set and our new Emma paper. The girl is colored with Copic markers: Hair and pants - E51, E53 & E55, Top - R22, R24 & R27. Skin - E0000, E000, E00 and E01 and the flower pot and seat under her are R89 with the blender. The background shape is cut with Nestabilities Labels Three and is the reverse side of the flowered paper. The sentiment on the tag from the Emma collection is from Tag Tidbits. There are a few accents with Cinnamon Stickles and ribbon from the Hemmingway collection.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Elegant Core'dinations Cards

In keeping with the theme of sanding at my recent Create A Bunch at Lunch group, we made this elegant cards using Core'dinations new Core Amour collection. It already has the embossing printed on it, so you can use it as texture, or you can sand it to show the pattern in the core color. This made for exceptionally fast and easy cards. We simply sanded the paper to show the core color, stamped the sentiment using The Angel Company's retired Elegant Greetings stamp set, added a ribbon and some gems colored brown with Copic markers.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Core'dinations Thinking of You Card

Core'dinations is one of my favorite paper companies for solid (sort of) papers. They are one color on the surface, and a different color at the core. Kind of like white core paper, but with color instead.

I love using dry embossing techniques on my Core'dinations papers to get texture and then sanding to see the core color, but this time I tried something different. I used my Nestabilities Labels 8 to cut a panel out of a piece of Core'dinations' Pie Safe paper from the White Wash collection. Then I lightly sanded around the edge to bring out the core color and stamped the flowers and leaves from The Angel Company's Watercolor Plants stamp set using Tea Leaves and Perfect Plumeria VersaMagic ink. The sentiment, from Great Greetings, was added with Jumbo Java VersaMagic ink and a small dragonfly was punched out for the corner. The whole panel was laid on top of a white texturized card.

My Create a Bunch group made this as one of two cards featuring Core'dinations paper this month.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Slightly Offensive Hedgehogs

As I said in some prior posts, I didn't go to seminar this year, but I did get a chance to have some of that seminar fun when I visited my friend Chelsea in Rockford at the beginning of August. My husband's band, Slightly Offensive, was playing a private party in Rockford, and I contacted Chelsea and asked if she'd be free to stamp that day. She invited me over to her house and showed me all the projects and stamp sets that the attendees to seminar got this year, and shared some of the fun stories as well. One was about a discussion of the hedgehogs in TAC's Oh Happy Day stamp set from Page 54 of the catalogue. Someone pointed out that the leaf of the flower the male hedgehog is giving the female hedgehog was drawn in such a way that you would have to be sure to color it green, otherwise it might look like a hedgehog appendage. Barb Foster then dared Chelsea to create some cards using the hedgehogs and not coloring the leaf green (if you know what I mean). The result was a blog post from Chelsea that put me in a fit of giggles. I can't believe I missed it when it was posted originally. Chelsea and I had so much fun laughing over that post that I was inspired to create a few risque hedgehogs of my own. I colored them at Chelsea's and then brought them home to make cards with. Mine can't hold a candle to hers, but they were still lots of fun to make.

Growing Love

This card I titled while I was still at Chelsea's. The hedgehogs are colored with Copic markers. He is V-12, V-15 & V-17, and she is V-06 and V-09. The glowing background is Y00. The flower is also colored with V-09 to match. The image panel is cut with Nestabilities Small Labels and the shadow is from Large Labels. I embossed flowers into the purple panel at the bottom and highlighted with Crystal Stickles. The sentiment is printed on the computer.

I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way

This pair is colored with Copic colors E71 and 74 for him, and E43 and 44 for her. Her cheeks and bow are colored with RV32 and the flowers are colored with Y38. The background and tag are from the Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit. I cut the hedgehogs with the Labels 2 Nestabilities, and typed up the saying on the computer. The question mark is from The Angel Company's Simple-Bet and is gone over in Cinnamon Stickles, which I also used to accent the rest of the card.

P.S. My husband informed me that he named the hedgehog "Woody".

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Purple and Green Polkadot Halloween Card

This is the second card I've made using the cobweb legs from the Spiders are Seen stamp set by The Angel Company. My inspiration for this one was the ribbon that I got from Michael's during the after-Christmas clearance sale, but the purple and green make it ideal for Halloween cards, and it matches TAC's Angelee paper collection perfectly. The bottom panel is punched with an EK Success border punch so that the paper below shows through. Then I took the punched out circles and glued them to the side panel.