Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I have sort of a double challenge in mind here. I am a proud member of the late night stampers design team and this week's challenge is to make some tags.
Tags do not have to be something that's very elaborite, and you can still make something look really nice with not a lot of supplies or effort! So, lets talk about the card with the tag first... I cut some designer series paper down to 4.5" x 3.25" and ran it through my sizzix machine with the new texture z plates. When it came out, I had a gorgeous dry embossed piece to adhere to my pink passion cardstock. Before I did that, I thought that sanding the surface a bit with a sanding block would really make the pattern pop out better, and I am very happy with the result. The rest is all pretty straight forward. I used straight markers to color the image and added some baja ink with a blender pen.
I'm starting to feel like I'm getting back into the swing with my blog. I took a bit of time off to tackle some personal things, and I'm very happy I did! My plan is to start posting daily again, so please check back often!
The second part of this, is an actual tag. I made the base again out of shimmer white cardstock and it is 3.5" x 2.5". it's plenty big for the front of a package, but it is so pretty on it's own! I'm planning a birthday stamp a stack in february and i'm thinking that i should use these colors, or similar colors for one of the projects. I'm very happy with the results here.
Have a great week and please check out the other designer's work here.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We had such a good time playing with all my favorite tools from the new catalog. I'm not sure if you can see the texture on this background. It's so pretty in real life!
Now, without further delay... If you're waiting to see if you won a prize, here's the list!!!
Here is the winner list and what they won!!
Very Punny ~ Cheryl B.
Love and Joy ~ Christine M.
Live like you mean it ~ Diane T.
Country living note card kit and Stamp Kit ~ Leigh Ann P.
Happy Harmony ~ Amy T.
Fall Flair ~ Nicole M.
Party Punch ~ Judy M.
Tags on board ~ Karyn I.
Delight in life ~ Deb T.
Delight in life ~ Kim M.
Delight in life ~ Michelle J.
Delight in life ~ Jenn B.
Then i ran two layers through the sizzix machine with my new texture z dies that dry emboss in SECONDS!!!
To make the scallop border around the circle, i punched a 1 3/8" circle out of some scrap paper, then punched a scallop circle punch out of that scrap paper. it leaves me with a scallop that has a hole in the middle. i snipped the sides of the scallops to be able to "work" the paper and attached my new scallop edge to my large circle. It took two scallop circles with holes to complete the entire large circle edge.
Next, I stamped my mouse image on some designer series paper and cut out JUST the heart. I punched a flower with my 3 hole punch and removed a stone from it's casing using some paper snips. I used crystal effects to attach that stone, and thought that the heart would be fun if it was shiny. So, I ended up using crystal effects for the whole heart. There is a bunch of texture and fun with this card! I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting today.
Friday, January 23, 2009
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This card is basic grey and certainly celery. I stamped the background image in versamark to make the lower half of the card and stamped the sentiment right on top, omitting the oval, but it's there in your imagination, right??
I added paper from the "love story" simply scrappin kit which is NOT retiring (woo hoo) and stamped the main image with basic grey ink on shimmer white cardstock. This is a really pretty combination and I hope you enjoy. I'm early this week because i'm off to Orlando in the AM, please check out what the other diva's are up to tomorrow. here are the links to their blogs.
Stay tuned, i'll be posting my other swap cards while I'm away! Have a great rest of the week!
Heidi Michel (Mrs Diva)
Jennifer Van Wart
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I showed her how to cut the paper and she was off! She made this card in just a few minutes and started working on several others! Isn't it cute?? Hopefully Amy will join us again, it was fun!
Friday, January 2, 2009
It sort of turned out like a masculine valentine's card. I started with Murfield Designer Series Paper. It's so pretty. I used the solid Baja patterns and just put them up against one another. Also, I've been eyeballing the Poetic Artistry blog all week with this fabulous sketch #67 that Julee, put up Monday for her weekly Mojo Monday challenge. Click here to play along!
I decided not to shade or color the birds at all.... Somehow it looks masculine and clean that way. I really had a blast putting this quick and easy card together! Great sketch and color combo.
Please check out my girlfriends work with the bloggers challenge group. I cant wait to see what they came up with for this rich color combo!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
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Happy New Year and I wish you all a safe, happy and healthy 2009!