Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Twinkling H2O Background

To make this card it painted watercolor paper with three different colors of Twinkling H2O's, a green, pink and purple. After it dried, I stamped it with this flower stamp from PrintWorks using black VersaFine ink, heat set it and outlined some of the image with a white gel pen. It was then layered on to black and purple papers, I dotted the purple paper with the white gel pen, then mounted it onto a black card. The water colored strip at the bottom is a piece I cut off of the main image. This is stunning in person since the Twinkling H2O's are very shimmery, the camera just can't pick that up :(

Friday, August 22, 2008

Twinkling Butterfly

As promised here is a card made using Twinkling H2O's! I love the look of this card and it is so easy to do. Here are the step by step directions.
1. Stamp a light blue panel with script (Hero Arts) in beige Brilliance.
2. Paint directly on a large butterfly stamp (Stampendous) with three colors of Twinkling H2O's, I used olive, brown and blue. Be sure the paint isn't too wet, you want it on the thick side so the color will be more vibrant.
3. Lightly mist stamp with water and stamp in the center of your blue panel. Mist stamp again and stamp on a couple of the corners.
4. Sponge the edges with beige and layer onto a dark blue pane, wrap the left side with silver cord and apply a silver circle sticker (Stampendous) to the top right corner.
5. Glue this diagonally to a card that has decorative paper triangles glued down (these are a 3x3 square that was cut corner to corner).
6. Stamp small butterfly three times each time painted once in olive, brown and blue.
IRL this card is very shimmery!
This weekend the kids are spending the night at Grandma's and my husband and I are going to have date night! I'm really looking forward to it since Paul was out of town two weeks this month, it will be nice to catch up. Hope you also have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Last Christmas Card For a While...

This card was pretty easy to make (my favorite kind). Using a rectangle Coluzzle I cut a rectangle out and then the frame, discard the thin frame. Stamp the outer portion of the panel with the swirl image by Great Impressions with VersaMark and emboss with champagne powder then color in the leaves with a green marker. Stamp the rectangle with the aged paper stamp by Paper Inspirations using latte Adirondack ink. Stamp the Christmas saying (one of four stamps in their clear stamp Christmas set) in the center with VersaMark and emboss with champagne. Stamp the left side with the floral stamp (from the same set) in warm green ColorBox chalk ink and lightly sponge the edges to all pieces. Tie the edge of the frame with ribbons, glue pieces onto a dark green card and apply red circle stickers from Stampendous.
Okay now I will give the Christmas cards a rest for a while, the next cards I post will be cards made using Twinkling H2O's so be sure to stop by again soon :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another Christmas Card

As promised, here is another Christmas card. This one is a little more time consuming than the others but I have a few friends that love snowmen. This card was made using just two stamps! The snowmen and sentiment are one stamp that I stamped with blue pigment ink and embossed with a clear glitter embossing powder. It was then painted with Radiant Pearls, cut apart and layered onto dark blue and confetti papers. The card was stamped with snowflakes using stonewashed Adirondack ink, then the edge was torn, sponged with stonewashed the dark blue paper was glued to the inside top panel. After that ribbon was added and the pieces were glued on. For the final touch snowflake stickers were added to the dark blue panel and a circle sticker was put in the center of the two layered snowflakes.
Today it is 104 degrees here is sunny Southern California, I wanted to wash the dogs and my car but it is way to hot! Hope you are staying cool where you are!
Stamps- Great Impressions
Inks- Stonewashed Adirondack, blue pigment
Plus- stickers by Stampendous, ribbon, snowflake punch

Friday, August 1, 2008

A Glittery Christmas

I had a Christmas card class last night at Stamp Fever in the city of Orange and this is one of the cards we made. I think it was the ladies favorite with the snowflake glitter strip which is so easy to do! Here is how it is done. Scor-Pal has a great double sided tape that is 1 1/2" wide, all you do is place the tape on a white strip of paper that is 5 1/2" x 2" (it doesn't matter if it is crooked, it will be cut), remove the carrier (the paper backing), punch it three times with a large snowflake punch, place the carrier back on the tape and make sure it is rubbed flat. Then you sprinkle blue glitter in the punched out sections, rub with your finger, shake off the excess and remove the carrier. Now you will pour on white glitter, rub with your finger (it is okay to pour it over the blue snowflakes, it won't stick) and shake off the excess. Finally rub off any excess glitter and cut the strip so you don't have any paper showing on the edges.
Paper- periwinkle (unknown brand), white
Ink- Cool Peri Adirondack, VersaMark
Plus- Scor-Pal double sided tape, white glitter, blue glitter, silver cord, corner mount sticker and snowflake stickers by Stampendous, white embossing powder, foam squares