Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
And here is the second card - I did the masking technique for the main bird image on this one as well - I used Stampin' Up classic ink pads in Old Olive and Cranberry Crisp. The circles are Nestibilities and I did some machine stitching around the circle. The bird border is also done with one of the stamps from the set and the sentiment is from a Studio G clear $1 stamp set. Here is the second card...
So how did I do? I was a smidgen hesitant about posting these as they really are out of my comfort zone - but they were definitely fun to do - I will definitely not be shying away from those solid stamps in the future!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Aren't Riley and Sophie just precious? I had so much fun making this card - lots of stamping on it with my Hanna Stamps! I started with the background - I used my Scor-Pal to section off the area of my card where I wanted my sentiment go. Then I used the champagne glasses and the single rose stem from the Hanna Stamps "Sweet Celebrations" set to make the background - I just randomly stamped them on my background and then colored them in with my Copic Markers. I stamped my sentiment (from a Studio G clear $1 set) in the area in between my score lines. I did the Riley and Sophie image next - I stamped it on the circle and the colored them in with my Copics. I did some machine stitching around the circle as well.
This is the second card that I have made recently where I have used all those great little accessory stamps from the Hanna Stamps clear sets to make a background paper - all those little "extras" that come in the Hanna sets are one of my favorite things about them! If you don't have any Hanna sets - you must go check them out - http://www.hannastamps.com/ - they are absolutely the most fabulous stamps!
Stamps - Hanna Stamps - Wedding Moose, Sweet Celebrations set; Sentiment - Studio G Clear $1 Set
Accessories - Copic markers, Cricut machine for circles, sewing machine, Stickles glitter glue, Hero Arts Adhesive Pearls
I have recently started making samples for a local stamp store here in Indiana - it's a fabulous little store located in Nashville, Indiana - it's called Papertrix and you should definitely check it out if you are ever in the area. Well - last time I was in the store - the owner - the very sweet Cindy Hawrys - sent me home with a few stamp sets and asked me to make some designs for her store with them. One of the sets was this very cute Penny Black clear stamp set called "Fresh New Day" - I LOVE Penny Black and what a great deal for all those adorable Penny Black images! The set does not come with any sentiments - so I pulled out my trusty collection of $1 clear stamps from Michael's - yes - those fabulous little Studio G ones and went to work...here are the recipes for the cards in the pic above - click on the picture to see a larger image...
"Thinking of You" Chick
Paper - DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies Mat stack
"Happiness is You" Lamb
Tuesday, May 20, 2008