Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father;s Day Card

I did this card for my Father in Law today. The stamps except the words are from I Brake for Stamps. I used the cracked glass technique on the image. I shaped it to fit in a business envelope because the gift card we are sending said it can't be folded and it was that size. I think it's my first card in this shape.

One sheet wonder

I was looking for a way to do a lot of card with my card class and decided to try the one sheet wonder technique. To do this technique, you stamp a full sheet of paper or use a patterned paper and cut it in such a way to get the focus pieces for many cards. In my case, I used the pattern from this website:
She does have an error or two on the template. One measurement is 4.25 when it is listed as 4.5.

I had problems when I cut card 7 pieces so I didn't do that card. I also combined a couple pieces on one card. Finally, I used one card piece for the cover of the card holder. I will be using the 4 cards pictured individually as part of the class and card holder set. The other two are for me and I will be having the class members take those pieces home and doing the last couple of cards there.

Most of the supplies are from Stampin Up. The larger flower is from Stampendous. The crackle background was from I Brake for Stamps. Inks were from Stampin Up, I used Kiwi Kiss and Tempting Turquoise.
I think this technique would be wonderful with a precious piece of printed papers. One of those you loved and couldn't resist. I hope you felt inspired.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Images from Sweden

A sweet friend in Sweden sent these images to me to play with. I have more I will post in the days to come.

Thsi first one is from hAnglar & stAnglar I colored her with colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits. Her dace was colored with copics. The background is from cuttlebug. I was really happy how she turned out.

The second card is from Sugar Nellie. The stamp is Gorguss by Susan Wolcott. I used the same technique to color her as the other card. I chose the colors to use from the papers I was going to use so it is a perfect match. The inside has some cordinated papers as well. The scalloped circles are cut with nestabilities. And finally I had a cute matching ribbon. Hope you will enjoy them as much as I did making them.