Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ornament Card

A friend from JustCards, Meg F, Made a card with 3 dimentional ormanments which inspired this card.  The stamps are from Stampin Up. The ornaments are from a set called Tree Trimmings. I stamped 3 of each ornament, cut them out, folded them in half and glued them together as seen here.  The papers are all very glittery which you miss here in the photos.

Here is another view so you can really see the how it is 3-D.

Even more pop up Christmas trees

I am showing this because I think I have found a quicker way to create these. All the background is pretty Mind's Eye paper I got for a very good price. The ornaments are done with a hole punch. I put them through my Xyron. Then I used a white gell pen to highlight each ball.

I also included some pictures of the card opening to try to show how cool these are!

It is amazing how flat it is when it is closed.

And it just pops up! You have to be a little careful when closing it, so you don't bend the bottom branches.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Pop Up Christmas trees

I have orders for a bunch of these so I am working at getting more done. They have to be simpler than the first one so that I can get them done quickly. It has been a learning experience. This is the front of the second one I did.

Here is the tree for this second pop up tree card. The tree pieces have been shaded with teal ink. The birds are a EK punch. The flourishes are a Quickutz die.

This is the front of the third one.  The words are even from a piece of scrapbbok paper that I cut out.

The tree inside was done by running the paper through the Cuttlebug. The ornaments are from a Stampin Up tag stamp. The tree skirt was done with a Fiskers punch.

I like the texture of the embossing folder but it does make the tree slightly thicker when folding it up.

This is the area for the giver to write on. It was down with a corner punch.   Okay, at east 3 more to go. I better get back to work.


Here is a quick card I did for my grandson. He loves Elmo right now. My husband and I found a Elmo stamp on clearance at Hobby Lobby in Utah. I colored Elmo with markers. I used Copics, Bics and Sharpie markes, in order to get the right colors.  He is on Pearl Glimmer paper from Paper Temptress. This is beautiful paper if you haven't tried it. I also did some Christmas tags with it that I will show later. The stamp is from Stampabilities. Th backgroud paper is from a pad called "Nonsense" by We R memory keepers. Be sure to keep an eye on my block.. Paper Temptress has offered to provide my blog with some amazing paper in December. Be sure to come back and see!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sympathy card

My dear friend Gillian lost her dad and I am sent this to her. I had colored the image a long time ago. It was a gift from a friend and I had it on my magnetic board for a while. I finally decided that it was the right time to use it. No fancy techniques here though. The flower in the background is one I have used a lot.  I think it is from Stampendous but I am not going down to my room to find it. The little girl is a Sugar Nellie stamp. The words are an old retired set from Close to my Heart that I got at a garage sale years ago. As for the coloring, I did my usual with this . Mostly colored pencils with oderless mineral spirits but Copics for the skin.

Blog giveaway

At Designs by Candice , There is a giveaway from Stamping Scapping It is a wonderful chance to win! I love the new stamps she is showing that match with the nestibilities. It's a great idea!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My First Stampscapes Cards

With the encouragement of a dear friend, I finally was brave enough to try a stampscape card. This card is my first try. I used a brayer and a multi-colored stamp pad to create the background.  The stamps I used are: Lakeside Cabin 147F and the rocks off of Babbling Brook 183G. I also used trees and clouds from another maker..A Stamp in the Hand.

Here is my second try. It has the same stamps with the addition of Row Boat 166A. I colored this first with the brayer again. This time I tried to get the yellow at the horizon.  Then I added a touch of green on the trees, brown on the cabin, and some orange behind the trees.

Friday, November 20, 2009

U is for Umbrella

This is my U card for the letter swap at JustCards. I loved the umbrella stamp when I first saw it. I got it on clearance for a dollar. It was even wood mounted. It is by Great Impressions. I colored it adn the sandles with markers. The sandals are done with a clear stamp that was a dollar also. I have had the ribbon for several years and know there would come the perfect moment to use a piece.  The yellow piece of background paper is pearlescent a beautiful all my itself.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cards for card class

I taught a card class for church, We had a night called Midnight Madness. There are lots of different crafts to do to help everyone get things ready for Christmas and just have fun. It goes from 4 in the afternoon to midnight. They even had soup for dinner and snacks.  I was asked to do a card class. These are the cards we did.

The stamps on this snowman card are from two different Stampin Up sets. The background is a Cuttlebug Folder.  I colored it with colored pencils.

The Santa stamp is from High Hopes. I colored it with markers and colored pencils. The "Be Merry" And punches were from Stampin Up. The background paper was a bargin from Tuesday Morning.

People started coming about 4:30 Pm. The last person left about 11:50 PM. It was a long night! About 25 people signed up and about 20 showed up. Here is a picture of the first group that came. I had two tables like this and another round table set up for people to do tags.

My daughter designed the words for this. I am not sure who made the wise men stamp. The background was Cuttlebug again. I cut out the frames for the wise men was done with nestibilities.

And here is the very last card. It is simple but nice. The background paper is another pad of paper from Tuesday Morning.  The stamp was also a bargin from Tuesday Morning. The flower is punched out with Stampin Up punches and put it together with a brad.  I pinch each flower petal to make the flower more dimentional.

Tone on Tone Angel

This month on JustCards, one of the swaps we did was using the tone on tone technique. In this technique, you create a image using the same color embossing powder as paper when you stamp the image. The only hard part, I found with the technique, was that the stamp wanted to slide on the slick metalic paper. Here I used silver on silver to create the angel. It is hard to photograph but beautiful in person. The background was done with a cuttlebug folder.  The angel and words are from A Stampin Up set called " On Angel Wings".