Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vintage Beautiful

I don't know if vintage is really my favorite style, but I sure love the VINTAGE VOGUE stamp set and the lacy ribbon!

This card was inspired by Featured Stamper Krischir's card here

What I really LOVE about this card is the awesome color combination - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede (Elegant Soiree DSP), White and Crumb Cake. You can't really go wrong with that!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pink Razzleberry Espresso

What a great color combination from Diva Coffee Break Designs.
The colors don't really turn out that well in these pictures, but I really like this combo!

What you probably can't see very well from these pictures is that I stamped the flowers from Punch Potpourri in early espresso just along the one edge. I stamped one set of flowers in purple and punched them out with the coordinating Boho Blossoms punch.

I embossed the vanilla background and added one pink butterfly embosslit.

I've seen this type of layout on two different cards I've seen recently and that's where I got my inspiration from.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Punch Potpourri x2

These two cards I made today using the hostess set "punch potpourri"

This card is for the Technique Lovers Challenge this week on Splitcoast.
It also uses the sketch from Just Add Ink.

This card is also for the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast.
The layout is from Stampin' Royalty.
The color combination is from Splitcoast - Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Short & Sweet stars

Here's two cards I've made this past week that feature stars...

I think stars work great for guy cards. The stars even look really cute on the baby card!

Both cards also use the Short & Sweet stamp set!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Falling Autumn leaves

What great colors together! Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and white.

This card was made for another VSN challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. To make a card using the same image stamped 3 times as a focal point.

I have two ribbons stacked on top of each other. The background is embossed and I ripped the cherry cobbler.

Here's a close up of the popped up leaf...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

So Rich!

Here's the card I created for the VSN weekend at Splitcoast. "Dressed to the Nines!" This card reminds me of a tuxedo.

I stamped the flower on red and green, then cut the pieces out.

I used 2 different embossing folders, the top note die, black satin ribbon and some rhinestones!

Stampin' Up! stamp set: Because I Care (hostess set)
Colors: White, Black, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas gift tags

I've been making Christmas tags to sell at the craft show tomorrow.
For this set I used Color Dare colors. They sounded like a really fun combination - soft suede, night of navy, pear pizzazz.

This is how I packaged them.

If you're interested in ordering Christmas tags, Christmas cards or even cards for a YEAR, let me know! I'd be happy to make them for you. I can also make calendars! I make one every year for my family.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Very Merry SNOW

Here's a card using a fall to layout from clean and simple.

I was inspired by my new ribbons - marina mist and night of navy. I thought I'd make this snowy and Christmasy and used my Short & Sweet stamp set and a snowflake die and rhinestone.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pieced Tulips

This card was made for Diva Coffee Break Design's card sketch this week and colors from last week - Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, So Saffron.

I paper pieced the tulips and bird to make the colors really pop. I used oval, modern label and word window punches. Also my new embossing folder and the beautiful elegant soiree patterned paper.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Attempt at embedded embossing

I have to say I REALLY LOVE this card! I'm glad I completed my attempt because it was a bit discouraging to see the results of this technique at first.

This card is a combination of challenges. There are so many great challenges out there and I hate to miss them - so when I can I combine a few (then I don't have to think so hard about what/how to create!)

Challenge #1 - Technique Lover's Challenge at Splitcoast - A brand new technique called embedded image! I chose a flower image and stamped multiple times with daffodil delight on a white paper. I versamarked the whole piece of paper and embossed with clear 3 times (my clear embossing powder has flecks of other colors in it, but I really liked the effect for this challenge). Then I tried stamping in versamark and red and clear embossing the butterfly overtop the background, but it only showed a faint red smudge. Then I tried stamping the butterfly again with versamark and embossing with silver! It also turned out to be a blob - this time a silver blob! I realized that for this technique you need to use a silhouette image. For one last attempt I used black Staz On to stamp over top. I am happy with the end result (even if I cheated a tiny bit). I think the blurry red and silver behind the butterfly look kind of cool and add to the effect.

Challenge #2 - Color challenge from Pals Paper Arts - Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Poppy Parade. I admit I was very skeptic about this color choice at first but I saw some great samples that inspired me. I decided to really use the gray and white and just use a tiny bit of the other colors.

Challenge #3 - Sketch challenge from Just Add Ink. I decided to use my ribbon punch to add a bit of frill under the ribbon. I have admired the many beautiful bows out there. I tried to create a double bow. I ended up just piecing a bunch of ribbon strips together.

Here are some close ups...

My photos DO NOT do this card justice!
Stamp sets used: Stampin' Up! Of the Earth, God's Beauty