Monday, November 29, 2010
My Dad's birthday is today and he still manages to play hockey 3 times a week. Good for him!!
This is my card that I gave him last week. The base card is Early Expresso with Basic Grey 'Cappella' on the top half and green Fibermark paper on bottom. There is 2" strip and 1/4" circle that is from the Basic Grey 'Cappella' collection. I took Always Artichoke paper and stamp using a Birthday background stamp that retired from Stampin'Up. Inked with Top Boss and used the new perfect pearl collection called 'Cafe'. Wrapped a green ribbon from Michael's around the strip and layered the dark green paper on top. Stamp Happy Birthday in green pigment ink and embossed with Emerald PearLustre Embossing powder from Stampendous. Used Always Artichoke to tone down the white cardstock. Punched out 2 scallop ovals from Marvy Uchida scalloped oval. Cut 1 oval lengthwise and 1 oval widthwise to create a mat around the Happy Birthday.
Paper: Early Expresso, Shimmery White, and Always Artichoke from Stampin'Up
"Cappella" from Basic Grey
Green paper from Fibermark
Ink: Pigment ink from Clearsnap
Always Artichoke from Stampin'up
Ribbon: from Michael's
Stamp: Happy Birthday (retired) Stampin'Up
Elegant Happy Birthday from Rubber Stampede
Other: Emerald PearLustre from Stampendous
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
I used the stamp from The Stamp Barn using Memento Black ink and colored image using my Copic markers. I cut it out leaving a halo around it. I wrapped ribbon around the 2 corners before attaching to the pink cardstock. I stamped Birthday wishes in pigment ink and use iridescent ice to add some bling. I cut 2 flourishes out from Sizzix with Be Creative tape adhered to chipboard then covered the chipboard with a pink glitter and light green glitter. Punched out saying using Decorative label punch. To create the mat I punch out 2 labels using the decorative label punch. Cutting 1 lengthwise and 1 widthwise and place it around my label. Applied 2 basic pearls to the label.
Cardstock: Pink Metalllic from Michael's, Bo Bunny Plum Dot, Basic Grey 'Eva'
Ink: Pink Pigment ink from Clearsnap
Ribbon: 3/8" Pretty in Pink taffeta from Stampin'Up
Other: Flourishes from Sizzix, Be Creative Tape, pink glitter, light green glitter from In The Making
pink pearls, decorative label punch from Stampin'Up, chipboard, iridescent ice from Stampin'up
Stamps: Lily frame FRA 036 from Stamp Barn, Sincere Salutations from Stampin'UpPin It Now!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Last Sunday my mother had us all over for big Birthday dinner. Our family use to have 4 birthdays before Christmas and then my mother's was in January but sadly we only have 3 now. So instead of having 3 separate parties my mother has 1 big bash (less wear and tear on my mom). On this occasion my nephew Zachary was being comfirmed so he was included this time. So this was my card for my brother who was born 2 weeks before Christmas. Kind of simple for me but I was doing 3 cards for this big occasion. I left making cards to the last minute. It started out using brown cardstock layered with light green and then using a darker green. On the darker green cardstock I used a stamp called Brocade Basics which is retired from Stampin'Up. I inked the stamp with Silk Green pigment ink and then embossed it using Stampendous Aventurine PearLustre Embossing Powder. Then I used another stamp called Sense of Time from Stampin'Up and embossed it twice the same way as the background. I cut out the little circle and popped it up using dimentionals. I also took a dauber using Always Artichoke inkpad and toned down the image so it wasn't too stark. Attached a green ruffle ribbon from Michael's along the bottom. Inside I stamped Happy Birthday using another stamp from Paper Inspirations using Silk Green pigment ink pad and embossed using the Aventurine PearLustre EP.
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Early Expresso from Stampin'Up
Light green paper from Fibermark
Ink: Always Artichoke from Stampin'Up
Silk Green Pigment ink from Clearsnap
Stamps: Brocade Basics - retired , Sense of Time from Stampin'Up
Happy Brithday from Paper Inspirations
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Cardstock: Shimmery White, Early Expresso from Stampin 'Up
Green Paper from Fibermark
Capella from Basic Grey
Ink: Olive Green Fluid Chalk from Clearsnap
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/release-party-challenge-2. Here is my version. I used Always Artichoke for the base, new Deck the halls designer paper, Cherry Cobbler paper cut out with a Spellbinder's die Labels 10,Very Vanilla seam binding, stamp from Gina K called "Warm and Cozy Christmas". Stamped image using Ranger's Jet black archival ink and colored image with Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry markers. Stamped saying in Black Versafine from the set Festive Frame from Gina K punch it out using a EK success punch.Pin It Now!Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here is the 2nd card that I made for Gina K release party. We had to make a holiday card using non-traditional colors. I used a Gina K stamp called "Festive Frame". I used Copic markers BV01, BV02, BV04 and BV25 to color the poinsettias. BV29 to color the frame and YG06 to color the circle part of the frame. I also used YR04, YR07 and YR09 for the orange part of the frame and berries as well as YG05, YG06 and YG03 for the greenery. I used Stampin'up Markers Crumb Cake, Early Expresso for the pine cones. Used retired ribbon and pearls from Stampin'up. For the centers of the poinsettias I used Zip dry glue and blue glass glitter by Melissa Frances. The sentiment is from the same set and I used Versfine Onyx Black ink. Thanks for looking. For this release party, every challenge you enter using her stamps you received an extra ballot for a drawing of a free stamp set valued at $24.95.
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Monday, November 8, 2010
Last Friday Gina K had a new release party. She had 3 design challenges. This was # 1 challenge; you had to use an odd number of a design element on your card.Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, November 5, 2010
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I decided to join the ranks of blogging so please bear with me because I don't have the foggist clue how to go about it.. My friend Jacquie said it's quite easy. Just come up with a name, chose a template and start blogging. So here it is. Hopefully I will try and keep it update with photos and news of cards that I have done.Pin It Now!Thanks for stopping by!