Friday, June 27, 2014

Sail Away!


Hello! I haven't posted in several weeks, as my sister was visiting from Georgia for 2 weeks, so I was enjoying her company...then, it was a little hard to get my mojo moving again but I think I'm in the swing of things. I purchased a retired PSX Schooner stamp on Ebay a few months ago, and had yet to ink it up and create with it. So, once I had the image colored, my mojo kicked back in and I got caught up in the nautical flavor of the card.

Below, is the card interior with coordinating papers and design. I thought I'd use a scripture stamp from Verve for the interior sentiment, making a nice masculine card for encouragement.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: PSX "Schooner", Verve Scripture Psalm 46:1, Clear Dollar Stamps' "Smooth Sailing" anchor
Papers: Maja Designs "Life By the Sea", Authentique "Anchored", ColorMates Dark Berry Red Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue & Rhubarb Stalk
Tools: Spellbinders' Rectangle Die, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Signo White Gel Pen
Copic Sketch Markers: R14 Light Rouge, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, B14 Light Blue, B41 Powder Blue, E09 Burnt Sienna, E25 Caribe Cocoa, 27 Africano, E31 Brick Beige, B34 Orientale, C1 & C2 Cool Grays, 0 Colorless Blender
Accessories: Little B Adhesive Anchor, The Twinery Baker's Twine
Techniques: Stamping, Copic Coloring & Machine Stitching

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Remaking My Own Old Design


Hello! My latest card is a total remake of one of my older designs. I liked the original design & layout so much that I thought that I'd recreate the card but with a few tweaks. Needless to say, after alot of frustrating turns as I attempted to recreate the design, I decided that I liked the original much better than this remake. Here's a link to the original card. Nevertheless, I finished it and I'm blogging it...and I'm done with it! lol

Below is a close-up of the main scripture sentiment area:


Pictured below, is the card interior with the computer-generated sentiment that I created to coordinate with the scripture on the front. I carried over the designer paper and "look" on the card interior to match.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Verve "Plain Jane" Jeremiah 33:3, Clear Dollar Stamps' "Bitty Botanicals", Computer-Generated Sentiment
Paper & Cardstock: K&Co. "Que Sera, Sera" Designer Paper Pad, ColorMates Pretty in Pink & Light Meri-Gold, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal & Summer Sun
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Labels Die, Cuttlebug Morocco Embossing Folder, EK Success Border & Corner Punches, Paper Piercer, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives
Embellishments: Making Memories "Button" Brads, Paper Trey Ink "Hibiscus Burst" Polka-Dotted Satin Ribbon
Techniques: Stamping, Paper Piercing & Machine Stitching

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Hug & A Squeeze from Me


Hello! Today's card features a digital image from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil, called "You're My Best". I love her hair and ponytail elastic bands, lol. I kept the card front simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus. After coloring the image with Copic Sketch Markers, I "fussy cut" the image out and popped up on foam dots. Below is a close-up of the detail of the image coloring.


The card interior features a stamp that I found on Ebay months ago but was waiting for just the right artwork/image and if this isn't it, I don't know what it? Coordinating papers, design and embellishments were added to the interior, pictured below.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Image "You're My Best", Stampendous Sentiment
Papers: Pebbles "Garden Party" Designer Paper Pad, ColorMates Light Awesome Aqua Cardstock,, Sassafras "Vintage Yummy" Designer Paper, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Summer Sun & Baja Breeze
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Label Die, EK Success Border, Corner & Small Flower Punches, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Songe Dauber, Crochet Thread
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, RV12 Tender Pink, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, Y26 Mustard, BG11 Moon White, BG15 Aqua, E00 Skin White, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments: Jolee's Boutique Flowers, KaiserCraft Adhesive Sequins, Queen & CO. Jellies Enamel Dots, Paper Trey Ink "Hawaiian Shores" Polka Dotted Satin Ribbon, Doodlebug Boutique Button
Techniques: Digi Printing, Stamping, Sponging, Machine Stitching, "Fussy Cutting"

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Look Ma, No Stitching!


Hello! This was my first attempt at a rolled flower die from My Favorite Things. I used the Sno Cone Blue Felt from My Favorite Things and although it's not "perfect", it resembles a rose well enough, lol. I was out of my comfort zone with this card as I did not do any machine stitching. I kept feeling like the card wasn't finished without the machine stitching...nevertheless, I restrained myself for the discipline of not getting into a rut. Still, I missed the sewing on the card part...

Not much involved in this other than die cutting and paper punching. The upper right blue flower was cut from a coordinating piece of Pebble's "Family Ties" DP. The small yellow flowers were punched and popped up as was the bird and medium blue flower. Pictured below, is a close-up of the flowers, leaves, etc.


The card interior sentiment was computer-generated, written by yours truly. Matching papers and flowers were added to coordinate with the card front.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Verve Psalm 3:3, Computer-Generated Sentiment
Papers: Pebbles "Family Ties" Designer Paper Collection, Clear Dollar Stamps "Rustic Fall" Cardstock Collection (Blue), Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Summer Sky
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Label Dies & Foliage Two Dies, My Favorite Things Layered Leaves & Rolled Rose Die, My Favorite Things Sno Cone Felt, EK Success Small Flower Punch, EK Success Border Punch, EK Success Small Scalloped Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives, Sponge Dauber
Embellishments: KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive Pearls, Jolee's Boutique Bird
Techniques: Stamping, Digital Printing, Sponging, Paper Piercing

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Windmill for My Daddy


Hello! Today, I'm sharing the Father's Day card that I made for my 88-year-old Daddy. I wanted to make sure that I had plenty of time to make it extra nice for him. I purchased this PSX Windmill stamp on Ebay and it had never been inked before. As a PSX stamp, it is retired but also very rare and hard-to-find, so I was thrilled to find it on Ebay. I envisioned giving the card a Netherland's blue-Delft feel and as best as I had it visually in my mind, it didn't quite turn out as planned (isn't that usually the case?). I tried not to make it too feminine and in lieu of a bow, I just tacked a polka-dotted sheer ribbon at the base of the image to define the bottom of the border around the image a little more. Below, is a close-up of the image coloring:


Below, is the card interior with coordinating papers and design. I confess, that the pearly embelishment is to cover up a little crooked sewing on the top of the sentiment panel. The paper slipped as I was sewing and I was not going to start over, lol. Ah, the secrets of a cardmaker.



Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: PSX Windmill, Taylored Expressions "Shade Tree Sentiments"
Paper: Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection- Burleigh Blue, ColorMates Dark Tanzanite Blue, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: EK Success Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives
Copic Sketch Markers: R14 Light Route, R59 Cardinal, B14 Light Blue, B24 Sky, B29 Ultramarine, B32 Pale Blue, B41 Powder Blue, YR21 Cream, G21 Lime Green, G28 Ocean Green, G40 Dim Green, G94 Grayish Olive, YG67 Moss, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishment: Michael's 3/8" Polka-Dotted Shear Ribbon, Prima Adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Stamping, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Mouse, A Cottage & A "Hello!"


Hello! I have a Mouse, a cottage and a "Hello". Believe it or not, the whole concept for this card came from the supercute designer papers by Pebbles "From Me to You". I loved the "Hello" handwriting across the paper and thought the Stampavie Tina Wenke "Cottage Mouse" would be a nice compliment. I love, love this designer paper..it just brings out the cuteness factor, doesn't it. Below is a close-up of the colored image.


The Copic coloring was a little layered with this. I had to let it dry overnight several nights because of the color saturation of the blending involved. Below is a photo of the card interior with computer-generated sentiment and coordinating design.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Stampavie Tina Wenke "Cottage Mouse", Computer-Generated Sentiment
Paper: Pebbles "From Me to You" Designer Collection, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, EK Success Scalloped Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Crochet Thread, Adhesives
Copic Sketch Markers: R02 Flesh, R08 Vermillion, R11 Pale Cherry Pink, R29 Lipstick Red, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, YR21 Cream, G17 Forest Green, G40 Dim Green, RV000 Pale Purple, BV01 Viola, BV13 Hyndragea Blue, YG63 Pea Green, BG000 Pale Aqua, BG11 Moon White, BG18 Teal Blue, BG72 Ice Ocean, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments: Paper Trey Ink "Melon Berry" Satin Ribbon, Doodlebug Boutique Flower Button
Techniques: Stampin, Copic Coloring, Machine Stitching

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

How Are Ewe Doing?


Good Morning! Happy Mother's Day, everyone!!! This card was inspired by Kaitlyn Traxler's always adorable illustrations...I've been a fan of Kaitlyn's "Kolar" dog illustrations for years and was delighted to learn that you can now purchase Kaitlyn's digis on Diane Noble's webstore, Diane's Daydream Designs. This one is called "Spring Sheep"...isn't he sweet? Love, love, love this digi.

I challenged myself to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) card because I wanted the sheep to be the main focus of the card without alot of clutter. It was a challenge, as I tend to grab decorative border punches, ribbons, bling, buttons, multi-layers of paper and such, so just using a circle die and scalloped border die...I let this alone from my incessant embellishing...but I did ink-doodle around the circle die-cut opening and scalloped bottom border.

Below is a close-up of the colored image


I printed out a smaller version of the front digi image to use for the card interior, and colored him likewise, shown below. I created the computer-sentiments for the exterior and interior and highlighted the word "better" on the interior sentiment with a Copic pen for emphasis.



I've learned that a Clean and Simple card is not always so time-saving, lol!

Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamp: Diane's Daydreams, Kaitlyn Traxler's "Spring Sheep", Computer-Generated Sentiments
Paper: Bazill & Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Circle and Scalloped Border Dies
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, BV01 Viola, BV11 Soft Violet, Y11 Pale Yellow, YG000 Lily White, YG03 Yellow Green, G24 Willow, BG000 Pale Aqua, C1 Cool Grey, 0 Colorless Blender
Techniques: Digi Printing, Copic Coloring

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