I am not really one to use designer paper, but have a pretty large supply, so I decided to stop hording it and use it. The challenge at Party Time Tuesday is anything goes. The challenge at Totally Gorjuss was to use something new. I am a real sucker for punches and dies and I used a Martha Stewart set to do the punching here. It is a thing right now to make the flowerettes, so I gave that a try with a scrap of paper I had.
The challenge at CAS-ual Friday this week was to make a masculine card that included designer paper. I have such a stash of paper and rarely use designer paper ,so here it is. I am going to start using my stash! I think I will use this card for my father-in-law for father's day.
This was my post on the Paper Temptress site on Sunday. I am not usually a digital image person, however I found a book at Barnes and Noble called The Complete Guide to Digital Crafting. The magazine was a little pricy, but came with two CD's that gave you a bunch of digital images, paper and trials of several programs. So this is another wedding card with the same colors that I previously used because it is going to the same wedding. I used Neenah Solar White to print the image out on. I used the Black Felt Grandee for the black background. Love the thickness, deep black color and texture of this cardstock. All the green on the card is Olive Basis. I added pearls and black buttons to the image. I also used stickles on the dress. Paper Temptress is also carrying small ivory paper roses now. How perfect is that? This is my entry for Make it Monday this week.
Running really late on the Do You Stack Up Challenge .where the challenge was to make a landscape. The stamps I used are from Stampscapes. I know people really make complicated scenes with these stamps, but I like the effect. The wheat background is from Hero Arts. The second challenge is at CASual Friday and the challenge was to use a punch or a die. I think I am going to use this for my Father's Day card for my father-in-law.
The sketch for this card came form the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Since it is Monday again I will be listing this card on Make It Monday also. I rarely use digital images but while on vacation the other week we went to Barnes and Noble and I found a magazine called The Complete Guide to Digital Crafting. It was a little pricy but ccame with 2 CD's full of digital images and digital paper. It also has samples of several popular software programs that are out there. This image was just perfect for a girl at work that golfs.
This is a technique from Technique called Copic Colored Embossing. It was supposed to be done on black, but I didn't have any nice black cardstock so I used dark brown. You stamp your image in white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing power. You then color the image with copic markers. The challenge at Critter was flowers. The challenge at Totally Gorjuss was to use Pink and green .
This is my entry for Make It Monday this week. I love the watercolor look. You are supposed to color the stamp with markers and then use a dampened brush to give a watercolor look. I needed a little more definition than that so I stamped with Stazon and then took the color from the marker with a water pen. I found the background paper in my stash. I think I made it in a class at some time.
The design for this card come from the sketch at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. I also wanted to use this card for the challenge at Do You Stack up. The challenge there was circles, which fit perfectly with the sketch. I am not one that typically goes for these bright colors, but this one just seemed to fall into place. I also just got the new Tim Holtz distress markers and was dying to try them.
The challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week was to use a sketch. I found some paper in my stash that worked. I was doing a blog hop this week and saw the idea of doing a punch and then putting words in the punched hole. I thought it was a wonderful idea.
The theme at CAS-ual Friday this week is Birthday. It is their first Birthday. I was doing a blog hop today and saw a card where they punched an image out and then put words behind it. I thought it was a cute idea, so here is what I made.
Here is my card for the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week. The theme was flowers or trees. I have been wanting to try this technique and thought this would be a good time. You stamp on glossy paper, color with white crayon and then brayer on the color. It gives an interesting look. I think I will try this one again.
Scrap and Stamp Art March 2009 pg 18 April 2009 pg 42 September 2009 pg 16 December 2009 pg 50 January 2010 pg 20 (two cards) March 2010 pg 42 April 2010 pg 42 July 2010 pg 19 April 2011 pg 16 2nd place in Turquoise and Black Challenge September 2011 pg 23 January 2012 pg 18 October 2012 pg 17
I am a medical technologist at a hospital in Southeast Missouri. I work full time and love to do paper crafts and make cards. Actually I love most crafts, but have limited time to do them. I have 2 children and 3 dogs.