Monday, June 29, 2009

CAS21: Fishin'

I made this for the CAS (clean and simple) 21 challenge (make it sparkle). I used stickles on my card to make the water droplets off the tire glisten. I also added some stickles to the tire (to make it look wet and sparkly) and to the thermos and lunch pail. The main image is from Our Craft Lounge's Bear-ly Fishin' set. This set reminds me of my late father in law who LOVED to fish. He was in the river every spring...loved hitting Lake George in the summer and was a fixture in the Schroon River (I even have a photo of him fly fishing in the shores of the river). This would have been a perfect card for him. He had the thermos and the lunch pail, plus the silly hat! I used Lime Rickey paper to break up the celery. It woks well with the celery and blue bayou. I used some blue bayou stitched ribbon in a simple knot on the bottom. The cuttlebug dry pressure embossed bottom was a late addition to the card. A simple dot pattern from the With Love folder. Main image mounted on blue bayou cardstock. Some blingy brads on the top corner of the main image. Main image is stamped in black, colored with copics, then mounted to the card with dimensionals. The little fish (bottom right) is colored with copics, trimmed and mounted with dimensionals to the card.

Stamps: Bear-ly Fishin' (Our Craft Lounge)
paper: celery, blue bayou, white, Basic Grey Lime Rickey
ink: black, copics
misc: ribbon (blue bayou stitched/SU!), stickles, brads, dimensionals, With Love cuttlebug folder (dots)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

FS125: Dawn L

This week's featured stamper is Dawn L. I made this card for my friend who lost her dad this week. I cased Dawn's {Blue Mels} card. I used slightly different colors (blues and designer papers were different). Dawn used digital stamps, I used the OCL stamp set Just Bugz. I stamped the flowers on white paper with black soot ink. I added the stems and leaves with a black sakura gel pen. Then I colored them in with copics. The corners were rounded on the top and bottom of the card, but not on all four sides like Dawn's card. I stamped the flowers on the blue bayou cardstock with black ink, then used my white gel pen on the flowers to highlight them. Finally, I used the MS edge punch on the main image and the layer I mounted it on. I used striped may arts ribbon instead of sheer organza ribbon, but kept with the same color. The flower that is popped up on dimensionals is stamped on designer paper and trimmed with scissors. Finally, I edged the bayou layer with white ink to soften the edge. Then I added some stickles to the center of the flowers. I liked the soft feel of the card with the blues and greens and thought it would make a nice sympathy card. I loved the original card image and was glad I could recreate the look with the Just Bugz set.

Changes from original card:

colors (slightly)
ribbon type
stamps (vs. digital)
didn't round all corners
different edge punch (on main image)

stamps: Just Bugz {Our Craft Lounge}
paper: white, designer paper (SU!), blue bayou
ink: black soot, white craft, copics
misc: MS edge punch, ribbon (mayarts), stickles, dimensionals, corner rounder, white gel pen (ranger)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FS124: {Christy S.} Happy Father's Day

Back from a wonderful birthday celebration weekend with my darling/delightful/delicious husband! Thank you Val/Cami for taking over for me last weekend!

This week's featured stamper is Christy S. This is a card I made for Todd based on this Christmas card Christy S. made.

Celery base with argyle cuttlebug on the background. The stamp is Bear-ly Fishin' by Our Craft Lounge. Colored with copics and mounted on some navy cardstock. I used some hemp instead of ribbon to make it more masculine.

Changes from Christy's card: colors, stamp set, hemp instead of ribbon. Congrats Christy!

This is the last week of school for my kids, and things have been extra emotional this week! I am going to be back more next week - thanks for being patient with my absence!

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge {Bear-ly Fishin'}
paper: celery, navy, white
ink: black, copics
misc: cuttlebug (argyle), hemp

Saturday, June 6, 2009

FS122: Your Kisa's on my list....

My friends wonder why I call you all of the time,
What can I say
I don't feel the need to give such secrets away
You think maybe I need help, no,
I know that I'm right
I'm just better off not listening to friends' advice

When they insist on knowing my bliss
I tell them this
When they want to know what the reason is
I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why

Your Kisa's on my list!!!
Kisa is AWESOME! I chose {Kisa's kona} card

I changed the colors, used a different Kona set, removed the brads and used a strip of stitched instead of ribbon. I used dry pressure embossed cardstock instead of designer paper.

Another weekend, another birthday party! I started with a square white base, added some navy (Caitlyn's favorite color) with swiss dots (cuttlebug folder), then stitched the bashful blue (textile cuttlebug folder) on top. The stamp is punched with a marvy circle punch. I colored Kona with copics. I layered it on a marvy scalloped circle punched piece of coordinations paper (red). I punched the sentiment out with an oval punch. I also used stickles on the surfboard and sand. The card holds a nice Aero gift card and matches the pail (for hair ties). Happy Birthday Caitlyn.

stamps: OCL Kona {EP exclusive}
paper: white, navy, red, bashful blue
ink: black, copics
misc: dimensionals, punches (marvy/su), cb (textile, swiss dots), stickles

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CC221: Stamposarus

I made two cards today -- I had only an hour or so to create between preschool runs (HA! that is running back and forth to preschool -- not tummy problems in the little ones), lunch and swim practice. I saw that there was a new color challenge over at SCS, so I thought I would give the Kiss and Ride Tango a whirl! (kiwi kiss, riding hood red and tangerine tango)

this first card uses a tangerine background on a 4.25 square base. the tangerine is run through the swiss dots folder. I used the computer to generate the sentiment.

I think that this would make a GREAT birthday card for a BIG birthday (for someone with a good sense of humor!). I used a papertrey white button with some ribbon through it. I also used the word window punch to punch out the sentiment, but then I layered those on small scraps of red and kiwi. The dino was colored with copics.

This 4.25 square card is also on a white base, I used some fun designer paper on the background. I tried something new, sewing the kiwi ribbon right to the main image. I then used a button right on top of the kiwi ribbon, threaded with some orange floss. The button was an SU! ruby red button, but it didn't match, so I ended up coloring it with copics to make it match. Sentiment also created on the computer, then punched with the word window punch. These Pterodactyls (yes, that is the correct spelling) would look really cute with balloons in their beaks, huh?

Stamposarus will be available June 1 (yes, that is yesterday!!!!!) I actually missed my first release party -- I got sick and went to bed before 9 pm last night!


stamps: Stamposarus {Hanna Stamps!}
paper: riding hood red, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, black, white
ink: black, copics
misc: ribbon (kiwi), PTI button, ww punch, swiss dots CB

{Birthday hi}
stamps: Stamposarus {Hanna Stamps!}
paper: riding hood red, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, designer paper (my minds eye), black, white
ink: black, copics
misc: button (SU!), ribbon (may arts), floss (orange), sewing


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