Monday, May 31, 2010

Black Magic Revisited

Another attempt at the Black Magic technique using the Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini Catalog.

I'm going to have to find another way to take my photographs because this card is much more vivid in person. For some reason I can't get my colors to show their true value in photos.

The small dots on the image are tiny rhinestones that are very sparly in person--not so much in the photo. If anyone has some suggestions out there please get in touch and share your experiences.

Thanks so much for visiting again and any advice you can offer.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

My sister and I went to a scrapbooking crop a couple of weeks ago sponsored by a local store and they had several make-n-takes that we could do. This card was one of them and I really like it and wanted to share. It uses a Tim Holtz Sizzix die as the focal point. I think it's stinkin' cute!

See you again soon.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Watercolor Trio Again

This is definitely my favorite stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. I have made several cards recently using the various stamps in this terrific set so plan on seeing it frequently.
I used Melon Mambo and Soft Suede in both ink and cardstock. The DP is Melon Mambo. I used the Scallop Corner Punch and the Scallop Trim Border Punch, and really love how the double mat for the stamped image turned out. I have to admit that it did take me several tries to get the mats the way I wanted them. Put the paper in crooked--trash that mat. Cut the cardstock the wrong size--trash that one too. Ah, finally, sweet success.
Thanks for taking the time to visit again today.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flower Fancy Two-Step Stamping

I have had the Flower Fancy set for a while now but just got around to inking it up recently. This stamp set is one of several two-step stamp sets available in the 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalog, and they are a lot of fun to use. I stamped the outline in black and then used Stampin' Write markers in Old Olive and Rose Red to ink up the fill in stamp. The stamp-a-ma-jig is the perfect tool to use when aligning these two-step stamps, but in this case I eyeballed it as best I could. I added one of the embossed butterflies from the Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embossing Folder to complete my card (mainly because I had a small green smudge that I wanted to cover up). Don't tell any one.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lovely as a Tree

Let's all say our prays that Lovely as a Tree still remains in the new Stampin' Up catalog. This stamp set contains the most wonderfully beautiful images. Here I have used the single tall tree stamped in Old Olive. Add a little of the retired Sweet Pea DP, some Old Olive and Pretty in Pink cardstock and you have a quick, simple card that can be used for most any occasion.
Gotta run now because my husband just got home from the golf course and we are going out for a quick bite.
See you all soon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vintage Vogue & Butterflies

Today's card uses the vine image from Stampin' Up's Vintage Vogue. I used versamark and clear embossing powder on the top half of the card and a piece of polka dotted Designer Paper on the bottom. The butterflies were made with the Beautiful Wings embosslit. Don't you just love this Sizzix embosslit? You can add these cute little butterflies to almost any card you create. They add just the right touch of whimsy.

It's now time for me to fly out of here. Hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's That Old Black Magic

Black Magic Technique that is. I used the Watercolor Trio flower image to do this technique. For those of you that don't know how to do this, it is very simple.

Choose a solid image stamp and then stamp with white ink onto Basic Black cardstock. Make sure your ink is completely dry and then color over the white ink with either colored pencils, watercolor pencils or chalks. I used the Stampin' Up watercolor pencils to color my image. I completed my card with a black and white ribbon from my stash. All in all I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out. I hope you enjoy it and also hope you try this simple technique.
See you soon.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Happy Hello

I know the Sweet Pea DP is retired but I love it so much that I have to use it. I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set for the flower image and stamped with Pumpkin Pie. I stamped once with a fully loaded stamp and then stamped again without reinking. This simple little technique creates a great look without any effort. Why not try it for yourself!
Thanks so much for coming back to visit again.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day. I wanted to share this sweet little mouse with his sunflower bouquet with all of you. He is colored with Copic markers on Whisper White and I used Certainly Celery and Orchid Opulence to create my card.
I hope you all have a wonderful day with your families.
See you again soon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Watercolor Trio

I've found another must have set from Stampin' Up. This set is Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini Catalog and will be available until August 31, 2010. Even the beautiful script sentiment is from the same set. I have made so many cards with this lately that I'm sure you will be sick of seeing them. If you love this set as much as I do, please go to my Stampin' Up website by clicking on the circle to the right to place your order. Enter Watercolor Trio 117050 in classic wood mounting or 120084 in the new Clear Mount option.

I used Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana and Whisper White cardstock. The background image was stamped in Certainly Celery and the flower image was colored with the Stampin' Write Markers in Barely Banana, Orchid Opulence and Certainly Celery.

This card was one we made this past Thursday at the Beaches Senior Center and all the ladies were surprised with how simple it was to make. I will be at the Senior Center again on May 20th at 10:00 AM, and look forward to seeing you there. Why not plan to come and join us as we make two new cards and have a laugh or two with these wonderful ladies.

Thanks for stopping by.