Monday, July 18, 2011

Graduation Owl

I recently made a card similar to this for a dear friend's daughter to celebrate her high school graduation. The only difference was that her owl had a rolled diploma attached to the wing. Congratulations Gracie!

Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to create cute cards like this using their punches. I used the Owl Builder punch and the wings from the Bird Builder punch to create my graduation owl. I drew a sample pattern and then hand cut the graduation cap from that pattern. I hope you enjoy my feathery friend too.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Birthday With a Cherry on Top

This card was so easy to create using the Cupcake Builder and Petite Pennants Builder punches from Stampin' Up! I recently made this card at my senior class and all the ladies loved it.

I used one of the images from the Pennant Parade for my ice cream cone and punched it out with the Petite Pennant Builder punch. The ice cream scoops were made using the Cupcake Builder punch. The sentiment is from A Word For You. I was so happy to see that this stamp set was continued over into the new 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

On The Grow Mason Jar

I can just picture this mason jar sitting on my grandma's kitchen table with freshly cut flowers from her garden.

This image is from On The Grow in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog from which you can purchase until August 31, 2011.

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored it using Melon Mambo & Garden Green reinkers and an Aqua Painter. I used a very light touch of Bashful Blue on the mason jar and then covered it with Crystal Effects. I was very happy when I saw that my photo actually shows the glassiness (is that a word?) LOL! that I was looking for.

The papers used are Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Whisper White and Melon Mambo from the Patterns Designer Series Brights Paper Stack.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fabulous Florets Greenery

I was inspired to make this card by one on another artist's blog, but can't locate their website again to give them credit. I'll have to be better about keeping that information.

I used the greenery from the Fabulous Florets stamp set. The greenery was stamped in Pear Pizzazz and then rock 'n' rolled in Soft Suede. I did this twice on my background and then stamped another on a scrap piece of white and cut it out and mounted onto the center of the other two images with dimensionals. I also used the leaf image from Fabulous Florets and stamped in Versamark onto the Pear Pizzazz card to add a little interest to the plain background. The Scallop Edge Border punch was used to punch the Soft Suede cardstock and then a Pear Pizzazz strip was added using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Watercolored Flower Garden

I love this Flower Garden embossing folder. I did this one on watercolor paper and colored it with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive reinkers using an Aqua Painter. The centers of the flowers were done with a black gel pen I had in my stash. The gel pen gives the centers a shiny black embossing powder look. The watercolored image is mounted on Old Olive cardstock and then mounted onto a Rich Razzleberry card. I can't wait to try this technique in other colors.

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Happy Independence Day

I recently went to a weekend scrapbooking crop with several friends. Just like me, one of these friends was working on cards. She was making a terrific quilted card and I asked her to share the technique with me. I used Stampin' Up! Woodland Walk DP, Crumb Cake cardstock and the bonsai tree from the Plant Hope stamp set. Thank you Vickie for sharing this technique with me. I can't wait to try some of the new 2011/2012 DP using this fabulous technique.
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