Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Starburst Card

Hero Arts "Starburst" stamp, Hero Arts "Truly Appreciated" (sentiment), SU Whisper White cardstock, SU Markers (Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black), Archival Ink in Jet Black, glue pen, SU Glitter, dimensionals, scissors, Martha Stewart sequin (center), Me and My Big Ideas sequins (small), Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Pearl

This is my shameless case of Brandi Wiggins' card that was featured on Splitcoast last week. As you can tell...I LOVED it!!! And, so did many, many others. I think her card got over 2,000 hits. Her blog is here.

Well, I had to change a couple things, because I didn't have the stamp set she used. I would love to own it, but it is retired. So, I used "Starburst" and "Truly Appreciated" by Hero Arts. Looks almost the same, don't ya think?

The border is hand-drawn / hand-doodled. The starburst image was colored in with SU markers, then lightly sprayed with glimmer mist before stamping onto the cardstock. The glimmer mist got all over the card, which made a beautiful effect. Wish you could see it in glimmery! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wedding Card using the Sizzix Swallow and Impressibilities

Sizzix Sizzlets "Swallow", Spellbinders Impressibilites "Floral and Stone", Vellum, SU So Saffron paper, SU So Saffron Ink, Sponge, SU So Saffron Ribbon (retired ribbon originals), SU "Congrats" Stamp Set, Archival Ink in Jet Black, Black linen and Ivory linen paper, glue dots, adhesive, vellum tape, Big Shot machine, C3 Copic Marker

Tonight I made this wedding card for my dear cousin. I am a "little" late - her wedding was a month ago! This was my first time using the Spellbinders Impressibilities. You just use it like you would a stencil. You tape it down and sponge on top of the stencil, so you get a reverse image. I love the look. The look is more shabby and homemade looking than you would get from purchased designer paper (and I know there are times we don't want to achieve that look).
To make this card, cut your birds using vellum. Then color them with a Copic Marker, otherwise the birds to not show up on the paper. Stencil your image on the So Saffron paper using So Saffron ink and a sponge. Use vellum tape to tape down the birds. Use glue dots to adhere the ribbon, every inch or so (I just eyeballed it), and scrunch up the ribbon as you go along. Stamp sentiment on card using black ink. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


"Be You" stamp by Studio G, American Crafts patterned paper, American Crafts ribbon, Janlynn floss, neutral button by The Paper Studio, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint painted on the flower (flower was cut out of a piece of patterned paper), SU Cameo Coral paper, SU Elegant Eggplant Ink, Archival Ink in Jet Black, white linen cardstock (base layer), glue dots, adhesive, dimensionals

I love owls. A lot. So, I just haaaaaad to buy this stamp set! :-) I tried to make the card as fun and funky as possible. And, I'm not a button girl, but I do use one every now and then (the middle of the flower needed something). You should really check out this stamp set if you like this card. It is at Michael's for only $2.49!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Birthday Party" Pastel Card

"Birthday Party" by TPC Studio stamp set, white linen paper, Bo Bunny designer paper, Bazzill paper flower, Martha Stewart pearl, Making Memories ribbon, "Embossed Curve" EK Success punch, oval nestability, Big Shot machine, Versamark ink, Zing embossing powder in Pink

I'm not ecstatic about this card. This stamp set is very whimsical, and the card is not. Well...I started off inking up the acrylic stamp with bright markers. I wanted to do each layer of the cake in a different bright color. Well, the ink wouldn't stick to the acrylic! It was then I realized I always use black ink on acrylic, and then color in with Copic markers or watercolor. But, since this stamp is block style...I couldn't do that. I really do like rubber stamps better...but I still buy acrylic if the image is cute. So, since my plan wasn't working, I decided to emboss. And this is the only embossing powder I had that was "birthday-ish". So, that is how this card came to be.