Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Masking technique

2 step rose stamp set
These are cards that I completed a while back, but thought I'd share them with you today.  I used glossy cardstock, and a 3x3 post it note.  I used cosmetic sponges directly on the ink pad and worked around the post it note with 3 different colors of ink, dragging the sponge from the center outwards, when I removed the post it note I had a white square where I could place the verse.  The flowers were done on seperate cardstock, then cut out and adhered to the card.  I am thinking the finished card measured 5" x 5"

On this one I used a large butterfly stamp and purposely stamped the image off of the card edge, because the colors were softer I was able to stamp the verse in both the white area and the background area.

Looks Like Spring stam set
The colors on this one are brighter, I went over the areas several times with the colors, it was tricky to keep the red from blending totally into the lighter beige shade of ink.  The flower was stamped seperately then punched out with the scallopped circle, leaves were cut out and attached.

To get the solid color I used the post it note, but then added the yellow with a brayer.  I don't know who makes the buttefly stamp as I can not find it right now to identify it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Card Class

This is the first card we made at my monthly card class.  This stamp is from Art Impressions.  I used to like to color in images, but these are just too small and too many, so instead we stamped this on glossy card stock, in Rich Razzleberry ink then trimed it to fit the Almost Artichoke we used the Fiskars Lace punch for the corners.  the card base is also Rich Razzleberry and we embossed with black embossing powder the words.  The left side has an orange strip crimped with another layer of background paper punched with the Stampin Up edge punch.  Then a ribbon tied over all of the layers before the main image was added with the dimensionals, or as we call them "Puffy dots".

The next card is a baby card, one that I designed while at Ladies Craft Night in January, this time instead of using the hands and feet stamp from the set I'm Here, I used the regular roller called Sweet Feet.  I used the Kiwi Kiss Ink and cardstock. along with brown for accents

The final card feels like spring, I used Pick a Petal and a soft palette of Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink.  Again I used the glossy card stock.  We made layered flowers using one of the flowers from the set, and then punching out smaller flowers, then using brads to attach them.  I piecered the paper on both sides to add a little extra interest, I used the Stampin Up piercing mat to get the holes to be even and straight.  I punched every other hole.  I rolled the background with the Jumbo Roller, Speckled in the certainly celery ink.

Monday, March 14, 2011

In the Wild part 3

Thanks for looking at the final installment of In the Wild.  Card stock on this one is Marina Mist, it was already cut to this size so I just worked around it. Rolled the card with the Jumbo speckled roller.   Elephant was stamped in Early Espresso the words are from a Stampin Up set called Best Yet.  Again I used the Fiskars lace corner punch.  An easy card that again has a masculine feel to it.

If the Zebra is my favorite image from this set, then the Elephant is my 2nd favorite, it is large and can be used in many ways, if I wanted to cut it out, it would be fairly easy and again in the darker colors it is masculine, but if I stamp it in pink or then it is feminine.  And I have done a card I called Pink Elephants on Parade. Must have been watching Dumbo.

Who can go wrong with Orange and Purple?  Elegant Eggplant ink and cardstock scraps along with scraps of orange-ish background paper.  I liked the idea of the eyelets set on a scrap, so I did it again, time using the scallop scissors on the edges.

The 'ribbon' on the bottom of the card is actually a skinny strip of cardstock, it was laying on the table and I thought hmmmmm.  Nice touch and it matches exactly.

This is a retired stamp set but not one that I forsee getting rid of as I do enjoy using it!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

In the Wild part 2

Using In the Wild set continues, this time I was focusing on the Zebra in the set, I think that is my favorite image, it is a good size, not too large, not too small.  the giraffe is of course tall, and the aligator is long, the Zebra is Just Right.

Elegant Eggplant Zebra
 Zebra stamped on glossy cardstock in Elegant Eggplant ink, this is a really dark purple, almost black when I first saw it.  I layered it on  Elegant Eggplant and use the Fiskars lace corner punch. I took a small strip of paper and punched holes in it then attached it behind the zebra layers.  I used a punch that punches out multiple slots on an elegant eggplant strip.  The background paper is from a pack that I found at Tuesday Morning.  The card is Basic Grey using the jumbo speckled roller with the Versa Mark Pad for a little interest.

Lovely Lilac Zebras

Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant and lots of ribbons on this card.

Marina Mist Zebras
 This one I think is my favorite.  The zebras were stamped with Marina Mist and that is the card stock color also.  I like the eyelete interest as well as the punched holes on the scallop edge and the ribbon threaded thru the slots.  I used the Fiskars lace corner punch.  Again the 'tab' at the top of the zebras was a strip of cardstock that I attached the eyelets to, then added it under the zebra layer.  I like the additional interest and the fact that the eyelets are in the 'middle' of the card.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cards from 3-6-11/part 1

Last weekend I wanted to Stamp, but I also wanted to watch TV, and there is not a TV in the office/stamp room, so I set up on the dining room table.  I brought out only 1 stamp set In the Wild and I had a bin of several colors of ink, some of them new colors from Stampin Up, I brought in only 1 assorted pack of paper, thinking that I could keep things to a minimum on the table (ya right!)  So I began.

In the Wild
 I had glossy paper out so I stamped a few images then tried to piece them together, and I was trying to focus on layers.  The ribbon punch on the right side was a punch that made 2 slots at the same time,   however this punch was horrible, but I had to finish once I began, when I was done, the punch went in the trash,  Maybe that is why I don't remember using it?  Giraffe was stamped using Crumb Cake ink and the aligator was stamped using Wild Wasabi ink.

Three, Three, Three
This card uses 3, 3 Cheetas, 3 strips of background paper, 3 eyelets on either side.  The cheetas were stamped with Cajun Craze ink, Card was also Cajun Craze.  Used the jumbo roller speckled in the same color ink for just a touch of interest.

Cheeta & Antelope
This cheeta is also stamped in Cajun Craze ink, the antelope is stamped in daffodil delight ink. Cardstock Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight.  Words from Stampin Up, set is called Happy Everything and it is a cool set that I like to use.  I used the speckled jumbo roller on the daffodil delight layer with daffodil delight ink.

All of these cards have a masculine feel to them, and I like the way they turned out.  Come back tomorrow to see other cards created with this set.