Saturday, November 27, 2010

When I saw this tutorial on SplitCoastStampers for a paper doll made with oragami paper, I had to try it. Here's my first attempt on a birthday card for my sister in law. The images from Embrace Life and In Wilderness are stamped in Wild Wasabi on Shimmer card stock. The card base is Blushing Bride.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Here's another card using the toilet paper technique to create the red and gold background. This card was cased from Joyce Pacer who taught me the technique. A Cardinal Christmas stamp set was used on Whisper White, and Basic Black card stock. The image was colored with a blender pen and watercolor pencils.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hope you enjoyed the SU-STARS blog hop last weekend. There were so many pretty cards and projects! I made note of several that I plan on copying so you may see them, or a variation of them, here in the next few weeks. These cards were made with the builder wheel from the Holiday mini catalog. I really like the builder wheels! So many combinations and ways to use them. For these, I left the center slot empty so I could use ribbon there. This one was colored with Stampin' Pastels and has retired DSP and ribbon in Old Olive and Real Red. This one also has retired DSP and ribbon and a corduroy brad in Real Red. It was colored with a blender pen and ink.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to the SU-STARS November blog hop! This month we are featuring holiday and Winter themed projects. If you are hopping along in order, you arrived here from the SU-STARS' home page where you saw some amazing art work by Loni Holt. Should you get lost, a list of links to all the participating blogs can be found there. My project is a quick and easy card using the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It is embossed on Whisper White card stock and the sentiment from A Cardinal Christmas is stamped in Real Red Classic ink. The ornament is punched from a scrap of flocked paper from the retired Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series. It is attached to the Whisper White card stock with Stampin' Dimensionals over Real Red satin ribbon then adhered to the Real Red card stock base. Card design by Joyce Pacer. There are more than 20 creative bloggers showcasing their work for you this weekend so have a great time hopping along and enjoying all the fantastic projects along the way. The next stop is Sassy Shirley's blog. I know she has a terrific project waiting there for you!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I learned a new technique this week. It's called the toilet paper technique and makes a gorgeous background for cards and other projects. Dasher was stamped in Encore! silver metallic ink on Whisper White card stock, embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder then layered on Night of Navy card stock. The card base is also Night of Navy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I love the Greeting Card Kids stamp set! It reminds me of images from my childhood. This card is copied from the one in the SU Idea Book and Catalog. The card base is one of the In Colors, Blushing Bride, and snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set was stamped in Champagne VersaMark Dazzle watermark ink to create a subtle background. The music background stamp from my stash is stamped in Basic Black on Very Vanilla card stock. The sentiment from A Cardinal Christmas is stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla card stock but before I stamped the sentiment, I lightly sprayed the card stock with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz. It is punched with the Modern Label punch. The little girl is stamped in Black StazOn on water color paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink was used to color the trim on her coat and hat and Taffy Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink was used to color the tree ornaments. Snowflakes were also stamped around her in the Champagne VersaMark ink. Other accessories used were Very Vanilla satin ribbon, Silver Glass Glitter, and Victoria Crochet Trim.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A layout about our youngest dog, Breezie. DSP from a Pet Stack in my stash. The perfectly coordinated brad was made with the iTop Brad maker my sisters got me for Christmas last year.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It's been a while since I've had time to stamp so I spent several hours in my studio this weekend making up for lost time! Here's a Thanksgiving easel card that was easy and fun to make. The pumpkins and leaf are from the Autumn Harvest set and stamped on Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and Old Olive card stock. The turkey is the single Gobble, Gobble stamp on River Rock heat embossed in Early Espresso and mounted on a scalloped circle cut from a Sizzix die in my Big Shot. The sentiment from Gobble Gobble is stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake card stock, punched with the Word Window punch, and mounted on Early Espresso punched with the Modern Label punch. The card base is also Early Espresso and the DSP is retired Apple Cider. Linen thread is tied on an retired Sage Shadow button.