Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Season the day card

Here's another card I made using the Inky Antics "Slide and Stand" template. For this one, I used their Chef and Season the Day! stamps. I used some basic cardstock for the base and then found some coordinating paper from Little Yellow Bicycle Savor collection. It's a neat technique because the card folds to fit in a standard A4 envelope but there seems more to it. I'm using it as a birthday card.

Until my next post,
Diane






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Queen for a day card





This is one of those card where a hidden panel is displayed when you open the card. When it is closed you see the crown, but when you open the card the sentiment is displayed. It's not that complicated to make and I made a sample in a class a long time ago. I found my instructions and recreated it. I'm sending it for a birthday card.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Dream...card




Here's another card I made with Hot off the Press steampunk materials. It's for a birthday so I added the little Tim Holtz sentiment stamp towards the bottom right.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

To love a person card




I've had this background for a while. I believe it was something with Perfect Pearls, possibly alcohol inks but I can't remember. Anyway, it wasn't doing anything so I put it to use by making an anniversary card. I paired it with coordinating cardstock and then added some dark bling (is there such a thing, it's sort of like jumbo shrimp) and a saying that I have cut out on my Silhouette. I think the saying came from a magazine download. I should write this stuff down. Good thing I don't try to make a living off this, I wouldn't be giving my sponsors proper credit.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Friend Card







Here's a card I made a while back using materials I had left over from a class. I decided to use this as a birthday card as it is for a friend.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Good Habits card





Here's a card I made with left over marbleized papers and a sentiment. I added a bit of bling, not too much since it's for a guy and the card is done.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dream Big card



Here's another card I made using the Hot off the Press Steampunk cards and embellishments. My additions were two stamped/embossed images from Technique Tuesday, the sentiment at the top and the chain where the two papers connect. I'm sending this as a guy birthday card.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy birthday repeated card




Here's a card I made using oldie goldie stamps from See Dee's. Their stamps used to come in a plastic CD case, thus the name.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

If you want to be happy card






Here's a "guy" card I made using papers and embellishments from Hot off the Press. The paper, dazzle and tole are from a Steampunk collection. The sentiment is a rub on from a different company.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is it hot here card







Here's a card I made using a leftover background that was colored with a metallic sort of look, then embossed. I added a cute sentiment and some embellishments and rounded the corners.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A day to celebrate








Here's a card I made for a young couple celebrating a wedding anniversary. I used the Color Me Sampler Pack from Hot off the Press. The stamps were from an old See Dee's set.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kid Power Card





Here's a card I made using some materials from the Kazoo Kids collection by K&Co. The stamp is from Hero Arts and the embellishment is something that came in a pack in the $1 section at Michaels.


Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You're only young once card





Here's a card I put together for a guy using a couple stamps from 100 Proof Press, and an embellishment. The core of the card was one of the few I have remaining from a stash that was part of a One Sheet Wonder. On the inside I wrote "fortunately in this family you have a lot of role models to choose from". Hope he likes it.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

And the beat goes on card




Here's a card I made with some left over paper scraps. I used the dancers stamps from Viva Las Vegas and the beat goes on stamp from Technique Tuesday. I can't remember who makes the Happy Anniversary one. I added three musical embellishments, mounted it to a coordinating colored card base and the card is done.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May all your wishes come true card




Here's a card I made using a multi-layered stencil and some chalk inks. A sentiment stamp completes the card, easy-peasy.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Click your heels card




Here's a birthday card I made using a focal stamp from Stampendous and a sentiment stamp from Crafty Secrets. I hadn't embossed in a while, I used white detail powder and there's some extra artifacts near the "click your heels" area. I tried scraping it off but wasn't totally successful. It's more obvious in the scan than real life. I added an embellishment on the show and some bling on the corners and the card is done.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All things grow with love card





Here's a card I made using materials from Hot off the Press. I originally made it as a Thank You card but it was sitting around so I pulled off that sentiment and added the heart on the tag and now it is a new card!

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Let's go for a ride card



Here's a card I made using some left over cards from a One Sheet Wonder card set. I needed a card for a guy so I added some stamps by Hero Arts (the top three) and Craft Secrets (the bottom one). This is supposed to show the progression of our toys from childhood into adulthood.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cake Blindness card





Here's another card I made using the Color Me Sampler Pack from Hot off the Press. This time I used sprays for the coloring. I don't think these papers are thick enough to endure this technique. I preferred the dry coloring as it doesn't make the paper buckle.

I added an embellishment and the card is done.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Happy Anniversay Card




Here's a card I made using this idea from Club Scrap as an inspiration. I don't have a lot of stencils with large enough area to make the idea work so I had to really look through my stash of stuff. I finally found one and this is what I came up with.  I used watercolor paper and then adhered that to an extra card base I had that was a background of glitter.


Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Birthday (have a cold one) card





This is another card made with the Color Me Sampler Pack from Hot off the Press. I used a few different shades of blue Brilliance Inks, rounded the corners and added a coordinating embellishment and the card is done.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

One year older card




Here's an easy peasy card I made using a paper from the Color Me Sampler Pack from Hot off the Press and an embellishment.

I used various colors of Dew Drop Brilliance Inks. They are pigment and sort of metallic looking so there is a sheen to it that the scanner doesn't really pick up.

After mounting that to a card base I added an embellishment to the corner and it's done.

Until my next post,

Diane


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Love card




Here's a card I made using a design from Design Junkies. For my card I used a stamp by Sugarloaf. I stamped the black with Versafine, a quick drying pigment ink. For the blue part I stamped with VersaMark and then used blue embossing powder. I'm using this as an anniversary card.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Anniversary card






Here's a card I made using The Efficient Crafter blog post as an inspiration. I used watercolor paper that I precut to fit the card/envelope combo. I had purchased this set of 10 note cards with envelopes and the color coordinated to my scheme. I used watercolor crayons on Martha Stewart stamps. These stamps have a solid and an outline so I used the watercolor crayons on the solid portion. I used chalk inks for the outline portion of each stamp and then added a bit of background script on top. I inked the edge of the paper, stamped the sentiment using a stamp positioner and then added the ribbon and viola, the card is done.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hair had always been important



Here's a card I made using a stamp from Artistic Outpost over an embossed quilted background. The quilt "thing" was from Technique Junkies. I remember the first hair dryer I used at home. It was one of those full bonnets with a hose to connect it to the base unit. It was terribly inefficient and seem to be designed for hair that was in curlers.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wish Big card






Here's a card I made using a Hero Arts background stamp along with a sentiment from my Silhouette. I found an interesting pattern in one of my coloring books and used my Prismacolor markers in a green/brown palette. This is a birthday card for a guy, hope he likes it.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A journey card









Here's a card I made using a Cloud 9 sentiment stamp with American Crafts paper. I made bunch of card like this a while back and used them for various occasions. It was a technique where you change the embellishments or sentiment and you can mass produce cards.

Until my next post,
Diane

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day







I did some more coloring for the one and only Valentines card I made this year. I used fine point Sharpies and then made a 6x6 card. I added a little paper embellishment from K&Company.

Until my next post,

Diane

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mandala style birthday card





Coloring is all the rage now. I bought three books a while back and finally used one for a birthday card. I used a portion of the image and centered it on a piece of cardstock. I colored with my Prismacolor markers which are alcohol based. The top picture is what I used on the card. I got bleed through on the actual image, the second picture shows that. I really liked the bleed through so I ended up adhering the colored image to acetate so you can see both. I still have the cardstock image which also had some of the bleed through but it is much more subtle. I haven't decided what to do with that.

Until my next post,
Diane

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy Birthday card






Here's a very simple card I made from a One Sheet Wonder template and materials from The Paper Loft. This  card is for a young man so I kept it simple. I had a circle stamp with various sentiments that you can change. It fit the circles on the paper so there you go... card complete.

Until my next post,
Diane