Sunday, August 24, 2008

Butterfly Tee

This is my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge (WSC54). If you read my blog by now you have figured out that I love Melanie Muenchinger's Little Tees set. I did make one small change to the sketch, I didn't want to cover up the tee so I cut the sentiment panel shorter. It is hard to see in the photo but there are three tiny rhinestones for the body of the butterfly. To get the blues on the shirt to blend I inked up the stamp with my kaleidacolor pad and then held the stamp upside down and spritzed over the stamp with rubbing alcohol so that it would fall on top of the inked stamp. Doing this really allowed the colors to blend and giving the tee a nice variegated look.
Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Little Tees, Gina K Designs, Warmest Regards, SU
Paper: whisper white, brilliant blue, taken with teal, jersey shore designer paper SU
ink: Kaleidacolor blue breeze, versamark
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, white gel pen, rhinestones

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Olympic Tee

I got the idea to make an Olympic tee last week while watching Michael Phelps swim, wow he was awesome. I am loving Melanie Muenchinger's newest stamp set Little Tees. To make the rings I punched a 1/4" circle in shrink plastic and then traced on the inside with the different colors. this was a fun card to make. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Little Tees, Gina K. Design
Paper: SU real red, basic black, whisper white, pattern paper unknown
Ink: Sharpie markers
Other: ribbon, metal letters, crystal brads

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ornament Shaker Card

I made this for the limited supply challenge this week on Split Coast Stampers. For this challenge all you had to do was use a snowman image. I enjoyed making my last ornament card that I thought I would make one as a shaker card. I did have some trouble gluing it all together and keeping the micro beads and glitter inside. I used my nestabilities to cut the circles. I colored the hat and scarf with water color pencils, and with my snow writer I added the white puff to the hat.
Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Merry and Bright (SU)
Paper: whisper white, bashful blue, basic gray (SU)
Ink: Stazon jet black, bashful blue (SU)
Other: nestabilities, micro beads, glitter, water color pencils, snow writer.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ornament note card

Stamping Links to Love is having their first weekly challenge Out of the Box . I got the idea to make a ornament card this morning from Angie over at Chic 'n Scratch. She made a ornament for Christmas using a 4" circle coaster. This is out of the box for me because I don't make many round cards and I never make a one layer card. I also wanted to make a Christmas card without using any Christmas stamps, so out came Baroque Motifs (great set). I stamped using charcoal ink for the swirls and bashful blue for the "snowflakes", then I added some small rhinestones to the center. For the hanger I punched out with my round tab punch and then trimmed the rounded part off. I next attached another circle to the back using the tab to be the hinge for the card to open. The circles were cut using the second to largest circle from my nestabilities set. Last step was to add the ribbon to hang from the tree. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summer Dress

For this card I used Retro Boutique from Gina K. Designs. I love the dress and think it is so pretty and girlie. I paper pieced the skirt part of the dress, and used my aqua pen and bashful blue ink to color the top part. This was a fast and simple card to make. I used my oval and scallop oval nestabilities for the dress. Next I took bashful blue paper and ran it through my cuttlebug with an swiss dots embossing folder, then I lightly sponged with bashful blue on the edges and across the dots. It is hard to tell from my photo but the scallop oval and the mat behind the embossed layer is going gray, and the card base is bashful blue. For those of you who have been by here this last week or so may have noticed that I am into using hat pins on my cards. They are fun and so easy to make plus they really help make a card look feminine. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Retro Boutique, Gina K Designs
Paper: bashful blue, going gray, whisper white, cutie pie (SU)
Ink: Basic black, bashful blue (SU)
Other: nestabilities, cutllebug, swiss dots, gel pen, ribbon, beads, corsage pin, earring back

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Slumber Party

I received this stamp a couple of weeks ago from Asela Hopkins (thank you Asela) for being a runner-up on some blog candy she had offered. The stamp is from Gina K. Designs line kindred kids, this one is called slumber party. It reminds of being a young girl having slumber parties with my girlfriends, oh to be young again. Thanks for looking.

Summer Tee

I got my new Gina K. stamps last week. This is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Little Tees. I got the idea to make shorts from a post Melanie made yesterday, then later I was cleaning out some old clothes and came across some very old jeans and it clicked. I cut the jeans up stopped cleaning and headed to my craft room to make this card. After cutting out the material I rubbed some glue on the back side to help with the unraveling. for the tee I stamped on some scrap patterned paper I had and heat embossed, next I added the sunglasses and embossed them. There is a lot of heavy sponging on the so saffron and bashful blue papers. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Gina K Designs, Little Tees, You are my sunshine
Paper: so saffron, bashful blue, chocolate chip
Ink: so saffron, bashful blue, chocolate chip, basic black
Other: rhinestones, denim

Friday, August 8, 2008

Got Shoe

I made this using stamps for Unity. I love shoe as do most women so this was a fun card to make. I also used the very soon to be retired in colors from Stampin' Up. I added a little bling on the ribbon by stringing some glass bead on a corsage pin and capped it off with an earring back. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sweet Treat

I made this ice cream card for today's sketch challenge on SCS (sc188). My mom came up with this idea for an ice cream cone a few months back. I liked and so did my sister. My sister Theresa from Crafting The Web wrote a tutorial for the ice cream here. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Spring Dress

I made this for two challenges on SCS (TLC180, CC178). I made the dress the same as the one in my last post. The rest is a pretty simple card, for directions on the spring card go here. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: itty bitty backgrounds (SU)
Paper: whisper white, blue bayou, soft sky (SU)
Ink: blue bayou
Other: nestabilities, round tab punch, 3/4" circle punch

Punchy Dress

I had this idea about four months ago and just now got a chance to make it and write this tutorial for it.

I used a round tab punch to make the top before I cut the punch out in half I used a 3/4" circle punch to cut out the neck.

I free hand drew and then cut out the skirt then I stamped it with a itty bitty background stamp.

Before putting the top and bottom together I needed to trim the top so that there was a waist line.

I used 1/4" ribbon for the belt and a brad for the buckle. I also placed the prongs of the brad on either side of the ribbon and then put it through to the back and opened the prongs, this gave a cinched up look to the belt.

For the pin on the ribbon I used a corsage pin and some beads and a pearl I bought in the beading department at M's. I used a crimp bead to keep the beads in place and I used an ear back for the stop at the end. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 4, 2008

spring frog

I made this card for two challenges the first one was ways to use it for SCS, and the second one was for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. If you would like the tutorial for the spring card you can find it here. This was a fun card, I stamped the frog in versamark and then black stazon and clear embossed it. I use my new Bic Mark-It pens for the first time and I really liked them I have a bit to learn, I can tell I will really enjoy using them and will be on the look out for more colors even though I got 36 colors. ENABLER ALERT If you are interested in buying some Target has them on sale this week for $11.00 and you get four free (red, blue, black, and green). I found a tutorial on how to use them here.
The last thing I did was to ink the image with a versamark pen and clear emboss. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Air Mail (Penny Black)
Paper: Basic gray fruitcake, old olive, basic black, and whisper white (SU)
Ink: stazon jet black, versamark
Other: bic mark-it markers, prismacolor 20%warm gray, piercing mat(SU)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wonderful Owls

This is the card I made for today featured stamper on SCS, Shellapoo. Here is the card I choose to case. For the challenge you have to change at least two things, I used a different stamps (I didn't have the same ones she used), and the paper. This was a super simple and quick card to make. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Owl (Hero Arts), sentiment (SU)
Paper: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, very vanilla (SU), designer paper (Flair Designs)
Ink: Chocolate chip(SU)
Other: tag punch (SU), marvy marker, eyelets