Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop

Today I am sharing some cards made with Theresa's newest stamp set Life Is Good.  This is such an awesome set that can be used to make more detailed cards or CAS cards.  I have made one detailed card and two CAS cards to show you.


As soon as I saw the train in this set I knew I wanted to make a card based on The Polar Express.  I started by stamping and coloring the train.  I then masked it off and sponged the sky.  I followed that sponging the light beam.  Next I stamped a couple of branches, added a few snow drifts and dotted the sky with a white gel pen for the snowflakes/stars.  To make the ticket I cut a rectangle stamped the sentiment and used a small circle punch it give it the look of a ticket.  I didn't want to take away form the scene I had created so I kept is simple and matted it on a rich layer of gold with a base of brilliant blue.

 
This card only took me about ten minutes to make.  I stamped the train in chocolate chip then cut it out using a oval nestabilities.  Before removing the image from the die I sponged with close to cocoa.  I finsihed by matting with soft sand.  The gorgeous designer paper is Comso Cricket Earth Love.

 
For my last card I stamped the sentiment and the cattails in chocolate chip and sponged with chocolate chip, close to cocoa and creamy caramel. I use some more of Cosmo Crickets Earth Love and layered with Green Apple and Chocolate Kiss. This card took me about five minutes.  Both of the CAS cards have no embellishments, which may be a first for me!



For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}


Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Thank you for stopping by.




Card #1
Stamps: Life is Good, Botanical Dreams, Winter Foliage

Paper: brilliant blue, pure luxury good as gold, white
Ink: memento tuxedo black, bashful blue, ballet blue, brilliant blue, copics
Copics: B00, C1, C3, C7, W3, Y15, Y21

Card #2
Stamps: Life is Good
Paper: Pure luxury soft sand, ivory,  cosmo cricket earth love
Ink: chocolate chip, creamy caramel
Other: nestabilities, cuttlebug


Card #3
Stamps: Life is Good
Paper: Pure luxury soft sand, ivory,  cosmo cricket earth love
Ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa

27 comments:

  1. Ohhh, that first card is absolutely stunning! Wow! Love your CAS cards. Beautiful designs!!!

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  2. I ADORE your Polar Express card. The sky is beautiful. Wonderful job!!

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  3. Oh my goodness, Brenda! I love these cards! The first one is my favorite, but they are all beautiful! Wow!!!

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  4. Oh how I love the train!!!!!!! Great job on both Brenda!

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  5. WOW! Brenda fantastic cards love your sky! Well everything!!

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  6. All these cards are beautiful Brenda - Love the Polar Express that blue is amazing! I eally love the simplicity of the last card though - the cattails are so elegant aside the sentiment.
    Have a Happy Christmas.

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  7. My favorite is the first train card. Fabulous!

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  8. Your Polar Express train looks like its flying through the night! All your cards are great!

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  9. Fantastic trio. Great shading and sponging.

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  10. Oh you absolutely make your sister proud!!! What amazing designs...that Polar Express train is DA BOMB!!!!!!

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  11. Fabulous artwork! Very creative & very inspirational!

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  12. Very clever CAS presentations! And that Polar Express idea is so rich with wonder ... just like the book! Well done!

    ~Bev

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  13. Love the CAS look. I especially love that blue sky, absolutely stunning! Awesome job, Brenda!!!!

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  14. Beautiful! I really love that Polar Express card, wonderful detail.

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  15. Brenda your cards are exceptional. Beautifiul! All of them.

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  16. Beautiful cards, Brenda! Each one is so perfect - those layouts are really fun with Theresa's images! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  17. OMGoodness! LOVE them all, but the first, with that beautiful glowing starlit sky, is my FAV!

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  18. All of your cards are beautiful, Brenda! What wonderful scenes you created!

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  19. Beautiful cards Brenda! I love them all!

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  20. Brenda - WOW! Excellent job - that first card is AWESOME~~ great sky!

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  21. Brenda- Your cards are gorgeous!

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  22. I love the idea to use the Polar Express as a card idea! It's one of my favorite Christmas stories. TFS

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  23. Awesome samples... I love the masculine feel to the last two and the created background on the first one... wonderful! TFS

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  24. Brenda, these are both stunning! I love how you did your sky in the first one. Your talent must be in the genes.

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  25. Brenda, awesome cards. I love the embossing on the train card. Very cool!

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  26. just got home from work and can finally hop! love your cards! your trains are wonderful and that sky!!! and the verse is beautiful on its own...love them!

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