Sunday, May 30, 2010

Star Shaped Card

I created this card for my brother using my Cricut and SCAL software. Donelda's card gave me the inspiration. I used Kristina Werner's pattern to create a svg file to use with SCAL. I'm wishing now that I had popped the turquoise star up using dimensionals... oh well! I did straighten out the circle after I took the picture so the star points line up.

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SU Card Stock - Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, PTI Stamper's Select White
SU Designer Paper - Pink Flamingo
Ink - VesaFine Onyx Black, Tempting Turquoise, VesaMark
Stamps - PTI Around & About Sentiments
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL, star eyelet from ????, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simple Punched Flowers

This card was inspired by two cards by Susan. Check out this card and this one to see how I came up with mine. Her blog, Simplicity by LateBlossom is my FAVOURITE blog. I just love her style and I see myself heading more and more towards the clean and simple style.

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Card Stock - PTI Stamper's Select White
SU Ink - Ballet Blue
SU Stamps - Short & Sweet
Accessories - Elmer's Sticky Jewels from Wal-Mart, SU Three Flower punch

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Field of Flowers

Here is the other stamp I bought on my craft store research trip with Erin and Lisa. I coloured the Hero Arts stamp with my SU markers and then misted it lightly before stamping. It took me three tries to get this right. The first one had too much water. For the second one I tried it on watercolour paper and it was too harsh. I like how this one turned out... but can you see a goof? I'm going to try it again with a little more water. My last three cards have really shown how much I am going to miss all the Bold and Bright colours that Stampin' Up is retiring!

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SU Card Stock - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps - Hero Arts S5033 DesignBlock Silhouette, PTI Mixed Messages
Accessories - SU Markers - Orchid Opulence, Cameo Coral, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Always Artichoke; Nestabilities

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Floral Wishes Thank You

Here is one of the new stamp sets I bought last weekend. It is a clear stamp set and I struggled with getting a crisp looking image using my SU ink. It helped to "erase" the stamp with a white eraser. I also put the stamp in VersaMark first and then the SU ink... I think I need to play a little more with using the clear stamps. I like the clear stamps, but I'm wondering if I should try a different brand of ink. The VersaFine ink works well, but I only have it in black and brown. Hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to play around a bit more.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI Stamper's Select White, SU Tempting Turquoise
Ink - SU Pixie Pink, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac; VersaFine Onyx Black

Stamps - Inkadinkado - Floral Wishes, SU - Short & Sweet
Accessories - Nestablitities, embroidery thread, 1/2" punch

Monday, May 17, 2010

Watercoloured Birthday Cake

I had the pleasure of going with Erin and Lisa on Saturday to check out two scrapbooking stores. I didn't pick up a ton of new stuff, but I loved having the time to check everything out and get inspired. I managed to make three new cards yesterday! The afternoon of shopping certainly picked up my spirits! Thanks, Erin and Lisa!

This card was created using an Elizabeth Craft Designs sticker on watercolour card stock. I love the look of these stickers. They are like embossing, but thicker and shinier. The watercolour card stock is thicker than the watercolour paper I was using before. It is really nice to work with. I coloured the cake with Stamping Up markers and then used my aqua painter. I love the bright bold look of the cake.

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Card Stock - Watercolour Card Stock, SU Tempting Turquoise; PTI Stamper's Select White
Accessories - SU Markers - Gable Green, Barely Banana, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange; Aqua Painter; Nestabilities