What a great day to be in SA! Today the weather here was just stunning. I love these blue-sky-bird-chirpy days. Anyway, here is a card commissioned by my sis-in-law Cindy for a co-worker's baby shower. She has chosen the "Team Safari" theme for the nursery, which consists of cute jungle animals who are into sports! Peace.
Here is a card I made using a fabulous stamp that my BFF Debbie gave me. It's from the Rubber Stamp Plantation company in Hawaii (http://www.rubberstampplantation.com/store/quiltstamps.htm). The stamp is from their quilt collection and is called "Large Ulu Quilt." I wanted to use it right away so I made her this Mahalo (Hawaiian for Thank You) card. I created the background using glossy cardstock and Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks. The technique is to put a little of the inks and some alcohol ink blending solution on the felt applicator, then tap the applicator on the glossy cardstock until you are happy with the look. Then I took some additional blending solution and dropped it directly on the cardstock. For this background, I chose Sail Boat Blue, Sunshine Yellow, and Citrus. I love how you never know what your alcohol inked background will look like, but it always looks really cool! I stamped the "thank you" swirly stamp with Archival ink. Because I am a sloppy stamper, I had a little bit of a smeared image. Ergo, I punched out a butterfly, and voila, You would never know there was a smear under it. Hee hee. Peace.
I had so much fun making Valentine's Day cards this year! I used art from the Tim Holtz Seasonal paper stack as the focal point. Other elements include paper doilies, and die-cut hearts (Sizzix Hearts - Tipsy), and Tim Holtz tissue tape. The card background is inked with Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick distress inks. First I applied the Antique Linen using the ink pad directly on the cardstock. Then I used the foam applicator to add in the Worn Lipstick. I inked the white paper doily, the die-cut hearts, and the tissue tape with Tea Dye distress ink. For the hearts, I copied some text from Romeo and Juliet and printed it in a nice script font on my printer and then ran it through my Sizzix Big Kick. I inked the edges of the hearts and the vintage clip art with Vintage Photo distress ink. Finally, I used a Tim Holtz flourish stamp with Versamark ink and embossed it with Zing Gold metallic embossing powder. I love the collage look. It's so forgiving! And as Tim says, "Embrace Imperfection!" Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Peace.
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share this Froggie birthday card with you. It features a kraft card base, some Nestabilities label dies, a Copic colored image, and a bow made with the Bow-Easy. Also, I finally broke down recently when Hobby Lobby had their punches on sale for 50% off and bought circle punches. Now I own circle punches in quarter-inch increments from 1 to 2 inches. It makes my life much easier than cutting them with the Cricut. I really love the color combination here. It just makes me happy! Peace.