Tuesday, October 14, 2008

new cards

I ordered a pack of the new In Color cardstock from Stampin' Up and it finally got here Friday. If you can believe it, I didn't have cardstock that was evenly remotely close to those colors. I really wanted to do the Splitcoast color challenge last week, but I had to wait on my cardstock. I really loved these colors together. I bought this stamp a few weeks ago. When I saw it, I immediately thought about using my Copics with it, which is exactly what I did! I used the colors in the pic below and then went over the letters with my clear Spica glitter pen. It's really hard to see in the photo.

I also used Julie's resizing rectangle Nestabilities tutorial to cut out the image. Worked like a charm! I got to use my new Martha Stewart branch punch that Julee Tilman twisted my arm to buy. I thought it added just a nice little touch around the edges.

Now, I think this might be the first time in my card making history that I've actually completed a challenge the same day it came out. I don't know that I'm too terribly fond of this card, but here it is...today's Splitcoast color challenge. I used these copics

to color the image and then quickie glue penned the area around the leaves and glittered. Very quick and easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Give Thanks:
Stamps: Give Thanks (Northwoods Rubber Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Accessories:Nestabilities, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart punch, foam tape

Stamps: Ornament (Sandi Miller)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko), Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:Nestabilities, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), glitter (Stampendous), ribbon (Martha Stewart), foam tape

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Monday, October 13, 2008

christmas sketch

I've got a bunch of unmounted stamps I've collected over the years. Needless to say, most of them have not been used and I don't remember who made a lot of them. This stamp is one of them. If anyone has any idea who makes this stamp, please email me and let me know.

I really liked how this card turned out. I used last week's Splitcoast sketch. I colored the images with my Copics then covered them in the Spica glitter pen.

I added Liquid Applique to the tops of the houses for added texture and a little dab of Judikin's Diamond Glaze on the windows.

I mounted everything on some Christmas dp from My Mind's Eye I got last year. The colors worked perfectly!

Stamps: Houses (Unknown), Christmas (Hero Arts)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko), Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)
Accessories:Nestabilities, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Liquid Applique, Diamond Glaze (Judikins), ribbon (Ellen Hutson), foam tape

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Friday, October 03, 2008

fall already?

For some reason, I had so much trouble with this week's Splitcoast sketch. I don't know if it's because I combined the color challenge too, but I think I changed the base color like 3 times. I just couldn't get it to work. I think I finally did it. At least I hope so.

I had planned to make a couple of cards this week, but it seems like every time I tell myself "okay, I'm just going to stay home today and make cards" I have like 10 errands to run. Never fails. I did stay home today, but I ended up cleaning house instead. Although, I did manage to finish this card. Tomorrow we've got plans, so no card making in my future until Sunday. Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Fall Whimsy (SU) Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink) Button Lowercase Alphabet (PSX)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust (SU)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Dove Blender Pen, Word Window Punch (SU)

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