Yes, I know I’m beyond a day late and a dollar short, but I wanted to post the Valentine’s Day cards I did. Unfortunately, I sold 1 all season….. so I am stocked for next year. I used a mish mash of products, from recollections paper, to Memory Box, Quickkutz, Quietfire Designs, Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix dies, to some long forgotten PSX, Hero Arts, Quietfire Designs, and some unknown stamps. Inks are Palette, Hero Arts and Colorbox Frost White.
OK, so I’ve been making cards, but not blogging them. This past weekend, I needed to make a birthday card for someone I don’t know all that well. So, I pulled out SU’s Best Thoughts stamp set (a hostess set now retired), and played. I started by cutting some watercolor paper into 3 x 4 inch panels. I inked the stamp in Noir Black Palette Ink, and stamped the flower image on the panels. I re-inked and stamped just the flowers again on some scrap watercolor paper. Using Distress inks and Copics, I coloured the flowers on both the full panel and the scrap. I just did a quick colour wash on the panel, and went into detail on the scrap watercolour paper. When I was satisfied with my flowers, I cut them out, and foam mounted them to the panel. Finishing the cards were simple. Some punched out butterflies (SU Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly), some Wink of Luna on the green gold and pink butterflies, ribbon, matching cardstock for the panel’s layer, and I was good to go. I ended up making the purple flowers the birthday card….. and realized I still have a ton of birthday cards, so I made the other two cards into Hello type cards.
I also added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray in Cactus Gold, Witch’s Potion Purple, Cotton Candy Pink and Orange Creamsicle to the watercolour panels before attaching them to the cardstock layer. The birthday sentiment is Quietfire Designs, the “For some things” is SU, and “Just a Note” is American Crafts. The strip of bling on the purple card was given to me in an ATC supplies trade.
Thanks for looking, have a great day 🙂
Keeping this simple, life got busy, so my blog has been neglected. I had an order for 36 Christmas cards, but the client couldn’t afford my fancier work, so I managed to pull off something in her price range. The pictures below are the cards for the order.
I used parts of a few One Sheet Wonders to get the cards done, as well as doing angle cuts on 4 x 4 inch pieces of patterned paper, then splitting it to put the sentiment in the middle.
Thanks for coming by today 🙂
This photo is for me to put up for the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws challenge #28. I have been battling depression, but had an order for some mini valentine’s for kids. I used the Newton’s Nook Wild About Zoo stamp set, some black ink, and pencil crayons/Copics to colour the critters.. and of course, for the kids HAD to add glitter 😀
And here’s a photo of the whole mess together. I made about 70 of them, using multiple stamps from CraftSmart, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, SU, Simon Says Stamp, Inkadinkado and Newton’s Nook. 🙂 Adding glitter where I could.
Thanks for looking 🙂 I have been doing some creating, I’m just lousy at photographing all my work.
OK, here are a bunch of ATCs that I have done. I am in a couple of groups on Facebook, and am enjoying making ATCs again… the groups that I had been in, all died out. Starting at the top, the Ogopogo ATC was done for a Myths and Fairy Tales sweepstakes (the way these sweepstakes are done, the hostess gives a theme, and you make one ATC in that theme. At the end of the month, the hostess will draw the name of the winner. The winner’s ATC will go to the hostess, and everyone else’s ATCs will go to the winner. The winner then hosts the next month’s theme). I used a faux gelli plate background, with a copy of an old Canadian stamp of the Ogopogo on it, as well as two used Canada flag stamps. I did the writing myself, and yes, when I say the legend lives, I use to live in Kelowna, there’s been at least once I am pretty sure I’ve seen evidence of Ogopogp.
The next two ATCs are from a swap called “Copy Cat Collage.” Everyone has the same image to play with (in this case, the profile of the lady) and you make one or two ATCs with that image… it ends up being your interpretation of what the image is. I have no clue where the image came from, the hostess of this swap is in the USA.
The next set of ATCs is for a Silhouette swap. For the ATCs, I started with a big scrap of some patterned paper that I have long lost the name to. I stamped the images (Tim Holtz) in the pinks and black on the patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper to a black base. Because the man and woman can be set to “look” at each other, I took a scrap of flocked patterned cardstock, and added a strip to each ATC, making sure it was at the back of the head of the silhouette. I added the words “M’Lord” and “M’Lady”.
The ship ATCs were done for a postage stamp and mail themed swap. I decided to be a bit punny, and called what was happening “Sail Mail” (Instead of the snail mail.. which is mail through the post office.. a saying here in Canada). I stamped the image on postage stamp paper, added a foreign used postage stamp, then added “sail mail” myself.
The tree ATC is one that is partially hand drawn, partially using a punch. I drew the tree and branch, coloured it in with Sharpies, layering a bit more ink on a few spots to make it look like bark… I have NEVER taken an art course in my life, and I am trying to stretch myself by learning to draw and colour.. it’s slow going, but I’m getting there. The maple leaves were done with a tiny punch on patterned paper. I felt the purple paper was too purpley and not a purple brown, so I went over those leaves with a brown Sharpie.
The last set of ATCs is for a quote swap.. pardon the rotation of the photo, I am not sure why the photo did that. I started with blue cardstock, and stamped the Everything Flower stamp from Hero Arts on it (Palette Reflection Blue is the ink). I used the Stitched Fishtail banner die from My Favorite Things to die cut the white banners. I stamped the quote (Quietfire Designs)in Prussian Blue. I finished the ATCs with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.