Tuesday, May 31, 2011

mini Lilly of the Valley

I love these flowers.  They have just started blooming and smelling so sweetly this past week.

So this LOTV image had to be the first one I tried on the seed packet frame die.  I coloured them in with pencil crayons - ones I've had for ages.  The background is Impression Obsession's gingham (a huge 5 1/2'' square rubber stamp), stamped in white onto moss cardstock.

Supplies; Stamps - YOF collection, Garden Variety, Gingham (IO), Postmarks, Paper - Spring Moss, cream, kraft, Other - Seed packet frame die, New leaf twill ribbon, pencil crayons.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Poppy silhouettes

I did some feverish, delirious stamping once I opened my most recent package and found the PTI Anniversary set.  Poppies are another one of my weaknesses when it comes to buying stamps.

The first one all in red; just wanted an unadulterated poppy card where they would take centre stage.  They were stamped on rustic cream cardstock, and I added a few extra blooms here and there.   I think this is my first ever one layer card!

This one I wanted to try a few different colours based on this card.  It was a bit tricky as I had some ink cubes, some full pads, and some markers, so I couldn't colour exactly ones I wanted based on their location to others.

Supplies; Stamps - Botanical Silhouettes, Paper - Rustic cream, Ink - Crumb cake (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Real Red (SU), Cantaloupe (Memento), Dandelion (Memento).

Channelling my inner perfectionist

With some background stamping.  Good thing the image is large.  I just adore the Giga guidelines set.  Definitely one of my favourites.  Makes quick CAS cards a snap!

I embossed the sentiment with black ink.

Supplies; Stamps - Giga guidelines, Paper - white, Other - embossing powder, corner rounder.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PTI blog hop - floral

Is there a better theme than that?  I don't think so!

I started by stamping BB: textstyle in antique linen distress ink.  Then I diecut blooms and played around with placement.  The flowers were sponged with some barn door distress ink (I would have rather a pink tone but don't own any - hmmm... should remedy that ;)  Then I stamped the leaves, attached the flower heads and turned them up a bit, and added faux stitching. 

My first try with seam binding - I scrunched a little too much I think.  A button and Tiny tag to finish. 

Am SO very excited for this hop.  I can't wait to see everyone's creations!

Supplies; Stamps - BB: Textstyle, Turning a new leaf, Tiny tags, Postmarks (flourish on tag), Paper - kraft, cream, sweet blush, Other - Beautiful blooms #3 die, Tiny tags die, kraft seam binding (thank you Mary!!), sping moss button, distress inks, half pearls.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Missed it MIM

Because Blogger was down. 

Supplies; Stamps - BB: Text, Tiny tags, Everyday button bits, Paper - cream, Pure poppy, various patterned, Other - Tiny tags die, Love lives here die, twine, half pearls.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Things that make me happy

...in cardmaking, as opposed to real life, or else I'd have a much longer post on my hands!  (I published this once before but it got deleted while blogger was down.)

Happy things - blossoms, tiny tags, and using itty bitty little stamps (like the bee from Postmarks).

The image panel is rustic cream, with a bunch of stamps layered on it.  The blooms coloured in with copics.  They make me pretty happy too.  The tag is wrapped around with a silk ribbon I ripped in half.   

Supplies; Stamps - Cherry blossom (Flourishes), Tiny Tags, Song birds, Postmarks, Paper - Curio PP (Basic Grey), text (making memories), chocolate, rustic cream, Other - Tiny tags die, 1/8'' silk ribbon, copics, lace.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cherry blossom obsession

I have a slight obsession with cherry blossoms.  The real things ofcourse, but stamps/paper/photos also.  I act irrationally (ie. hoard, buy compulsively) anything related to this amazing bloom.  And with that intro, are two cards (blossom stamps by Flourishes) -

There was a bit of an 'oops' technique with this one.  After colouring in with copics, I wanted to add some glitter, but in my mad excitement over the blossom, I accidentally sprinkled embossing powder instead (and rather thickly).  So I decided to heat emboss, and then add glitter.  The result is dewy slightly dimensional glitter. 

The card is for a dear friend who's going through some major life changes and moving across the country to figure it all out.

The next I decided to make the blossoms more of a background.  The copics I used for these are T1 and E50, and here I used glossy accents for a dewy look.

This reminds me of that 'botanical collage' technique Betsy Veldman showed once (tried to find link but was not successful).

I think either would make a great mother's day card too.

Supplies; Stamps - Cherry blossoms (Flourishes), Ledger (Hero Arts), Song birds (Tweety Jill), Postmarks (PTI), Label basics (PTI), Paper - Sweet blush, cream, rustic cream, Other - copics, postage die, Fine linen buttons, 1/8'' silk ribbon, glitter, glossy accents.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Picnic plaid

 I can't help it - every time I see gingham, I think picnic blanket, regardless of the colour.  So - a picnic plaid card today (ink Pear Tart by Memento), complete with butterflies;

The patterned paper is called Madelaine from Prima, and it's my most favourite paper yet! Such a fun colour palette.  I overstamped the border with a Label basics frame.

Supplies; Stamps - Gingham (Impression obsession), Label basics, Tiny tags, Paper - Fine linen, white, Madelaine PP, Other - Ocean tides felt, Hawaiian shores buttons, Love lives here die, white satin ribbon, 1/8'' silk ribbon.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Little TY parcels

A thank you card for one of my daughter's friends.   I used a glassine bag and adjusted the card size accordingly (it came out to be about 4.5 x 3.5'').

Love how the card peaks out.  And the glassine bag + baker's twine is just meant to be, in bakeries or otherwise.  ;) 

This is the inside.

Supplies; Stamps - Envelope pattern (Hero Arts), Tiny Treats, Paper - Graphic 45 PP, Spring rain, kraft, Other - Dark chocolate baker's twine, medium glassine bag, Tiny treats die.