Thursday, September 30, 2010
If you are starting in the middle of the hop....be sure to head back here to get all of your words....and see lots of awesome inspiration!
In true *michelle* style....this card started by cleaning off my desk. You saw earlier this week I was playing with these pre-colored images from the Sunflowers and Thankfulness set. I just happened to have one on my desk all nicely cut out and distressed. I decided since I was going the pre-colored route to try something new to me....paper embroidery. This is my first shot at it...and I learned a few things along the way.
1. Metallic floss is a pain to work with...but oh, so pretty!
2. Find the tiniest piercer you own...I like my results much better once I remembered I had a tinier one! Bummer for me it was after I had pierced Love...but should I do this again...it's fresh in my brain!
Making memories designer paper, Archiver's scalloped panel, martha stewart butterfly punches and paper embroidery patterns from Design Originals. You will be seeing more paper embroidery from me!
My word is TEAM and your next stop on the hop is Marlena's blog! Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I fell in love with Tracey-Lynn's Sunflowers and Thankfulness set the moment I saw them...and though I love to color, I snagged the pre-colored ones for this card and spent my time cutting instead! The bottom sunflowers are attached to the tag, however I cut out an additional set to put over the top of the tag....I like my flowers!!! I distressed the tag and sunflowers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap.
The sentiment is an old SU! one. Photocorners are dressed up with the SU! Sizzix embossing folder. Designer paper is by making Memories.
Be sure you pop by the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog and add your thankful card for a chance to win some goodies from our sponsor this week, My Grafico!
I am also entering this into the Creative Card Crew Challenge! Their challenge this week: the more flowers the better!
Monday, September 27, 2010
1. I replaced the ribbon with the paper piecing
2. I replaced the butterfly with dragonfly brads
3. I used the glitter and acetate technique on a Prickley Pear transparency rather than copics for the floral image.
I stuck the transparency to a sheet of double stick tape and then glittered the back with Art Institute's Fauna transparent glitter. I then ran a piece of ivory cardstock through a Xyron so that it would appear similar in color to my BasicGrey designer paper from the Green At Heart collection.
I have been wishing for this Martha Stewart punch for some time now...and finally caved...this is it's first appearance on my blog! I stamped the verse from the Clearly Beautiful Cardinal Set.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
1. I stamped the fish bowl on designer paper (TPC Studio) and then again on acetate.
2. I stamped the rock and grasses onto the designer paper, masking the bottom or the fishbowl, and colored them with Copic Markers.
3. I stamped the fish and skull on ivory cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.
4. I attached fish and skull to patterned paper fish bowl with glue dots.
5. Using a stamp-aligner, I stamped the bubbles on the acetate with black Stazon ink.
6. On the reverse side of the acetate, I used Art Institute Glitter and dries clear glue.
I used crystal for the top of the bowl, pearl for the bubbles and fauna for the bottom of the bowl.
7. Once dry, I attached the acetate bowl over the paper one, attaching under the glittered top and bottom with glue dots.
8. Finish your easle card.
Shaped easle cards are fun to make! I'm going to enter this in the Polka-Doodle Challenge this week!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
My first card features the Dancing Witch image, which I stamped in black Stazon over a panel that I did the polished stone technique on. This is super quick and fun to do with alcohol inks and a gold metallic ink. The details on this image are so fun with the bats and webs on her hat and skirt and the owl on her hat! I omitted the cat since I wanted to use the word *wicked* from the By The Pricking image on my card. I popped up my matted sentiment on a bit of foam tape. Designer paper was in my scrap drawer and says October all over it. I faux stitched it to my black panel.
My next four cards feature transparencies from Prickley Pear. These are pre-printed and are super-fun to work with.
This card features the glitter/acetate technique on the moon and pumpkins. I love the way this pops on the dark designer paper. I ran the designer paper through Cuttlebug's spiderweb embossing folder and centered my moon over the center of the web...love the effect of moon rays after I sanded it lightly! The background has been stamped with Swirly Bat in black ink.
I used the polished stone technique on this card. I used cranberry, black and gold alcohol inks on glossy paper. I attached my transparency with glue dots and thin strips of sticky tape around the edges. BOO is from a Cuttlebug die cut alphabet. The card and web are made on black glossy cardstocks.
This card uses metallic cardstocks in navy and dark purple. I used navy, indigo and gold inks on this polished stone background. I love how the ghost's eyes are over a gold spot on the cardstock and appear to be glowing! Gem is from Dress It Up!
Finally this little pumpkin fella is on a more muted piece of polished stone and is paired with the metallic purple cardstock and Dress It Up! gems. Designer paper is from Karen Foster.
So, that is all I have for you today...I can't wait to play with fall and winter images from Prickley Pear soon! I'm thrilled to have this opportunity!
Friday, September 24, 2010
I colored my image with Copic Markers and cut it out with a Nestibilities Label Four die. I used a scrap from a larger Nestibilies Label Four die...running it through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder made a cute frame! Do you ever use your garbage up?! I just can't toss those frames!! The flowers are Brides confetti that I purchased at Michaels in little buckets in the bridal aisle. They make for fun, FLAT embellishements!!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
How cute is that kitty peeking out behind the pumpkin?! Love the little spider hanging on it's tail too!! Find Scaredy Cat here!!
I love this paper from Imaginisce...it says *halloween* without all of the skulls and goofy stuff. I kept it simple with SU! photo corner punches that have been run through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. The little gemy spiders were a RAK I received recently...they added a fun touch of bling. Image colored with Copic Markers.
This week Double Delight Challenges is hosting a special challenge to celebrate the birthday of Operation Write Home!!
Their challenge this week is to use ANY Designed 2 Delight Images to make cards for our military heroes and then send them to one of their mailroom clerks at Operation Write Home. They will bundle them and send them off overseas.
If you do this...you will be emailed this patriotic snowman image FREE! Check out all of the details HERE. Don't delay though....the challenge is over Friday, September 24!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This week "It's All About The Girls" ...she wants to see our girly creations, so get out all your pretty papers and embellishements!
I chose not to go with a traditional pink girly theme for my first card....but I think in this case blue, brown and green can still be girly!
This adorable image is from Faith at Designed2Delight. It is called Sew Kind!
I colored the image with Copic markers and added some of my favorite embellishments.
Nestibilities, Sizzix Embossing folder by SU!, SU! Photo Corner punches, and some pre-colored digital flowers.
We hope you can join in the challenge....check out the prize information and the other DTC design team member creations on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Image is by Whipper Snapper and is colored with Copic Markers. Yellow wired ribbon was haning on my light chain...I have no idea from where or what...but I used it all up! A cut off of my favorite Sizzix embossing folder these days...SU! hit it home on this one as far as I'm concerned! Sentiment image is from Stampendous! and though it isn't new, it is surely a *goodie!*
Happy Monday all!!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I trimmed it to size and used it as a frame for my sand dollar stamp. This stamp is Sand Dollar Collage by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. The larger image is a retired SU! stamp. The sea tag and star fish stamps are by My Sentiments Exactly! I cuttle-bugged the Soft Sky cardstock. The sand dollars are accented with Copic #E40 Brick White.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Below are some of the photos of their booth that I snapped at CHA....a very inspiring booth!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Catch of the Day image from Designed2Delight is perfect for the fishermen! I colored the image with Copic Markers...YG91, E43, E44. I made my fish scales by using the Colorless Blender Solution on an old wash rag...dab it on and fish scales magically appear!! I cut out the fish and popped it up on foam tape for added dimension. I distressed the background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap.
Designer paper is by BasicGrey, cardstock is embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and the sentiment is by Endless Creation. I added some fishing line and a nice little knot held on with a glue dot.
I hope you all can join us on this week's challenge!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
I had picked up these *rusted* metal pine trees from a rummage sale and they looked too faky since they were just painted...but since I liked the shape, I went ahead and covered them with the stickles too. after they dried, they also have a fun distressed appearance.
The image is from Northwoods and is gorgeous colored up in Copic Markers.
YG97, YG95, YG91, W7, W5, W3, W1, B45, B93, B41, E25, E44, E43
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
This second card is made in the same style on metallic silver cardstock. The ornaments are colored with Copic Markers and are popped up on foam tape.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Designer paper is by Making Memories, Cuttlebug herringbone embossing folder, Stampin Up! Corner Punches and twine make up my card. I colored the image with Copic Markers. If you miss the deadline, here is the link to the Oak Wreath.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hello and welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! Ellie is our hostess this week...and her fun challenge is dots and stripes! When I heard that....how could I not use this designer paper from American Crafts...and this adorable Have A Mice Day set from Faith at Designed2Delight?!
I colored my image in coordinating Copic Markers and punched the sentiment in the set with my SU! punches!! Simple and striking!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This first card features stamps from the new Tree Of Life set. I silver embossed one of the tree images on a polished stone background. I then colored the image with Copic Markers to make it pop.
For my second card, I used a different tree image from the Tree of Life set, and silver embossed it on navy cardstock. I created my own background with the star. I popped Shalom up on foam tape as well as the tree image. My card base and image mat is light blue.
For my third card, I added a silver mat to the star and used a different Shalom stamp. The Tree of Life set has three different fonts, for lots of options!
This card is done with dark blue metallic paper and silver cardstock. I stamped the image on acetate and colored the back with a silver paint pen so that the details of the stamp would show through. I used the ribbon to cover my acetate seams and add some interest on the top and bottom of the card. I did the same with the star which I popped up on foam for my embellishment. Stamps from this set are from the Celebrating the Festival of Lights set.
This final card is also done using stamps from Celebrating the Festival of Lights set. I stamped the image on white shimmery cardstock and colored it with a silver paint pen. The blue and silver cardstocks are metallic. The embellishment is popped upon foam tape.
I hope these cards have given you some ideas on how to use these very versatile sets!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Well....I've been a card making spree lately....so there are lots of cards coming to the blog soon! The two today are a result of me having my BasicGrey winter scraps on my desk. I have a bag of all of the blues...and blue and brown was the color combo that came out with these!!
This card features a snowman die cut that I picked up at The Paper Cut's warehouse sale this summer. The snowman comes plain, but I tucked it into a snowflake frame embossing folder haven't used much since I had to have it! I love how I was able to tuck a snowflake behind my snow*girls* ear and have some on the bottom of her as well...it really dressed her up!
I don't have any branches punches...but I decided these leaves in brown gave my snowgirl some fancy arms! Happy Winter is from A Muse, punches and felt snow flake is from SU!
For this second card I used the SU! Top Note die and my favoritest ever piercing template from Fred, She Said Designs. Add a few well-placed silver brads and SU! felt snowflakes and you have a perfectly fun winter card!