Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
One of my quilting friends needed some cheering up ... here is the card I made plus the inside. The little triangle piece is not on the card, it is on my scanner ... but I already sealed the envelope so if I want to post a photo, this is the only photo I am gonna get ...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This card is not at all like the other cupcake cards I have been making for Amanda but gosh I love the look! Wonder if I should give this card to someone else and continue the "cute" sequence I have started for Amanda. ... what do you think?
My background paper was great fun - I got some Tim Holtz distressed ink pads and smeared them across a non-stick sheet. Sprayed them with a mist of water and sprinkled some pearl ex from a salt shaker - then pressed paper into it. You can't see the sheen that the pearl ex made but it is really pretty.
I made quite a bit of this paper -- you'll be seeing it again!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The first card was made totally with stamps, the rest of these use my new paper which I really like. For a change I was just making cards, not using sketches or inspiration pieces or whatever, just playing with paper and color.
The stickles basket by the checkout called out to me and now on the peach one I have some ED leaves tumbling through the sky and leaving a sparkle train behind them. Easy and fast but I really like how it turned out.
I took the other shots outside and the color is a little better. The background is a light blue which the camera didn't pick up at all on the card with peach leaves.
If you can see the teapot in my card without seeing the inspiration teapot, good for you! I think it kind of got lost, but I really had a good time making it and that's all that matters, right?
But then again, if you can see putting tea in this pot, then even better for you! To be perfectly clear, this looks just a bit like a water pitcher which would make more sense because you need a light to get out of the water, not out of the tea unless you are at the Boston Tea Party. Ahhh. That explains it.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Put me in jail with my rubber stamps, because I totally stole this card from Tara. ( go see hers, it is even prettier than mine.) http://itsallgoodbytara.blogspot.com/
I did this card after seeing one like it on splitcoast - pulled out a straw and went outside to blow the paint patterns. Never mind the fact that the skies opened and I got drenched; the card turned out very nice! The butterfly is ... ta dahhhh ... Elemental Doodles.
These were inspired by a card on Splitcoast - and I can't decide if I prefer the real leaves or the ones I stamped with my new Elemental Doodles fall set. I can say one thing ... coloring mesh tape with a stamp pad is VERY messy.