Monday, August 29, 2011

Posy girl

I whipped up a sweet little card with this month's SFYTT sketch using one of my Kraftin' Kimmie girls. I wasn't sure what to do the the angled block at first! I adapted the narrow strip into a second layer of green that was punched with a grass border to add a little dimension. The cloud paper is from a digital kit. I don't have time to hunt it down right now, but I'll add the info later. I also don't know the cardstock colors offhand, since I grabbed from my stash of scraps.

Stamps: Posy (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Archaic (Basic Grey); White (Papertrey Ink); other colors unknown
Copic: E000, E00, E30, E42, E55, E57, E59, R20, B91, B95, B97, R22, R24, R29, YG11, YG13, YG1, 0 Colorless Blender
Misc: Grass punch (Martha Stewart); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Deer friend

My future's so bright I gotta wear shades! Or is it Rudolph's nose? Either way, this is last year's Christmas card. Actually, it may be from the year before. I'm fairly sure that I used the leftover cards along with other single cards I had made for this past Christmas. I needed to use up my stash!

I used one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets called Deer Friends, along with three other sets for the snowflakes and sentiments. On the inside, I stamped the sentiment, "May the blessings of the season shine upon you." Get it?? lol Rudolph's nose is embellished with bright red Stickles glitter glue. I had a lot of fun with this card! :)

Stamps: Deer Friend, Holiday Trim, Star-Studded Season, Snow Burst (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); white
Misc: 1-3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch (EK Success); Xmas Red (Stickles); white gel pen

More colors

I received two orders for sets of these cards so I made them in a few more colors. My first sale - woohoo! :)

Stamps: Friends Till the End, Trademarks (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Poppy Parade, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin' Up); Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grateful flowers

I made a simple set of thank you cards last weekend. They were originally intended for a service auction, but I was unable to get them finished on time as much as I hate to admit it. It was a morning where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. (not just in the studio) For some reason, I even had trouble stamping the envelopes with a solid image. Ugh! What should have been a fun morning stamping reduced me to tears and I felt like throwing in the towel for good. Thankfully, I have regained my senses and these sweet little cards are the result. I cut the flowers out yesterday, which was the only part left unfinished.

I personally like the bolder colors the best. :) I used my Friends Till the End set again. I tend to grab that set when I'm in a hurry or have trouble deciding what to use. I only wish there was a matching die! It sure would have been handy for these cards. The back is stamped with an image from Trademarks.

Stamps: Friends Till the End, Trademarks (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up); Blueberry Sky, Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Spring Rain, True Black (Papertrey Ink); white