Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Calendar Cat!

I am trying to get caught up in the calendar cat pictures. This month features Dora trying to be "Mom's Little Helper" as I sort out some stamps. I started with a Bazzill cardstock base, then added some DP and cut the one edge with an EK border punch. I added a couple punched flowers and ferns for accent. A very summery looking month!

Thanks for making a visit today!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pink Blossoms!

Okay, Irene is over and people are starting to get their power back online. We were lucky enough to get ours back today - some folks will not get theirs back for 2-3 days! Ugh! The novelty of no power wears off after about 3 hours.

Today's card is using Penny Black stamps - the blossom image is stamped multiple times on a Melissa Frances printed paper. I colored the pink trim with a Copic marker. The layers are then cut-out, removing several on each layer to give it more dimension. I added the happy birthday words and a bow from May Arts dotted swiss ribbon for accent. Very feminine.

I hope your day is going well!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Flying a Kite...

If you're on the East coast like I am, this is probably not the best weekend to fly a kite! Unless you want to lose it and have it end up in Canada! This card was made with a Pure Innocence set from My Favorite Things, along with a kite, clouds and scallop border die, also from MFT. I paper-pieced the dress with a small plaid cardstock, colored the sleeves and dress trim with a matching Copic marker. The kite string is from the Sew Easy collection from We R Memory Keepers. Add some ribbon and fancy paper and you have a fun card!

Enjoy the breeze and stay safe if you're on the East coast!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

July Calendar Cat!

I know, I missed July last month, but little Bucle was very upset that one of her best months did not make the blog, so I assured her that I would get it online. This was a fun month to do. I started by making a red and white striped background with Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock, then cut the picture of Bucle out with a Spellbinders star die and made a couple layers before layering it to the calendar page. After putting the picture and the calendar on the page, I added a couple extra gold stars.


Trimmed Posies...

This is the 3rd card I made with the posies images from Outlines Rubber Stamps. To make this card, I stamped and colored the image, then free-hand cut around the top of the flowers with a pair of scissors. I layered this to a green Bazzill a little larger than the white cardstock and trimmer the green around the top edge, as well. I wrapped a pink bow around the bottom of the design, then layered the piece to a BoBunny double-dot cardstock in green. The dotted cardstock really creates a nice background with being too much. I stamped the birthday words up at the top and added a couple more layers. This would also be a good card to have in the drawer without any sentiment and add what you need for a specific event! I know, we all say we're going to create those cards and never get around to it!

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Hero Arts Holiday...

I know, we're not even over with summer and I am showing a holiday card! I fell in love with this little Christmas tree car stamp from the new Hero Arts collection. I stamped the image with black Momento ink and colored it with Copic markers. I cut out the image and created a "road" with a couple layers of Bazzill cardstock - trimmed with an EK Success border punch. I layered that to a green Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock and punched 4 small white snowflakes (one for each corner) and added a little red pearl to the center. I opted to layer the car to the left side of the card and add the words to the lower right corner for some balance.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tilda with Kite...

I love this image of Tilda flying a kite - though I think that the kite seems a little small. I stamped Tilda on white cardstock with black Momento ink and colored her with Copic markers. I added a couple swirls from an Imaginations clear set to the edges of the oval and then added a little color with a Ranger Distress ink pad. The kite was cut-out separately and colored with Copics, as well. The card is layered with a printed cardstock and some extra cardstock, cut with an EK Success edger punch. Everything layered up and a few flowers made from punches and attached to the edge of the oval. The kite is attached with foam tape.

I hope you're enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sparrow Card...

This is another bird image from StacyStamps. What I like most about this bird collection is the realism of the design. To color this image, I stamped the design on white ultrasmooth cardstock with Momento ink, then colored the bird and flowers with Copic markers. To create the green shading around the image, I once again used a watercolor pencil and blended it out with a wet paint brush. I have found this to be much easier than trying to shade out and get the effect I am looking for. I cut the image out with a Spellbinders circle, then cut an ivy green circle, followed with a black Lacey Circle. The pola dot squares are 2 colors of BoBunny Double Dot cardstock, with a few pearls for an accent.
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to dress up a package...

The little triangular boxes from Inky Antics are not only cute, you can also use them for package decorations! This one with the yellow ducky with an inner tube is one of my favorites! To make this little guy, you simply stamp the box template on yellow cardstock, then stamp the duck pieces out of orange cardstock and the inner tube on white cardstock and color. Fold up the box, add the pieces and voila! You have a cute package decoration! Quick and easy!

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