Sunday, September 30, 2007
Just using up scraps today -- and I got a million of 'em! I came up with only one card before being distracted by my other addiction: PhotoImpact. If you'd like to see some of my PI creations, check out my other blog at www.xanga.com/goldenhummingbird.
This card uses SU!'s "Riveting" stamp set along with YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red cardstock and ink.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
The directions for the kimono fold card holder can be found at: http://orientalstampart.com/osagallery/main.php/v/ArtistGalleries/LizT/KimonoFoldEnvelope_0/
I found directions for a kimono fold card holder and just had to try it out for myself. The fold is super easy (you can see it better in the picture below), so the hardest part is trying to figure out embellishments and stuff. I have a bookmark-style card inside the holder, but you could put just about anything in there.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Stamp: SU! Thoroughly Thankful
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi
Print paper: DCWV
Toys: Blender Pens and markers, Scallop Punch, Cropadile
My scanner makes the print paper look strange, but in real life it matches the Wild Wasabi scalloped circle quite well.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
My challenge to myself today was to use non-SU! stamps. These cards are pretty simple, I admit, but that was half the fun of it. The ghosts are raised with foam dots. The black cards have a window of spider-webby paper found on my work table, much to my surprise.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The first one might look familiar. I liked the idea of the "Just Like You" butterfly showing through a scalloped window, but the card I made the other day just didn't make me sing. This time around I added some designer print paper and gold embossing powder. Better, yes?
This second card was on a whim as I was playing with punches. It turned out pretty cool.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This happy trio of cards is also made with the "Just Like You" SU! set, but was created during daylight hours after a good night's sleep. What a difference! Card bases are Purely Pomegranite and Wild Wasabi, and then I combined them with Tempting Turquoise and YoYo Yellow for interest. The central flower center is a jeweled brad from SU!'s Pretties Kit, and I used a white gel pen on the centers of the background flowers.
I am not proud of this card, but this is what happens when I stamp in the dark 'way past my bedtime. I borrowed the SU! set "Just Like You" from a friend and felt compelled to break into it before I went to sleep. I used the Cheesecloth background stamp with Almost Amethyst for the background on Almost Amethyst cardstock, then punched out the scalloped circle and stamped an amethyst butterfly into it. Everything else in Basic Black. Yawn.
Even my home health aide said the following card is UGLY. Same set, with Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, and Whisper White. More Yawn.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Cardstock: Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue
Ink: Encore Silver
Sunday, September 16, 2007
SU! stamps: Happiest of Holidays, Swirling Stars jumbo wheel
Cardstock: Brushed Gold, Baroque Burgundy, Forest Foliage
Ink: Gold Encore
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Well, actually, I've had this set for awhile, but have been waiting for a playful mood to hit me. Today was the day!
Stampin' Up! set: Unfrogettable, Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Colors: Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Rose Red, Basic Black
The scan makes the ribbon look washed out, but it's pink grosgrain.
And (sigh) I had to set the eyelet the old-fashioned way (good ol' hammer and setter) instead of using my Crop-a-dile.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Stampin' Up! set: Garden Silhouettes
Cardstock and ink: Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Green Galore
Since I made these on my birthday, I guess you could call them my birthday cards. :o)
I'm pretty happy with this group of cards! The green isn't as vibrant (loud) in person as it looks in the scans, so the three colors together are a nice blend. I noticed partway through this batch that I've been using just two colors for most of my cards lately, so I'm challenging myself to start using three or more for awhile. We'll see how that goes.