Saturday, September 27, 2008

Autumn Season of Friendship

Here's a pretty simple card using the SU! Seasons of Friendship set which will be featured in this year's Holiday Mini catalog.

Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

And: Gold Encore ink, for the saying on the front

Friday, September 26, 2008

Another Upsy Daisy Card

Red is the favorite color of a friend/mom of mine whose birthday is coming up in early October, so I thought I'd make her a red birthday card. (See how brilliant I am?)

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Posy background

Colors: Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink

Embellishments: Flower Fusion Accents & Elements (felt flowers) in Pirouhette Pink; non-SU! pink bling

Upsy Daisy

A couple days ago I did some experimenting with the Faux Embossing technique using SU!'s new Upsy Daisy stamp set, and tonight I got the itch to make some cards with those pieces.

Stamps sets: Upsy Daisy, Best Yet (Level 1 hostess set)

Colors: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Muirfield DSP, White Craft ink

Fun Stuff: Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Scalloped edge punch, Paper piercing tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Katie, Wherever You Are!

I'm posting this in hopes Katie has received her birthday card by now, since her birthday was Sunday.

I thought and thought about what kind of card to make for her this year, and -- not surprisingly to anyone who knows her -- I decided to go with a fish theme. (She's currently in North Carolina working towards her doctorate in FISH!)

I pulled out all the fish stamps I could find (more than I thought I had) to put this card together. I used a sponge brayer to brayer Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor ink onto glossy cardstock. I stamped schools of fishies in gold Brilliance on the background, and then spritzed some iridescent gold Glimmer Mist for added effect. After mounting the background onto a Soft Sky card base, I picked out the three coolest larger fish and used detail gold to emboss them on Soft Sky cardstock. I cut them out and threw them into (okay, attached them onto) the watery background with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added the front and inside sentiments using Palette Noir Black, and then sent the card on it's merry way with a kiss. I hope she likes it!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Oboy! I won some Blog Candy!

How about that? I won some blog candy! And it arrived on my doorstep today! Many thanks to Jennifer over at The Buck Stamps Here for the Christmasy goodies (including the SU! set Sleigh Full of Toys) and a super-sweet card: