Monday, January 31, 2011

Card I Made for the December Swap

This is the card I made for the December Monthly Card Swap. Obviously the "theme" was Valentine's Day! Here is a list of the items I used to make this card.

Stamp sets: Paisley Prints, Grateful Greetings

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Real Red, Blushing Bride

Other: Brights brads, Ticket Corner punch, Full Heart XL punch, Heart to Heart XL punch (I put one of the hearts from this punch on the inside of the card), Blushing Bride Stitched Poly ribbon

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's been awhile...

I's been awhile since I've posted! There just aren't enough hours in the day to do what I must do and what I want to do! And, I know I said before that I was going to be concentrating on showing you all some techniques. Well, I haven't had as much time as I'd like to even try new techniques! So, instead, for the next few days I'll be showing you the last of the swap cards I got. I didn't sign up for the 2011 Monthly Card Swap just because of my limited time. So, this is one of the cards I got for the December 2010 swap. This one was made by Cathy Bell (Cathy makes some GREAT cards!). The second picture shows you the inside of the card just so you could see how she arranged the little button embosslits to show through the heart cut out on the front!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Up & Over Technique's the first technique just as I promised yesterday! Now, I made this card some time back so I can't "promise" that the products I used are still available. But, here it is anyway. The technique is called Up & Over. First you stamp your image on the "center" cardstock (in this case the Whisper White. Then, attach the center piece to the "mat" and then to the card base and then stamp the image again and again. It's really pretty basic. It just makes it look like your stamped image has "bled over" onto the background and base pieces. If you want more specific instructions please email me. I have the print out of the technique in a notebook. Here is a list of the products I used to make my sample card.

Stamp set: Elements of Style

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Encore! Silver

Other: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat tool

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crosses of Hope

Can you believe it's a new year already? Seems like just yesterday we all rang in 2010 and now 2010 is gone and 2011 is here! Amazing how time flies! And, the older I get the quicker it flies!

Here is a card I made last year. Don't know why it's taken me this long to post it other than I was busy showing you all Halloween cards, and then Thanksgiving cards and then Christmas cards! Now we are back to "every day" cards. Starting with my next post I am going to be concentrating on techniques. I was a subscriber to the Technique Junkies newsletter for a couple of years. I didn't renew my subscription simply because I had to many techniques I wanted to try that I already had the instructions for but had never had the time to try before the next newsletter would come in! I have TONS of techniques I'll be showing you! That will start with my next post. But, for now, here is a list of the items I used to make this card.

Stamp set: Crosses of Hope

Ink: Always Artichoke, VersaMark

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Whisper White

Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, gold embossing powder, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, heat tool

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