Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sentiment and image stamp on bottom piece: GinaK Designs "The Vine"
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Card is entered for:
* Stampin Sisters in Christ: Create a card that either says "Blessings" or is an encouragement
* One Stop Craft Challenge: Week 150 - Easle Cards
Sentiment: My own - will be on my "Sentiments" page soon
I can not remember where the DP comes from, but if anyone knows, leave me a message!
I'm entering this card for:
* Meljen's challenge #77 - Sketch
* Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Monday, September 26, 2011
It's here! A chance to win a copy of the amazing My Memories software!
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NOW for the competition details:
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It comes with 10 digital papers and 53 embellishments!
There is truly no end to what you can create with these awesome kits.
Since this is a digital prize, anyone can enter from anywhere.
Once the winner receives his/her winning code, any further interaction about the software, be it download questions etc, will be with My Memories directly.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Whimsical Wishes (sentiments and dragon fly)
Bold and Beautiful (butterfly - can be seen on top of gift)
Enjoy the Sunshine (bicycle)
See my http://redcardcorner.blogspot.com/p/my-stamps.html page for links to the stamp sets
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The sentiment is from GinaK Designs "Whimsical Wishes". See my "Stamps I use" page on top for a link to the GKD shop.
The paper is from a Prima paperpack.
Solid cardstock is Tim Holtz / Ranger Distress Collection.
Monday, September 19, 2011
I actually really like how this one came out. I tried about three different ideas before I ended up with this one:
Take a square shape - I used a square nestability - and lightly pencil the square shape onto the card. You can of course use any shape you want!
Take markers (I used Memento) and roughly 'color' areas, staying more or less within the shape. It doesn't have to be precise because you want that whimsical look.
Gently rub out the pencil marks.
Stamp your chosen image and sentiment.
Dragonfly and sentiment from GinaK Designs Whimsical Wishes
Butterfly Thank You
This card is based on a sketch that was provided and I followed it quite closely.
Butterfly stamp from GinaK Designs Bold and Beautiful
Sentiment from All Occasion Tags
How I made the butterfly
I didn't stamp and then colored the butterfly but first colored with Memento markers on a piece of paper very much like I did the background in the card above. I then stamped the butterfly OVER the colored areas. Then I cut it out and mounted on very small 3D dots (1/18").
I also very lightly shaded the edge of the white cardstock with Crushed Olive (Tim Holtz) and a foam applicator.
Friday, September 16, 2011
After a number of unsuccessful attempts at doing fancy stamping in the area for the flower, I ended up having an idea to recreate the flower image by using my Memento Dandelion tear drop ink pad. The center was done by dobbing Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz) in the centre, adding speckles with Memento marker and then speckling with Champagne Stickles.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This one is for the sketch challenge
The Vine". This is the first time I'm using this one from the set and definately not the last.
The sentiment is from the "Bold and Beautiful" set.
Here's the original sketch:
One layer cards are great for beginners. You don't need any special machines, die-templates, cutters etc.
And here is my card (I took it close-up and hope you can see the glitter on the outline and body):
The butterfly was first stamped in London Fog ink and then with Memento Tuxedo Black.
I'm sharing this commissioned card for a baby shower with you:
http://coloring-pages.tv/bear-coloring-pages/cute-teddy-bear.php (Coloring pages for kids hold a wealth of gorgeous images. Just check if there are any copyright on the images that might prohibit you from using them on items you sell.)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I bought some Sakura Glaze pens (clear) a while back by mistake because I actually wanted the Stardust pens. At first I thought it was a bit of a loss but gradually I have found uses for it!
Take a look at this wedding card. I used the Glaze pen on the cake and it makes it look like gorgeous icing! (Close-up below). The bride's dress and veil is also covered in Glaze pen.
Other products used:
- Stickles Gold
- Memento Markers
- Basic Grey paper (patterned). The strip on the inside that the sentiment is on is the back of the same paper.
- Tim Hotlz/Ranger Distress Collection cardstock
- Liquid Pearls
- Sentiment stamp (inside): GinaK Designs "The Vine"
- Spellbinders die: Fancy Tags
- Spellbinders die: Oval and Scalloped Oval (petite)
- Roses from local craft supply shop
- Small bit of waxed beading string
This card is for:
- Simon Says Stamp - Multi-fold cards
- Flourishes Timeless Tuesday # 135 - Shaped card (not the usual 4 1/4" x 5.5")
- Digital Pencil's Challenge #99 - Boy Attitude
- AND not the least, The FIRST Shihan Touch Twin Markers Challenge!!
The sentiment and frame stamp from GinaK Designs, "All Occasion Tags"
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Collection
Cardstock for images and sentiment: GinaK Designs 80lb white pure luxury
For the Shihan challenge we had to use markers, whichever ones we had, and this posed a bit of a problem since I only have 6 Memento Markers. And not even Red. I never use these for coloring, only for 'thumping' with regular stamps so it was a bit tricky. Mmm, I really need Shihan Markers! *HINT HINT* :D
Monday, September 12, 2011
This card was a very quick one for a previous http://www.stamptv.com/ challenge. We had to use some kind of sewing / stitching, sentiment as focal image AND some kind of embossing.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This little girl, difficult to believe, is my 4-yr old when she was born up to about 6 or 7 months old.
Here is my first little 'project' I made using the software. I created an electronic invitation (since that's the way most of us communicate around here LOL):
COMING SOON: More Showcasing projects and a give-away. Keep your eyes peeled. (I have to figure out a FUN challenge for those taking part - MY TURN!)
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The left-hand panel was created by stamping a sentiment from GinaK Designs "Fanciful Tags" and heart image from GKD "All Occasion Tags" with London Fog ink. (See a previous post on how to stamp with two seperate images simultaneously).
The bottom flower panel was created by using a flower image from GKD "The Vine".
And here's the original sketch. Looks familiar?
Christmas tree (and I'm slowly building up a collection of Christmas cards in the process!) I added the sentiment myself before printing out the image.
All Occasion Tags.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The boat image (I sure use this one a lot) is from GinaK Designs "Enjoy the Sunshine". The sentiment is from Fanciful Tags.
The sails were paper pieced with some Basic Grey patterned cardstock.
I love discovering materials from previous hobbies that I can use on my current one, like the waxed string that I found in my beading stash. Yay, perfect color too.
And that's about it!
Monday, September 5, 2011
Place the acrylic block on a cutting mat, aligning the bottom end to the rule at the base.
Place your stamp now so that it aligns with one of the grid lines on the cutting mat.
If you use the edges of the acrylic block now to 'eye-ball' the placement of the stamp, the odds are in your favor that it would be more straight.
Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps Participants and Wee Memories' Challenge #66 (Sentiments)
How I made the background:
I first ligthly rubbed over the plain white cardstock (GinaK!) with a foam applicator and Tim Holtz Crushed Olive. Then I stamped it with two of the small leaves from The Vine stamp set. But see how I placed them on my acrylic block:
And this is what it looked like:
Score at 5.5" (this is the middle fold) and at 2 3/4", that becomes the front wedge.
From the picture you can see that the front image was glued over the bottom half of the wedge.
The sentiment was used as the 'stopper' and you can gauge how wide you want this.
Cardstock for base: BasicGrey
Boat stamp and sentiment from GinaK Design, "Enjoy the Sunshine"
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The sentiment is from GinaK Design, "Fanciful Tags".
Butterfly stamp from GinaK Design, "Enjoy the Sunshine"