Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
So, today it was back to business for me! I set right away to make a card for today's color challenge 181. Kraft, black and Rose Red. Well, this was a challenge -I only had 1/4 sheet of kraft paper! So I got creative. Fortunately I have the SU! Rose Red Designer Prints paper and it set the stage for this cutie pie! This card is also for this week's DDC challenge! The image is from Joanne (SleepyinSeattle). She was the Double Dog Dare challenge master and sent us all 2 Chichiboulie Fairy images from Stampingbella.com. Thanks Joanne they are sooooo cute!!
The image is called Imogen the Fairy and is colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. There is a tiny flower piece of bling on her bow and dress that flows perfectly with the mini punched flowers and the doodle flowers on the DP. The sentiment is from Verve's Fairy Tales set and the gingham is from May Arts that I bought from Joann's a long time ago.
Stamps: Imogen the Fairy, Fairy Tales
Paper: black, kraft, rose red, rose red designer prints
Accessories: mini flower punch, white gel pen, gingham ribbon, circle punches, rectangle nesties, mini flower bling
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This first card I made for the Anni-VERVE-sary party bash on August 12th on the SCS Member Forum. In celebration of Verve Stamps 1 year anniversary, Julee released 6 amazing stamp sets and this was one of them. The cuttlebuged Lemon Tart piece uses the newly released Argyle folder. I used stickles on the bottom of the cupcake and the centers of the little flowers. Very sparkly IRL.
Stamps: Cupcake Affair
Paper: Rose Red, Certain celery, PTI Lemon Tart, very vanilla
Accessories: sponge, slot punch, green bling, striped ribbon, bling, star dust Stickles, paper piercer, white gel pen
This card I just made the other day and boy, I was in a BOLD BRIGHTS mood! I got some of this retired SU! Sassy DP from a gal off Craigslist (yes, you would be amazed what you can find on CL!). I busted it out and went to work on the bright colors and that yummy May Arts ribbon (called Green Apple) is from Flourishes. Remember I won a Featured Stamper prize for July? Well, this ribbon was among the 4 that were sent to me! WOWeeee, it's lucious! The sentiment is from Verve's Happy Thoughts. I used some liquid applique for the icing. I get asked about liquid applique quite a bit. I got mine at Joann's in the adhesive section (don't ask me why). But, you can find it online all over the place and comes in lots of colors. I also have it in brown for chocolate icing!!
Stamps: Cupcake Affair, Happy Thoughts
Paper: Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, Sassy DP
Accessories: liquid applique, satin ribbon, bling, star dust Stickles, paper piercer, white gel pen
Here is a picture of liquid applique. I put it by a penny for a size reference.
Hope you enjoyed the cupcake yumminess! I will be back Thursday to post a card I made for the latest installment of "Meet the Verve Divas, part 7" challenge over on Verve's SCS Member Company forum!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Accessories: dotted organdy, stickles, paper piercer, red bling
Monday, August 18, 2008
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow (SU!), DP Luxury Stack (DCWV), Papaya Puree Dark (Prism Papers)
Accessories: Copper EP, Forever Flowers #6 in Copper (Prima), square and circle copper brads, corner rounder
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Stamps – Floral Whimsy, Petals and Stems both from Verve Stamps
Paper - pretty in pink, PTI's lemon tart, Basic Grey Oh, Baby! Girl
Accessories - mini purple gems, SU taffeta and gingham ribbon, white brads, stickles
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Stamps – Spring Ephemerals, Notes of Prayer
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Accessories - 5/8" chocolate organdy ribbon from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Today I will show you a couple cards I made using some of the newly released Verve sets.
This first card uses the Fairy Tales set. I love the elegant font on this set and thought it would make a lovely wedding card. I embossed circle border with silver EP and added a touch of 3 small pearls. I think the simple colors of vanilla, white and silver make such an elegant wedding card.
Edited to add: I have been asked where I find my flat backed pearls. I get them at my LSS, but you can also find them online at Flourishes. On page two of their Card-Making Essentials section. You can also find them on Ebay with this search, but they are more expensive. Happy stamping!!
Stamps – Fairy Tales by Verve Visual
Paper - whisper white, vanilla, silver foil, wedding DP from Target
Accessories - silver embossing powder, SU vanilla taffeta ribbon, circle nestabilities, flatbacked pearls, pearl stamens from Michaels
This card uses the Artful Elegance set. This large swirly stamp immediately made me think of making a black and white card. I love black and white cards with a splash of color. For this, I used PTIs Lavender Moon. I put small bling on each of the diamond parts of the pattern, you could do so much with this design. The amazing black striped organdy ribbon is from Pinkhedgehoge Papercrafts. The sentiment square border has Art Glitter in Volare.
Stamps – Artful Elegance by Verve Visual
Paper - White, black, lavender moon
Accessories - small bling, organdy ribbon, glitter
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Stamps – Green Thumb, Birthday Basics
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Celery, PTI white
Accessories - Eggplant embossing powder by Adirondack, bling, 5/8" organdy, paper piercer, sponge
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Paper - River Rock, Infuse DP, Blush Red Medium paper from Prism papers
Accessories - dew drops (the Island Blossom), primas, small flower punch, 1/2" circle punch, paper piercer
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Paper - Regal Rose, Barely Banana, DP
Friday, August 1, 2008
Man, oh man, this was tough for me. I don't have any triangle templates around, so I hand cut these. I find the balance on a card with triangles a bit off, so I used some adhesive backed gems to help balance it out.
I decided to use my Watervase image from Stampingbella.com. I colored the flower with Guava and then put Crystal glitter (from Art Glitter) on it. The water was lightly colored with Soft Sky then I put Baby Boy glitter on it. The ribbon was a super duper exciting find at Michael's dollar bin, it is an EXACT match to Guava!! The triangle and flower sentiment panel are popped up on dimensionals.
I just have to say that I used to HATE to use glitter, it just got EVERYWHERE. Then I got the right glitter tools from Art Glitter. What a difference. I used the designer adhesive glue that dries clear, it is fast drying and the glitter sticks really well to it. The Ultrafine metal tip applicator helps apply the glitter in the really small areas (like those flower petals). Definitely worth a looksee if you like glitter. And the colors! Holy cow!
I am sending this card as a RAK for Beverly's friend Carol, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and is currently undergoing chemo. Hopefully it will put a smile on her face. You can read more about it on the RAK request thread here.
Card Deets:Stamps – Watervase by Stampingbella, Technique Tuesday Words we Love
Paper - groovy guava, sahara sand, white
Accessories - cuttlebug swiss dots folder, flowers die cuts, ribbon, bling, glitter