Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thought I would share a photo stamped card today. This card uses image from Toybox whose photo stamps are probably the easiest to use of all the photo stamps I have. I stamped the image onto glossy white cardstock using black archival dye ink pad and heat set. ( I use Novatech for my glossy cardstock) I then coloured in areas of the stamp using water brush and watercolor pencils. I then went around the image with gold pen and attached it to purple and then torn edge gold card and then black and then purple cardstock and then to cardfront. I finished it off with a word charm and three rhinestones. This is one of those images that is great for all occasions including Christmas cards.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
Today's card uses an image from Charmed cards and Crafts www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk and it is from the Girl about Town range - you get about 53 images for 6 pounds. That's what I call real value for money and the best bit is you can resize the images to whatever size suits your project.
I used black cardstock for the base card. I then used pink shopping queen scrapbook paper and went around the edges with pink color box ink pad and then attached to cardfront. I then attached strip of Pink cardstock as shown. I printed out girl image from computer onto whtie cardstock and went around the edges with pink color box ink pad and then coloured in the image using Tombow pens and attached it to cardfront. I then stamped "Time to Shop" (MFT image) into the bottom corner of the card and added some Prima Flowers.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Well today is a really quick card and note photographed for a change instead of scanned. Sorry about the shadows but still working on photography skills but difficult when you are taking photos late at night.
Todays card using Hero arts word stamp by Children stamp by Stampington.
I used cream cardstock for the base and then took red pattern scrapbook paper and went around the edge with red color box ink pad and attached to cardfront. I then stamped Moments onto it using Black Brilliance ink pad. I then stamped children onto gold vellum using Black Brilliance ink pad and attached to cardfront using vellum tape and then attached flowers with brad.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Now wasn't that very clever of me - posting today's post on Wednesday - for those of you that spotted it and wandered if I was going mad - the answer probably is yes.
Have now corrected the problem but thought I would post extra card today.
This card uses a Bline stamp image of Hollywood starlet. You can order Bline images from Niki at Paperchain in Johannesburg and you can get them unmounted which saves on storage space which is fab.
The base card is white and I layered strip of black on it and stamped swirl stamp (sorry not sure which company) on it using silver ink. I then stamped up the girl image with black brilliance ink pad and trimmed to size and went around the edges with silver pen and matted it onto black and then silver cardstock and finally to cardfront. I then stamped the word Girlfriends in Black Brilliance on the right hand side of the card.
Now I really can say have a good weekend everyone.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The stamp is from My favourite things - I just adore their stamps. Have a look at http://www.mftstamps.com./
I made this card for one of my card classes last month and also sent one to a friend on RSA, Cariena. I don't often use blues but I really like the colours on this one and must really use blue more often.
I stamped the image onto white cardstock and then stamped just the coat area of the stamp again onto patterned cardstock (blue and white dots). I then cut out the coat from the patterned cardstock and glued it onto the image on the white cardstock and there you have the technique - Paper Piecing. I then coloured the boots, trim of coat, dog and puddle with copic markers and highlighted with stickles glitter glue. I went around the edges of the image with a silver pen and then I took white base card, a piece of 14 x 14 scrapbook paper around which I edged with Aqua color box ink pad and then attached it to the cardfront. I then stamped the words using Black Brilliance ink pad, added a strip of Turquoise cardstock and then the image. I then added a couple of Prima Flowers and some rhinestones to finish the card off.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I love this stamp from Stampington - it was originally an Acey Deucy stamp. The Chinese Happy Birthday is I think a Stampendous stamp.
I stamped the Stampington Oriental image onto white cardstock using black brilliance ink and then went around the edge with a silver pen. Mounted it onto black cardstock and then took black base card and mounted a 14 x 14 square of scrapbook paper on it and then mounted stamped image on top. I stamped the Happy birthday words also using my Black Brilliance ink pad and then just added 2 rhinestones. After all a girl needs a little bling on her card at least.
So a really simple card today.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I have been very busy using hat stamps recently for an upcoming Hat and Hat Box Chunky book that I am participating in through the RSA group. Its due mid August and I can't wait to receive my book and see how everyone has interpreted the theme. Benice, the hostess, has already hosted two previous books in what is going to be a quartet - Lingerie book, Shoes and Handbags, Hats and Hat Boxes and the final one will be Dressmakers Mannequins. The first two are truly beautiful.
For this card, I stamped the lady in the hat image onto white cardstock using Black Brilliance ink pad and then trimmed to size and went around the edges with lime color box ink pad. I then coloured in using Radiant Pearls and added some black glitter to the hat band and punched out a small flower. I then mounted it onto black cardstock and then onto Scrapbook paper and finally onto my black card. I tend to use the size 15 x 15 for my base cards a lot. I really just feel comfortable with this size and it tends to suit my style. I then just added a Prima flower and a word charm.
I love hats and wish one had more opportunities to wear them these days.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Her pigtails just do it for me.