Sunday, August 31, 2008

Using up "old" Stuff

The background of this card was cut from a piece of 12x12 cardstock that I had made as a background for a scrapbook page, but when I got to the bottom row, I went crooked. I remade the page and did use it for a scrapbook page for one of my boys. This was 3+ years ago. The sheet that I messed up, has been sitting in a drawer that long. I knew I could use it for something some day. :) So, as I was looking through my stash trying to find something to use up. I picked this up and then looked through to find some stamps that would fit in the squares. The sets I used were Little Shapes and Party Animals both by Stampin' UP! The ink colors are Bliss Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Barely Banana, and YoYo Yellow. I think it made a cute, simple card.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ink Pad Watercoloring

These two cards I made for a VC card contest. They didn't win, but I love them anyway. This is one of my favorite "old" SU sets, Toile Blossoms. I used my ink pads and blender pens to water color the flowers. The card on the left uses Lovely Lilac and Garden Green. The one on the right uses Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Sage Shadow. I embossed the greetings on both cards. I added some glitter to the petals on the card on the right, although it doesn't show up too well in the scan.Not sure yet who will receive these cards, but I hope they like them as much as I do.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Monochromatic Mother's Day Card

This is a Monochromatic Card I made for Mother's Day. It uses a background stamp by Anna Griffin and the sentiment and flower stamp by Stampin' UP! I used Not Quite Navy card stock and ink. The ribbon was a piece of satin ribbon I found in my stash that matched perfectly. I think the monochromatic color adds an elegance to the card.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pocket Card

This is a pocket card that I CASED from Diana Soling's blog. It uses the stamp set Looks Like Spring. One of my favorite colors is Lovely Lilac and I paired this with So Saffron and Sage Shadow.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

This is a card I made using old supplies. The background is a K-pad brayered over glossy. It has been in my stash a long time, so I brought it out and embossed the sunflowers from Harvest time with white detail embossing powder. Then I embossed friendship from Wonderful Words with a bronze embossing powder. Trimmed the glossy card and added it to a coordinating card. Found some fibers from my stash that coordinated with the background and tied them at the top of the card. This turned this old background piece into a fun fall card.

Friday, August 8, 2008

This card I made with one of my favorite sets, Natural Beauty and I used one of my favorite colors, Perfect Plum. So, of course I used one of my favorite embellishments, eyelets. I used the black and white to frame and pull the card together. This was a fun card for me to make, because it used some of my favorite things and it wasn't made on a deadline for a swap, it was just because I wanted to. So, a challenge to you, is to pull out some of your favorites and make a card or project, just because! Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


This is a bookmark that I made to send out as a RAK to all the Florida VC Rocks members. To make the background, I made circle masks. I stamped the plaid stamp over these masks. After removing them, I stamped the flower stamps in the white areas and added a brown spot for the flower center. Then I stamped the friend stamp and the tiny little butterflies. Then to add something extra, I punched out flowers in coordinating card stock colors - picked these colors from the eyelash fiber I wanted to use - glued them down. To finish this off I added the ribbon and fiber. These were really a fun project, especially since I love bookmarks!
I hope all the ladies that received them enjoyed them too!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Faux Denim

This card I sent to my Hotel Roomie at the VC Rocks Hotel, Karen Sullivan. I used the Looks Like Spring and Wonderful Words stamp sets. I took bordering blue card stock and swiped my night of navy ink pad over it until I liked how it looked. Then embossed friendship with white EP. I used Rose Red and So Saffron c/s to punch out the little flowers and attached them using white eyelets (my favorite embellishment!). The large flower was stamped with Rose Red ink and then cut out. I really liked how this card turned out. I also made bookmarks using this technique for the book mark swap (see below). The scan I have is of the proto type for this and not the actual one I swapped. On the swap ones, I didn't trim off the corners of the square that were hanging over the edge. I liked it better that way. I added the ribbons later too. I used all the same colors of ink and cardstock and added the sentiments using a stamp from Natural Beauty. These were a lot of work to make, but I had fun using this technique which was a new one for me.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Faux Shaving Cream Technique with Flutterbys

These two cards I made as RAK's for VC ROCKS. I found the technique on SCS. The bold butter fly stamps are inked with the main color and then using a wheel (which I rolled over a contrasting ink color) roll over the stamp. Then outline the stamp with a marker that matches the wheel ink color. Huff on the stamp and then stamp it. I really like this technique! A fun new way to use old favorite stamps and wheels that sit unused most of the time. So, how about pulling out some old favorite stamps and coming up with a new technique to use them with? I would love to see what you come up with!