Pages

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hello

My husband and I are in Florida for a much needed rest! So while I am away here are some older cards in a slide show. To many of you who subscribe I appreciate your interest and promise to have some great new cards next week! Enjoy

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cards for our February Workshop!

February Workshop Cards

Well having a snow day allowed me to catch up on some things! So here are this month’s workshop directions! Enjoy Virginia

Using the Very Punny Sell-a-bration set make a tickled pink card!

Stamps: Very Punny, Polka Dots & Paisley
Paper: Chocolate chip, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate and pink gingham ribbon, square step punch

Instructions

  1. Cut 2 pieces of Pixie Pink card stock 1 ½ X 4 ¼
  2. Cut 1 piece of Chocolate chip 4 ¼ X 5 ½
  3. Take the corner "guard" off Square step punch then turn punch over and punch along the
  4. edge of pixie pink cardstock, lining up the next with the previous.
  5. Do this twice on either side of one piece of pixie pink cardstock. You should have two sections that look like lace.
  6. Stamp second piece of Pixie pink card stock with polka dots stamp from Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set.
  7. Using tape turn over card stock you just stamped and adhere lace edging on both sides of the cardstock
  8. Stamp a 1 ¼ X 1 ¼ piece of Whisper White card stock with pig from Very Punny set
  9. Color with Water Color Crayons
  10. Adhere pig to a 1 ½ X 1 ½ square of Chocolate chip cardstock.
  11. Cut a piece of Chocolate chip cardstock 4 ¼ X 5 ½ .
  12. Adhere pink section to chocolate chip cardstock.
  13. Punch 2 small holes on one side directly on top of each other place ribbon in between holes and wrap around card till it reaches holes
  14. Thread each end of ribbon through separate holes and tie off ribbon.
  15. Use a small piece of pink gingham ribbon tie it to the brown ribbon
  16. Adhere pig some where on the pink section.



Wild Rose card


Stamps

Wild Rose

Ittty bitty backgrounds
Love is a great thing


Inks All craft ink
Bravo Burgundy

Ruby red

Cameo Coral

Certainly Celery

Mellow Moss

Very Vanilla
Always Artichoke Classic
Cranberry Crisp Classic


Paper

Very Vanilla

Always Artichoke
Cameo Coral

Accessories

Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Aqua Painters


Ribbon green gingham and red gingham.
Cuttlebug and textile folder.
Instructions

1. Cut one piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4 x 5 ¼ .
2. Cut another piece of Always Artichoke the same size. Using textile texture folder run always artichoke through Cuttlebug, then rub Certainly Celery craft to highlight texture. Set a side to dry
3. Stamp the front piece as follows. Large flower base color Ruby red, details Bravo Burgundy. Smaller Rose flower base color Cameo Coral, details Ruby red Leaves base color Certainly Celery details Mellow Moss.
4. Using Ittty bitty backgrounds stamp fly specking all over set with Always Artichoke Classic
5. Using Watercolor Wonder Crayons highlight background with certainly celery and always artichoke. Also accent Flowers as you see needed.
6. Cut away at the bottom around flowers. Make sure enough of the Always Artichoke shows for a ribbon.
7. Adhere to Always Artichoke
8. Punch 2 small holes on one side directly on top of each other place green gingham ribbon in between holes and wrap around the back of the card till it reaches holes
9. Thread each end of ribbon through separate holes and tie off ribbon.
10. Use a small piece of red gingham ribbon tie it to the green gingham ribbon.
11. Cut a piece of Cameo Coral card stock 4 ¼ X 5 ½
12. Adhere to card
13. Stamp “I love you” from Love is a great thing set in Cranberry crisp



Last two cards from the swap!

I have been posting cards from a swap I did last week these are the last two cards!

First card up Euphemia's card I love the way she painted her roses and the vellum adds a nice touch!


Finally Kathie's card. The triple back ground stamp and the use of complementary colors add real punch and impact to this card!

Thanks to all who participated and To Mary Ann for setting this up! Leave it to teachers to help encourage each other! I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful group of women at the school I work at. Thanks for looking Virginia!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Next two cards from the Swap!

I am posting cards from my card swap with teachers this week. I have been so impressed with their work and feel inspired by their creativity! So enjoy!

The first card Belongs to Jill She really went all out with here sentiments and she even used a rubber stamp to emboss on velvet! I love the little pouch to hold the embossed tag! Way to go Jill

The next card is from Sheryl and the thing that stands out is her ability to shade images. I also love the color combination too.



Tomorrow a few more!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Card Swap

One of the great ways to get inspiration is to have a card swap with a group of artists. It gives you a fresh take on a stamp set or color scheme. I recently entered a card swap with some of the teachers at school that I work with. I was amazed and inspired by them and feel lucky to work with such a wonderful group of card artist and teachers. So I thought I would share with you some of their work this week.

First up is a card by the swap hostess Mary Ann. She has hosted several swaps and I really enjoy being part of them. I love the way she used white craft ink to create a look of bleach on the background of this card. She tied it all together with the layers of paper and organdy ribbon that really showcase the sentiment.




Next up is Paula's card. I love her color combination Pink and Black. The rivets really create a great focal point and create interest. Ribbon really sets off the black and the crosshatch background stamp creates texture!



It is so nice to get inspiration from others. Tomorrow two other artists. Thanks for looking! Virginia

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Wild Rose Diorama Card



Well I have been drooling over the Diorama cards (0n SCS) and this set Wild rose. I have dreamed about this set for months I finally have it and enjoyed playing all day. It’s for my Hubby he is such a great guy! Wild Rose is a two step stamping set which adds dimension to what ever you make. Stampin ‘Up has out done itself with this set you can’t make a mistake

Instructions
Stamps
Wild Rose
Ittty bitty backgrounds
Love is a great thing
Inks
All craft ink
Bravo Burgundy
Ruby red
Cameo Coral
Certainly Celery
Mellow Moss
Very Vanilla
Always Artichoke Classic

Paper
Very Vanilla
Always Artichoke

Accessories
Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Aqua Painters
Oval punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla card stock 7 7/8" x 5 1/2.
Score both pieces about ½ " in on each side and then another ½ " in from that (so the second score line is at 1" in from edge on either side.
Snip a small whole in center of cardstock and then stamp the front piece as follows. Large flower base color Ruby red, details Bravo Burgundy. Smaller Rose flower base color Cameo Coral, details Ruby red Leaves base color Certainly Celery details Mellow Moss.
Using Watercolor Wonder Crayons highlight background with certainly celery and always artichoke
To create center hole carefully cut out center around flowers.
Emboss piece of Always Artichoke in a textile folder with a Cuddlebug then rub Very Vanilla craft to highlight texture.
Place Always Artichoke card stock on bottom piece of card so that it shows in hole and making sure it's centered
Stamp two smaller flowers as above with greenery on scarp very vanilla.
Cut out flowers
Stamp “I love you” from Love is a great thing and then punch out with large oval punch. Rub with certainly celery.
Using itty bittty backgrounds stamp oval as well as card front with always artichoke. Center on background and attach making sure it's centered.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals adhere to background around oval.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Work Shop Friday!


Fiday I am having a workshop in Cortland This is one of the cards we will be making!. I love this set it is the first time out and really enjoy two step stamping, it gives it dimension! I will post directions later! Enjoy