Monday, January 26, 2009

Merry and Bright

I'm going to try and get the last of my christmas cards posted this week as next week is feb (can't believe it's almost feb already!) and it just seems wrong to still be posting them then!
All of these cards use the Merry & Bright set from Papertrey Ink.
This one has the red tree cut out and attached with pop dots.
I also stamped over the trees with a glue pad and added glitter. The 'snow' under them is made with stickles.

This one has all three trees cut out and attached with pop dots.

The sentiment is punched out with a SU! oval punch. It was glittered with a glue pad after it was punched.

The silver frame around this sentiment is SU! hodge podge hardware. It is the styled silver one.

I have been busting my butt getting samples done for my classes that are starting up again this week, so I'll be posting some of those soon!
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lily the Fairy

The Pink Cat studio blog had a contest this week using this Lily the Fairy image. Melissa says she's come up with a Lily the Fairy set that will come out next mont. I CAN"T wait!

Here are my entries:

For this card. I printed Lily onto Vellum and then colored her with copics on the reverse side. I cut out a window with one of my nestabilities sets (it's name excapes me at the moment!).

Once the card was put together, I colored the wings with a versamarker and embossed them with SU!s Irridescent ice EP and added a gem in the centre of the wand. I also added stickles to the flowers and held them together with a rhinestone brad.

For the next one, I cut out part of the flowers on the DP and slipped the Lily image in behind.

Lily was colored with copics again and I colored over her wings with a spica glitter pen. It's too bad it doesn't show up in pictures, it looks great IRL! The last step was adding the gems to the centre of the flowers.

For my last card, I colored lily with copics again (big surprise!). I used the Spica glitter pen on all the blue parts.

Here's a close up of Lily:
I think she's so adorable! Can't wait till the set comes out!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Another christmas Cardinal

Another card using the christmas cardinal set. This one was also colored with copics. Sponged with red ink and then with black ink around the edges for more depth.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

To you and yours

Here are a bunch of card I made with Stampin up!s to you & yours set. I kept most of them super simple, just ink and stickles.

If I remember correctly, this one was blue Bayou on whisper shite cardstock.

Chocolate chip ink on Kraft cardstock

Always Artichoke on whisper white cardstock

Using the leftovers from the Homemade Holiday card elements kit

Blue Bayou ink on whisper white. The printed paper was from the scrap bin. Sentiment was embossed with White EP on Night of Navy cardstock.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Season of Simple Grace

Here's a super simple card using Stampin up!s Season of Simple Grace set. I had bee playing around with a brayer and a piece of cardstock and the background is what happened! After waiting for it to dry I stamped the images with versamark and embossed them with Gold EP. Matted with gold cardstock and the card base is Blue Bayou cardstock. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Serene Spring

I made this card months ago, but never uploaded it because it wasn't the right season. Now that spring is just around the corner I thought it was just right. Can't wait for this weather to warm up a touch! I stamped and embossed the image 3 times and colored them with copics. Cut each layer out and popped it up paper tolle style. The terra cotta pot is covered with diamond glaze and looks awesome IRL! I still have a tonne of christmas card pics that I didn't get aroud to posting over the christmas holidays, so I try posting most of them in the next couple of weeks as I'm trying to get a few samples done for classes.
Have a great day....
Think Spring!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Heart tags

I made these heart tags to attach to my heart and lip pillowboxes and wanted to share how I made them with Stampin Up!s small and large oval punches
First I folded a scrap of Pirouette Pink cardstock in half and punched it with the small oval punch like this:
I used my bonefolder to flatten out the crease.

Next, I folded a scrap of ridinghood red cardstock and used the punched piece of Pirouette pink to trace a guidline for my large oval punch.

With my guideline, I can see exactly where to punch to make a perfect matte for my heart tag.

I erase my guideline and glue the 2 pieces together.

I used the Hugs & Kisses stamp from my all holidays set to stamp the tag and added a circle fire rhinestone brad.

The last step is to attach it to my pillowboxes. Who needs a heart punch?!