Saturday, February 28, 2009

Brayer and the cuttlebug

Here's another oldie that I forgot to post. The center piece was brayered with a spectrum pad and then the butterflies were embossed with clear EP. I then sponged black ink over top which really made the butterflies pop! The colored background was made with a piece of paper that I put through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder. After the paper was embossed, I brayered it with the same spectrum pad that I used for the butterfly piece. The butter fly on the tag was also stamped with the same spectrum pad. I love the look it created!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Made of snow christmas cards

The girls and I have had a great time playing with this papertrey set called 'Made of Snow'.
These snowmen are so much fun to put together!
This one is stamped in brilliance inka dn embossed with clear EP and then colored with copics.
The little puddle of snow is covered with stardust stickles for a finishing touch!

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

winter birds

Another one of the christmas cards I sent this year. It is using the Winter Birds set by inkadinkadoo. The bird with the snowflakes was stamped in silver ink and the other swirl was stamped with green ink overtop. I love the effect. I made the rest of the card with scraps from my scrap bin!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This card was done using the tombow markers to create a water color look with the blender pen. The ink was scribbled onto a transparency and picked up with the blender pen and then colored onto the butterflies. The background kind of happened by mistake as I kept coloring and coloring and wasn't happy with the look until I started adding a few other colors onto the background with the blender pen. now I love how it turned out! Sorry, I don't know who makes this stamp either as I did it albost a year ago!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pansy card

I did this card in a tombow marker class last year and forgot to post it! The pansy stamp (don't know who made it....sorry!) was colored with the markers and then I huffed on it before I stamped it. The primas were white. I colored them with the markers and then misted them with water to run the ink. Let them dry and attach to the front of the card. The ribbon was also white and was colored with the markers.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

card holder

Here's the card holder we made for the cards in the Jewel insect class. Perfect if you want to make them into a gift!
The tag with the bumble bee was added inside simply because she was too cute not to and she looks AWESOME with her body covered n yellow stickles!
Here are some general info and instructions. I'd love to add a template, but it's on paper and I have no idea how to make a temlplate on the computer!

1 – 10 x 6 – Leapfrog Bazzill
1 – 6 ½ x 4 ½ - Pear Bazzill
1 – 2 x 2 – cream woven texture cardstock
1 – 2 x 2 – Leapfrog Bazzill

Other supplies:
22” green plaid ribbon
3” printed pink ribbon
Champagne versamark Dazzle pad
Cranberry adhirondack ink
Black stazon
Yellow and stardust stickles
1 ¼” circle punch
1 3/8” circle punch

General instructions:
1 – Score the 10 x 6 Leapfrog bazzill piece at 4 3/4 “ and 5 ¼”. Stamp the butterfly on front. Ink the stamp with the dazzle pad and then only the butterfly with the cranberry ink and stamp.
2 – Score the 6 ½ x 4 ½ Pear Bazzill piece at ½” and 1” along the 2 short sides and 1 long side.
3 – Remove corners and fold along score lines.
4 – Attach to holder
5 – Stamp bee onto cream 2 x 2 piece. Punch out with 1 ¼” punch. Punch leapfrog 2 x 2 piece with 1 3/8” puunch. Layer and attach to the inside of the holder. Attach ribbon knot with a glue dot. Decorate with stickles. Set aside to dry.

Enjoy and have a great day!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hang in there spider

This is my absolute favorite card from my jewel insects class! The web is a cuttlebug embossing folder which was brushed with a versamark dazzle pad that emphasized the web and added extra shimmer that is very subtle but so pretty!
The tag with the spider is 'hanging' off the web with 1/8" sheer ribbon.
And of course the spider is finished off with gemstones that match the adhirondak lettuce ink perfectly. I also added a touch of stickles. Just love her! Have a great day!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ladybug thinking of you

The third card from my gemstone insects class was a super simple ladybug.
Lady is stamped with cranberry adhirondak ink and then finished with pink gems.
Sweet and simple! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dragonfly Happy Birthday

Here's another card that was part of my gemstone insects class.
I love, love, LOVe these 2 blues together! They are Adhirondak inks in stream and aqua.
The dragonfly is finished off with a gemstone and my favorite stickles! What ever did we do without stickles!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter trees

Here's a class I did in the fall and haven't posted yet. I just did a spring version of this one and will post it in a month or so as I have a request to run it again and won't post it untill the class is done.

All of the images were stamped with brilliance ink and then embossed with clear EP. I then colored the images with copic markers.
I used a versamarker and clear EP to protect the images before brayering and sponging.

I love the look of this one with the snow. So peacefull looking:)
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Butterfly happy birthday

Here's a card I did as part of a class last week using an Inkadinkadoo set called gemstone insects. We did 4 cards total. This one uses the glue pad and perfect pearls.
Stickles were added instead of gemstones. It looks so sparkley in real life.
The funky shapes were cut out with the label two nestabities set. I'll be posting the other cards from the class throughout the week.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

PCS LOVE challenge

Here's the card I made for the LOVE my Pink Cat Studio stamps challenge over on the Paper craft planet PCS forum
We had to do something for each of the letters in the word LOVE, so here's what I did:
L - Lily and Lace (which I tried to make the outer edge look like)
O - Orange - the color of Lily's dress and Opalescent stickles
V - Vellum and Valentine
E - Embellishment - dew drops
I didn't take a picture of it, but the layer inside also opens, so the writing won't show through to the front. Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Treat holder

I taught this valentines treat holder for a class this week. Inside are mini milk containers
made from cardstock, printed paper, velum and acetate.
Here's my christmas version. I made these for the girls' teachers this year for christmas. I filled them with chocolates, candy canes and other sweet treats.

I thought they would be really neat too if they were filled with bath stuff.....maybe nest christmas! Have a great day!