Friday, March 25, 2011

Bundle of Joy

I have a couple of co-workers that are expecting. I decided that was enough to get out some stamps to get ready. Will this be the one of the cards I give? Nope! Another co-worker has already bought it. Maybe she'll give it away. That would be great.
On to the card. The main image is one that was given to me years ago by my nephew Zach. Didn't he do a great job picking this out? I colored the diaper simply with pink markers. I then layered it with pink paper and the striped paper in the background. For interest I added a strip of embossed flower paper. For the Sentiment I used Studio G on some vellum. Colored the joy section with pink markers from the backside to make it a bit more muted. I covered the glue dots with a bit of bling stickers. It's simple. But it was fun to make.
The ink is Staz on. Got a bit of a smudge at the top, but doesn't that make it clear it was hand stamped... :) Next time got to remember this stamp does that so I won't get a smudge.
Anyway, time for bed and I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Would you tatoo your wall?

So, I am sure you are wondering what in the world I am talking about. Well, once again, I was inspired by a challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. You can find the challenge here. This time the challenge came from the website WallTat. It is a really cool site. You can buy tattoos that go on your wall. Personally, I would definitely tattoo a wall before I would myself. I try not be exposed to pain voluntarily. :) The tattoo I liked and that my card is based from is this one. I think it would look great in my stamp room.

The card, well, it's not one of my favorites. Actually, I am not sure I like it. I think the idea was there. I just didn't execute it the way I wanted. What would I change? The box in the center with the sentiment. I used some glossy chipboard and colored it with colorbox pigment ink. Next time, I would cover it with paper and then stamp my sentiment on it.

The big stamp is from Prima Marketing and stamped in Stazon Timber Brown ink. The frame around the chipboard is also from Prima marketing. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The ribbon is from my stash.

Well, thanks for checking it out. If you would pick a tattoo for your wall, look around the website, and leave me a message. Would love to see what you are drawn to.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not always about stamping, right?

Ok, so it really is all about stamping. Every card I make has to have something stamped somewhere. It's a sickness I pretty sure, but it works for me.
This card is inspired by a scrapbook page I saw in Scrapbooks Etc. Feb 2011 issue. The scrapbook page uses a quilted heart to simulate a heart necklace the girl in the pictures is wearing. Well, I knew I didn't want to make a Valentine's card with a quilted looking heart. But, I did want to replicate the idea, so I took out my trusty Spellbinders Nestablities Labels 8 Die and cut it. I then scored the shape using my bone folder and paper cutter. I don't have a Score Buddy, (I think that is what they are called), so I used my "old" tools. I then put a flower with a little bling in each section.
Behind this I place some pp from my stash, Stamped some stitches using a Stampendous stamp set. Finally the sentiment is by Studio G. The black ink is from Ranger's Adirondak line and called Pitch Black.
It turned out pretty good. The "quilting" isn't even, but I can live with that.
So, my challenge to you is find something in a magazine that gives you a great idea. Then go for it!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Keeping it Simple

This card I made as part of a Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. This one challenged us to make our own background. You can look at the forum here.
I had played with my pigment inks in a while to make a direct to paper background in quite a while. After looking at the Gallery for this challenge here, I was inspired to try this again. There is some talented work in this gallery, so make sure you check it out.
Anyway, I got out my ColorBox pigment inks and went to work. I cut out the size background I wanted using Spellbinders Nestabilities Lables Eight die. I then stamped the truck image on top using Ranger's Adirondak line Denim. The truck is made my River City Rubberworks. It's a perfect image for those men who love old trucks.
Behind the main image I used Caramel ink again by Ranger's Adirodak line and used a stiff paint brush to just add some color to the edges. Then placed some Magic Mesh down.
The sentiment is stamped on a tag in my stash and was made by K & Co's Tags to Go. The sentiment is by Stampendous and is stamped in Denim.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Let's Get Lucky!

With St. Patrick's day coming, I thought I would get some luck going by making a card to celebrate.
It's just a simple card, but I really like it. One of my better ones I think. White cardstock makes up the majority of the card. I have a scalloped light green strip peeking out that I used my Martha Stewart punch to do. The lucky and clover stamps are from Studio G. I added some color with my pencils and the ink's are Adirondak's Pitch Black and Meadow. I used a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder to make the panels at the top and bottom.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.