Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Bombshell Stamps

My Hubby is so wonderful!!! He ordered me 4 sets of stamps from Bombshell Stamps. I have been wanting these for awhile now. They are wonderful stamps, he got me the mounted stamps which come precut and ready to go, just need an acrylic block. I have been playing with different color combinations. My first actual card I did is here and the prisma color and momento markers I used are pictured below. Brown & Parakeet card stock. The main image was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, the rest of the images were stamped with Momento Rich Cocoa. I distressed the edges and inked them with Versa Magic Jumbo Java. The two small images have been popped up with foam dots.
I stamped out all the images on some white paper to practice coloring them in. Here are my first two attempts. I like the color combinations. I made a few mistakes but I had fun.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine Samples

I will be teaching these 2 cards in my upcoming Valentine card class. The first one is a tri shutter card. This one is done with Brown & Foxy bazzill card stock. The patterned paper is Madeline Painted Roses from K & Company. The Sweetheart stamp is from the Love with a Flourish stamp set by Autumn Leaves and the Love Forever stamps are from the Crafty Secrets Cherish set. It is hard to see in the picture but there are some other images stamped with pink inks and versa mark ink. The front panel is stamped with designs from the Flourish Edges stamp set by Basic Grey.
The next card is done using flock and glitter. I did this much the same as you would do the burnished velvet technique. I did the flocked background first and then the pink glitter hearts. The card stock is Mud Pie and Petunia. I used chocolate lotto fun flock and micro fine rose copper glitter ritz glitter. The xoxo stamp is from the Autumn Leaves Love with a Flourish stamp set.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Class Samples

Here are the rest of the samples for my Birthday card class. The first is a wiper card. The little piece on top tucks in when the card is folded up. I used French Vanilla and Parakeet Bazzill card stock. The patterned paper is called "Peek-A-Boo" from the October Afternoon "Ducks in a Row" line. The flower stamp is from Crafty Secrets Kewpies stamp set (ink Momento Pear Tart)

This Birthday card is a small 3 1/2" square card. The colors are Mud Pie & French Vanilla. I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder. The stamps are from the Crafty Secrets Mouse Party set. I added a few bits of color with water color pencils.

For this card I wanted to do a shadow box style. I cut the scalloped oval out with and popped it up with 3d dots. I used a smaller scalloped oval for the greeting. The card stock colors are Hazel and French Vanilla. The patterned paper is the other side of the Peek-A-Boo paper. The greeting is stamped with Oasis Green versa magic ink and edges are done with Sea Breeze versa magic ink. The dragonfly and small flowers were stamped with versa mark and are from the Crafty Secrets "Wildflowers" stamp set. The flowers were cut out on the cricut.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Card Class Samples

I am teaching 3 classes in January. The first one is the Pocketful of Memories. The other 2 are card classes.

Here are 2 of the 5 cards I will be teaching in my Happy Birthday card class. For the first one I used a few different stamp sets. I believe the tree branches and leaves are from a Hero Arts set I have, the bird and nest are from Crafty Secrets set called Fairyland. For the background I used cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches. The image has been colored in with watercolor pencils. My friend Marie sent me a sample picture of an easel card the other day, and I decided to try one for the class. I love this cupcake from my new cricut solutions cartridge Home Decor. The bazzill card stock is Artesian Pool & French Vanilla. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon ( I just love their new lines). I put some of the sookwang double sided tape on my paper before I cut out the frosting for the cupcake. After I cut it out I removed the backing and added blue fun flock to make the frosting fuzzy. The cupcake is popped up with 3d dots.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy 2010 everyone, hope you had a great holiday season. I got lots of crafting goodies for Christmas and fully intend to use them ASAP. I did use the Heidi Swapp Clear Snowflakes I got on a page I did the other day.
We had a December page challenge at Scrap Arts . The challenge was 1-2 photos /Winter themed/ Glitter/ Inking/ Dry embossing/ 3D Embellishment. We didn't get our white Christmas this year so I used a couple of pictures from last year. These are not the greatest pictures but they're all I have at the moment. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Marrakech line. I used my Ashlyn's Alphabet circut cartridge for the title. I used a pearl to dot the "i". I also used pearls on the snowflakes to hide the 3d and glue dots. I used the snowflake cuttlebug folder for the embossed pieces then added diamond stickles over it for the glitter. The glitter is hard to see in the pictures. I inked around all the papers with some Versa Magic Ink. When I figure out what colors I used I will post them LOL.