Monday, June 29, 2009

More Guy Cards

I was on a roll with the masculine/boy theme. Here are two more I made last week. I finally used my new stamp set from Local King called "Adventure". I stamped the sailboat and colored it with Prisma Markers and dye inks and aqua brush. The wave was stamped separately, cut out and glued on. The ships wheel stamp in background was stamped with versa mark and embossed with clear fine detail embossing powder. Bazzill card stock admiral & Jacaranda.

The second one is another version of my Dino cards using the Archaic line of paper from Basic Grey. I cut the dino out of the patterned paper covered him with versa mark ink and clear fine detail embossing powder to make him a little stronger. The palm trees were cut out on my cricut. From the Doodlecharms cartridge, I used green and brown card stock for them but I also colored them with my prisma markers as well. Bazzill mud pie card stock for base and twig for greeting. I popped the dino up with pop dots. A tip about the pop dots or 3d dots. I color the sides of them with a prisma maker the same color as the card so that they blend in with your project. That way from the side you don't see bright white 3d dots.

Father's Day Cards

I did manage to get a couple of Father's Day Cards made for my Dad and my Father-In-Law. The first one is for my Dad. I just got the Thoughts of Father set from Stampin' Up. I stamped it with Momento Potter's Clay ink and used stampin' up inks , Tim holtz distress inks and an aqua brush to color it in. The card stock is Old Olive and Bazzill Mud Pie. The green card stock was too plain so I stamped a fern design (stamp from crafty secrets set "wildflowers") with Old Olive ink.
The second card is for my Father-In-Law. I love this lighthouse stamp, It is by Stamps Happen. I colored it in using a variety of techniques, pastels, inks & aqua brush, prismas and gel pen. The patterned paper is by Chatterbox called Light Poolhouse Stripe, card stock is Bazzill Jacaranda and Saguaro.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer is here!

It has been so hot and sunny I just couldn't sit in my craft room and make much the past 3 weeks. Last week I bought an extra fan and now I can actually sit in there without melting. I did get a few cards made this week. Hopefully I will get more done later today. I took an extra day off work so I could relax and work on some new class ideas. So before I go off to work on that, I thought I should update my blog.
For the Fairy card I used a stamp from the Fairies set by Crafty Secrets. I colored her with my Prisma Markers, highlighted parts of her wings and flowers with a glitter gel pen. You can't really tell in the picture. The dream stamp is from the Mini Memories set, also by Crafty Secrets. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Porcelain line. It is from the 6" x 6" paper pack. The edge punch is Fiskars Elegance & I popped the greeting up with 3d dots.
The You Rock card was done using the Rock star set from Inkadinkado. I embossed a piece of black card stock with the Spots & Dots cuttlebug folder and sponged Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink over it. I also sponged the white card stock pieces with the copper ink and then stamped the images with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The greeting is popped up with 3d dots.