Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Card Twenty Eight - Quilt

Take a 1 inch circle punch, some double sided paper and start punching. When you get bored, fold the circles like you are sitting in a bar playing with your bar napkin. Then glue them onto matching cardstock. A quilted card.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Card Twenty Six - BoBunny Card Kit

A friend sent me a BoBunny card kit.  While there was nothing creative about it, mostly punching out chipboard and attaching it, I did have a good time putting them together.  There are times when you don't want to have to think, measure, or be particularly creative, and yet still have something nice at the end. I have not added a greeting yet. The kit came with rub-ons but I'll probably just stamp something.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Card Twenty Five - Springtime in Washi Land

It doesn't get much easier than this.  Washi tape, a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, buttons and bling. The only thing I did was color in a white button to turn it green.

In real life, the pink of the stamp matches the second stripe of washi - it looks different on camera.

Springtime in the heat of summer!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Card Twenty-Four, Christmas in July

It's still July, isn't it?

This is a very simple yet elegant card, one which I may mass produce.  All it took was red, green, and white cardstock, a Christmas tree stamp, an embossing folder, some washi tape and a glittery star for the top.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Card Twenty Three - Winter Window Sill

I felt like coloring, and I have a very pretty Penny Black stamp I'd yet to use, so I got out the Momento ink and stamped and then colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Pens.

I'd intended it to be a regular card, but it turned out to be long, like a postcard, so I let it be what it wanted.  I used a Christmas sentiment underneath and cut another space for me to sign my name.  I looks a bit bent in the picture but that's because I had to stand it up to take the picture.

Here are other views of the card. I used colors in the tan range and earth brown range, and for the purple light, I used pale yellow and hibiscus.  The windowsill was light green.

I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to highlight the snow. It's very hard to photograph but it adds a little something when you see it in person.

If you want me to tell you what color pens I used in detail, just let me know.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Card Twenty-Two - 1950s Lady

I love the 50s and anything from the mid-century era.  I found a company called "Flonz" that has a bunch of products focusing on that time, so I bought some paper and some stamps.  Here is the first card using their stuff:

I used Versafine ink to stamp the image, then I colored her skin, dress and background shadows with colored pencils from Spectrum Noir.  I took a piece of the vintage paper and cut out an oval, which I had to do by hand.

I had some felt flowers from Maya Road and adhered them on in matching colors and added a bling on one flower..  The "Bonjour" stamp was from a Studio Calico kit, I think....  All in all it was a very easy card to make.

I have a lot more of those vintage girls so you'll see them again.

I'm trying to learn how to do backgrounds on them - the shadows confuse me.  If anybody knows let me know.  You can't leave them white, but outlining them in grey seems wrong too. I need a way to give it depth without actually drawing something.  Curious to know what you all do.