Sorry for this super late post this week. My computer broke down and I was trying to edit the video in another computer, but without any avail. Then finally when I decide I would post without the video, the website kept crashing on me…anyway, I am finally putting up this weeks card, althought there is still no video. I do have the footage and once I get it editted I will add it to this post.
I got the inspiration for this card from a wedding outfit that my cousin wore at her reception. I had imagined the card to come out a lot prettier and gorgeous….but couldn’t quite make it so.
Here is a picture of my cousin looking absolutely GORGEOUS in this beautiful outfit:
and here is another close up picture of the card:
Making the card was quite simple, probably one of the quickest ones that I have made. I used a Hero Arts large backgroud stamp called “flourish background“.
I masked off the rectangular greeting area with a post-it note and then stamped and gold embossed.
Then I simply stamped the greeting and gold embossed.
The flowers are punch outs of a small daisy punch. I used the same technique as in the previous card to make them look 3-D.
Finally I used Sakura stardust clear pen to color in the centers of the flowers and some parts of the flourishes.
I made this card for a challenge from the Hero Arts blog. There were several themes to choose from and I chose the color challenge. You can view the challenge here. Anyways, so this was my first time doing anything like this, and I had quite a lot of fun doing it!
Here is another close up picture:
And here is the video:
Stamps: Hero Arts “Woodgrain”, CTMH “My Mom” and “Autumn Blessings”, Stampin’Up! “Because I care”
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’Up! Tempting Turquoise”, CTMH “Moonstruck, colonial White and Cocoa” Memento “Gray Dove”
Paper: Recollection cream and white cardstock. Brown cardstck from long time ago, Colorbok baby green cardstock.
Tools: Martha Stewart Gaden Trellis punch, Uchida Medium and small Daisy punches, Stampin’Up! Build a Blossom punch nad Sizzix flourish die.
Spring is almost here! and lately I have been thinking about colotful cards. This card for instance, is full of vibrant colors and flourish fun. It took me a long time to decide which colored heart to put on the front; pink stamped on pink, or pink stamped on white or just the embossed one…or some combination… I would go away and come back to it later looking at different arrangements…in the end I decided on this combination. Of course, I didn’t show all my thinking in the video, I just made a second card for it. Hope you enjoy watching it!
Stams: Inkadinkado Hearts, Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes, Hero Arts Fantastic Flourishes & Sweet Threads
Inks: Versamark, Close to my heart Colonial White, Stampin Up! Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight
Paper: Recollection Green, Pink & yellow cardstock, Geena K. 120lb White cardstock
Tools: scotch foam tape, Inkadinkado white embossing powder, Martha Stewart Heat Gun.
I have been thinking about this card for quite some time now, and I am glad it came out the way I imagined it to be. I recently got this flower stamp, and thought it was time that I made this card.
I really enjoyed making this card, and I think I will make several more of it! Please watch the video to see how I made it:
Stamp: Hero arts stamps: “Large Blossoms” & “Envelope Pattern”. Stampin Up! “Thank you kindly”
Paper: Recollection ivory and black cardstock, Neenah solar white card stock.
Inks: Close to my Heart topiary. Stapin Up! Tempting Turquoise, Ranger Black distress ink. Memento tuxedo black ink.
Tools: Aqua paint brush, Stamp-a-ma-jig, X-acto knife, scotch foam mounting tape, Martha Stewart heat gun.
There is a wedding coming up in about two weeks, so I thought I would make a card for the occasion. The steps are quite simple, the only time consuming part is cutting out the bird! But I love cutting intricate designs so it was fun making this card. I must confess though, I had an earlier version where I tried to stamp the “Congratulations” in two different color inks trying to match with the pattern paper. Because the paper I used is pearlescent, hence has a glossy fifnish, the result was not so good, I got ink smudged…and the sad part is, I did it at the end! So this time, you will see me doing it at the very beginning.
The pictures are not so good; I coudn’t capture the embossed effect, but the card looks really pretty in real life. Here are some close up pictures of the bird and the sentiment:
And here is the video:
Stamp: Studio G bird stamp
Paper: Strathmore Pearlescent sheet, K&Company pattern paper, Recollection pattern paper
Ink: Versamark, Copic W2 and W3, Inkadinkado clear embossing powder
Tools: EK success scallop edge punch, EK success circle cutter, Nesting Scallops cutting dies, stamp-ama-jig, Close to my Heart percing kit, Cutter Bee cissors, Scotch foam adhesive, UHU glue stick, heat gun
Embelishment: Basic Gray pearls.
Last week I made two birthday cards for my husband’s colleagues, so I thought I would share one of them. This is a very simple card, and I used a cupcake stamp set form Stampendous. I love this stamp set, the cupcakes are so cute! Making this card made me want to have some cupcakes! and the next thing I know, my husband got some for me! He later asked if they were as good as the ones in my card
so here is the video showing how I made this card:
Stamp: Stampendous “Hey there cupcake”
Paper: Neena solar white cardstock, Clear vellum (cloud pattern).
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, colorbox: rose coral, rouge, yellow citrus and cocoa. Copic markers, memento tuxedo black marker
Tools: 1″ circle punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, EK success cutter bee microtip cissors.
I was asked to make a card using simple supplies. I tried to use just papers, cissors and glue. I would have handwritten “Thank you” except my calligraphy pen was not working at the time. I did use two circle punches, if you don’t have a circle punch, you could simply trace some circular object and cut it out.
Stapm: Thank you stamp (River city rubber wks)
Paper: Recollection cardstock, white pink and black. Gray cardstock (I had this one from many years ago)
Ink: Black inkpad
Tools: 1″ an 3/4″ circle punch
“Thank you” cards are always so handy, you never know when you need one.
This is quite a simple card using the technique called embossed resist. I embossed the white blossoms with clear embossing powder on white cardstock, and then sponged ink over it.
So, without further delay, here is the video of how I made it :
- Stampin’Up! stamp set: “Because I Care”
- Close to my Heart Ink Pads: Gypsy, sky
- Versamark ink
- Sakura white gel pen
- Recollection white and black cardstock
- iNKADINKADO clear embossing powder
- Stampendous white embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Jumbo sponge dauber
I have been thinking about this card for quite some time, and when I made it, it didn’t come out quite as I imagined it, but I think the result is not so bad.
I used Stampin Up!’s Art of the Orient stamp set, and created the background using five different shades of pink and red ink Pads.
The inspiration for this card was one of TinTin’s adventures; The Blue Lotus. It is an adventure set in China, and when I saw the above mentioned stamp set, I immediately thought of this book. I would say the book’s cover was the main inspiration
For the steps, I decided to make a video. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Stamp: Stampin Up! Art of the Orient.
Paper: Recollection white and black cardstock.
Inks: Close to my Heart; Petal, Cotton Candy, Smoothie, Holiday Red, Cranberry. Stazon Black. Sakura white gel pen.
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, jumbo sponge dauber