Tuesday, August 19, 2008

a little Irish card...

Here is a cute little Irish card I made for some family traveling to Ireland. I wanted to wish them a safe and fun trip. This stamp is one from my little house mouse collection. I just love these cute little mouse stamps! All the card stock is Stampin' Up and so is the ribbon. Then I used my new SU border punch to make the scallop border and my swiss dots cuttlebug folder to create the background. I was trying to use lots of shades of green and I think it turned out pretty well. For the image I stamped it in basic black and then used my aqua painters and markers to watercolor it. Then I added the sentiment from everyday flexible phrases on a piece of cardstock and punched it out with the tab punch. Hope you like it!

stamps: O lucky Day (by house mouse designs), Everyday Flexible Phrases
inks: Basic Black, various markers
papers: green galore, garden green, glorious green, whisper white, lovely lilac
other: SU ribbon, SU scallop border punch, SU tab punch, cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Go Go Beetle Card!

My little sis finally got her drivers license. Since she dresses like a hippie (not to mention the new henna colored hair) and has always wanted a Volkswagen beetle, I thought I'd send her one as a congratulations! I made the car by punching out a few different sized circles from so saffron card stock. I stamped some flowers on them and trimmed them down to half circles to make the body of the car. Then I punched out black and white circles for the wheels and put flower brads in for the hubcaps! To make the road I used the paper piercing template to make holes and then connected them with a white gel marker. I love how this turned out. It's so cute. I also found some ribbon that I had bought a while back in the dollar spot that said "road trip" so I thought that was the perfect touch!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Friend card...

I haven't had time to play with my new SU stuff yet (I know, can you believe it? I'm hoping to play tonight with it) so meanwhile here's a card I made recently. It uses a stamp from Inkadinkado. If you can't read the sentiment it's really cute. It says "Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life." I got this set on my last order from all that scraps, one of my favorite online shops. I stamped him using black ink on whisper white card stock and colored with SU markers. The scallop shape is a nestabilities die that I ran through my cuttlebug. The flowers are from a mixture I bought at archivers.

I just love how simple and cute this card turned out. Now I just have to decide who to send it to, everyone loves chocolate, right?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Boat Birthday

Here is a set that I've had for awhile but haven't used a whole lot yet. I thought I'd pull it out to make this birthday card. The set is called Boatloads of Love from Stampin' Up! The boat is stamped in basic black. To watercolor the boat, I scribbled markers onto the plastic lid of the stamp box, then used the aquapainter to pick up the colors and paint in the boat. I used a few different shades of blue and ruby red to color it in. The happy birthday circle is from the Think Happy Thoughts stamp set. I used a coordinating blue button in the middle of the circle. The ribbons and paper colors are now retired since they aren't in the new catalog.

stamps: Boatloads of Love, Think Happy Thoughts
paper: Brocade Blue, whisper white, purely pomegranate, night of Navy
other: ribbons, cuttlebug, circle punches

New Stamps on Sale!!

The new catalog is here!! Besides the obvious great new stamps throughout the whole catalog, there are also some really cool new accessories, like the new scallop border and scallop square punches!

Contact me to get your copy or host a party to get one for free!!

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