Friday, July 3, 2015

Bright Hopes Anniversary card

Howdy, folks!  Are you ready for another sample that I created for Verses Rubber Stamps?  Today's card is an anniversary card and I went kind of artsy and funky with this one.  I pulled out some patterned papers from my stash and punched out a couple of folk-art style hearts and added some gray satin ribbon.  This beautiful sentiment is called Bright Hopes Anniversary, and you can find it in the middle of the Marriage and Anniversary section in the store.

I've only used part of the stamp on the front of my card.  In actuality, there is a "Happy Anniversary" sentiment just below the verse you see on my card.  I covered that up when I was inking up the stamp so that it would only stamp the verse.  Then I cleaned the stamp and covered up the top part so I could ink and stamp the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment on the inside of my card.  

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my cards so far.  I'll have a couple more to share with you soon.  Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July celebration tomorrow.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Special Prayer

Hi friends.  I'm sharing another sample I created for Verses Rubber Stamps.  This special sentiment can be found in the Get Well section at the bottom of the page.  The flowers in the background are some stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I made this card upon hearing that my neighbor had fallen and hurt her hip.  I wanted to give her a card that would brighten her day while she was in the hospital.

I have three more samples to share with you, so check back in a couple days to see what I've created.  In the meantime, stay cool and have fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Chocolate cards for Verses Rubber Stamps

If you get the email newsletter from Verses Rubber Stamps, you probably saw these two cards featured in this week's email.  I had so much fun creating these cards with their chocolate sayings.

This first card uses the Chocolate stamp (found in the Miscellaneous section, about 3/4ths of the way down the page).  I used a chocolate kiss stamp from Deadbeat Designs to go with the quote.  This picture is taken on an extreme angle so you can see the silvery highlights I added to the wrapper on the chocolate kisses.

On this second card, I made a fun shaker card with the Clothes Shrink stamp (also in the Miscellaneous section, 3/4ths of the way down the page).  I have a little punch that punches a small circle with an "m" cut out in the middle to resemble those yummy M&M candies.  That was the perfect little confetti to put inside this shaker.  

I'll share some more of the card samples I've created for Verses Rubber Stamps over the next few weeks.  Have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Coloring with pencils

I've been playing with my colored pencils, and here's a couple of flowers that I colored this week.  I'll list the details for each one below each picture.  I can't decide if I like the blue one or the orange one best.  :-)

You've Got This stamp set - Stampin Up
Prismacolor Premiere pencils
PC132     PC916
 PC903     PC1097
PC904     PC912
PC1086    PC913

You've Got This stamp set - Stampin Up
Polochromos pencils
102     162
109     161
115     158

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spring cards with Chrissy - part 3

Howdy!  Here is my last set of Spring cards for Chrissy.  I stamped the big bold flower from Penny Black and colored them with Silks paints.  I wanted some color in the background, so I experimented around with spraying some Distress Spray Stains around the image.  I alternated spraying some Tumbled Glass with some Salty Ocean as well as some plain water.

To my surprise, the Silks paints resist the sprayed color, but they also react with the water by spreading out and blending with the blue background.  That was such a cool discovery, and I just had to share my excitement.  You can see each individual card below:

I hope you've enjoyed my Christmas and Spring cards.  I'll have more cards to share with you as the weeks go by, so I hope you stop by to visit.  Thank you for being with me today!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spring cards with Chrissy - part 2

For my second set of Spring cards for my swap with Chrissy, I had some fun with Distress Spray Stains.  I cut some white cardstock down to A2 size, stamped this awesome image from Penny Black on them, and just had a blast spraying them with different color combos.  There was no way I could cover up all that fabulous color, so I kept the cards simple by adding a die cut "dream" sentiment to each of them.

Here is each card so you can see all the fun color combos that I ended up with:

Come on back in a couple days and I'll share the last set of Spring cards.  I was experimenting with something and I discovered a fun new technique in the process.  I'll share it all with you in a couple of days.  :-)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Spring cards with Chrissy - part 1

Remember the Christmas card swap I've been doing with my friend Chrissy?  We decided to throw in some Spring cards with our last set, so I have 3 sets of Spring cards to share with you this week.  This butterfly tag card is the first card set I created.

I started by sponging some Abandoned Coral distress ink over a grid stencil.  I then sprayed some white cardstock with distress spray stains (pink, purple, orange, yellow).  Once this was dry, I stamped the butterfly tag stamp from Penny Black and cut it out.  It needed a little extra something, so I smeared some Tropical Tangerine Stickles all over the tags.  That was so much fun!  I tied some ribbon through the tag hole and added a die cut "hello" to the card.

Does this card scream spring to you?  I kept the colors on the pastel side and the addition of the glittery Stickles brings a big smile to my face.  Can you tell I love glitter??  LOL!

I'll share the other two Spring cards sets with you this week, so check back to see some colorful cards.  I hope you have a wonderful week!