Saturday, June 23, 2012

More today ...

Made this card to let my partner know how I feel about us ... after 19 years the magic is still there and with all the changes coming in our lives it will sorely be tested.

The card itself a a pre-made card from a pack of "Die Cut with a View" I got a couple of years ago; which I edged in brown ink. The die cut tag and rosette were made using "Spellbinders" dies and then using the dies as masks stenciling in color. The 3D glittered flower is an old design from "K&Company" and the text is a rub-on from one of the old "Die Cut with a View" card quote packs.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mojo Monday #246

It was one of those sketches that immediately called out to me - another masculine layout!

Layers of different shades of brown make up the background, including a strip of paper ribbon from "7 Gypsies".  The "Hero Art" text are stamped in "Color Box" fluid chestnut roan ink using a stamp postioner to get the text centered on the small squares. The 3D flocked teddy bears are from "Sandylion".

Okay so the card is not exactly he man masculine, but it will work for your favorite little boy no matter what age he is!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fake glitter!

I'm not one to use much glitter on my cards mainly due to the mess it creates when using it! Over the years I've tried different products from actual glitter to glitter glue and decided that if I was to use glitter I would use the Martha Stewart/E.K. Success glitter markers. This worked well for me until  I became aware of the Ranger/Tim Holtz glitter glue called "stickels". Although it's been on the market for a while (I actually got a holiday set a couple of years ago which I never used) I only recently decided to give it another try and WOW ...  I was hooked! The very small tips are perfect for details while the colors are all over the spectrum.

The scallop and oval were cut using Spellbinders dies from green and white paper; however before I die-cut the white oval I  place a rub-on floral design from American Traditional.  I embellished the flowers using the Stickels glitter glue in diamond (white), gold, blue and purple. Although the combination is hard to see on this scan, the actual product look very good because it really makes the flowers pop from the background.  To finish I threaded a purple ribbon through the scalloped background and then adhered everything to a white background; which i trimmed and then adhered to a white card.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Father's Day

This year I decided on simple cards by using simple images in a monochromatic scheme.

The cards were inspired by a 12' x 12" sheet of Graphics 45 paper with vintage car images.  I matched the background colors to the color of the cars, as well as the overall theme.  These are simple and easy, yet perfect for any man.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Simple sticker scenes

I've been making "scenes" using stickers for a long time but recently have expanded the idea to create more impressive scenes by adding a second scene outside the outlines of the first one.  Here are some examples.


All the stickers used in the creation of the background of these scenes are old "Design Lines from Mrs. Grossman's" or the smaller "Sticko/E.K. Success" stickers. I start creating the scene by using various stickers and overlapping them from the smallest in the far distance to the larger nearer to the front of the scene on a larger piece of paper. I then cut out the best part of the scene by using either an oval or round die from "Spellbinders". Once the scene is located on the card and to finish the card I create further depth by adding stickers to create a second scene extending from beyond the basic outline of the first one.