Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mom's Birthday card

Just a quick card I whipped up for my mom for her birthday. Her favorite color is blue so I made sure to have that as my main color. I brought in the pinks with the flowers and the satin ribbon. Then I topped it off with a bit of bling with some glitter on the flowers and also with the gems in the upper corner. I also did a bit of decorative punching around the main focal point. And I used some retired designer paper to kind of tie it all together. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lighthouse Diorama

Oh my goodness this card was so much fun to make!!! I saw one of these cards in our Stampin Success last year and it has taken me this long to finally try my hand at it. I knew I wanted to use this lighthouse set (the first set I bought from SU!) to make this. Just had to play around with the final look of the card, but I am really pleased with how this came out. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

STAMPS: Calm Seas (retired)
INKS: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
PAPERS: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, White, Sahara Sand
ACCESSORIES: Coluzzle (retired), Taupe Grosgrain (retired)

Friday, October 8, 2010

You're on my mind ~ Blended Pencils

Okay, I saw this tutitorial and just had to try my hand at it! I do have to say that when you're stressed, stamping is the way to help relieve it!!! Any way, I decided to try this using the Upsy Daisy stamp. Once I got going on this I found that it is pretty fun. Lots of attention to detail since you have to outline everything with a black pen/marker which makes you focus. Thus taking your mind off of everyday things that can get to you. And then once you are done you have a beautiful creation that you can be proud of. This of course is another card that is on it's way to grandma's!

STAMPS: Upsy Daisy
INKS: Very Vanillia, Sahara Sand
PAPERS: Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: Small Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Vanilla Hodgepodge Brads, Watercolor Pencils