Friday, May 27, 2011

Double Embossed Touch of Kindness

In our Stampin Success they showed this double embossed technique and I knew I had to try it out. And I have to say I LOVE IT!!! You put embossing ink (I use versa mark) on the smooth side of your embossing folder, run it thru the big shot, pour on some embossing powder, heat and waa laa....a beautiful look for any card!!! I made 3 cards with slightly different looks/stamps. Hope you enjoy as much as I do....

Are they not just gorgous!!! They feel even better!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Mother's Day Cards...

As I am sure that I am not the only one, I have more than one Mother's Day card to make. So along with the card in the previous post here are two more that I made.

Although you can not really see it here on this card, I did try out the faux fabric technique. Think I need to use an embossing folder instead of the texture plates. So I will be trying this one again....

This card I did is a technique that one of my card nite girls brought for me to try out. And I have to say, even though it was a little confusing at first I really liked how it came out. All that is needed is to make an envelope for it to fit into.

The inside pops out and I think that it is really pretty neat. It is taken from a Martha Stewart tutitorial if you are wanting to try your hand at this.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Showers for Mother ~ April Card Nite

Can't believe it is the last full week of May already!!! This year is going so fast I need to stop blinking!!! I have fallen behind in posting pictures here on the blog, but I have been busy making cards and such. So do not leave me just yet....

These are the cards from April's Therapy Card Nite that are now long overdue. Once again, I did my play on words for the theme "Showers for Mother".

This was the Mother 's Day card we made using some retired DSP, cardstock (close to cocoa), and punch. Told you I had a lot of DSP I need to use....

This card I did a mild case of (I apoligize that I do not remember who) for a wedding shower. Really love how elegant it looks with the embossing, punch border and satin ribbon.

This one is a case from my Big Secret Sister (craftywitchAZ) I just changed up the colors, but loved the layout of this card. Will definately use it again!

This one I did using the Bargello technique. I did alot of the work with cutting the strips of paper so that all the girls had to do was layout their design and run it thru the Big Shot. This card was a big hit!

This was our baby shower card we did (although some did make it into an Easter card). Did case this one too and believe it or not, I did write down the girls I cased these from, but do you think I can find my paper!!!! This cards biggest challenge was doing the "ruffles" with the ribbon.