Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Day 9 #2

After making one card, I decided I just had to try it again with this cute car stamp/die combo.  I can see how this could be really addicting :)

Holiday Card Workshop Day 9

I didn't really  have any holiday stamps that I thought would work with this technique, so I decided to go with this Love stamp that I have had for a while, but haven't used yet.  I like how it turned out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Day 3

I'm not sure what I think of this card.  I didn't have the ink colors I wanted, and it looks a bit plain to me.  I may go back and add some glitter pen to it later.  It was nice to use my scoring board for something other than making one score line to fold a card.  I inked the raised embossed lines for a different look.  I also matted my stamped image with some kraft cardstock to make it pop a bit.  Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Day 2

I was so excited to get started after watching the video for today, I was determined to get out my background stamps and start working.  When I tried figuring out what to make, I discovered that amongst all of my stamp/die combo's that I have, not a single one of them was a Christmas one.  I know I could have chosen a theme that isn't Christmas, but this is a 'Holiday Card Workshop' right?  So I dusted off my Cricut machine that I haven't used in ages (I have been addicted to all those stamp/die combos that I mentioned earlier) and decided to find something Christmassy.  Then after being so excited about finding a new use for my background stamps, I discovered that I didn't have any that would work with the holiday theme, so I used an embossing folder instead.  I just love how this class makes me think outside the box.  I have also been inspired to dust off my Tim Holtz on the edge dies and jazz up my card (another item I had laying around collecting dust).  In summary, I didn't have any of the supplies that were used in class, but ended up creating a card using similar techniques with tools that I already had and being pleased with the results :)  

Products used:
White card base Georgia Pacific 110 lb cardstock 
Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Brackets Die
Fancy Pants Designs lilac house English Garden and Rose Damask papers
Versafine Onyx pigment ink
ColorBox Frost White pigment ink
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge
and other odds and ends, scraps, and tools that every scrapper has laying near by that I can't think of off hand ;)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

MFT Sketch Contest

The layout for this card is from the sketch for the guest designer contest for this month at My Favorite Things - one of my new favorite stamp/die combo companies.

I used paper from Basic Grey's Recess line, and from Tim Holtz's coordination's paper pack.  The die/stamp set is the MFT First Class Friend set, and various types of ink with Ranger's clear embossing powder.  Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps Day 10

I finally found a use for a set of stamps I have had for quite some time now.  I stamped on ribbon and heat embossed it although I'm not totally happy with the way the ribbon turned out.  This was a great way for me to 'think outside the box'.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps Day 2

I was definitely out of my element here for this entire project.  I never know what to do with background stamps, and I couldn't find my vellum.  I used some plastic packaging and heat embossed the butterflies.  Not sure if that was a good idea since it started to melt and look like a shrinky dink, but I am very happy with the end results.  This class is great as it is making me go out of my comfort zone and try new things.  I am looking forward to day 3 tomorrow!