Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fairy "Thank You" cards

I was recently RAK'd a set of Studio G Series 28 stamps "Fairy Set" from an awesome crafter on the Splitcoast messageboard.  Although Studio G stamps are not of the highest quality stamps (sometimes you need to condition them to stamp well), I think this set is awesome. I made a set of four 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" cards. I used four images of fairies from the set and colored them in with watercolor pencils and waterpen.  The pixie dust circle around the fairies are from the cuttlebug cut and emboss die fairy dust I found at Big Lots.  The "Thank You" stamp in the corner is from a stamp set from The Angel Company. I used Scribbles glittering crystal 3D paint on the wings (This is a cheap alternative to stickles).  I cut a one inch strip for a belly band and embossed with  the "Textile" cuttlebug folder. The pixie dust circles and belly band were misted with some homemade glimmer mist (would love to try the real glimmer mist just can't afford it) and lightly brushed across embossing with a gold ink pad. I layered some paper flowers from Michaels dollar bin and placed a brad in the center. I used the "Tiny Tags" stamp set to stamp the sentiment and the Jewlery tag from Stampin Up to punch out the tag and placed that on the flower with the brad. There are some really awesome, kind people out there who get overlooked by all the negativity in this world.  I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to meet with some of them. Thank you!! and thanks for looking at my creations.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

License Plate family sign

This sign was made for a dear friend of mine.  All pieces were stamped with the License plate stamp I found on clearance from Micheals and cut out. I glimmered all the pieces with my homemade glimmer mist.  In the first picture the fishing pole was cut using the cricut and I embossed the pole handle with a cuttlebug folder.  The fish and fishing lure background are from a Stampin Up set. In the second picture the flower was done using Accent Essentials cricut cartridge and the Tim Holtz flower technique, a placed a clay rose center in the middle of the flower. The music stamp is a background stamp from Stampendous (love this stamp).  In the third picture the panda is an Inkadinkadoo stamp and the tummy was flocked, the bamboo background is from Stampin Up. I attached the pieces to chipboard and covered the back with DSP.  I strung all pieces together with swivel barrels from the fishing dept. at my local store. The letters are from a Heidi Swapp stamp set.  I am very pleased at the way this sign has turned out. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stampin Up Wedding Card

This card was made for a friend who recently got married.  I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "birds and swirls" for the background and stamped an image from an older Stampin Up wedding set colored with a blender pen and Stampin Up inks.  The ribbon is Stampin Up's white organza (gorgeous ribbon). The "Mr & Mrs" is an older Stampin Up set "Fancy Flexible Phrases", I use this set alot.  The colors are Baja Breeze and White. Used the flower from Stampin Up's Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack for the added flowers and placed a pearl bling in the centers. Love the elegance of this card. Thanks for looking.