Monday, November 23, 2009

Angel Card

The very talented Sandi MacIver made an adorable angel card ( and I thought it would fun to try and make it as well. Sandi has details on how she created her adorable card on her blog. My card didn't turn out nearly as cute as hers, but was fun to stamp and create! Here's the recipe:

Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, Delightful Ornaments, Scrip Background Stamp
Inks: VersaMark Pad, Real Red, Black Marker
Papers: Velumn Cardstock, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Gold, So Saffron, Very Vanilla (for face)
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Textured Plate, White Ribbon, Mistletoe Ribbon (from winter mini), Gold EP, Heat Gun, Ornament Punch, Circle Punches: 3/4", 1", & 1-1/4", Craft Knife, Pink Chalk, Q-Tip, Gold Cording, Sponge, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Santa Made From Punches

I saw this cute little guy on Gretchen Barron's blog and knew I wanted to give it a try and make him! If you haven't seen Gretchen's blog, here is the link for it - she is one awesomely talented stamper!! If you would like to make this little guy for yourself, please come to my Holiday Stamp Camp on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. The cost is only $25.00, and we'll be making some fun holiday projects!

This project is done using punches and the Top Note Die. I used the large image stamp from Baroque Motifs; inked it up with Blush Blossom and then stamped in on a white piece of cardstock that I had cut using the Top Note Die. I used this for the beard and at the top of the face. You can see that I used the Scallop Edge Punch to make the edge of the hat. The face and hat were also made using this die. I used the 1" circle punch for the eyes and lid, and a 3/4" punch to make the pupils and nose. I then sponged Pretty in Pink around this cheeks and feathered the edges of the eyelids and beard.

Here's the recipe:

Stamp Set: Baroque Motif
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Basic Black marker
Papers: Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Edge Punch, 1"& 3/4" Circle Punches, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Cotton Ball, Sponge

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another Thanksgiving Card

I thought I would try to take the Thanksgiving card I made a couple of days ago to the next level and this is what I came up with. I added some vintage brads and sewed a zig-zag line down the middle; unfortunately the thread bunched up at the top of the card. You can find the recipe for this card below on the Thanksgiving cards I made on Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Football Card

Ben has a birthday party to go to this evening and I made this card. It's not very fancy, but I really don't think that a teenage boy is going to care what the card looks like! Anyway, I made the football from a template I found online (don't know the name of the site, I just googled football template) out of Creamy Caramel cardstock. I used a white gel pen to made the stitching and lines and a Basic Black for the other lines. I then ran it through my Big Shot using the Small Dots Textured Plates. I then "roughed" it up a bit using a sponge and a Chocolate Chip inkpad. Drew some lines on the Really Red cardstock and used the white gel pen to make the numbers. Easy, peasy!

Stamps: None :)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black marker
Papers: Creamy Caramel, Real Red
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Ruler, Big Shot, Small Dots Plate, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanksgiving MIT Card

The Mom's-in-Touch group at Ben's school asked me if I could make cards to go along with the treats they are bringing into school next Monday. This is the card I came up with. It felt good to dust off the 'ol stamp pads, ink up a stamp and watercolor! I have to make a birthday card for a party Ben is going to later on today; I'll try to post it after I am done. Enjoy the day - it looks like it's going to be a beauty!

Stamp Sets: Give Thanks, Small Script, Linen Background (all are retired)
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Autumn Vine DP (retired)
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Blue SU Ribbon (retired), Watercolor Brush, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals