Friday, October 3, 2014


I saw this card by Michelle Zindorf and thought I would give her technique a try.  I made an A2 card instead of a square card but kept the same basic layout.  I need more practice on the direct to paper technique, but all in all I think it turned out pretty nice.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Black, More Mustard, Dusty Durango
Ink:  Black, So Saffron, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Versa Mark Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Dusty Durango Ribbon, Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Birthday Bliss

I made this card for a very good friend and I'm finally getting around to posting it.  This took me about 3 hours to create.  It isn't the putting it together that takes time, it is all the little elements that have to be created before you can even begin to assemble the box.  It was difficult trying to get a photo that captured all of the elements and also showed all of the dimension.  I'm still not happy with the photo but this does show all of the little elements that were put into creating this piece of art.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings, Birthday Bliss
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Birthday Basics, DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Starburst Framelits, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Merry Minis (ornament) Punch, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Acetate Strips, White Gel Pen, Tombow Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christmas Banner

The September 2014 Christmas card challenge was to incorporate the "chalkboard" technique on a card.  Instead of using black card stock I chose to use always artichoke card stock.  It is dark enough to get the chalkboard effect but is green in keeping with a traditional Christmas color.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sidekick Sayings
Paper:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Silver Glimmer, Wintergreen DSP
Ink:  Craft White
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Various Star Punches, Banner Framelits Dies, Silver Cord, Silver Mini Brads, Dimensionals