Saturday, June 29, 2013
I have been trying to post this for over and hour and blogger will not cooperate with me, so fingers crossed, here goes... As it is, I waited all month to make this tag after I decided it was going to be and easy and quick one to make; but didn't meant to let the entire month slip past me. Nothing like the last minute. I wanted to go with a patriotic theme with reds, blues, and white so didn't have a lot of blending choices but used two different tones of both of them. I really liked blending the markers on the watercolor paper. Great technique Tim. Thanks!!! My background stamp is the Papillon one and is very subtle but it doesn't show up in the picture at all. I used old paper for that and then stamped the USA and Dare to Dream with aged Mahogony. Fun, quick, and easy! My kind of tag this month.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
i belong to the birthday club over at the All thnigsTim yahoo group for 2013. There are 42 of us signed up and we just have to make a card and send to everyone involved during the month of their birthdays. Quite simple and it keeps me creating as I never seem to have time but have to get some made for this. June was a heavy hitter month so I made them all the same and mailed them off yesterday with the last two of the month going out tomorrow. I enjoyed making these. I started out with white cardstock and clear embossed a background stamp from hero arts on it. Die cut them with one of Tim's dies. use a blending tool with my Gathered twigs inkpad and wiped off the excess with a baby wipe over the embossed area. Used pitch black distress on a blending tool around the edges. stamped the frame from the Silouhettes set onto cream and fussy cut around them . Die cut the movers and shapers silhouette on black cardstock. Ran my cards through the vagabond in the fleur-de-lis embossing folder with just the card fronts insde it. Direct to paper with Gathered twigs over the raised parts and the edges. Tied some twine onto them and just glued all the layers together. Reminded me of old wall-paper and a picture hanging on it. Hope the y all like them.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Judy was the hostess this month for our stamp club so we all piled into my car and drove down together. It was a terrible stormy drive with tons of rain. Three inches in my gauge in the morning! But we made the most of it and had a great time stamping. Here are the three cards I demonstrated for them and the pinwheel one was our make and take. We used the fabulous Dream-Pop parer collection for it. I picked up some straws at Dunkin' Donuts to use on it as well. When I saw the bright orange straws with pink stripes, I thought of this paper pack and had to have them.Turned out so cute. I also changed the sentiment on the honeycomb one to the one from the set that says You're So Sweet at the party. I got this idea on another CTMH consultant's blog and really liked the shaped card so I imitated it here. On the Father's Day card, I added some brads to the reddish brown panel to bling it up.