Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holiday Window in 3D


A coworker of mine (Rachel L.) asked me to do a card that celebrated both Hanukah and Christmas. Not that easy to do - but I like the way this turned out. On white cardstock I stamped the Fireplace 2-2057E from www.amuseartstamps.com, the menorah (company unknown), and the Xmas tree 96847-P from www.inkadinkado.com. On another piece of white cardstock I stamped the window frame (www.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com), cut it out, colored it in, covered it with acetate, and then, using long strips of double sided tape, applied it over the other image. It sits about 1/4" above the image. Then pop dotted the mice (Viva Las Vegas).

Elzybell Ornament



This is a very simple card to make. The branch is Ponderosa Pine Y013 from www.stampendous.com. Then I stamped the ornament from www.outlinesrubberstamp.com - H183, cut it out, put some gold stickles around it, then stamped the mouse on the inside - Mouse Bauble H0004 from www.elzybellsna.typepad.com.

African American Woman



This image of the African American woman is called Pearls II from Coronado Island Stamps (www.cistamping.com). I used gold stickles in her headpiece, a little blue chalk on her eyes, and red glitter on her fingernails and lips.

Xmas Snowglobe Cards


Snowglobe images from www.judikins.com (think they are retired). The 2 girls holding the tree is Girls With Tree E0002 from Elzybells (www.elzybellsna.typepad.com), the snowflakes and star are from Holiday Snowglobe, 2425R, from www.plaidonline.com.


Snowglobe from www.judikins.com (think they are retired). Fishing Penguin, E0029, from Elzybells (www.elzybellsna.typepad.com), the snowflakes and star are from Holiday Snowglobe, 2425R, from www.plaidonline.com.



Snowglobe from www.judikins.com (think they are retired). The skating couple is from the Winter Wonderland set T2585 by The Angel Company (http://trent.ismyangel.net), the snowflakes and star are from Holiday Snowglobe, 2425R, from www.plaidonline.com.

Another India Themed Card


This is another card I made using the India papers from www.doveoftheeast.com. The elephant image is from www.stampfrancisco.com. I stamped the elephant in black pigment ink, clear embossed, and then colored in using Ranger's Stickles.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Holiday Penguin


Here is a cute little card I did. Stamped the penguin (Chillin Penguin, 60083, www.stampshappen.com) on white card stock. Used black sparkle glitter. Cut him out. Layered him on green cardstock, then black, then the red card. The Holiday Magic message is from The Angel Company (http://trent.ismyangel.net).

Xmas Reindeer Pig


So, I have a thing for pigs. And Christmas. Here is my version of a Christmas pig. LOL. The pig image is 93909M (www.inkadinkado.com), the antlers, small bird, ornaments are from Memory Box Stamps. The message is from Hero Arts. Colored using Prisma pencils.

Hanukah Angel Card


This is a Hanukah Card I made using images from Jen Lowe (http://jenlowedesigns.com/LMC/Lucy_stamps.htm). Used glitter and H2Os.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Hoppy Holidays


Another cute and easy card to make. Stamp the frog from Viva Las Vegas, color with green Prisma pencils and add 2 googlie eyes from Darice. Then stamp the message, Happy Holidays from www.amuseartstamps.com. I added another googlie eye in place of the "a" so it spelled Hoppy Holidays.

Gone Fishing For Xmas


Another easy card to make. Stamp the Floating Ice (E-PSH061 from www.sundayint.com) and color with glitter. I then stamped the polar bear (F-7481 Knut from www.thecatspajamasrs.com) on top of the floating ice. On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the polar bear again and cut him out. Colored his scarf in and layered it with pop dots.

Taxiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


Same card as below but without the Lady Liberty stamp. This would work for any city other than New York City.

New York, New York


This was such a fun and easy card to make. I stamped the Cityscape image (www.stampendous.com), masked the left side and stamped Lady Liberty (www.amuseartstamps.com) over it. Then I stamped the taxi (from American Art Stamps), cut it out and layered it on top of the cityscape using a pop dot.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Holiday Hoot

This was a fun card to make. I used the branch from the Bird Sanctuary set (M4746) by Stampington - stamped it in Eden Green Stazon ink. The owl is from Impress (www.impressrubberstamps.com). Added the atlers and ornaments from the Deer to My Heart set (CL114) from Memorey Box (www.memoryboxco.com). Love, love, love their stamps. The message at the bottom I did on my computer.





Snow Covered Pine Tree

This card was made using just 1 image - 96847-P by Inkadinkado. Stamped in Eden Green Stazon ink. Added Frosted Lace stickles where the snow would be. Layered it on red paper and then red paper with snowflakes on it. The "seasons greetings" message is from Hero Arts.



Day Of The Dead Card

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a very cool holiday. It is a 3 day Mexican holiday in which people honor those loved ones who have passed on. The card below consists of Ghostly Night 3218K by Penny Black (www.pennyblackinc.com) and 4 images from Viva Las Vegas. I used only black ink on white paper and layered.


Halloween Cards

Below are some Halloween cards I made today. Although they are basically the same as the puzzles, these have been layered on cardstock and there is a pocket inside that the puzzle will sit in.





Halloween Puzzles

Several people asked me to make a Halloween puzzle for their children. These are what I made this weekend. The craft puzzles are all 5" x 7" from http://www.inkadinkado.com/.

Witch image (Night of the Witch - 2812K) is from Penny Black (http://www.pennyblackinc.com/) and the word phrases are all from The Angel Company. All images were stamped in pigment ink and clear embossed.

This pumpkin image is from Peddler's Pack. I found it yesterday on my stamp store road trip at Kathy John's in Storrs, CT - with my good friend Sue Macken!! I stippled Pumpkin Stazon ink in the pumpkin image and Dove Gray Stazon around the image. The yellow is just a Marvy Brush Marker clear embossed. Oh, to get the yellow inside the pumpkin I cut the eyes, nose, and mouth out.


The scary tree and graveyard image (Ghostly Night - 3218K) is from Penny Black (http://www.pennyblackinc.com/) and the kid in the ghost costume is from Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps (http://www.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com/). I stamped and embossed the left image first, then stamped the kid, masked him, and stamped the right image over him/her. The background colors are all different inks that I stippled over the images.

This is the Peddler's Pack pumpkin again but this time I used an orange and yellow Marvy brush marker on the pumpkin and clear embossed. The edging is stippled Dove Gray Stazon ink.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Noel Xmas Card - Acetate




This is a card I did for a swap I was in. Had to do 8 of them. Fun but time consuming. Stamped image (Holiday Pear Collage, 3429R, http://www.rubberstampede.com/) using Stazon black ink onto the smooth side of an acetate sheet. Trim. Turn over and, using alcohol inks, colored in the different areas of the image. Gold on the star and pear, some greens on the holly leaves, reds and greens over the rest. Layered on gold paper, which was layered on red cardstock, which was layered onto the card. On the front of the image I used Stickles glitter glue to highlight certain areas of the card.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Indian Card


This is an indian themed card I made. The paper is from www.doveoftheeast.com. The stamp is called Painted Elephant Large from www.stampfrancisco.com. I used archival ink, watercolor crayons, added some stickles from Ranger on the flowers and the spots surrounding the flowers, and a bead in the center of each one. Layered it on the Fall Cardstock colors from DCWV.

Abigail's Picture Frame


This is a photo frame I made for my niece, Abigail. She is turning "1" on September 8th!! Boy, how times flies. The frame itself is an unfinished frame from Michael's, which I painted with Ranger's daubers using Pink Sherbet and Raspberry. The stamped images are from Stampin Up's "Doodle This" and "Delight In Life" sets. I stamped them on white cardstock, colored with Lyra's Watercolor Crayons and adhered to the frame. The flourishes I stamped right over the paint. Some buttons, glitter, and a few layers of Mod Podge, and it's done.

Tree Of Life


I call this card the Tree of Life. The image is from Just For Fun (http://www.jffstamps.com/). I stamped the image on white cardstock with archival black ink. Layered it on a piece of double sided sticky paper. Rubbed gold leaf flakes on the edges of the sticky paper. Adhered it to black textured cardstock by DCWV. I also cut a piece of white paper and adhered it to the inside of the card in order to write something.