Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Birthdays. Good for Stamping, Bad for Diets!

Zach had a classmate who had a party a few weeks ago. This is the card I made for a 7 year-old boy.

Stamps: Bring On the Cake (Occasions Mini), Party This Way (IB&C)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive.
Ink: All of the above, Basic Black.
Accessories: 2-3/8 Scallop Circle punch, Circle Scissor plus, White Gel Pen.

Card Ensemble

I made these cards together for a gift set. They all used a neutral color base for the color palette and then small punches of color to make them pop. I used a variety of stamp sets, some current and some retired.

“Wish Big”
Stamps: Bring On the Cake (Occasions mini), Music notes Wheel.
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Newsprint DSP.
Ink: Basic Black and Versa Mark.
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Build a Cupcake Punch, Black Embossing Powder, pear Pizzazz Seam binding Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

“Thanks So Much”
This Card was inspired by another card artist,  Valerie Stangle.
Stamps: Nature Walk (Occasions mini), Tiny Tags (IB&C).
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, So Saffron, Botanical Gazette DSP.
Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake.
 Accessories: ¾” circle punch, 1/8” circle punch, Spiral Border punch, piercing pack, linen twine, Vintage Trinkets, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

“Awash With Flowers”
Stamps: Awash With Flowers (IB&C), Notably Ornate (IB&C)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla, News Print DSP.
Ink: Staz-on Black, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Rick Razzleberry, Old Olive.
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Mini Library Clips, Black 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

“Sweet Summer”
Stamps: Sweet Summer (SAB)
Paper: Natural Ivory, Basic Black, Watercolor paper, Mellon Mambo,
News Print DSP.
Ink: Staz-on Black, Mellon Mambo, Rick Razzleberry, Old Olive.
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Basic Pearls, Black 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamps: Music notes Wheel.
Paper: Natural Ivory, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
News Print DSP.
Ink: Basic Black, Mellon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz.
Accessories: Black Rinestones (Winter Mini 2010), Black 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Glimmer Brads (In Colors). Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Boho Blossoms, Ticket Corner, 1-3/8” and 1-1/4” circle punches, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Mother's Day Isle Cards

For mother’s day this year I was lucky enough o have two mothers to make beautiful cards for. They are both isle cards which means they stand up like and artists isle.

The blue card uses the butterfly from the Strength and Hope” set in the Summer Mini. I first inked the stamp with Versa Mark and the inked it in the Pear Pizzaz and rolled in Not Quite Navy before stamping. That is a total of three inks on one stamp all at once. I then stamped it onto vanilla cardstock and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.  To make my life easy I cut the antennae off and replaced them with floral stems, added pearls from the Basic Pearls pack and viola! Beautiful shimmery butterflies.

The Pink card uses a stamp from The Greeting Farm, which I colored with copic markers. Both cards use paper from the Occasions Mini called “Springtime Vintage.” The roses were so easy to make.  I will have to post a tutorial on that soon.