Card 12 – Hi, Owl Buddies!!

18 May

So I went to my local LSS and I got some A*Muse goodies!! I wanted more, but they were out of stock, however the nice ladies took my number and will order the sets for me! I love great customer service.

I am so proud of myself, the card turned out perfectly!! Originally I just wanted to experiment with some techniques and was not expecting much. But everything turned out better than I hoped and the card came together so easily! * dances *

I just want you guys to note how great the leaves look after being sponged with Distress Ink. Also, check out the embossed sentiment…no strays!! My homemade embossing buddy works wonderfully. Also I do not have any circle punches or nesties, so I cut out one with the scallops and then trimmed them off. Thankfully, the design did not call for a perfect circle, and I am definitely getting a MS Circle Cutter on the next Michael’s trip.

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What I Used:

Cardstock – A*Muse woodgrain, recollections
DP – Basic Gray Lime Rickey
Stamps – Owl Buddies by A*Muse, TPC Studios
Ink – black Archival, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage photo [middle circle] and Peeled Paint [big leaves]; Stampendous black embossing powder.
Other – Nestabilities, Prima flowers, Sharpie markers, embroidery floss from Michael’s
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Card 11 – We Bee Celebrating

17 May

I am not proud of this card AT ALL. It turned out completely different from the sketch and I just don’t like it. =/ I did need a card the same night I made it so my best friend got it for her birthday. She loved it, but what does she know? hehehehe =D

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What I Used:

Cardstock – Paper Reflections
Stamps – TPC Greetings; Rubber Stampede
Ink – Versamark, Stampendous embossing powder
Other – Cuttlebug dots embossing folder; Sharpie yellow marker

Card 10 – Happy Mother’s Day!

16 May

This is the card I gave to my mom. She has been very supportive of my new hobby so I really wanted to impress her, and I did! She absolutely loved the card. The theme was sort of a lost treasure map. I think I have been playing Treasure Isle on Facebook too much…hehe. The middle was stamped with versamark, embossed with clear and then distressed with Tim Holtz’s inks. It was my first time trying the Distress Inks and I love the result…LOVE!

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What I Used:

Cardstock – Bazzil, recollections
Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Borken China, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo; Versamark
DP – Carolyn Gavin
Other – brads,buttons and string from Michael’s, MS butterfly punch

Card 9 – Happy Pansy Birthday

15 May

My mother requisitioned a Happy Birthday card for one of her friends. So I kept it simple and elegant with the MS pansy border punch and some bright yellow grosgrain ribbon. I also learned a valuable lesson – black embossing powder is evil!! I had so many strays I actually had to cover them up with the rhinestones. It turned out rather OK, but I was not pleased. I went on the forums and learned about the embossing buddy…and then made my own. Recipe: take a sock, put some cornstarch inside it, tie the top, and VOILA! Just pounce it on the cardstock before stamping and embossing and it picks up all the strays. You will see the difference in my future cards =)

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What I Used:
Cardstock – recollections, paper reflections
DP – Me & My Big Ideas
Stamp – TPC Studios “Greetings Collex”
Ink – Versamark, Stampendous Embossing powder
Other – Michael’s ribbon and rhinestones, Recollections brads, MS pansy border punch, Fiskars 1/4 inch corner rounder

Just stopping by…

12 May

Life has been so hectic that I just haven’t felt like blogging for a little bit. But, don’t get me wrong, I have been making cards, I am just too lazy to take pictures, upload, resize, etc.  All that stuff takes time and whenever I get a free moment I would rather stamp. Besides, the dreary weather in NYC has not been conducive to great picture-taking.  I do promise a bunch of new ones very soon =) and I promise you’ll like them, or at least I hope you do!

Card 8 – Little Girl Birthday

4 May

One of my faves!! This was made for a little girl who was turning 2 years old. I honestly did not want to give this away, I even started to make another card for her, but stopped. Part of the reason I got into cardmaking is to share with people my creations, not hoard them. So I stopped myself. Besides, I can always admire it on the blog =)

The process is self-explanatory, but I just wanted to tell you about the giraffe. He was stamped on the white c/s and then paper-pieced. The I took liquid applique, colored in the spots and heated them from the backside with a heat-gun. The effect is so amazing and he really looks 3D! To give him even more dimension I popped him on 3D dots. *love*

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Cardstock – Paper Reflections
DP – Me & My Big Ideas
Stamps – Stampendous! and TPC Greetings [inside the card]
Ink – Archival black
Adhesive – Tombow Mono permanent; Zots glue dots, 3D pop dots by Plaid
Other – Fiscars corner-rounder 1/4 inch; liquid applique; cuttlebug dots embossing folder; nestabilities; ribbon and rhinestones from Michael’s, MS butterfly punch

Have a Stamperrific Day!!

Card 7 – Mother’s Day Meow

3 May

Back to Mother’s Day. I am not sure who this one is going to, but the recipient will definitely be one hot mama – MEOW!!! I got some new grosgrain ribbon I wanted to play with and the color combination has been on my mind for a while. In fact, I forsee a few yellow/red/black/white cards in my future.
Anddddd….if you’re looking for a good gold embossing powder, this one is superb! It covered the large surface perfectly, minimal fall-out, and it has sparse glitter pieces in that add some amazing extra oomph! Yum!

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SUPPLIES:
Cardstock – Paper Reflections; Recollections
Stamsp – Inkadinkado
Ink – Versamark; Archival black; Gold embossing powder by Stampendous
Adhesive – Tombow; Zots glue dots, 3D pop dots by Plaid
Other – Nestabilities Large Scallop Circle; grosgrain ribbon from Michael’s