Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mansion scene

Have you ever started a card, put it aside, and then forgotten just what you planned to do with it? 

I wasn't exactly sure what I would do with this card, in fact, I'm still not sure ... the we've moved text is attached with temporary bond - we're not moving! But my mind was a complete blank ... I can't remember what I had in mind when I ordered it this pretty mansion! I love stone and brick houses, and I don't own any other stamps with a home on it, so perhaps that was reason enough!  Oh, and the trees that come with the image could easily be used without the mansion.

The birds are not part of a stamp ... they're covering a blot of blue ink from when I was sponging on sky. I'm always nervous adding something like this, but fortunately, it turned out!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Season of Change

Hello and welcome!
Today I have a card that I made with
"Season of Change" (#35402) from Eureka! Stamps
"Maple Corner" (#34101) from Biblical Impressions
For the leaves I used glossy card stock and alcohol inks.
I used a felt piece on a blending tool and combined a few different colors of ink and copper mixative. Then applied them to the glossy card stock.
I then stamped the "Maple Corner" image with VersaMark ink and fussy cut the leaves. The leaves actually are a corner image, but I cut it apart to use it in a little different way.
The background was made with Distress inks applied with a foam blending tool.
You can just see a little bit of the shine that they copper mixative gives the ink that I used on the leaves. Sorry I couldn't get a better picture of it. It really does shine when you see it 'in real life'
Thanks for stopping by today.
Leave a comment if you will and come again soon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Leaves, leaves, leaves!

Yesterday I posted leaf cards for Eureka, so today I am posting leaf cards for Biblical Impressions. I love how different techniques can create a completely different look for the same image!

This first card is just a nice, simple monochromatic card, a quick and easy card for a no-frills recipient.

For these leaves, I used gold leaf. I am happy with the look, though I think I could have gotten the same effect with metallic/mica powders; gold leaf is shown to best effect with stamps that have thicker lines/images.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Give Thanks

Hello! Welcome!
Kristie here,
today I have a card that I made with
"Pumpkin Vine" (#18802) from QKR Stampede and
"Give Thanks" (#34109) from Biblical Impressions
QKR Stampede and Biblical Impressions are sister companies and they both have tons of fabulous images. QKR Stampede offers their images in both unmounted red rubber as well as in digital format.
At this time Biblical Impressions does not offer digital format.
All my stamping has been done with rubber stamps.
I stamped Pumpkin Vine onto the gold card stock and colored it with FlexMarkers. I stamped the image again and colored the leaves and fussy cut 3 of them. I used foam tape to add them to the bottom of the card.
For the base card, I used white card stock and inked it with some distress inks. I also used some distress ink on the gold piece on the torn edge.
The Give thanks sentiment is only part of the sentiment.
The entire sentiment is "Give thanks to the Lord"
I masked off the "to the Lord" with a post it note, inked up the stamp, then removed the post it before stamping.
I do sometimes cut my sentiment stamps apart to use them like this, but this particular sentiment is simple to mask.
I hope you have enjoyed today's card and that you will come back soon.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.