Monday, April 25, 2011

You are so WONDERFUL.

This card was another I lifted from Leisa Hubley. The only thing I added was the stamping of the flourish image from Playful Flourishes.

I loved this card so much, I created several with slight differences. I added tiny green buttons, from CTMH, to this one.

This one I added green pearls I picked up at the dollar store.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Sophia; Playful Flourishes; Universal Backgrounds
Cardstock: Black; Colonial White; Chocolate; Twilight; Sweet Leaf
Ink: Sweet Leaf; Black; Chocolate
Embellishments: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon; Bitty Sparkles; Green buttons; Hemp
Tools: Corner/Scallop maker
Other: Green pearls

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

May your day be filled with family, love and chocolate.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Paper Lantern plethora

Here are three different versions of my original card made with Close To My Heart's fabulous Paper Lantern stamp set.

Each included CTMH's wonderful Kraft borders and patterned paper from: Wings; Miracle; and Sweetheart Level 2 kits.

I used Glitz on the dots of dotted lantern and on the tassels, too. Lanterns were stamped in coordinating inks.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Paper Lantern
Patterned Paper: Wings; Miracle; Sweetheart
Cardstock: Black; Sweet Leaf; Cotton Candy; Colonial White
Ink: Vineyard Berry; Pacifica; Crystal Blue; Sweet Leaf; Cotton Candy
Embellishments: Kraft Borders; Glitz

Thursday, April 21, 2011

More Blessed

This is another card I created with Blessed, our April stamp of the month.

This time I used striped paper from Miracle and the beautiful sentiment with the Blessed stamp set. I coloured in the leaves with a blending pen, then added a dot of Glitz to the base of each leaf. I stamped an image from Eclectic Edges on the scalloped border. Then I added my new, most favourite embellishment....buttons.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Eclectic Borders; Blessed
Paper: Miracle
Cardstock: Colonial White; Sweet Leaf; Twilight
Ink: Sky; Twilight; Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Green assortment buttons; Glitz
Tools: Corner Rounder

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sophia and Universal Backgrounds

I was once again inspired by CTMH Consultant, Leisa Hubley.

I created several versions of this card because I love Leisa's design so much. The background is stamped with Vineyard Berry on Vineyard Berry. The other ink used is Chocolate. I added our amazing Kraft borders and delicious Pink buttons.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Playful Flourishes; Universal Backgrounds; Sophia
Cardstock: Colonial White; Chocolate; Vineyard Berry; Cotton Candy
Ink: Chocolate; Vineyard Berry
Embellishments: Pink buttons; White Hemp; Kraft Borders

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paper Lantern fun

I have found another new stamp set I really like from our Spring/Summer Idea Book.....Paper Lantern.

I created this card for a class I was teaching and was inspired by another CTMH consultant's version. I used patterned paper from Wings and stamped the lanterns in Vineyard Berry and Sweet Leaf. I added our spectacular Kraft Borders; some Glitz to the lanterns and some hemp to finish things off.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Paper Lantern
Patterned paper: Wings
Cardstock: Colonial White; Vineyard Berry
Ink: Black; Vineyard Berry; Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Kraft Borders; Natural Hemp; Glitz

Monday, April 18, 2011

Butterfly dreaming

With what almost seemed like Spring in Victoria a few days ago (we're back in the deep freeze...Victoria style...cold with cherry blossom snow), I got to thinking about seeing butterflies again.

This is a very simple card I created with Wings patterned paper and the Dreams Come True stamp set. All were stamped in Black ink. The sentiment mat is Black and the base is Vineyard Berry. The butterflies were punched with my Martha All Over the Page punch and I added our Bitty Sparkles for some bling.

That's it.....sweet and simple.

All supplies are Close to My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Dreams Come True
Patterned Paper: Wings
Cardstock: Colonial White; Vineyard Berry; Black
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles
Other: Martha Steward All Over the Page punch

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Here I am.....again!

I'm not sure why I have not been able to get things loaded to my blog, but I do continue to create. This card was inspired by a card on a fellow CTMH consultant's blog, Karen Pedersen.

I used Close To My Heart's April stamp of the month, Blessed. I stamped it in Versamark on Chocolate cardstock and embossed with Colonial White embossing powder. I also stamped the flower and leaves on Colonial White cardstock, with Versamark, then embossed them also.

I used a Blending pen and Sweet Leaf and Cotton Candy ink to colour in the shapes. I cut them out and added them over the image embossed on the Chocolate cardstock. I punched a scallop border from patterned paper from Sweetheart and sandwiched it with a strip of Cotton Candy cardstock. I finished the card off with a sentiment from the Sophia stamp set and pink Bitty Sparkles.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Blessed; Sophia
Patterned Paper: Sweetheart
Cardstock: Chocolate; Colonial White; Cotton Candy
Ink: Black; Versamark; Sweet Leaf; Cotton Candy
Embellishments: Pink Bitty Sparkles; Colonial White embossing powder

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Humble Artist's Swap card Feb 10th

Here is the card I create for my Humble Artist Swap for February 10th.

Here are what the rules for this card were:

-Your card must be square and at least 5” x 5”.

-You must depict an animal with non-animal stamps or use an animal stamp.

-Your card must be LOVE themed.

-You must use only neutral colours with only one other colour, excluding all shades of red. (no smoothie; blush; vineyard berry; etc….you get the picture!) These neutrals must be from either of the Basics: Antique or Timeless packs. (watch your patterned paper, so as not to blow this colour rule!)

-You must have 7 layers of paper, stacked and countable, all in one place. (this does not include your card base)(we’re going to start 2011 off easy!)

-You should have at least 3 embellishments.

-And…..just for the fun of it……let’s add some liquid glass!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Doodle Alphabet; A Tweet; Soul Mates; Happy Journey; Live Inspired
Cardstock: Desert Sand; Pear; Cocoa; Colonial White
Ink: Pear; Cocoa; Desert Sand
Embellishments: Colonial White metal tag; Twill ribbon; Cocoa brad
Other: Cricut for scallop shape

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Hop

This is the final card in my "A" sized card class.

We used patterned paper from Miracle along with Sparkles and Colonial White grosgrain ribbon. We stamped our bunny 4 times for 4 cards. Once each in Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue. For these two, we coloured with a glue pen and then flocked them with our White flocking powder.

The second two bunnies we inked in Sweet Leaf and Crystal blue again, but we kissed them to the leaf image in Intrisic Backgrounds, before stamping. A Bitty black brad was used for the b unny's eye. For the flowers, we inked in Sweet Leaf and rolled the edges in Twilight before stamping.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Miracle
Stamps: A Hop
Cardstock: Colonial White; White Daisy
Ink: Sweet Leaf; Twilight; Crystal Blue; Black
Embellishments: Bitty black brads; Sparkles; White flocking powder

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Game

Here is the second card in my "A" sized workshop, I recently held. We used "A Game".

For this card we stamped the cross hatch image on the black cardstock in Versamark. With a stylus, we drew the lines of the cross hatch, to create almost an embossing effect on the opposite side. We turned the cardstock over and sanded to reveal the cross hatch image. Finally, we stamped the flower in White Daisy ink.

The flower image is from the stamp set that came with our Splendor Workshop On The Go kit from Summer 2010. We stamped it in Hollyhock; cut it out; added a brad; then popped it on foam dots. The "Smiles" sentiment is from Hot Diggity.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Patterned Paper: Sweetheart
Stamps: A Game; Splendor; Hot Diggity
Cardstock: Black; White Daisy; Cotton Candy
Ink: Hollyhock; White Daisy; Black
Embellishments: Pink brads
Tools: Corner rounder/scallop maker

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Tulip

Every new Close To My Heart Idea Book, I create a card class based on any new "A" sized stamp sets. Here is the first of three cards made with A Tulip; A Game; and A Hop.

This card featured the masking technique. We stamped the middle tulip in Cotton Candy in the middle of the White Daisy cardstock. We stamped the 2nd generation on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out. After putting removeable adhesive on the back, we stuck it down, over top of the stamped tulip. Then we stamped the next 2 tulips in second generation Hollyhock.

I decided to stamp another tulip and cut its pieces up to make a more three dimensional flower. The leaves were stamped in 1st and 2nd generation Pear.

The patterned paper is from Sophia. The buttons were stamped in Cotton Candy and the sentiment and button stitching in Black. We added Bitty Sparkles to the base of each flower stem and Black waxy flax.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Patterned paper: Sophia
Stamp: A Tulip
Cardstock: White Daisy; Cotton Candy; Goldrush; Pear
Ink: Black; Cotton Candy; Hollyhock; Pear
Embellishments: Black waxy flax; Bitty Sparkles

Friday, April 1, 2011

Seal the deal.....

One more card, for now, with my "Down by the Sea" friends and some patterned paper from Fanfare.

The "Smiles" is from Hot Diggity and I stamped a border on the Cranberry torn strip, from Eclectic Edges. The seal was stamped in Pacifica ink on our retired textured cardstock. That was mounted on Sky and Pacifica cardstock. I used my Edge Distresser on the Pacifica cardstock and popped it all up on some foam dots. Finally, I added some buttons from our NEW Blue button collection.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Down by the Sea; Eclectic Edges; Hot Diggity
Paper: Fanfare
Cardstock: Cranberry; Pacifica; Sky; White Daisy textured
Ink: Pacifica; Cranberry
Embellishments: Blue buttons