Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day

I finished these two cards up yesterday. I colored the cherry image, from Flourishes, with my Copic markers. They have the best clear stamps I've ever used. They came right out of the package ready to use. I didn't have to clean or prep the stamps. They really are the best clear stamps I think I've ever used. I'm in love with them. I bought several sets from them recently and can't put them away. I used designer scrapbook paper for the background and the sentiment is an old Penny Black image. I added Crystal Lacquer to the cherries and layered one leaf and one cherry for added dimension. I added the bow to look like it was tied onto the bunch of cherries.
The peach image is also from Flourishes. Another great set. Both the cherries and peach set have small and large images that can be used in a lot of different ways. The images are added to the cards with Pop-dots to raise them up.

Let me know if you have any questions about either one of these cards. Do you think they look good?
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my little blog. I really do appreciate it.
Have a great day!

Sunday International projects for September

The little gift box was cut using my Cricut Expressions die cut machine and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I used the new Borders 2 ATC stamp set, from the Best of Dee Gruenig Collection, using bleach (our technique for Sept.) onto the dark wine card stock. Isn't that a neat look? I added the little scalloped square (cut on Cricut using Accents Essentials cartridge) on the bottom of the box. Added pink brads to the corners and attached the Prima flowers on the top flap with a pink brad also.
Easy to make and cute to look at.

What do you think about the little gift box? On the Zebra card, I was trying to make my own background paper so I stamped the Zebra from the Jr. Jungle ATC stamp set, from the Best of Dee Gruenig Collection, repeated across the white panel. Then attached it to red, then onto a black card base. The oval pieces were cut on the Cricut. The sentiment is from the new Greetings 2 ATC set from the Best of Dee Gruenig Collection.I love Dee's stamp designs. She is so talented and it's so much fun to watch her demonstrate how to stamp. You'll just have to go to the Sunday International Web site and see the new videos Dee has created of her using the new ATC stamp sets.

I used to watch Dee on the Carol Duval Show on HGTV. Anytime Dee was on there it was a fun show. Her ideas are so great also and you can tell she loves to share the art. I have some of her video's and now DVDs to try and learn her techniques. She's uber talented.

I used the Borders 2 ATC set to stamp this background and used a sentiment from the Greetings 2 ATC set. I think it turned out kinda cute. It has started me on a quest to design my own backgrounds using some of my smaller ATC stamps.

Do you like the look?This is the inside. Super easy. Using the same pink card stock as on the front I stamped my images in brown.

The bookmark was made using the Jr. Jungle ATC set and stamping with bleach onto the dark wine colored card stock. It's so fun to watch the stock change colors. Different card stock yields a different color when stamped with bleach. You never know what you'll end up with. The bookmark was cut on the Cricut Express using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I cut two and layered them together. I used a gold Krylon marker to go around the edges of the wine colored bookmark... then added the gold ribbon. Now...if I'd just put the bookmark to good use and read a book. It's been a while since I read a book but I hope to read one while on vacation during Fall break. Can't wait either.

Well... what do you think about my projects for Sunday International?
It truly has been a thrill to design for them. If you ever have the chance to design for someone, go ahead and give it a try. It will challenge you to learn new things and add a twist to some old things you may have forgotten.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit with me today and I sure do appreciate you stopping by.
Take care and have a great evening!