Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

So, it's been a while since I posted on my blog... It's not that I haven't been stamping it's just that I've been using all the projects for classes & parties. I didn't want to post them until I'd used them for the class :)

Here's one of the cards we made at the Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack:

The watercolouring was lots of fun! I even took the time to add shadows & I think it made the image pop!

This card design was take from:


Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Confetti White - paper; Night of Navy, Black StazOn, Baja Breeze - ink; Holiday Lineup, Taffy Alphabet, Winter Post - stamp set; Stampin' Pastels, Blender Pen, distressing tool - accessories;

The second card was a total CASE. I think this is the most gorgeous card!!

It was taken from:


Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Confetti Cream - paper; Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze - ink; Winter Post, Frames with a Flourish, En Francais - stamp sets; antique copper brads, Alpine Ribbon Originals, Chocolate Chip marker, sponge dauber, Stampin' Pastels - accessories;

And last but not least, some wine labels I designed for a wedding.


Avery labels - paper; Real Red, River Rock - ink; Baroque Motif, Frames with a Flourish - stamp sets;

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Web Page?

So I've signed up for a Stampin' Up! web page too. Check it out :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Fall Wedding Card

One of my co-workers asked for a wedding card... here's what I came up with. The old hostess set with "TOGETHER" is one of my favourites for weddings and anniversaries. The gold embossing makes it a little harder to read but I really like the look. Something about weddings and dry embossed papers just go together for some reason. I pulled out my trusty piercing template and covered a piece of vanilla cardstock with polka dots. Although it's somewhat time consuming I haven't broken down & bought a cuttlebug yet :) I had decided before I started that this leaf set was perfect for the style I wanted I wasn't sure if I wanted solid stamping, watercolour or some other technique for the leaves. After some exprimenting & the decision to use brushed gold for the card base. I decided on solid stamping with little bits of gold embossing on the leaves. After stamping & cutting out the leaves I used my VersaMarker to trace little bits of the leaf veins, rubbed the edges of the leaves on my VersaMark pad & then embossed in gold. I think it was just the touch I was looking for.


Brushed gold, Very Vanilla - paper; Ruby Red, Old Olive, Really Rust, More Mustard, VersaMark - ink; Autumn Leaf Prints, discontinued hostess set - stamp sets; gold brads, old embossing powder, scallop edge punch, piercing template, embossing stylus, VersaMarker - accessories;