Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I got my Hero Arts (HA) Water Lily stamp in from Stampin Treasures http://www.stampintreasures.com/ the day before and so I had an idea. I inked the stamp on a Rubber Stamp Paint Box long variegated ink pad with green on the stem. I loved the look, sponged, yellow over it (ordinarily I would have sponged the colors first, but I was working on a trial run and it happened to be turning into what I wanted), sponged some orange on, then added a bit of red to the right, a bit of blue to the left and was satisfied. I added the dragonflies and stamped the butterfly on red card stock (CS) from the Clear HA "Share Laughter". I popped the butterfly up. I had my finished piece... YAY! So what was I going to do with these? I was drawn to a piece of green CS that was in my scrap box and taped the inchies down, using a piece of CS as a straight edge. I was really surprised at how they lined up... I'm not used to this being an easy job. I taped this to a notecard and pulled the soft yellow Cubblebug swirls CS out and taped it to the bottom. I thought of the green sheer ribbon in my drawer, pulled it out and decided to tie it on the left side adding yellow gems to the ribbon. I put a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place. I had a great timel putting this together. This might not be my only inchie.. They're rather fun!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I wanted to enter the "Our Creative Corner" contest for this week, so I took some die cuts and the swirls embossing folder to work with.
Die cuts are the items on the cards that have been cut out by a die cut machine. This die cut machine is called a Cuttlebug.
This was a very strange card for me to do, as well as the card with all the die cuts for a summer garden.
HA Clear Spread Sunshine from the Happiness Messages
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
2001 Stampin' Up Asian stamp
HA clear "Sharing Laughter" flower and line of dots
Ordinary paper punch
I love this stamp - comes in a set of three. I like the others, but there is something about this particular stamp that draws me time and again to try different colors, use it in different ways. I usually stamp a bunch, color as I have time and put them aside. Then I may come across some paper as I'm making something else and go for these images. I cut a piece of the olive green paper at a diagonal to sit beside the birds.
Monday, June 9, 2008
The portfolios are wonderful gifts that friends can store the cards you made and enjoy the gift time and again.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
The photo above displays the open card. Cut 2 pieces of flowered paper about 1/4" to 1/2" smaller than the teal paper on each inside piece of the card. Onto each the flowered paper, attach an acryllic sheet cut about 1/2" smaller than the flowered paper. Affix to flowered paper with brads (one at each corner on each page). Glue the flowered paper to the teal card stock.
Next, your precut "Your Photo Here" card goes in the left acryllic pocket.
Your calendars need ribbons attached on the right side to pull them out from under the acryllic sheet on the right inside of the card so you can change the month. I picked sheer green and yellow (6 of each color, totally 12). You can put 11 months calendars in the bottom of the tin, the card with one month in it, on top of the calendars. Put the lid on and snug the band over the box for a beautiful gift.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
It's nice to see how it's done, not just the items needed or instructions. However, I am posting instructions here. You will need:
Rolling Pin Spray Bottle Embossing Folder Tape Paper
Spritz your paper. This makes the paper more plyable, the paper will take the embossing easier.
Tape the Folder closed. Otherwise while you are trying to use the rolling pin the Folder will keep opening up and the paper will move.
Start rolling. If you use the edges of the rolling pin you will get deeper embossing marks. It will be trial and error getting use to how much pressure to use.
For a mister, I personally recomment the Mini Mister by Ranger. It has a fine mist that is perfect for rubber stamping.