Thursday, March 15, 2012

Medieval rose thanks



This is the second card I made a few weeks ago. I was playing around with a scalloped square Nestabilities piece and came up with a sort of medieval look. I might do this more often. I like the many options this opens up.

The Creamy Caramel cardstock was scored using a Scor-Pal. If you look closely you'll see a couple of goofs. I accidentally slipped when I was scoring the paper and I also dented the cardstock when I tied the ribbon too tight. Dern! Was not about to start over at that point, though. See? I am making progress on my perfectionism. :D



All the cardstock except the black and white was done direct-to-paper with matching inks. It makes the paper look like suede. Love that!

The roses were colored with Copics. I layered many colors over each other.

I used the Kassie's Brocade Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss over the roses.

The word stamp is from SU Wonderful Words. Boy, all my stamps are becoming ancient relics, aren't they? lol I think just about everything I own is now retired!

Well, thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy this card. God's blessings on you.

Recipe:

Stamps: SU Stipple Rose, SU Wonderful Words

CS: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Black, White

Inks: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, VersaFine Onyx Black, various Copic markers

Other: Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder, Scalloped square Nestabilities die, Square Nestabilities die, Scor-Pal, red gems, olive organdy ribbon, red zigzag ribbon, button, foam tape, Diamond Glaze (to glue button down)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hydrangea Thanks



Hi all! It's been awhile. I actually made this card weeks ago, but life's busyness and having the flu last week kept me from photographing it. I actually made 2 cards, but one will have to wait to be posted until the person I made it for receives it. She reads here and I want her to see it first.

I did several things to the dark green part of the card. I used Always Artichoke cs and did direct to paper inking with the same colored ink. Then after it dried I stamped it with the SU Canvas background stamp in Always Artichoke ink, as well. Then I stamped in the lower right corner with a word stamp from the old SU Botanicals set.



I used the Ornare paper piercing plate and added some ornate curly q's to the corners. I also did some paper piercing around the "Thanks" embellishment. The bee is also from Botanicals.



I used Copics for the coloring and a white gel pen to emphasize the flower centers.

It felt good to stamp again. I am trying not to look too much at other people's work. I've found that doing that causes me to become envious and to lose my desire to stamp. Some people are way ahead of me in money and talent. I need to be content with what God has given me. I'm happier that way.

Thanks for coming by! God bless you all!

Recipe:

Stamps: SU Stipple Hydrangea, SU Canvas, SU Botanicals, SU Year Round Cheer

CS: SU Night of Navy, SU Always Artichoke, white

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Always Artichoke, various Copic markers

Other: Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder, Rectangle Nestabilities die, lg. and sm. oval punches, Ornare paper piercing template, paper piercer, green gems, foam tape, olive organdy ribbon, white gel pen