Sunday, May 27, 2007

Summer Scene

Stamp Sets:
Feathered Hope
Changing Seasons
All Year Cheer I

Card Stock:
Very Vanilla
Handsome Hunter
Regal Rose
Tempting Turquoise

Handsome Hunter
Chocolate Chip

Other supplies:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Basic Mats

Some very basic cards with one large image matted a couple times to give a classic look.

This dragonfly from Something Marvelous has layers of Whisper white, Barely Banana, and Ballet Blue card stock. The watermark on the card background is versamark with the same dragonfly. The edges of the white are scuffed with Ballet Blue ink, and the embossing powder is the blue from the Rich Regals set.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Nice Hedgehog Tag

This was a fun card!

I used the Hedgie stampin' around wheel with a Barely Banana cartridge to roll over my Barely Banana background.

My tag is made of Real Red card stock, with the phrase from Cute Critters stamped on Vanilla card stock in Real Red ink. I used a small circle punch for the Barely Banana circle, and put a red eyelet through both layers. Natural hemp is tied through and behind the eyelet.

The sweet little hedgehog is from Cute Critters, and stamped in Real Red ink. I cut him out, and used a stampin' dimension to adhere him to the bottom of the card. You can't tell in the picture, but he stands from the card!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Pink Baby Girl

Card stock:
Pretty in Pink
Rose Red
Barely Banana
Lavender Lace
Perfect Plum

Rose Red
Lovely Lilac
Elegant Eggplant

Embossing powder:

Organza Ribbon:

White from "Basics"

Stamp sets:
Wonderful Words
All Year Cheer I

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Layered Shells

This card base is Mellow Moss, with a greeting from Feathered Hope stamped all over in Mellow Moss ink.

I stamped the big shell from Stipple Shells in Mellow Moss ink on Whisper White card stock. Then I cut a piece of paper bigger than the shell itself, but about 1 1/4 smaller than the Whisper White piece and attached it with temporary adhesive to the shell. To make the collage "frame", I began with the sand dollar and inked it with Close to Cocoa ink. Starting in the top left hand corner, I stamped the sand dollar three times, going around the edges before re-inking the stamp. After going all the way around with the sand dollar, I did the same thing with the sea shell in Summer Sun ink, starting over one of the fainter sand dollars. Lastly, I repeated the same thing with the conch shell in Bordering Blue ink. Then I removed the piece of scrap paper, and mounted the piece with the shells on the card.

Friday, May 11, 2007


The Definitely Decorative Daisy set is one of my favorites. For the pink card, I stamped the petals partially off the Vanilla paper in Regal Rose ink. The outline of the petals is Rose Red ink. The center is So Saffron. The leaf is Old Olive, and the leaf outline and stem is Always Artichoke. The bee, of course, is Basic Black. I backed the daisy paper with Always Artichoke card stock, which is mounted on the Regal Rose card. The card has a watermark with the smaller daisy petals all over in Versamark ink.

On the golden daisy card, the petals are stamped in More Mustard ink. For the outline of the daisy petals, I inked the stamp with Close to Cocoa ink, stamped it once on my scrap paper, and then on my daisy. I did the same thing for the leaf with Old Olive ink. The leaf outline and stem is Old Olive, the bee is Basic Black, and the greeting and daisy center is Close to Cocoa. The greeting is from the All Year Cheer I set. I cut a piece of Close to Cocoa card stock 1/2 inch wider and longer than my daisy paper, and used a punch on the corners. After weaving the Vanilla corners into the Close to Cocoa, I mounted them onto the Creamy Caramel card. This has been one of my favorite designs, and I used this for many of our wedding thank you notes!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Nature in Pink

I like this "windowpane" look. I stamped the flower from Nature's Wonders in Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy and Bravo Burgundy ink on Vanilla card stock. The flower pieces were trimmed and mounted all on one piece of Pretty in Pink card stock. The card base is Rose Red. The birthday greeting is from Simple Sayings II, and is stamped with Basic Black ink.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Classic Sails

I've always liked all things nautical, and I really do like the Set Sail stamp set! I have used this set instead of ones with flowers for the men in my life. =)

The boat is stamped on Vanilla card stock in Basic Black ink, and mounted on Not Quite Navy card stock. The strip down the left side of the card is Basic Black, and the base is of Bordering Blue card stock.

This other card is made with the same colors, and the ink is Not Quite Navy. The greeting is from the Wonderful Words

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Feathered Fellowship

The birds from the Feathered Hope set, are stamped on Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip ink. I used a sponge with Chocolate Chip ink to "age" the edges, and then mounted it on Always Artichoke card stock. The card base is Chocolate Chip card stock, with leaves from the same set stamped all over in Versamark. A piece of Close to Cocoa card stock is over the top end of the card, and the piece with the birds is mounted on top.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Three -Step Rose

This card looks a little washed out in the picture. The card base is Barely Banana, and has the outline stamp of the rose from Simple Sketches all over in Versamark. The rose is stamped on the white Naturals paper. The first layer is Pretty in Pink ink, the second is Rose Red, and the last is Bravo Burgundy. I used a sponge to "age" the edges of the rose square with Rose Red ink. The square of card stock behind the rose is Rose Red. "Thinking of You" is stamped in Bravo Burgundy ink.

Variations on a Theme:

The leaf card is made like the first one. The leaves are stamped in Creamy Caramel ink on Creamy Caramel card stock. The leaf square is Vanilla card stock, and the layers are first, More Mustard ink, Really Rust, and Chocolate Chip. The square behind the leaf is Chocolate Chip card stock, and the barely visible greeting is stamped in Close to Cocoa ink.

The dragonfly card has a barely banana base, and with leaves from Wee Watercolors all over in Versamark. The dragonfly is from the All I Have Seen set, and is stamped in Ruby Red ink on Barely Banana card stock. It is matted on Ruby Red card stock, and the greeting, from All Year Cheer I, is stamped in Ruby Red ink.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Colonial Springtime

This is a card I recently showed at a workshop. The stamps are from the Fresh Flowers set, and are stamped on Vanilla card stock. The flowers are stamped with Vintage Violet ink, the centers in Cranberry Crisp, and the leaves in True Thyme. My card base is True Thyme card stock, with a piece of Cranberry Crisp on one end. The Vanilla piece with the flowers is mounted on Vintage Violet.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Dragonfly Summer

Stamp set:
Something Marvelous

Barely Banana
Bravo Burgundy

Bravo Burgundy

burgundy embossing powder