Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ghost Rider

Happy Halloween.   I was hoping to have this done to join the Bombshell Stamps blog hop today, but life was just too busy.   The challenge was to make a black and white Halloween card with one additional color thrown in.  As you can tell, that color is green for me.   

The motorcycle is stamped in black pigment ink and then embossed with black embossing powder.   I colored the image using Copic markers and had a time getting those green ghost flames to look decent.  

Ink: Stampin' Up Craft Ink (Basic Black)
Coloring: Copic Markers
Papers: Neenah cardstock for stamping/copic coloring, K&Company (paper is glittered and embossed)
Other: Black Embossing powder

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Clean Halloween

Just a clean and simple Halloween card

Stamps: Stampabilities
Paper: Basic Grey (thin run of striped paper), misc. cardstock
Coloring: Spica markers
Tools: Paper Studio (star emossing folder), EK Success (star border punch)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cheerful Monday - Any Occasion

Cheerful Monday?   Not sure about you, but I need a little perk me up on Mondays.   So this is a step in the right direction.   This is the fourth card of this little card collection I've been posting the past three Mondays.   It uses the same stamps and papers but takes a bit of a different spin on it.  Oh and be sure to scroll all the way down in this post to see a group shot of the four cards in this pack. 

Showing off the texture and dimension.  This Cuttlebug embossing folder is just amazing.   How pretty!

Inside of the card.  Just a couple of touches of that flower.  

All four cards in this little series of yellow and orange.   I'll have to come up with a different color combination for the next Cheerful Monday cards. 

Supply List
Stamps:  Hero Arts (Small Open Flower, Small Closed Flower), 
Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White), Hammermill Coverstock for the card base)
Ink: SU (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie)
Tools: SU large oval punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Accessories: SU satin ribbon (Pumpkin Pie)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Ride

I just love these motorcycle stamps by Bombshell Stamps.   I decided to challenge myself to make a Halloween card and this is what I came up with.  The motorcycle stamp from Bombshesll Stamp's set called Custom Choppers is just such a fun image to use.  It just wants to roll right off of the page/card.

I stamped the image on some speckled cardstock from Stampin' Up.   I then cut it down to size and used a ruler with an Exacto knife and freestyle trimming with an Exacto knife to make the image of the bike just roll off of the white base. 

Both the front and the back of the bike are slightly off of the white stamped layer. 

And here's the inside of the card.   The Happy Halloween banner on the front of the card ended up getting covered up, so I added another strip on the inside of the card. 

ETA: and it just so happens that this card is perfect for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge. I had to add it to the dynamic duos challenge blog.   Love the ladies there and it's one of my favorite challenge blogs.

Stamps: Bombshell Stamps (Custom Choppers)
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Mischievous, 6x6 pack), Stampin' Up Cardstock (Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, & Confetti)
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic Markers
Accents: Paper Studio star brads

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Boss' Day

Yesterday was Boss' Day.  It was also a very busy day for me at home and work, so I didn't get a chance to post this yet.   My boss is in the middle of building his home, so our team went with that theme for his gift too.

For the color choices, I was inspired by this week's Dynamic Duos challenge and used Soft Sued and Pool Party.

Showing off the layers of texture. There's a second die cut in soft suede under the white window die cut for layering and texture.  I used pop dots (SU Dimensionals on the window and again on the brick wall layer. 

The inside of the card has a pocket for a gift card.  I used a computer generated greeting and stamped another image of the chandelier on top of it.  

For this week's Dynamic Duos challenge.

Stamps: Tim Holtz (French Connection), Stampin' Up (Just Believe)
Ink: Stampin' Up
Coloring: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Tools: Tim Holz embossing plate, Poppy Stamps window die, PC & printer for inside sentiment. SU punches for outside greeting

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cheerful Monday - Birthday III

Here's my third Cheerful Monday card.   See the last two Mondays for the first two cards in this little four card collection.   .

An angled shot that shows off the dimension.  I adore embossing folders.  I'm hooked.   I think I have enough, but noooo then a new one comes out that I just have to have.   I'm beyond help.

And the inside of the card with a touch of embossing on one side.  I ran the cardstock into the machine for just an inch or so and backed it back out.  

Supply List
Stamps:  Hero Arts (Zig Zag background), Stampin' Up (Happiness Always, Perfect Punches)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White), Hammermill Coverstock for the card base)
Ink: SU (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery)
Tools: SU large oval punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wicked Collaboration

Halloween is around the corner.   The kids and I just went to the pumpkin patch this afternoon and picked out a pumpkin to carve.   Here's a card my daughter and I made for her teacher last year.  

Stamps: greeting and cat from Close to My Heart, pumpkin from Basic Grey, 
Ink: Stampin Up
Paper: K& Company, misc purple glitter.
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinder, Ribbon

Monday, October 8, 2012

Cheerful Monday - Birthday II

Here's a second Cheerful Monday card.   Check back to last Monday for my first and keep checking back on Mondays to see if I can manage to keep this up....  LOL.   

An angled shot so you can see the layers and dimension.   I just love adding a few layers and might need a 12 step program for pop dots (SU Dimensionals).



Supply List
Stamps:  Hero Arts (Small Open Flower, Small Closed Flower, and Zig Zag background), Stampin' Up (Perfect Punches)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White), Hammermill Coverstock for the card base)
Ink: SU (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie)
Tools: SU large oval punch
Accessories: SU Satin Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The World Card Making Day/Mad Hatter Day

The gals over at Bombshell Stamps are participating in The World Card Making Day and combining it with Mad Hatter Day.   The challenge went out to the design team to make a project for the Bombshell Blog.

The helmet is from Vintage Motorcylces in honor of Mad Hatter Day and the bike itself is from Harley Bikes.   Both images are colored with Copics.  The greeting is from the Vintage Motorcycles set, heat embossed.  Shading with Distress inks.  Embossed silver cardstock using a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  Misc. ribbon. 

Angled shot to show some of the dimension.   I actually stamped and colored on the card base which is unusual for me.

Here's the inside of the card. 

Stamps:  Bombshell Stamps (Vintage Motorcycle and Harley Bikes)
Ink: Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black - card front), Tim Holtz (Shading and motorcycle on the inside), Stampin Up Craft Ink (Black - for greeting)
Coloring: Copic Markers
Paper: Stampin' Up Cardstock (Crumb Crake, Very Vanilla), Neenah (for helmet), misc silver paper
Tools: Tim Holz embossing folder, Martha Stewart large corner rounder, EK Success small corner rounder
Accents: Ribbon, embossing powder (for greeting)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Witches Trick or Treat

It's October and Hallween is just around the bend.  So it's time to post some Halloween cards.

Stamps: Stampabilities (the witches legs), Stampin' Up (Holiday Best), Spider and web inside of card - misc acrylic stamps, perhaps Inkadinkadoo
Ink/Coloring: Stapin' Up Classic Ink, Copic markers, Spica Markers
Papers: Baseic Grey, K & Co.
Tools: EK Success (border punch), Cuttlebug (embossing folder), Stampin' Up (oval and scalloped oval punches, Martha Stewart (bird punch, inside of card)
Accessories: Ribbon (unknown brand)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bomb Away the Blues

It's a rainy day around these parts and what better way to bomb away the blues than with an awesome Bombshell project.   I used my Bombshell Angel stamp, this months sketch challenge from Bombshell Stamps blog.  There's so much detail to this card, I just had to make the image a bit larger than I usually do.

The background is this great two sided print from Echo Park.  I thought of my Bombshell Angel stamp the moment I saw that paper in the store.  It used to be a crisp black and white.   I took a Spellbinder Embossing folder and some SU Going Grey classic ink to it.  I shaded the paper before embossing and then did another round of shading/distressing after running it through the embossing folder.    The blue paper is a print from Creative Memories that's got a few years on it, but I'm good with "vintage" paper if you will.  I love it all. The accents are some Basic Grey ribbon and a line of brads.

Now to the main image herself.   She's my Bombshell Angel from Bombshell Stamps.  I stamped her using Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa) and then colored her using my Copic markers.  I dressed her up like a paper doll using this coordinating cutting file from Bombshell Stamps. I cut the dress using Make The Cut software and my KNK Zing.  I shaded the blue dress (and the blue used for the mats) with some SU Classic ink.

And here's the inside of the card.  I ran a piece of white cardstock into the die cut machine but only an inch or less and rolled it back out.   I added some shading around the edges and a few scraps of printed paper (also shaded).  Viola... done!

Here's the card sketch used from the Bombshell Stamps forum.

Stamps: Bombshell Stamps (Bombshell Angel)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Stampin' Up (Basic Grey, Brocade Blue)
Coloring: Copic markers
Papers: Echo Park print, Creative Memories print, Nennah (for the Bombshell Angel image), Hammermill coverstock (for the inside of the card), Stampin Up (Basic Black for the card base)
Tools: Spellbinder embossing folder
Accents: Basic Grey Ribbon, Paper Studio brads, Stampin' Up Dimensionals

Product Highlights.... 

Bombshell Angel stamp set

Bombshell Angel cutting file 

Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm a Bombshell Pin Up!

I'm a Bombshell Pin Up!  Well, that's a fun announcement to make.   :-)   I've been tickled hot pink since I found out that Bombshell Stamps has selected me to be one of their guest designers.   I get to serve on their design team for six months and take a more substantial role for the month of December.   Yahooo!

I first discovered Bombshell Stamps when I was looking for some motorcycle stamps.  I have a Harley and love to ride.   It's nice to have my two main hobbies meet now and then, thus the search for some motorcycle stamps.   Well, I found some fabulous motorcycle images at Bombshell Stamps. It didn't take me long to order and I couldn't resist the Bombshell Angel and her digital file for clothing to go with her.   And I'm itching to bring a few of those hot rod cars home.

For fun, check out a few of my projects I already posted using Bombshell stamps CLICKY.  Oh and if you haven't already figured this out... I like all kinds of crafting styles.  I enjoy anywhere from the CAS (clean and simple) style to the grunge and distressed.

So check back tomorrow... I have another card all queued up to load.

Yay!  I'm officially a Bombshell Pin Up!

  Check out the Bombshell blog if you have a few minutes. 
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