Saturday, June 29, 2013

Roaring Birthday

Here's a perfect birthday card for a guy in your life.  This project is also posted on the Bombshell Blog.  Check it out.   The image is stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, and then colored with Copic markers with a touch of sparkling silver added here and there using a Gelly Roll Stardust pen by Sakura.

And for any of you that might be wondering why I've been posting less lately.  It's simply that day job thing.  Work has been intense for the last few months and there's no sign of it letting up.  So when I come home, it's all I can do to run the kids to their engagements and then I'm just zapped.   I'm sure many of you can relate.

and the inside of the card

Stamps: Speed Shop (Bombshell Stamps); greeting from Pennant Parade (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Distress Inks - Walnut Stain for the car and Vintage Photo for shading (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Riding 
Coloring: markers (Copic), Gelly Roll Silver Stardust pen (Sakura)
Hood Red (Stampin' Up)
Printed Paper: Lost & Found (My Mind's Eye)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Tools: circle punch (Creative Memories); scallop circle punch (Stampin' Up); Sequence embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts)
Accessories: cocoa pearls (Close to My Heart), dimensional adhesive; clear embossing powder

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cheery Birthday Flowers

This card is for this week's Color Q challenge.  I wanted to use my new SU Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch combo.  It's fun and easy.  Stamp and punch.  No fussy cutting.

Stamps: Flower Shop stamp set and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Classic dye ink (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Tools: Chevron embossing folder (Stampin' Up); Pansy flower punch and 1/2 inch circle punch (Stampin' Up)

ETA: I'm happy to say that this card made it as one of the finalists and was awarded Colour Q Courtier. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mermaid Splashes

This card is also published on the Bombshell Stamps blog.  The Muse Monday set for this month is Mermaid Anchor.  Isn't she just gorgeous.

Here's a close up.   The mermaid is fussy cut after coloring and mounted using dimensional adhesive.   She colored using Copics and has some shimmer added to her fin and legs using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  

and the inside of the card.

Stamps: Mermaid Anchor (Bombshell Stamps)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Coloring: markers (Copic); silver Gelly Roll pen (Sakura)
Printed Paper: Splash (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up); white (Hammermill)
Accents: Pearls; dimensional adhesive.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Butterfly Bombshell

This is for the Bombshell Stamps June sketch challenge.

 I adapted the sketch a bit by elongating the primary shape so that it would be more in proportion with that tall gorgeous Bombshell.   I also flipped the sketch so the line of elements is on top.  I used butterflies for that.   Instead of just adding some bling to one corner, I decided that every corner needed a little something. 

 Here's an angled shot to show some of the dimension.   I cut two of the spell binder shape -one print and one solid.  That solid piece is then cut into four pieces and aligned behind the printed piece to create a shaddow.

And the inside of the card.   

Stamps: Bombshell (Butterfly Queen)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Ranger Distress Inks
Coloring: Copic
Printed Paper: Theresa Collins (Fabrications Canvas)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Tools: Spellbinders
Accents: Black Pearls, Nailhead brad sticker (inside of card)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Easy Butterfly Thank You

After my daughter's birthday party with some 20 friends attending, I needed a quick and easy thank you card.   This did just the trick.

What made it even easier is that I used this Fiskars stamping tool. 
I put the butterfly and a thank you greeting on the stamping plate and inked up using liquid chalk.  I knew the liquid chalk would give me an easy application. 

Turn the stamping tool and align it with the card base.   I like to stamp on a foam pad. that's what that burgundy rectangle is at the bottom. 

The stamping tool lets me gently lower the stamps onto the card base for a crisp impression. 

Fold the card base and voila - the easiest thank you card I ever made.   And oh so pretty.   

Stamps: Swallowtail, Curly Cute (Stampin' Up)
Ink: liquid chalk (Colorbox)
Paper: white (Hammermill)
Tools: stamping jig (Fiskars)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Shake, Rev, and Roll

This month's Bombshell Stamps Pin-up is Sharon Rogers.  Her challenge this month was to create a card or project using acetate or vellum.   I used acetate to make a shaker box card.   See the gears and little beads floating inside of the card?

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Coloring: markers (Copics)
Printed Paper: On the Bright Side (My Mind's Eye)
Cardstock: Tuexdo Blac (Stampin' Up); white (Neenah), mirror cardstock
Accessories: acetate; micro beads (Martha Stewart); foam tape
Tools: gear dies (Quickutz)

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