Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentine's Day card

I fell in love a while back with digital stamps by Kenny K, he has beautiful images, he also has a great weekly challenge which you can find here.  This weeks challenge was to use hearts in honor of his new stamp release,  I decided to try my hand at a sexy card.  I was also inpired my the colors at Cupcake Inspiration, The colors were screaming sexy card, check it out for yourself...

Here is what I did with it...

As far as a sketch here is one I found at Totally Gorjuss.

The papers on this card is from Creative Imaginations, the die cut piece is was a sign that was on the paper so I fussy cut it and used it as a die cut.  The hearts were cut out of an old cardboard box that I had, I painted it with some crakle paint and used my Black Velvet smootch after it was dry.  I backed the cardstock with some of the leftover papers to make them pop when I layered the hearts.  TFL

Friday, January 7, 2011

C.R.A.F.T. challenge# 84

I love the Craft Challenge Blog, and I swear it has nothing to do with the fact that I ended up in the top 3 with last week's card Thank You card.  They just have fabulous inspiration.  So this week there was a gorgeous sketch to follow and as it happened I needed a card for my daughter's friend.  Whipping it up was quick and painless with this simple sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch,

I did not want a square card since my image was so narrow so I decided to make a regular type card.  Of course it is for a 11 year old girl so it needed lots of glitter and some flowers.  To somewhat match the picture I punched out some flowers from some left over pink cardstock that I had used for the base and using my copics I colored them pink and blue, I feathered the colors together until they blended . I didn't think that the colors would come together and blend so beutifully but they did (2 coats each color for a perfect blend) and I am so pleased with the results.  The papers are from The Girls Paperie, Shabby Flower and Newsprint.  I used both sides of the papers which gave me my 4 layers with lots left over for a Layout.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Something with glitter

Here is a card I made for my aunt, she has a nice heated garage and lets the whole family gather there for special occasions.  It is the only place big enough to hold all of us for Christmas and New Year's get togethers, as well as so many other occasions.  She is the best hostess, this year I decided to give her a card to let her know just how much she really is appreciated.

The image is from the stamping boutique it is called The Fairies Frolic I colored the image using my copics The thank you is a freeby that I picked up and I can't for the life of me remember where it is from.  It is gorgeous though with the bow behind the texte.  I colored the bow to match the stamped image. The butterfly and pearl flourish are both from Prima.I am submitting this card to Stamp Something for there Something with Glitter Challenge and C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for there challenge 83 - Thank You.

Here is a close up of the stamped image between the loose glitter the pearls and the gems on the butterfly this card really sparkles IRL.  Well thank you for looking at my card.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #27 - Celebration gift and matching card

OK so I just got some copic markers for christmas!  Santa brought me the 36A collection, I love them but I definatly feel the need for more so since my b-day is coming up fast I am hoping to add another set to add to my collection.  I was so excited about trying them out that I have made a few cards that I am sharing today.  since they are all inspired by various challenges I am posting them seperatly.  This first one is the first image that I have colored with my copics!  It is a stamp a Kraftin' Kimmie image.  Fussy & Fancy have a weekly challenge, I love there moto, Less is more... but more is better!  That is so me, of course I HAVE to play there whenever I can so this week's challenge was about making a card and matching gift so here it is.

Here is a close up of the top flower cluster.  The daisies and leaves are punched with another chrismas gift and did you notice the pearls on the snowflakes... I got this product from Sweeden it is sort of like liquid pearls only better, it is called Pearl Maker by Waco.  As hard as I try with liquid pearls I always have this little nib that stickes out but with this stuff no nibs.  I also used it for the trim and pom-pom (pardon my french) on the hat.  I absolutley love this stuff.  Take a look for yourself.

Thank you for looking.