Feb 28, 2012

Card Buffet - yes please!

My friend Eryn of Sew Much Scrap - who is also a Stampin Up demo in the Airdrie/Crossfield area - is now hosting monthly Card Buffets. The next one is Tuesday March 13th - let me know if you're interested. Here are a couple of the cards I made last month. 
background = layered red & blue CS on white, then embossed in the Big Shot 
Beautiful sympathy card using the new SU labels framelits dies

Feb 8, 2012

Inspired By Nature

I love the cone flower stamp in Stampin Up's Inspired By Nature set. I wanted to play with a technique I saw on the Stamp N Design site here (love everything Lynn Pratt does).

I put a 1/2 inch grid on white CS. On this first card I stamped the cone flowers in black and then used a blending sponge to work in three shades of ink (crumb cake, Cajun craze and chocolate chip). Then I covered the whole piece with Versamark and clear embossing powder to create the tile effect.

I did the same 1/2 inch grid here and inked the cone flowers in black. I used a postcard background stamp and inked the edges in crumb cake ink. I used the same Versamark and clear embossing powder to create the tile effect.

Oh sweet Valentine...

 I bought a bag of Valentine hearts and made a few cards for my family. All were very simple. The adorable truck (with me driving) is from SU's Loads of Love stamp set. Colour is off, but the card bases are SU's crumb cake and basic grey cardstock.