Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here's my card for Michael Strong's February Challenge (can't use red, pink, or purple).
First, I inked Michael Strong's heart stamp with 'VersaMark', stamped on white card stock, embossed with 'Judikins Translucent Gold' EP, heat set; sponged with 'Ranger Tumbled Glass' distress ink; cut out the heart and a few sections, as well as a smaller heart from 'Aspire Petallics Starburst Lichen' cover weight card stock (Paper Zone); using double sided tape layer the gold heart on top of the aqua heart; run the middle and largest 'Heart Doily Dies' (3 in the set from 'Cheery Lynn Designs') thru my 'Big Shot' machine; using double sided tape mount the gold and aqua heart set on top of the middle size heart doily, use pop up foam tape to adhere to A-7 card cut from 'Curious Metallic Ice Gold' cover weight card stock (Paper Zone). Place the largest Heart Doily Die cut in a cardboard box, wrong side up, spray with adhesive spray and quickly center on your card; Add 1/2 glue dot to the smallest hearts (left over from the die cuts) to trail down to the 'Just You' which was stamped with VersaMark and embossed using 'Zing Aqua' EP...finished with aqua rhinestones.
Fun project...give it a try!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Valentine Card

Happy Belated Valentines Day!!!!
I had good intentions to post these you can see, I got side-tracked posting to 3 other sites - Die Cuts All, OSA, and Michael Strong, as well as mailing it to Peddler's Pack for a doing all this I forgot to post it here on my own blog - LOL! So, here tis'...better late than never!
The background is black, gold, and red washi paper; on the next red layer behind the white & gold cardstock, I edged & embossed with 'black diamond' EP. The main heart is an iris fold, and the die cut heart around is from 'Cheery Lynn Designs'. For the inside I used a Fiskars heart punch; and the oval letters are stamps from Michael Strong Rubber Stamps which I also embossed using the black diamond EP.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine weekend!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hi all...This card background was made using the 'Wickers' die by 'Cheery Lynn Designs'. The die has a slight design and gives your weaving a thatched mat look...lots of fun to weave and it comes together quickly! Stamped the mat with VersaFine Green Spanish Moss (Decorative Bamboo stamp by Hero Arts), and brushed gold Smooch here and there on the leaves. The little Geisha (Great Impressions E547) was stamped with Black VersaFine, embossed, and colored with Smooch.

Some delightful news!!!! On Keri Lee Sereika's blog I won a random drawing and will receive a copy of her book "Coloring Techniques For Card Making"! Keri asked people to send 'John' a card for his 90th birthday...aiming for 90 cards. I sent one and thus was entered in the drawing. Looking forward to receiving the book!!! Thank you Keri!

Take care of those you love....Jan