Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Card of the Month for Stamp Fever

I was in charge of February's Card of the Month for Stamp Fever and I had a ball. I used the new stamp from Penny Black called Rose Heart and broke out my distress stains to give it that water color look. Hope you like it. I demo it at the store this Saturday :-)

3rd Card Sample for Class

Sorry I've been busy and didn't get around to posting my 3rd class card. Here it is. I used the Penny Black Poinsettia Stamp and distress stains to get this effect. I really loved how it came out and I got a great response in class and in the Penny Black Flickr group.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Card Samples for January 21st Card Class

WOW it's 2012! I'm REALLY looking forward to a schedule again to my card classes. I started making cards for my next class at Stamp Fever on January 21st and here is what I came up with. I still have 1 more to make which I'll finish tonight. I will also be teaching a beginner copic class soon too, so stay tuned to even more samples :-)

This first card is a Valentines / Anything time you just want to say LOVE U card. And the best part, It's a shaker card. All the little hearts inside are confetti pieces. So CUTE!! I used Hero Art clings for the flowers and Lawn Fawn for the letters.  

The second card I wanted to make more vintage looking. So I used Hero Arts Old Letter Writting for the background with distress inks. The lovely typewritter is Lawn Fawn's Just My Type. I added a few flowers and my card came to life. I have to say I'm not a real vintage kinda person but I like simple touches of it.

That's all I have for now, I'll post card #3 tomorrow.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Thinking of you card using Penny Black "Butterly Suite"

Well to start off 2012 I didn't expect to wake up with no voice for no reason. Not knowing if I'm sick, I cancelled my plans and decided to stay in today and craft. While my kids played wii I broke out my Penny Black "butterfly suite" stamp. I saw video by the talented Jill Foster a while back and I had to buy the stamp. Here's the card then I'll provide some step by step details.

First I stamped the image on copic paper using black momento ink. Then I colored the image in using copics. The flower is colored with BV00, BV02, BV04, BV13. The greens are YG07, YG09, YG17. The butterflies are colored with YR07, YR16, YR18. Each person colors differently but I color with the lightest, then med, then darkest, then again with the lightest to blend.

Here is just the image colored

Then I used Tim holtz distress ink in old paper and brushed corduroy. I distressed the entire paper with the old paper ink, then distressed the sides with brushed corduroy. I used a paper distresser to distress the sides, then added more brushed corduroy.

Here's a picture of this step as you can see I also added another layer of the butterflies, cut the out and only adhered the center to give it dimension

To finish the card I used lily bee design paper head over heels 6x6 tiny tablet. I added the distress ink over the paper to dull it down a little, added a distressed doily, a stamped sentiment by hero arts sending smiles messages and a bow. I also added hints of glossy accents to the flowers and butterflies.

Here is a slightly angled view so you can see the dimension in the butterflies. 

Hope you like it.