Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bubbling Tilda

This card is for the Magnolia Down Under challenge #48 Flowers.

Ah, she looks so sweet, but she gave me such a hard time! To be fair, it wasn't all her fault, part of the blame belongs to Prismacolor pencils. First, I could not get this stamp to stamp cleanly for me, not enough pressure and the details didn't show up, too much pressure and the extra ink on the edges showed up, so frustrating. Then, I was determined to color her dress with Vert Jade pencil as I thought it would go with the back round so nicely. Apparently my Vert Jade pencil has a graphite streak all the way through it. Every time I started coloring all of this dark grey showed up and made the coloring look dirty. I got one fairly nice coloring, but on an image that was unusable as a whole. So her dress is paper pieced, and her ankle is splotched with "dirt"!

I had some lovely butterflies that I had received in a paper punches swap. I put those through the Xyron and then glittered them up. I wish I had thought of that for her pop-up wing...I may redo that part.

Stamp: Magnolia - Bubbling Tilda
Sentiment: Michelle Perkett Studios
Cardstock: GP, Recollections
DP: DCWV - Linen Closet
Flowers: Prisma - teal, Michael's - cream
Leaves: Cricut
Butterflies: Stash
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Colored with: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Tria markers, Pebbles chalks
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Darling Daisy

Today's card features the darling Daisy digital stamp from Squiggle Stamps.
I made this card for two challenges, the Get Krafty challenge at Squiggle Stamps and the Three's a Charm challenge at Sew Many Cards challenge Blog.

For the first challenge the task was to incorporate Kraft (or paper bags!) paper into the card design. I did not have kraft paper but I did have these awesome bags that the scrapbook store uses for purchases. They are nicely sized and have newspaper type print all over them.

The requirement for the second challenge was to use three embellishments and a charm in the card design. I hope what I've used count as embellishments. Nothing too fancy today, a rather simple, low stress card.

Stamp: Squiggle Stamps - Daisy w/ Flowers
Sentiment: Just Right Stamps
Card stock: Recollections, GP
DP: paper bag
Ribbon: Joann's
Charm: Michael's
Flowers: Handmade, shapes from Cricut
Border Punch: Fiskar's
Colored with: Bic Mark It and Tria Markers

Friday, May 28, 2010

Christmas Sweeties

I've been away from card making for quite awhile. I guess I was just not in the mood. Now I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, and I've started by making this card for the Winter Wonderland challenge Christmas Sweeties!
I bought this set of rubber stamps near the end of December 2009, and now I'm finally getting to put them to use for the first time. The set is Itty Bitty Christmas from Pink Cat Studios, so very cute and sweet.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Pink Cat Studios - Itty Bitty Christmas
Cardstock: GP, Core'dinations Scarlet, Recollections green, Marcella K glitter papers
DP: Martha Stewart Frosty Gingerbread
Ribbon & String: Stash
Brads: Recollections
Pearls: Stash
Candy/Candy Canes: Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge, Cricut Expression
Border Punch: Fiskar's Threading Water
Pop dots