Thursday, May 27, 2010

(Orange, Black & White)

"Moulin Rouge"

So, my first thought for these colors was "Oh no---NOT Halloween colors!" But I have to admit this is one of my favorite cards. :)

Card base is black cardstock, with "Ambrosia" (BG), over it for the background. Can Can (JFF G2447) is stamped using Tuxedo Black (Memento). You HAVE to use this, if you plan on using your (Copic) markers: E01 Pink Flamingo, E29 Burnt Umber, Y06 Yellow & YR09 Chinese Orange. For the "sparkly black" effect I used Stickles (Ranger). Black lace, black ribbon, orange ribbon & button were from my stash. Yes, my orange "flower" is ribbon that I gathered by hand!!! I'm getting to be so creative I'm starting to scare myself! :)
Fancy Tag (Spellbinders S4-235) worked perfect for my Moulin Rouge 2 (JFF A2445) sign. Pop-up dots were added to the sign, and rhinestones (M&MBI) were added for extra bling.

My nephew, Derek is graduating from high school today!!! This is the card and "geico" money I made him for graduation. :)

It's always challenging to make a card for a guy....I can't use all the "bling" I usually do. So I used grey magic mesh, stickers & yes...some ribbon to make the card. Somehow I think he'll like the "geico" money better....but at least I tried to not make a "girly card." :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Spellbinder's Impressabilites

For this card class we made "impressabilities cards" using 2 different techniques. For the first card, we "inked" the Circles impressability I2-1005, then applied it to our card. Stamp is from Just For Fun WB8010; Label is S4-168 Large Labels. Ribbon, rhinestones and stickles were added for some "bling."

This Pebbles impressability I2-1010 was embossed onto Core`dinations whitewash paper, then sanded, to show the detail. Monogram letter is from MME "Wild Asparagus" line. Lace, ribbon & button were added for detail. Very simple and elegant card I think.

Friday, May 21, 2010

(Turquoise, Rust & Cream)


So to start....I picked the colors this week; then panicked because Sherry actually picked them! Now I actually had to think of something to make using these colors!!! To clarify....I really do love these colors, but when I suggested them I was thinking of a Wild West theme. I have paper from Cosmo Cricket that is "Buffalo Bill" "Calamity Jane"----you get the idea. Anyways....none of my JFF stamps worked with that, so I had to come up with something else entirrely!!!

I found this vintage image from (Crafty Secrets) and it cracked me up---I HAD to use it! :)

The card is an Ivory notecard from (TPS). Ivory/cream...looks the same to me! :) I glued burlap to the card next. On my Terracotta paper from (TPC) I stamped my Coffee Background (H2955, JFF). I used Mediterannean paper also from (TPC) as my accent color. My coffee beans border (UMS7014, JFF) was stamped onto twill tape from (SU). As usual all edges were chalked with chestnut roan (CB). Pop-up dots were used to raise the C.S. image; after it was in place I used liquid glass (CTMH) over the top of the image. Finishing touches were some brads & buttons from my stash.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I am posting my JFF Friday challenge early because #1. I won't be home on Friday, I will be in Ft. Collins, CO., for my brother in laws graduation from CSU. And #2. I can't figure out this "posting delay thing." You are suppose to be able to make a post, but pick a day/time for it to publish. Um....sure! I don't doubt that it's possible-----I just have not figured it out yet. :(

So, enjoy my "tag" and I will check out all the other designers creations when I get home! :)

(Lime Green , Turquoise & Yellow)

"Louvre tag"

In case you haven't noticed I love all things Vintage, Coffee & French----my next few posts, for JFF will reflect that too! :)

For my tag I stamped my "Societe de Louvre" stamp from (JFF, G2713) onto my "Lime green shimmer" paper from (TPC). I then outlined my butterfly in "Azure smooch" from (Colorsnap). After that dried, I added "Scattered straw distress stickles" from (Ranger). I also added Liquid Glass from (CTMH) to the word Louvre. I chalked all my edges in "Chestnut Roan" from (Color Box). "Primary yellow" paper is from (TPC) and my background paper is "Fabulous Petite Vintage" from (CB). Ater everything was glued together with my "permanent mono adhesive" from (Tombo), I punched out the hole in the top of my tag using my "Cropodile" from (We R Memory Keepers), and added ribbon, hemp & a button from my stash. My finishing touches were my "Rhinestones" from (Recollections), placed on my tag.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has their new website up and running. I checked it out today, and it is awesome!!! :)
If you've never been to their website and seen all the wonderful stamps they have---you don't know what you're missing. Go check it out!!! It's:
From this...

To this!

(Blue, Orange & Green)

"Pole Swingin' Pin Up"

First of all---NO she is not green! The picture just doesn't show up as well as I would like, nor do the markers. :p

So...for this challenge I got the bright idea of stamping on Window sheets (SU)-----let's just say that while this was a great idea and I could envision how it would go, reality was somewhat different!

I started by covering my $1 doorhanger from (Michaels), this comes in a pack of 3 by the way. :p LOVE their dollar spot!!! Anyways...All paper is from (MME) "Penny Lane," except for the bright Orange cardstock, it's from (TPC). I used sand paper to sand all the edges, then added----guess what? (Color Box) Chestnut Roan chalk to all the edges. I'm so predictable, maybe someday I'll use a different color!

Next I stamped my "pin up gal" from (JFF) UMS7006 onto my window sheet. After drying, I found out that copic markers will wipe away your stamped image! Note to self: "Ask Terre what ink she uses when she stamps and uses her copics." Now that I'm on my second attempt at coloring my stamped image, I flip it over and actually color the back side of it. I can see my is clear after all, and it works!!! :) Happy dance!!!

Now that it's colored I let it dry overnight. Don't know if it needs that much time, but I'm not taking any chances. I used clear half-size mounting squares from (3L), to adhere my window sheet to my paper. "Pin-up saying" also from (JFF) UMS7006 set, is added using pop-up dots. Finishing touches are ribbon, button, hemp & rhinestones from my stash----I really love the bling of the rhinestones on this!!!

Hope you like this project and it'll inspire you to use different items to create with.

*Copc markers used: YR09 Chinese Orange, YG09 Lettuce Green, B05 Process Blue, E01 Pink Flamingo, RV14 Begonia Pink, Y06 Yellow, BV04 Blue Berry & 0 Colorless Blender (to make the Blue Berry very light, it's the pole).

Mother's Day card

I think my mom will get a kick out of this card!!! It's vintage & kinda quirky :)

The image is from Crafty Secrets "Homeade Images & Journal notes." Background paper is MME "Penny Lane" & TPC "Lime Green Shimmer." As always the edges are chalked with Color Box "Chestnut Roan." Spellbinder's die: S3-086 Tiny Tags---love it! Ribbon & pearls are from my stash of goodies.