Monday, October 17, 2011
These were a really simple card to do. I started with sketch #47 and modified it a bit to fit the stamps a little better. The plaid paper is from Rocky Mountain Scrapbook Co (which looks like is still in business www.rmscrapbook.com). It doesn't look like this piece is printed any more, it's a really aged piece of 8 1/2 x 11 from the stash. The dark green is a lightly textured cardstock. The oatmeal cs is from a bazzill cardstock pack, another old one, as none of it is textured. The stamps are from Stampin' up! Sketch it set. The wreath & sentiment were stamped in deep green colorbox chalk in and then the wreath was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The eyelets are Making Memories. The wreath was cut out and popped with Sandy's jumbo roll of dimensional adhesive. Ribbon is May Arts & is the only thing that didn't come straight from the stash. I actually bought it just for these cards & used it right away. No aging involved. :) Bows were tied with Bow Easy.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
a few more Valentines to post tomorrow before I drop them off at Sandy's & then on to general winter cards to help fill the Christmas boxes and the ones that follow after the Christmas rush!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Our first blog hop went very well last weekend! There were 23 comments left so we have been busy making Valentine's and winter love cards. :)
Thomas made the card posted above. He started with several sketches and then went his own way, as he often does. He is much better at thinking outside the box than I am. (He'll be more than happy to share his favorite story about me & tearing paper. When you see him, ask him about Bug's life.... He'll know what you mean...). The stamp is from an older set by clearly wordsworth. Pattern paper is from a winter stack that he distressed with broken china Tim Holtz distress ink. Snowmen are colored with copics. He printed out "I love you" in several different languages and punched them out with Stampin' up label punch. Snowmen are popped with Sandy's giant roll of dimensional adhesive. 20 down and 3 more to go for Thomas...
I was low on the dark teal (I only had a couple of sheets of 12x12....) so I substituted black for the card base and matt. I'm really trying to use what I have and shop less... (& It's working so far except for a trip to Hobby Lobby while in Vegas...) :) Same Basic Grey paper & copics for coloring. Used owh stars and stamps sketch #26 as starting point for the cards.
I have 26 cards made & will keep posting them over the next few days before I drop them off at Sandy's. :)