Friday, March 30, 2012

New Technique--Must Try Again

I saw a video on creating unique backgrounds using wax paper on Stamp TV and I wanted to give it a try. I then saw several really pretty cards that people posted using the technique. So--I had to give it a try. I am not sure what I did wrong because mine did not come out as dramatic as the other cards I had seen. (My first try went into the waste basket.) The stamped images on my card are from Stampin' Up's "Fabulous Florets". The sentiment is from a "Prickly Pear" set I got last summer. I used the wax paper technique on the background which I then sponged with Memento Ink and Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Antique Linen. The texture was very light and does not show in the picture. I love pink and black together--one of my favorite color combinations.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reversed Color

We are having a beautiful day in Michigan. The early flowers are blooming and the trees budding. Makes me want to be outside. This morning, while the grass was still wet, I finished up a couple of cards that I had been working on. I love to see how different designs or colors will work, so this time I made two cards that are identical except that the colors are reversed. I used white card stock, SU perfect plum card stock and ink and two different embossing folders. The stamp set is SU "Just Believe". The images (circles on the white background card) were clear embossed and then sponged with perfect plum ink. On the second card, the images were simply stamped with the ink.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


This image had been on my workspace for several weeks. I finally got it used in a card. It was a free digital stamp that I had downloaded months ago. I cannot remember where it came from, but I do love it. The background was gray card stock stamped with a background stamp using Memento's London Fog.Then the edges were sponged with the same ink. The image was colored with copic markers.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team

I am so excited to say that I have accepted as a member of the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team. For me this my first. I am so thankful to be given this opportunity. There are so many great designers out there. I look forward to the weeks ahead. I am looking forward to the new stamps that CHF will be releasing soon. Here is the link to their web site.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sketch Challenge Wednesday

I always look forward to getting the new sketch challenge each week at Splitcoast Stampers. They make me "think". It is so easy for me to just do the same thing over and over. I enjoy the challenge of trying something new. Here is my card. I went to my paper scrap pile and found all the pieces The black doily was lying on my workspace for weeks. The lavender card stock matched the flowers that I stamped for the focal image. The white strips were from previous projects.

Stamps--Rubber Stamp Tapestry "Carolina Dreamin'"
               Greeting from Gina K Designs "Spring Mix"
Ink--Versacolor Cubes Indigo, Evergreen & Old Rose
Doily from Prickley Pear
Sizzix Embossing Folder