Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lost--Now Found

It seems I am always losing something. I was working on a card just before Easter. I got the card base finished and then I could not find the focal image that I had made. I kept telling myself, "It was right here just a moment ago." But it was gone. Looked in the waste basket. Not there. Looked on the floor. Not there. So I laid the card aside... It will show up--I hope. Days went by. Still I did not find my flower. It was so pretty.

Then one day when I was cleaning up my work space, there it was. It had gotten turned over and all I could see was the black (back) side of the rectangle. Thus the title "Lost--Now Found". The lily stamp is from "Our Daily Bread Designs".

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Making A Brick Wall

Many have asked me about making the top for the brick wall on my card. There are several steps but it is very easy. I used a light gray card stock. I stamped the brick wall using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (my favorite).

I decided how big I wanted the brick wall and trimmed my paper to that size. I cut mine 2½ inches tall and 3¾ inches wide. I then sponged on some Memento London Fog ink to darken the brick a little.
Now for the top. Cut a stripe of the gary card stock 3/4 inch wide. Score down the length of card stock at 3/8 inch. I used my score buddy because it has the small increments. Fold in half with the ridge side on the outside.
Now you have to decide how much you want your top to hang over the edge of the brick. In my sample here I allowed for 1/8 inch on each side. Next you want to trim the ends. I used my quilting ruler to trim each end at a 45 degree angle. (You only trim half the width of the stripe.)
Now sponge on some black ink to create the illusion of a shadow—darker on the back edge and lighter towards the center of the strip. Now attach the top to the brick wall and finish your card.

I would love to hear how yours turns out.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Blog Hop

Welcome to Cornish Heritage Farms blog hop! Come join us as the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of CHF goodness! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

17 backgrounders, 3 ATC Sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin Stamps and 3 Rummage Bin Stamp sets being released.

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Here are my cards that I would like to share with you. Both cards highlight the background stamp called "brick wall" and images from the stamp set called "Time to Stamp". The cat was cut on the Cricut, the flowers are a digital image from CHF, colored and cut out by hand, and the vase was made using an oval punch.

The flowers on the next card were made using a couple punches, sponging on a little color and shaping with a stylus. I have loved using these stamps. They are so versatile.

This picture shows how the background paper was made. On the left you see the stamp. On the right you see the original paper and on top you see the finished result. I love the finished paper and it's so easy.
Now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Deneen Treble and see what she has to share with you. Remember to leave a comment on everyone's blog as you travel on your journey. Three of our CHF Design Team members will be giving away blog candy, but who they are is a secret! Hope you enjoy your travels.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Sneak Peek--Day 4

Day 4 is here. Hope you have been enjoying seeing all the beautiful cards. Here is my card for today. Very simple and very much like Sunday's card. I used the "large dots" background stamp--this time in the color "perfect plum". I used a large dots embossing folder and a beautiful digital floral stamp that is currently available from Cornish Heritage Farms.

I have a second card today. This card follows a sketch challenge from Split Coast Stampers (SC379) a couple of weeks ago. I loved using the sketch then, and when I was designing this card everything just fell into place for the sketch. I did move things around a little bit. Hope that still counts.

Here is the sketch and my card.

Don't Forget--All the new rubber stamps go on sale tomorrow evening April 19 at 10 o'clock p.m. EDT at Cornish Heritage Farms. The blog hop begins at the same time at the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog which will then lead you to the next blog. Leave a message on each blog for a chance to win one of the new stamps.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Sneak Peek--Day 3

Day 3! Only two more days until the new rubber stamps will be available for purchase at Cornish Heritage Farms. Hope you are having fun visiting all the blogs and seeing samples of the new stamps. Remember--the blog hop begins Thursday evening at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Begin your journey on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. You will have 24 hours to visit all the blogs of the Design Team and leave comments on each one. Three members of the Design Team will be giving away "blog candy" to three lucky winners.

I used the lighthouse image on a previous card but could not resist using it again. Here I colored the image using copic markers. I did some masking in order to sponge on the background colors. Notice the "brick panel". That is a preview of another "backgrounder" called "brick wall". I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the brick on the gold colored card stock and then sponged on some distress ink to give it more color. It reminders me of what the walls of the lighthouse might look like close-up.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Sneak Peek--Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 for the new rubber stamps that will go on sale at Cornish Heritage Farms on Thursday, April 19, at 10 o'clock p.m. EDT. This is an exciting week for all the members of the new CHF Design Team. Here is my card for today. Love using this "Large Dots" background stamp. The focal image is from the set that is being released called "Time to Stamp". The note on the heart reads "to love with all your heart" which is also from the stamp set.

Be sure to visit all Design Team Members' blogs to see their sneak peeks. You will find a list of the design team members to the left of this post or on yesterday's post. Release Day is Thursday April 19 at 10:00 p.m. and that is also the time that the blog hop begins.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sneak Peek--Day 1

Today begins the sneak peeks for the new rubber stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. Here is my card using the new backgrounder stamp "Large Dots". It has been fun playing with this new stamp. The flower image is from CHF's digital stamps which are available right now on their website.

You can see all the sneak peeks by viewing the design team's blogs--
Dianne Beans - You are here

Visit each DT member's blog each day to see more "sneak peeks". Here are a few notes regarding the release of the new rubber stamps and the blog hop--
The new rubber stamps will go on sale Thursday evening at 10:00 p.m. EDT on the Cornish Heritage Farms website. The blog hop will also begin at 10:00 p.m. EDT on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. Be sure to leave comments on everyone's blog because three of the design team members will be giving away "blog candy". It is a surprise as to which DT members it will be.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Flowers Are Blooming

This is a card I made earlier this year for a friend's birthday. The white trellis was made using the Cricut. The leaves were cut with a Sizzix Die. The flowers were made using a stamp from Purple Daisy Designs with the coordinating punch from EK Success.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Let Your Light Shine

This lighthouse is from Cornish Heritage Farms digital collection. One of the neat things about using a digital stamp is that you can make it any size you would like. The sentiment is also a digital image from CHF. I did some copying and cropping to get the finished alignment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Pink and Black" Day

Today I have two cards to post.The first one is for SCS sketch challenge 379. I used SU pretty-in-pink card stock and designer paper. The black card stock was a generic brand from my stash.The flourish is part of a die cut by Cherry Lyn Designs. The pink flower sticker is one I have had for a while.

The second card is also done using SU pink-in-pink card stock with black as the accent. The image is Floral 11 digital stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I kept trying to add something to the card but finally decided that it was better as is. I colored the image with copic markers.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Digital Stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms

Love this digital stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. It reminds me of my grandmother. She loved her flowers. I colored the image using Copic markers and used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the image. The birthday greeting is from a set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Join the design team of Cornish Heritage Farms for our first blog hop beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT on April 19 when the first of the new rubber stamps will be released.