Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father’s Day!

Part 1…

(my hubby reads my blog, so I can’t show you his card until tomorrow)

I made this card for my father-in-law and another very similar for my dad.

Father's Day Grandpa 2012


The image quality is terrible… not sure why.  Sorry about that!  The background is embossed with a circle embossing folder, the sentiment was printed and cut using a Silhouette Studio file.  I coloured the heart red with a marker before covering it with stickles.  The papers are Basic Grey Oxford, and the hearts were punched using the SU three heart punch.  I covered them with some gold Tim Holtz crackle paint stuff (can’t think of the proper name of it right now), in the gold colour, then added some vintage photo distress stain to it once it dried. 


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Friday, June 15, 2012

Mr. Sock Monkey

Hello!  This card was made for our friends’ son’s first birthday.  The party was going to be a Sock Monkey theme, so of course I had to make a sock monkey card! 
Jack's First Birthday
The monkey was created using a variety of punches, with the torso being cut using an oval nestabilites die.  The monkey is made with Soft Suede textured cardstock from SU, which I rubbed a white ink pad on and then stamped with a canvass type stamp using some dark brown ink to give it the look of textured material.  The white parts are Neenah natural cardstock stamped with some versamark (I think because the stamp was a bit dirty from the darker brown ink, the versamark turned a light brown colour when I stamped it).  I used my silhouette to cut the balloons, and I dipped the strings in some matte multi medium to get them to curl before I glued them to the card.  The patterned paper is from a provocraft pad that I bought at wal mart a long time ago.
In addition to the card, I also whipped up this bag for his gift, which was of course, a sock monkey (a miniature version, since he already had the big one).
Jack's First Birthday bag
I used circle and oval dies for the monkey on the bag.  I bought the plain bag in a pack at Wal Mart.  This is basically how I wrap all of my gifts now – with handmade bags that coordinate with my cards.  It’s so inexpensive and they seem to be much appreciated!
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Up For A Challenge!

Hello!  I’m back again and hope to be back a fair bit more regularly now.  I was motivated by Kraftin’ Kimmie’s “Under the Sea” challenge theme this week to break out my mermaid stamps.  I’ve been wanting to attempt the “no lines” colouring – where you stamp the image in a very light coloured ink instead of the usual black to give the image the appearance of having no lines.  This is my first attempt, and man, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Under the Sea



















Nerissa from Kraftin’ Kimmie was stamped in a light pink Memento Ink (not sure of the exact colour).  The papers were from Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss collection. 

Here is a close up of Nerissa

Under the Sea 2

Copics used: Skin: E0000, E00, E01, E11, R20, R22, Hair: E31, 33, 35, 37 and 50, Shell: R0000, R30, R32, E50, E51, E53, E55, Tail: B0000, B000, B01, B32, B34, B37, B39, YG0000, YG3, YG5, YG6, YG25

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