Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Colourful tiny tags

I got the idea for the tag here.

I wanted a purple card to try out a new ink (Ranger Milled lavender), cardstock (Lavender moon) and ribbon (Plum pudding).

Supplies; Stamps - YOF mini, Giga guidelines, Paper - Lavender moon, white, vellum, Other - Tiny tags die, Parisian doily die, Edgers #2 die, Plum pudding satin ribbon, cream embroidery floss.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

PTI blog hop - colourful and girly

The minute I saw the challenge for this month's PTI blog hop (here), I knew what I wanted to do - one of those increadibly unmailable, glue gun necessitating, huge ribbon cards.  I've never made one before, and it was fun!

Here's a closeup on the ribbons.  They are all scraps from our wedding gifts almost 8 years ago!   The white has a wire running on the long edges and is really sparkly.  The medallion is Tag-its #1 with the scallop circle die from Love lives here overtop.

I got the idea for the background from Nichole's countdown post this past month.  I used copics R02, R22, RV14, R85 and then the other way.

One more shot of the 3D ribbon cluster. 

Supplies; Stamps - Tag-its #1, Love lives here, Fillable frame #6 (sentiment), Paper - Raspberry fizz, cream, Other - Love lives here die, 1 3/4'' circle punch, copics, assorted ribbons.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Love birds

A card I made a long time ago.  Need to pull out that set again!

Stamps; Urban prarie (BG), Paper - Urban prarie (BG), Old olive, white, Other - half pearls, scallop scallop punch.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Map copic

I had a fun time matching up copics for a vintage map look.  I wanted to do the water in blue, but it was too bright.  YG91 was a good 'cacky' match.  The edges are inked with Tea die distress ink.

I put an eyelet through the compass and wrapped some twine through it.  That's about as much 'dimension' as I can get away with for males in my family.  :)


Supplies; Stamps - map (unknown rubber stamp), Paper - kraft, cream, vellum, Other - copics, distress ink, eyelet, twine.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fruit market cherries

I wanted to evoke a fruit stand, with brown crates, colourful fruit and dusty paper used to tally up the purchases.

So, kraft paper, distressed edges and a bit of colour.  I haven't filled in the sentiment box yet, but it will probably be a 'thank you'.  :)

Supplies; Stamps - Everyday button bits, Label Basics, Ledger (HA), Paper - kraft, cream, dark chocolate, scarlet jewel,  Library ledger PP, Bitty dots PP, Other - Limitless Layers Circles 1 3/4'', distress ink, scarlet jewel and melon berry buttons.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Copic-ed poppies

This took awhile, as colouring in a negative image with Copics is a bit challenging.  Without black lines to stay in between, it's very easy to wobble the red out.

I used a text background stamp with versamark on the background paper (Soft stone) (it didn't show up very well on the photos).

Supplies; Stamps - Poppy background (Hero arts), BB: Textstyle, Paper - Soft stone, white, Other - copics, white satin ribbon, versamark.

Monday, June 6, 2011

4 bar!

I've only learned about '4 bar' cards recently - they are 3.5 x5''.  The inspiration for the cards is from here.  I like the originals much better than my CASE's, but I wanted to try them in colour.  There will be a greeting on the lower right, just over the bottom flourish.

This one is a Lemon tart base with Harvest gold doily.

This one is a Melon berry base with a Berry sorbet doily.

And finally a Plum pudding base with Royal velvet scallop circle.

Supplies; Stamps - YOF Collection, Fancy flourishes, Other - Doily details dies, Limitless Layers 1 3/4'' dies, copics.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Orange + Fizz

When I'm craving colour in my cards, this is my go to combination.  It's just happy happy happy.  The card is for a wedding shower.

I wanted to use a few of my 'older' stamp sets, and this card is CASEd from somewhere in different colours. 
The base cardstock is from my LSS, it's bright mango-ey and matches Memento's Cantaloupe ink well.  I stamped dots in versamark on it.  The ribbon is from my scrap box.  The stems are done in brown for a bit more modern look.

Supplies; Stamps - Everyday button bits, Polka dot basics 2, Paper - unknown, Other; Raspberry fizz buttons, Melon berry buttons, versamark, satin ribbon.