Sunday, January 29, 2012

Loving Critters


Hi everyone! I'm still here!!! It's been a really busy week so I haven't had a chance to post in a couple days. Today I want to share some clean & simple cards I've been working on for Operation Write Home. I used the digitally colored piggy image and patterned paper from the Loving Critters digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My husband thought I should include a sentiment so I created this second card with the "sending my love" message.  This last card was inspired by a technique I've been wanting to try for some time now, using scored lines to create texture in the background.


I used Ruby Red for all my card bases and paired it with Cool Caribbean cardstock or digital patterned paper from the Loving Critters stamp set. The cute piggy image was printed on White Cardstock and layered on Ruby Red.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Loving Critters (Clear Dollar Stamps), Say It In Style (CTMH)
  • Paper: Ruby Red and Cool Caribbean (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Clear Dollar Stamps, Loving Critters Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Scor-Pal and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pink Aster


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my last card as one of the Clear Dollar Stamps digital design team. I've learned so much from this talented group of ladies and am thankful for all the inspiration and friends I've made since joining the team. The floral image highlighted on today's card is one of my favorites and is the Aster digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then patterned paper from My Mind'd Eye.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  I stitched around the edges of both the card base and image.  To embellish the card I added a black satin bow and some black pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Aster (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye, Ooh La La Collection)
  • Ink: Copics YG23, YG25, RV23, RV25, RV29
  • Other: Stitching, Black Satin Ribbon, Black Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Quirky Cat


Hi everyone! One of my goals for 2012 is to send more cards to Operation Write Home in support of our troops overseas. Operation Write Home sends handmade greeting cards to our nation's heroes for them to write home on as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. There are some card quidelines to follow though such as no glitter (it's a saftey hazard), they prefer A2 size cards and SOME lumpiness is okay. 

I'm okay with no glitter since I only end up making a mess with it anyways and enjoy making A2 size cards but really seem to struggle with only SOME lumpiness on my cards so I've decided to spend more time this year making clean & simple cards for Operation Write Home. To keep myself on track I've dubbed today Clean & Simple Sunday and hope you will share with me some of your favorite sites that inspire you to make clean & simple cards.

Today's clean & simple card was created using a digitally colored image from the Quirky Cat digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I paired it with digital paper from the Peacock Birdie stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I went a little crazy with layers on this card so I left off the embellishments so it wouldn't end up too lumpy.


My card base is Brilliant Blue layered with White Cardstock then Going Grey.  The shadow strip is digital patterned paper layered on White Cardstock.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and layered on Brilliant Blue then adhered using mounting tape. 

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Quirky Cat (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Brilliant Blue and Going Grey (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Peacock Birdie Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Mounting Tape

Friday, January 20, 2012

Snowman


Hi everyone! Do you believe in signs?!? We've only had an inch of snow here so far this winter season and then on the day I'm sharing this cute snowman card it snows again. The image used on today's card is the Snowman coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba.


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Let It Snow patterned paper stitched around the edges.  The shadow layer is Bravo Burgundy die cut and embossed using the Labels 23 Nestabilities.  The image was printed on White Cardstock, colored in using copic markers then die cut and embossed using the Labels 23 Nestabilities.  To embellish the card I added a clear snowflake finished with a blue button threaded with DMC White and a pretty blue bow.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Snowman (Elizabeth Dulemba)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Let It Snow Patterned Paper (Sandylion)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Copics E04, R39, R89, E44, Y26, BG70, BG72
  • Other: Stitching, Labels 23 Nestabilities, Clear Snowflake (Heidi Swapp), Button, DMC White, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Purple Dahlia


Hi everyone!  I'm back with another new release floral image.  To see the other simply scroll down to my previous post.  The gorgeous flower used on this card is the Dahlia digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamp.
 

My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then Perfect Plum with a zig zag stitch around the edges. The shadow layer is Pale Plum layered on White Cardstock with a straight stitch around the edges. I printed the image on White Cardstock and colored it in using copic markers.

I die cut and embossed the image using Standard Circles Small Nestabilities and layered it on True Black die cut using the Lacey Circles Nestabilities. To embellish the card I added a metallic silver bow and a metallic silver dew drop in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Dahlia (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: True Black and White (Papertrey Ink), Perfect Plum and Pale Plum (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Copics V20, V25, RV91, RV93, YG61, YG63
  • Other: Stitching, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, Metallic Silver Ribbon, Metallic Silver Dew Drops, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Josephine Clematis


Hi everyone!  Today I've not one but two fabulous new release floral images to share with you.  This first card highlights the Josephine Clematis digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps


My card base is True Black layered with Cameo Coral.  The shadow layer is Blush Blossom finished with faux stitching using a Black Glaze Pen.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers then layered on True Black.   To embellish the card I added a black satin bow and lots of silver rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Josephine Clematis (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: True Black and White (Papertrey Ink), Cameo Coral and Blush Blossom (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Copics R0000, R000, R00, R11, R30, R32
  • Other: Black Glaze Pen (Sakura), Black Satin Ribbon, Silver Rhinestones, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Love Birds


Hi everyone!  Today I've a tweet love card to share.  The cute image used on today's card is from the Love Birds digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry.  I really like this stamp set because I'm able to add different words in the sign hanging on the outside of the heart.  On this card I filled in the sign with the words "Tweet Love".


My card base is Brocade Blue layered with White Cardstock then Patterned Paper.  The strip at the bottom is Wild Wasabi finished on one side using the Wave Edge Punch with a strip of white lace wrapped around it.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers then layered on Brocade Blue.  I added a straight stitch around the edges of the card base and image.  To embellish the card I added some flowers finished with clear buttons.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Love Birds (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Brocade Blue and Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink) and Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Copics B91, B93, RV11, V15, V17, G82, G94, Y26, E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, White Lace, Wave Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Flowers, Buttons, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Flower Basket


Hi everyone! I've really missed creating cards with floral images and this one so reminds me of spring. I'm also loving this Thrift Shop Paper Pad so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of it. The image used on today's card is the Flower Basket digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then Still In Box Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is the back side of the same patterned paper layered on White then Dark Brown Cardstock. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edge and layered it on Dark Brown. To embellish the card I added white lace, a blue button finished with DMC White and lots of chocolate pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Basket (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Still In Box Patterned Paper (October Afternoon, The Thrift Shop Collection)
  • Ink: Copics E43, E44, E47, E49, BG72, BG75, Y19, YR24, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Stitching, White Lace, Paper Piercing, Blue Button, DMC White, Chocolate Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Monday, January 9, 2012

Yellow Chamomile


Hi everyone! I don't think I've ever made a bow this big before and wow, do I love it!!!  I picked up this patterned paper and ribbon as a kit from the Stamp Simply Ribon Store.  The floral image used on today's card is from the Chamomile digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry.


My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then Still In Box patterned paper.  The shadow layer is Last One patterned paper layered on True Black.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  To embellish the card I added a huge button finished with a black bow and a few pearls along the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Chamomile (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Still In Box and Last One Patterned Paper (October Afternoon, The Thrift Shop Collection)
  • Ink: Copics Y21, Y26, YG23, YG25
  • Other: Button, Black Ribbon, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, January 6, 2012

Roses for OWH


Hi everyone! Today I've a clean and simple card to share. I'm actually working on making several of this card to send Operation Write Home. The beautiful rose image is a rubber stamp I picked up at a local rubber stamp expo last year.


My card base is Purely Pomegranate layered with White Cardstock then Old Olive Cardstock and a 1 3/4 strip of patterned paper. Next I wrapped metallic gold ribbon around the card base. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Roses (Designs Unlimited)
  • Paper: Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (Colors by Design)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics RV11, RV17, RV19, YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Other: Metallic Gold Ribbon, Mounting Tape

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Healing


Hi everyone!  As I started blogging this card I realized I've never made a get well card before.  The duck laying in bed on today's card is from the Happy Healing digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps. I paired it with pretty rose colored patterned paper from the Colorbok Treasured Brights Paper Pad.


My card base is Kraft layered with White Cardstock then patterned paper stitched around the edges. The shadow layer is Yoyo Yellow die cut and embossed using the Standard Circles Small Nestabilities. The image and sentiment are printed on White Cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers and a spica pen. I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on Kraft Cardstock. To embellish the card I add a couple flowers finished with a yellow button threaded with DMC White. To further embellish the card I added some pearls along the sentiment and image.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Happy Healing (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Yoyo Yellow (Stampin' Up), Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Treasured Brights Patterned Paper (Colorbok)
  • Ink: Copics E41, E43, E47, Y15, T4, T6, R81, R85, R89, Spica 03 Red
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, Flowers, Yellow Buttons, DMC White, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Quirky Mouse


Hi everyone! Are you having a 'mice' day?!? I'm excited to be back from our month long holiday break at the Doodle Pantry as is the rest of the design team and boy do we have some really amazing new release images to share with all of you. My card highlights the Quirky Mouse digital stamp just released by Doodle Pantry.


My card base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then patterned paper. The shadow layer is Summer Sun embossed using the Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder layered on Dark Brown. The image and sentiment are printed on White Cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers. I distressed the edges of the patterned paper, shadow layer and image using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To embellish the card I added a dark brown satin bow and sunflower dew drops in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Quirky Mouse (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Summer Sun (Stampin' Up), Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics R20, E43, E44, Y15, Y18, Y19
  • Other: Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, Brown Satin Ribbon, Sunflower Dew Drops, Sponge, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape