Sunday, April 19, 2009

Who's Keeping Me Busy? ...a New Puppy and an Asian Birthday Card

No time to stamp!!!!
And if it were not for such a cute little reason I would be VERY angry about that fact, LOL! But... we've got a new little puppy for a week now... His name is Vivaldi, he's an Australian Shepherd and such a sweet little rascal!!! So he's to blame when I had no time for stamping this week... okay, a few minutes today, and this is what I made out of those. A simple Asian-inspired birthday card. The button is from my stash, I stamped a bamboo pattern on it (you can't see this very well on the photo).
Stamps by Hampton Art Stamps (Asian collage), Magenta (sentiment), Inkadinkadoo (bamboo pattern on the button. Ink: Palette noir. And I used a red Tombow marker, a red button, some black fibers and a black skeleton leaf.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Close Your Eyes ... This Is Not Mainstream!!!

Okay, this is no mainstream card. But it's a very ophthalmologist card... Look at the sentiment, LOL!
I got the inspiration to use this stamp with today's Splitcoast Limited Supplies Challenge, Foiled Again, by Judi Watanabe from JudiKins who also used some metallic foil to bring life to the women's hair on a card I saw a long time ago and I always wanted to case. Today's challenge was to use metallic foil on your card.
The image (Judi Kins) is stamped three times: on acetate, on double-sided adhesive and onto a piece of cream cardstock.
From the image on the double-sided adhesive I cut out just the hair parts from the double-sided adhesive. Then stuck it onto the acetate and brushed copper foil over it.
On the cream cardstock, I painted the non-faces-areas with blue Lumiere paint, and then stuck the acetate-double-sided-adhesive-copper-foil-piece onto the colored cream cardstock. Sounds difficult, but it isn't, it's just a little time-catching.
I tried several design papers as a background, but felt it was "too much" for the message. So I used just some Glimmering Mist on my card. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed with copper powder. And I used some peel-offs for the frame of the image.
Well - I already said - I don't expect very much comments on this card, it is no mainstream card for sure. But it's totally my style... hope you understand the strange thoughts of an ophthalmologist...