Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Countdown for the 60th Birthday

I needed a quick card for a 60th Birthday - a masculine card, which is always a difficult task for me. I chose this numbers image and pointed onto the 6 and the 0 with two arrows which I had stamped, embossed and cut out.
Stamps by: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection (numbers, scratch background), see d's (arrow), Stempelmeer (sentiment).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tired of Wedding Cards?

Are you already tired of wedding cards? Well, I guess you'll have to stand some more, LOL!

I tried to keep the design of this card quite simple. I always love the red and white together for weddings. The red paper I used is very special - it feels like some mulberry paper, but it has a glossy pattern. The heart stamp is by Inkido, the sentiment stamp by LaBlanche.

Yeah, and still I don't have enough wedding cards to cover all needs... So, one more... Nevertheless, I wanted to take part in todays Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Challenge. Today Mercy is the featured stamper, and Mercy has a wonderful gallery INDEED!!!
I chose this card:
Thinking Of You
I kept the white card base, but didn't create a grid pattern with the ScorPal (I was too lazy for that, I admit...) but embossed it with a cuttlebug folder. I kept blue as the main color as Mercy did in her card, but added red instead of green as additional color. I used the same way to tie the ribbon as Mercy did, but I didn't do the paper piercing and placed my sentiment differently. I think I should create one more card keeping closer to Mercy's card, using a different image, but anyhow - I needed one more wedding card, so I was a bit limited with the selection of my image...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

One more wedding card... seems I need hundreds this year, LOL!
I used my cuttlebug heart die and embossing folder to create the hearts using the cuttlebug negative effect: I sponged the embossing folder with Colorbox Fluid Chalks Maroon ink. To be honest, I sponged the wrong side of the folder, but as it is so often with those crafting accidents, I like the effect with more color on the hearts than initially intended.
The sentiment stamp is by La Blanche, the background stamp by Hero Arts (stamped with Adirondack Sandal ink)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wedding Cards A Galore

Sooo many weddings in may and june, and I'm REALLY late for creating my cards, just returned from my trip to the U.S. and my new puppy keeping me busy! So I had fun creating a card using this fun image - here it seems the wedding couple is a bit late...
The image is stamped with Versamark ink, then black embossed and colored with Stargazers Palette water colors.
Stamps: Artemio (wedding couple), LaBlanche (sentiment)

One more wedding card... I love these beaded hearts elements, they make a wedding card without needing any sentiment. I saw them once ready to buy, but I decided to make my own beaded hearts - it's really easy!

And this was for the Splitcoaststampers' Ways To Use It Challenge: Stamp It Again! The challenge was to use the same stamp at least twice, and what could be more perfect for a wedding card than to stamp a heart twice?!

The hearts (October Stamps) are stamped with Versamark ink, then embossed with dark red powder and colored with Stargazers Palette water colors, and I added some gold beads. Sentiment stamp by La Blanche, small scallop oval punch by Atelier Terziev.