Sunday, June 27, 2010

Upsy Daisy Cracked Glass Technique


I had to try this card again using the cracked glass technique. The directions are the same as below, except I did the cracked glass technique instead of using Crystal Effects. For the cracked glass technique, cover the completed image with Versamark, heat emboss with Glassy Glaze, let cool; then repeat the process two more times. Then bend the card to crack where you want it.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Upsy Daisy


This is my version of a beautiful card I saw at the Stampin' Up! Convention last year, which was created by Heather K. (tankgrl on www.splitcoaststampers.com). I stamped the image on Crumb Cake (AKA Kraft) in Crumb Cake ink. Then I colored over the flowers with my SU watercolor pencils in white, black and gray. First I colored the petals with white, then the stems in black. I used gray to add definition to the petals. I used a blender pen to blend the lines on the petals. I added the flower centers in black and gray. After I blended this and let dry for a minute, I used my white gel pen to add definition to the tops of the petals. I used a sponge dauber in Crumb Cake to go around the edges and daubed a small amount of white craft ink in the upper right hand corner to lighten it a bit and make it look like light was coming in. Then I used Crystal Effects on the flowers to make them shiny and stand out. I cannot wait to try this card using the cracked glass technique.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Little Bit of Magic


I could not resist adding this cute fairy stamp from the Summer Mini Catalog to my collection. I used retiring colors for this card in Almost Amethyst and Sage Shadow. First I stamped the image with Black Stazon onto Whisper White cardstock. Then I inked the edges with Sage Shadow ink. Next, I sprayed the image with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (p. 15 Summer Mini). I stamped the spotlight image onto Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper and colored with Stampin' Write Markers and watercolor pencils. I used a blender pen to pen the pencils. Then I used a glue pen and Dazzling Diamond glitter on her wings. The sentiment is stamped in Almost Amethyst ink onto whisper white which I cut out with the Big Shot Sizzlits Die, Lots of Tags Label 1.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pedaling Past


Here is a card we will make this weekend at Stamp Club. I was inspired by Brandi Wiggins.
Recipe to enjoy the journey:
Stamps: Pedaling Past
Paper: Island Oasis DSP, Taken with Teal (retired), Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Bigz Two Tags Die, scallop punch, Word Window Punch, Jumbo Eyelet, 1/2 inch striped grosgrain ribbon in real red.
I colored the bicycle with Stampin' Write Markers and watercolor pencils.Enjoy the journey!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thanks for fixing my roof!


We had serious rain and flooding last week which resulted in a few leaks in our house. I have a stamping friend who owns a roofing company. She sent her guys out to fix our leaks so I made her this thank you card with my leftover Welcome Neighbor DSP pack. I CASE'd Anne Matasci. I used a Stampin' Dimensional to pop the roofs up and put Crystal Effects over the middle roof to make it stand out. The thank you sentiment is from Pedaling Past which is in the current Summer Mini Catalog. I used a clear Bitty Button (page 11 of the Summer Mini) and punched out a matching shape of DSP behind it for contrast using the punch from the Summer Mini punch pack.

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