Friday, January 28, 2011

Here today....

but as usual, probably not tomorrow... I have to say I am enjoying finally getting some cards made, even if it is only one or two a week(...ok, maybe every 2 weeks). A friend of mine needed a card for a birthday party her daughter was invited I made this one.

I'll blame my mental state (dealing with my kids who are terrors these days) on the choice of stamp which quite appropriately has monsters!! This one is from Stamping Bella and is one of my fav's for kids birthday cards...I actually have a lot of favourites but monsters work for me these days!!

I cut out the image and layered it using one of my labels nestabilities, the celery background was embossed with the CB circles folder. I coloured in the image to sort of match my patterned paper (an MME (I think) scrap from loooooooong ago). I'm not thrilled with the colouring under the feet, it looks kinda blotchy...but I don't think a 5 year old will really care anyway!!

I added some gemstones along the side of the image ( what girl doesn't love bling) and popped up the balloon using the same patterned paper as the background. Crystal effects was added to the balloon to make it shiny and give it a little more dimension. This card was actually pretty quick and easy...I think I'll give it a try for some boy cards!!

Thanks for taking a look!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Yet another one...

When I made my get well card yesterday, I came across this stamp that I have had for ages but never inked up...there are a lot of those!! Anyway, I bought this one from Stamping Bella (it is one of Mo Manning's images...I love all of the Mo Manning stuff) 'cause it totally reminded me of my kids and the way they used to drag our cat around when they were little...come to think of it, they still do.I coloured in the image with copics and matched up my colours to go with my Basic Grey-Olivia paper. I've had the paper for a while and finally decided to use it...probably mostly 'cause it was on the top of my paper mountain. I couldn't resist making the cat look like Snuffy...our Flame Point Himalayan and the girl kinda sorta looks like Jess...except she had curls when she was little. I inked the edges of the image with a dauber and kiwi kiss ink and then outlined the oval with glitter. The gems are from Kaiser craft and I added some crystal effects to the bottle to give it dimension. Now if Mo comes up with a boy and a cat and the cat is being held (dragged I should say) upside would be perfect for Jordan...Good thing Snuffy is super tolerant!!!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yes, it really is me!!

So, I finally made a card that I can post...I have been doing cards on an as needed basis but I keep forgetting to take a picture...I finally remembered.

I made this card for my aunt in Germany who is a little under the kids adore her and told me I "HAVE" to make a get well card for her. I used one of my Bella stamps for this one since the image is perfect for how she is feeling (she has spent most of the last week in bed!!).

I chose my paper from the mountain I have accumulated (you know, the one I keep adding to!!) this one is Daisy Bucket Designs. I then went to my colour coach and chose the other colours (so saffron and pacific point) that I liked to go with it. The image is coloured in with my copics and I added some Bella orange crackle dots along the top edge of my scallop. My selection of German sentiments is pretty slim so I did the sentiment on the printer and added it to the bottom (yes, I got it means "get well").
I ran my base layer through one of my sizzix embossing folders (can't remember the name) to give it a little more dimension...I think that's it for details...

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!!