Sunday, July 31, 2011

Groundhog Day

Today the news referred the today's US debt debate as another Groundhog Day in Washington, DC. Keeping with that theme, I thought I would post yesterday's card in the yellow version I forgot to put up last night. There is a new card in the works, but I can't share details yet because the glitter on the background mat is still drying. If the mat doesn't dry as flat as I am hoping for it will completely derail my plan for the card, but, I'm hopeful that you will see a new card by August 2nd that meets my objective of using up more of my excess of pink card stock that I have been avoiding.

As always, click on the images for full directions including the stamps used and paper sizes.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pink Flower Soft Leafy Branch

Here's a card I made using Flower Soft. You can do something similar with almost any branch. This one happened to be the right size and full enough to fill the front a card. On the surface it's fairly simple and straight forward to make, it's just a matter of creatively bringing the background, ribbon and die cuts together into a nice card, which isn't always so easy to accomplish. I leave the insides of these blank since they can be used almost any occasion.

If you want to read the full directions on how to make this card, click on the image.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fun Somewhat Random Creation

Here's fun card that doesn't involve a lot of measurement but is a bit of challenge to put together and get all the layers in place. If you have three colors of nicely coordinating scraps, it could even be a good way to use some scraps. Even if you don't have this set, most stampers probably have some kind of similar set they could substitute in for the images. I stamped it in more neutral colors but you could also easily make it a lot more feminine and then slap a big flower in top center. Hmm... maybe I should go do that. As always, the full directions are on the website, just click on the card image if you want to see them.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New HoneyPOP Get Well Card

It's been a while since my last post. I have been uploading stuff but it was all changes to make the website more compatible with the latest html specifications and trying to improve some of the web site infrastructure. One side effect you may notice if you have memorized the card positions is that a bunch of cards that got edited will shuffle around position when I put up the next set of indices later today because they are actually computer generated by the file modification time.

I do have a few new cards to put out too, starting with this new Inky Antics HoneyPOP get well card. This one is kind of interesting. I actually used marker and colored pencil on the inside because there were areas I didn't want to bleed though and show on the other side. I didn't do a lot a shading and blending on this one. I did some (applying a second layer after the marker dried and using the blender to lighten the other side) but I was more concerned with color matching the image to the cardstock so I only used the one marker color for each area instead of full blending set.

As always, click on the images for full directions including the stamps used and paper sizes.

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