Sunday, March 23, 2008

Glitter card #1

On Thursday I went to a card making class at Scrapbook City (, where I learned to make cards using Terrific Tape (really sticky double-sided tape that comes in various widths) and glitter. I liked the technique so much that I made 4 Easter cards with it. Here 's the first one. The supplies I used are 40 cm Terrific Tape, So Saffron card stock, SU 5-Petal Flower punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch and a smaller flower punch from Making Memories. I used Martha Stewart turquoise, ruby red and peridot green glitter for the flowers and leaves and Glitter Ritz transparent micro fine glitter for the band surrounding the smaller flowers.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Faux Choisonne Technique

Here is a card I made for Monday's Splitcoast technique challenge. I love this technique. It's easy and so versatile. You use a magazine or calendar page and stamp an outline stamp onto a magazine page with versamark and emboss the image with gold embossing powder. Then you cut it out and mount it on your card. I used a Norwegian Cruise Line's ad for these flowers and an ad for Olive Oil for the butterfly. Other supplies I used are River Rock, Groovy Guava, Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip card stock. I used Very Vanilla Craft ink for the sentiment from Full of Life. The flower images came from the Time Well Spent stamp set. I also used the Cutter kit to distress the edges of the Groovy Guava piece on the card.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bright Easter Card

Here's another Easter card I made at the Scrapbook City crop. I used Pixie Pink and Pretty in Pink SU cardstock and Making Memories doublesided designer paper called Garden Party. Other supplies I used are SU Rose ribbon, Scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Daisy Punch (retired) and a small flower punch that they had at the crop. The scalloped flower is mounted with dimentionals and the sentiment is from All Year Cheer I (retired).


Easter Lily

I went to an all-day crop hosted by Scrapbook City ( at my church. This small store has loads of great stuff and is run by a wonderful family. Most of the people at the crop were doing scrapbook pages but I made some cards (we also had a chance to do some make-and-takes which I will post later). This card very simple, made with the From the Garden level 1 Hostess stamp. I stamped the image in Wild Wasabi and coloured it in using blender pens for a water colour look. The leaves are Certainly Celery. I used Barely Banana and Apricot Appeal for the centre of the flower and then added some yellow glitter that I got at the Dollar store. There is also a hint of Bashful Blue on the lily petals coming out from the center. I mounted the image on Bayou Blue and and Barely Banana. The sentiment is from All Holidays and is stamped using classic Black ink.


Easter Cross

For me the main focus of Easter is not bunnies and eggs but the gift of Jesus' death and resurrection which enables us to spend eternity with God in heaven if we accept it. Here's an Easter card I made to reflect that. I used the cross and leaf image from the Refuge and Strength stamp set. The sentiment is from All Holidays. The colours I used are Blush Blossom, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Very Vanilla. I stamped the cross using Perfect Plum ink, then stamped the leaf motif over it with Very Vanilla craft ink and cut it out. It is mounted with dimentionals. The ribbon is white organdy ribbon dyed Perfect Plum using a reinker.


Friday, March 7, 2008

Easter Egg

This is the first Easter card I've made this year. The colours are non-traditional Easter colours from Tuesday's Splitcoast colour challenge of Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. The only stamps I used was the little flower from Sweet Shapes to "decorate" the egg and the sentiment from All Holidays. Other supplies I used were So Saffron designer paper, Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi cardstoke, Rose Red designer paper (for the zig zag on the egg), So saffron marker (dots on the egg), Wild Wasabi double stitiched ribbon, oval Coluzzle, So Saffron craft ink (for the sentiment) and dimentionals (to attach the egg)