Sunday, September 16, 2007

Back To School Card


This card was made for a Back to School swap. I used scraps of photo paper and stamped with my Palette Noir Ink the images and words. I used my Crayola white crayon to color in some of the circles and then scribbled on the word area. I then inked up my brayer and used my Palette L'Amore Red ink to brayer over them. I edged both of the pieces with the Palette Noir Ink before mounting them. I mounted them on black, white and then red card stock from Paper Place. The ribbon is a scrap from a past ribbon group buy and I added a red paper clip with a bit of Floss tied on the end. This was a fun card and I really was pleased with how it turned out.

Hope you all are having a great day!

Later..........

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Queen Kat Design Stamps



This is a quick card I made with some patterned paper and used Queen Kat Design Stamps for the curly cues! The butterflies were cutouts I picked up from my trip to KC this summer at the Recycle Center - A VERY INTERESTING PLACE to say the least!

later..............

Monday, September 10, 2007

Isn't this the cutest thing...


This was a project that was demo'd at the TAC Seminar in June 2007. I thought it was such a clever idea and when I came home You place a picture in the top and the ribbon holds the clip together so the picture will not slide down. Makes a great gift for someone and fits nicely on a work desk, even tiny one :) Anyway... I had to play right away. Of course then things get put aside and you find yourself busy playing or learning something new"er". Well for a baby shower gift I gave a pair (yes it is twins!) of these to my niece and from there I kept playing and this is one of them. I think I will use it for a special someone's anniversary. I have tried it with various size ribbons and they are all different so play around, experiment - I bet you come up with something just as cute and useful too! Have fun!

Here is the set I gave to my niece...


ok off to work on some more of these for some gifts!

later...............

Reverse Spotlight Rose















On one of my groups they were discussing spotlighting technique and someone mentioned Reverse Spotlighting. I thought it sounded intriguing so had to give it a go :) I masked over the rose that I had stamped multiple times with my Noir Palette Ink Pad on white cs and then brayered over it with my Paris Lights Palette Ink Pad (which you can get here.) I used my Cutterpede to add a little bit of a decorative edge and ran my Noir inkpad along it too give that finished look. Mounted it on black cs and then again onto a white card base.

Very easy but what a striking card it makes! I will be trying some other stamps out using this technique!

later...........