Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Autumn Days

I needed a quick card to mail a couple photo's to Georgia and I found this card online. Although it wasn't quick I think its very cute!! The picture of this card did not turn out very good because again I am in a hurry for some crazy reason and this was the best one I could get that kind of showed the shadowing of the raised pieces. I used the Autumn Days stamp set with the soft suede ink from Stampin Up's new In Colors.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 19th workshop

This months workshop was great! We had a wonderful stamper all the way from England. It was a real treat to have met her. I hope she comes back soon for another visit.
Here are the projects we made for this month.

Card holding candy. We used the new Sweet Treat cups and the Sweet Centers stamp set from the new Holiday Mini. The square on the front has a hinge so it can be untied then opened without having to rip apart the card. Colors used are Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry.

This project is a small fall picture book. For the front we used the Autumn Splendor stamp set from the Holiday Mini. The colors are Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, very Vanilla and Garden Green. We stamped the very vanilla with the Autumn Splendor stamps then turned the card stock over and made 1 inch lines going vertically and horizontally to make 9 small squares. Cut those squares out and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. We had also numbered the squares making it much easier to know which one goes where.

Here we did some water coloring with markers. We stamped the Autumn Harvest stamps with stazon then colored the inside of the images with a light color, outlined the image with a slightly darker color and finally we took a blender pen to blend the light and dark color together to soften the marker lines. The other technique we used was masking.

The final card we made was this Thinking of you card. It was created by using the Elegant Eggplant ink and card stock with the Kind & Caring thoughts stamp set.

If you have any questions on how these were created please feel free to email me and I can help you to recreate these yourself.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Knobbly Gnomes

I signed up to do a secret sister scavenger hunt swap. We were given a list of 10 things we needed to find or make to give as a secret gift to someone. Well I was having a hard time finding a mystical or magical item in the homestead so I decided to stamp her an image of something mystical or magical. So here is what my secret sister will get for that item. It's the Stampin Up's retired Knobbly Gnome image on a notepad. When I finished putting this together I wished I would have made 2 because I am in love with this little guy right now. He just makes me smile!

Medallion stamp

I used the medallion stamp to personalize the flower bouquet. I absolutely love this stamp it is beautiful and elegant.