Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Embellish Magazine

I was seeing so many beautiful cards made for Embellish Magazines Color Challenge (plus background stamping) that I decided to make one for the challenge too.

This colour combo is not one that I would think to put together but I loved playing with it.

I used alcohol inks to colour some glossy cardstock and white embossed the flower on this. I clear embossed the background on the black paper and used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white card base.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clean & Simple

A card for the Caardvarks Clean & Simple challenge. The tree and sentiment are both embossed on vellum which is overlayed onto cardstock that is stamped with a handwriting stamp.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Falling Leaves

I love the colours of fall and have a tiny obsession with all things leafy so a leafy card for the Hero Arts Everything Autumn challenge and the Caardvarks Clean & Simple Challenge is a perfect fit.

I stamped the leaves and sentiment on cream coloured vellum and overlayed this onto cardstock stamped with a blue flourish background and added some ribbon. I wanted to keep it simple so the colourful beauty of the leaves is the focus.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Apple of My Eye

Today is the release of Vinnie Pearce's new digi kit, Apple of My Eye, available here. Lots of beautiful things in this kit!

This first project is for my sister. She's having some friends over for dinner as a "thank you" for helping her out and the table will be set with these place cards and little gift bags. So sweet!

For my card I thought I would try something new so I used different shades of brown with just a spot of colour from the butterfly.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Everything Autumn

Hero Arts theme for September is Everything Autumn: Harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving with a technique challenge of Simple Gift Bag. Check out all the info here.

To go along with that theme I made some place cards and gift bags for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in Canada (Oct. 11th). I think these will look festive on the table.

These were made with a Hero Arts digital kit found here and with some traditional stamping. So fun to make! I think I'll put everyones favourite sweet treats into each bag!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Operation Write Home

This weekend Hero Arts is hosting a Birthday Bash to help celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Operation Write Home. The goal is to make 500 cards this weekend! If you can find the time please help this wonderful organization by making a card or two.

Here are the cards I made, all using the Emboss Resist technique.

Check out the videos here and here to learn more about the techniques.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Emboss Resist

I was playing around with a couple of new stamps and came up with these cards. Both use the emboss resist technique. I stamped the background with a Sheet Music stamp  (Impression Obsession) and then clear embossed the flower (Outlines) ontop and covered it all with Distress Inks.

One in fiery shades
One in shades of blue
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