Friday, November 22, 2013

Merry Merry

This card is so appropriate for the winter weather we're experiencing!  Single digits for the next couple of nights along with snow!  Brrrr!

The main image is from Hero Arts last year's winter release.  It is stamped in aqua metallic ink on white cardstock.  The sentiment is an oldie and one of my favorites.  It is also stamped in the aqua metallic ink.  Once the ink is dry (you can speed along with a heat tool), I layered it onto silver cardstock and then onto a dark aqua card base.  I used a glue pen on the trees and along the snow line and applied glitter.  A very quick and easy card which looks better in person with all the shine and sparkle.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Late Halloween Card

Love this stamp from Impression Obsession.  Soon as I saw it, had to have it!  I enclosed pumpkin spice tea in the cards for my friends.

The image is colored with copics and the ghost was colored with white Smooch.  The designer paper is new from Bo Bunny and distressed.  The image was cut with Labels 10 from Spellbinders.  As you can tell from some of my cards, this is my go to die.  The button is from SU.  Hope you had a great Halloween and now onto the rest of this year's holidays!
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Perfect Pearls and Pears

I recently took a class and on one of the cards, we used Perfect Pearls and Versamark ink.  A technique that has been around for a long time but long forgotten by me.  It inspired me to use some of my old but favorite solid stamps.  This particular solid pear stamp is long retired but "pear"fect for this technique.

Stamp the image with Versamark and then with a brush dipped in Perfect Pearls (or any other mica powder), brush the powder on the image.  When complete, brush off the entire image with a larger brush or a microfiber dust cloth to remove excess powder.  The image was cut with Labels 10 from Spellbinders and mounted onto some recently purchased designer paper.  I did the pear in silver to pick up on the silver leaves in the designer paper.  The entire piece was then mounted onto silver cardstock.  Fun and easy technique.
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