Friday, April 15, 2011

A New One from Gina K

The last Gina K release included this stamp set Framed Greetings. The really neat thing about this set is that it co-ordinates with the Labels 14 set from Nestabilities.

What I liked about it is that it is so versatile. Just changing the color ink that you stamp with changes the whole feel of the set.

Since I wanted to use up the last of the black and creme paisley DP I chose to go with black ink. I wanted to keep the colors muted to I used the palest of the violet and pink Copics for the flower and the butterfly and light green for the leaves.

The Cryogen white that I stamped on has a creme shade to it and the matting is of course black.

I think of it a subtle elegance.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

See you when I get back from vacation.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bright and Cheery

Well this card was fun to put together, not. The DP and card stock was some that I bought on my fun filled shopping trip with my friend Sandy last month. It has been sitting there waiting to be used and so I finally got to play with it.

I got the Sending You set from Papertrey in their last release and I thought they would work well together. First of all I cut a section of the flower DP out and mounted it to some black card stock to give it a little more weight. Then I trimmed out some of the flowers to mount onto the striped DP. When I oredered the stamp set I also got the co-ordinating dies and boy do I love that whole concept. Even though I like how this card turned out I do have to say that cutting out these flowers was a pain. Probably won't be doing that again, but you never know.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeanne

This is another of the Lockhart stamps that I got with my Ellen Hutson order. It is Farmers Market Bouquet and I thought it was so sweet and it would make a good birthday for a friend.

I colored with Copics Leaves/Vase-YG01 and YG03, Flowers-RV13,RV00,RV21,RV34 and RV04, Shadow YG000 and then air brushed YG06 around the edge.

The sentiment is from Memory box.

I'm short on details for these cards since I'm trying to get ready for vacation and these will be pre-posted.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Dick

This card is for a friend who is still working and has to do a lot of traveling in his job. I'm sure the days he's able to stay home are busy also since he's away so much.

Hopefully on his birthday he will have some time to relax.

I used a new stamp, Clear Lake Chair, from Lockhart that I got with an order from Ellen Hutson.

The DP is some from my stash that has been sitting around for awhile.

I colored with Copics Chair-E74, E57 and E35, Throw-B91,B95, B45,E35,E57 and E19,Lamp-B91,B95,B45,E57 and E35, Floor E55.

I ran a narrow brown ribbon across the blue card stock for some contrast to all the polka dots.

The sentiment is also Lockhart.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Little House

Way back when I had made a pledge to use up existing supplies. Well that has been a struggle since it's impossible for me to resist all the new and wonderful stuff coming out. However on this card I did use up a little item that has been floating around my desk. There is an inchie and a twinchie under the little house. I had assembled them with a scrap of DP and it's been jumping into my face every time I sit down at my desk.

Well in my order from Ellen Hutson I got this darling little house, IB House in the Woods, and thought it would be perfect. I colored with Copics using W0,W1 and W3 for the house and YG3 for the trees and shrubs. After I had it mounted to the inchie/twinchie I realised it was lost on the card base and so I matted with cream and black to give it more substance.

I love the black and creme paisley DP that I got at Hobby Lobby and I think this is the last of it so I may have to go get some more.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.