Sunday, November 30, 2008

Multicolored patterns

OMG, Guess what happened at my house last night? IT SNOWED!!! I woke up this morning with an inch of snow covering my yard and car. I am very excited about snow, it is one of my favorite parts of winter. I dont really like the cold so much, but the snow makes everything look pretty. At least until the snow plows muck it all up. The weather people in Indiana are saying that this could be a record snow year for us, based on historic trends. Now I am not saying I want a blizzard or anything, but a nice continual snow through Christmas would be wonderful.

I am posting these two cards together even though one is christmas and the other is a birthday card. They both are made with the same technique and concept. When I first say the birthday card I thought it was made with printed paper but its NOT!! The pattern come out when you use the different colors using the same stamps. I know this might be old hat for some of you but I was totally blown away. I love how you can take color in the same hughes on opposite sides of the color wheel to make great patterns.
The Card shown below has a birthday seal at the bottom but you could do so much with this idea.

Now this card I love! It uses the same idea but it looks totally different. The snowflakes bring in the texture to the paper and because I am the queen of all things shiny (lol) I added glitter to the differnt snowflakes. I really wish picture could show how spectacular the glitter looks.

Okay, I know I am giving you a lot to look at but I know I have been remiss in my blogging duties. I hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas candle

I thought I would show you all a new technique that I learned. This Christmas candle card was made at card crop with Monica Fiedler. The first picture shows the entire card so that you can see the finished product. We used versamark to stamp the image creating a background and layered the mattes to give it dimension. We did two different cards using the same technique, the other card had the mattes square with the brads set further out.

The really cool part of this card is how the candle was colored. The picture does not give it justice. The image was stamped on acetate using stazon. Here comes the cool part are you ready for it?? The acetate was run through a sticker machine putting glue all over the back like a sticker!! After we stamped the image on the front we flipped it over and used chalk to color in certain parts of the image. The glue held the chalk and when we mounted it to the green cardstock the image really popped.

I know this image is a little blurred but I thought you'd still be able to see how I colored only parts of the image.
I hope you liked this technique. It took me a while to get over the coolness factor. I made a couple more using different stamps.

I hope you all had a great thanksgiving and I will blog with you soon.

Fall Trees

I know it has been a long time since my last post and I apologise. I could say that I have been busy but its mostly laziness. I have been producing cards and a couple of projects, just haven't been posting. So I give you a card that I sent to TAC for catalog design.
The tree was stamped using versa magic and then heat embossed with holographic powder. It is a very simple and straight forward design but the little pops of color pull everything together for me.

Supplies used
Chocolate bazzil cardstock
willoughby paper (TAC)
Love and Laughter (TAC)
Red Flower with velvet button (TAC)