Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tim Holtz Tag for February!

I am caught up - this being the last day of February!  I completed this beautiful tag last week.  I love Tim's new style of many things to be done with them!!!!  The layering of the plaing card, the bright reds and the embossing folder really made this tag 'pop'.  At least I don't have to wait long for March!!! LOL!

I finally did it!!!

November's tag from Tim Holtz is complete - meaning I have completed them all for 2012.  I will be putting them in a frame to display them.  Love the fall colours and the wheat stamp!

Here it is!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clean & Simple Online Card Class - Day 10

Can't believe the class is over!!! So many amazing techniques!  This last card was fun to make - Jennifer McGuire created a similar card.  I don't have the stamp set used for the rest of the cards, but I had fun making this one.  These stamps are from Hero Arts.

Clean & Simple Online Card Class - Day 9

I loved the brayed embossing from Lisa Spangler.  This embossing folder is so pretty!!! Here's what I did!  I used distress ink on top, added bling and a die cut and stamp from Simon Says Stamp!

Clean & Simple Online Card Class - Day 8

Do it yourself Inkpad - this is a technique I learned from T!m Holtz a long time ago - it was so fun to create it, again.  I loved the ideas presented in this class!  I made a bunch of cards and here they are!

Clean & Simple Card Making - Day 7

Here is my take on Julie Ebersole's card - I used the memory box die 2x, added some distress ink and coloured in the windows with yellow.  I offset the buildings to make it look like a skyline.  Julie used a similar stamp, instead.

Kristina did a card with big and small border stamps.  I loved how I used a large spellbinders heart and cut it out from a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 mask.  Using the negative, I put it on the card and added the stamp in the middle with versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I sprayed red Perfect Pearls and then stamped a border stamp on top.  When I heated it, I lost some of the perfect pearls looked better wet :(

Another card from Day 6

Debby Hughes created this adorable card from stamps from Simon Says Stamp - here's my take...
So Cute!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Clean & Simple Card Making - Day 6

This card is inspired by Kristina Werner.  I used another Hero Arts background stamp, embossed it and then used a bit of old paper distress ink on top, resisting the embossing with a bit of water.  I didn't have the off white card, so the white on white didn't show up as nicely for me.
This next card was a lot of fun to make - using rows of masking to stamp the image in multiple colours.  Thanks to Jennifer Mcguire for this inspiration!!

More cards from Day 5!

Here is the same stamp used a different way!! This card is inspired by Julie Ebersole!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Clean & Simple Card Making Day 5

One stamp - 3 different ways!  I love this new stamp by Hero Arts.  Kristina Werner stamped it sideways and used one of the lines for the sentiment - great idea!!! Coloured in the flowers with copics and I added some smooch to add some sparkle.

Julie Ebersole used the stamp with white ink and coloured just a small area.  I altered mine a little, but like the outcome!!

Clean & Simple Card Making Day 4

Julie Ebersole used some large stamps and with memento ink was able to use a waterbrush and draw in some of the ink to give the water colour look.  I didn't have the same stamp but decided to use these 2 stamps.  I was surprised at how much I could drag the ink into the image.  If I needed more ink, I just took it off the ink pad with the waterbrush.  Cool!

Clean & Simple Card Making Day 3

Gradient Simple Cards - this was cool!  I want to find some better border stamps to do this technique again, but I liked what I came up with.  Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for her tutorial!

This was my take on Kristina Werner's card
Cutting up a label stamped with a background stamp was a fabulous idea from Shari Carroll!