Sunday, May 31, 2009
Just a quick post today. I made this card for a good friend! I used these colors cuz I am pretty sure she is K-State fan! (I sure hope I had that right!) :) Anyway, I just love these circle stamps! I used a Dew Drop for the color....I am pretty sure it was Eggplant Versamagic. I just love those chalk inks!! Then I layered them with some purple bazzill, some polka dots (go figure!) and some kraft cardstock! (Love that stuff!)
Oh don't forget the fluffy bow and the little gem on the flower! I also used Seeds of Blessing for the sentiment! That TAC set has the best sentiments! I sure hope we see some more of those in the new catty! It will be out in less than a month!!! Yeah!!!
Well, thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Next, put your "leaf" on your Scor-Pal...
Repeat...and then gently bend on the score line!
Just a few other ways to use the circle punches. You can always use different size punched for different size leaves. Here is a 1 inch and it makes the cutest little leaves. You can also run your edge distresser or even your finger nail over the edge to give it worn look. I used Burnt Umber on the one in the picture.
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So here is a card I made recently with TAC's May special Pea Pickin! I love it and I know for sure I have said that before! You can see my "homemade" polka dot background here:
Now I can already hear it. This is either going to be just so simple you will laugh OR you are going to say it is too much work but let me tell how much fun it is! This is a long post so get comfy!
This template is made by using your period key and spacing them out on a blank document. Here is how I did it.....I hope this makes sense!
First you start with a blank Word Document. Evenly spacing with the period key, type out period after period. When you get to the next line do the same thing but space them accordingly. Then take the first 2 lines and copy and paste until you have a full sheet of polka dots! OR you could go the easy route and email me and I can send you one already done! :)
The biggest thing is to watch the color of your dots. If you are going to make black polka dots, you can print your document with black ink. If you are going to use a lighter color, you need to make the dots as light gray as possible so you can still see them but they won't show through your ink!
Next, print your document on a high quality white cardstock. I use The Angel Company's Ultrasmooth White. It prints out perfect! I also printed with black ink on TAC's Brown Cardstock. That worked great too!
Last, you need to pick out your polka dot tool! For this first card I simply used a #2 pencil eraser that had never been used!
Here is the example with the Brown Cardstock. I used Brilliance Moonlight White! This is a fantastic white by the way!
For the white polka dots and the red polka dots below, here is how I made them. I took an uncut gift with purchase stamp and cut the larger size whole out of the extra rubber with my Crop-O-dile. I also cut a small piece from the cling, basically making my own small stamp! Now you could also use a tiny eraser on a pencil or any other circle stamp you already have but I didn't have anything smaller than a #2 pencil so I had to get creative!
Just a quick recap of what I used and the sizes of dots.
I know that was alot to take in! BUT if you have any questions, email me! I can send you the polka dot template so you don't have to make your own! This really is super easy! Once you have the print out, ink and tool you can whip out polka dots pretty fast! If you give it a try, email me with a link so I can see!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I used TAC's Linear Sentiments! A friend figured out something really fun with this set! The stars work PERFECTLY with the Star Nestabilities. I love it! You can see her card HERE!
And the the sentment was perfect also! This was from TAC's Always Remember set! I thought it all just coordinated so well!
Hope you and your family have a safe and fun holiday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I am sure people have WAY easier ways to do it, but this is how I did it!
I took a paint liner for a paint pan (which I am sure it would have been easier to just use a small bowl, but I was kinda freaked out at the whole "bleach" thing!). In the bottom of the pan I just stacked 3 fold paper towels. Then I just poured some bleach right on till it looked soaked in! I used Aged Ornaments for this card! I just stamped right in and played with it several times to see how the actual "bleaching" would work. It really makes a fun image! Here is my card! I am not sure what I was thinking when I stamped the sentiment! It is just kinda out there but you will get the idea of the whole bleach thing! :)
I used TAC's Olive Cardstock, which by the way is so super yummy! It is so nice and thick! The card base is made from TAC's Brown Cardstock. The layered image on the front is out of Olive as well! I just took some bleach on a paper towel and rubbed it all over the cardstock until I got that faded look. It was fun! I would definitely challenge you to try this one! If you do, leave a comment here with a link so I can see!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So I found the closest paper I had and got to work! Here is my card:
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I have featured one of the sets today using one of the stamps! I choose the cloud stamp when I realized I could mask it off and use it for an adorable tree! Here is the set Hello Sunshine:
First I took some TAC Ultrasmooth White Cardstock, Landscape Palette Ink and a sponge. I used the sponge to create a green layer of ink.
Then I just layered 3 of the images, glued them together, added some red brads, made a tree trunk out of brown bazzill and added to my card base!
Friday, May 15, 2009
So anyway, here is a simple fun card I made yesterday! I love love polka dots! Can't seem to stay away from them right now!!! And of course my favorite colors, red and brown!!!
And here is one more fun thing! Here is a pic of my new friend Barb!!! Well we have been Paper Wings friends for awhile but I got to meet her in person on my trip! Marie and I went to her part of KC and we went to several scrapbooking/stamping stores! OMG did we have fun! And we had a GREAT lunch at the Cheesecake Factory! Let me tell you about Barb! She does amazing things with paper! Go check out her blog HERE! She is alot of fun and I so wish we had more time to shop or crop while I was there! Thanks Barb for taking us shopping! It was so much fun! Can't wait to see you at Seminar!!
(Did I crop it ok Barb? LOL!)
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
For this project, I made a card and a matching gift bag! The card is the Tri-Fold Shutter card! So easy and alot of fun to decorate! I took several views so you can see all the detail!