Saturday, November 7, 2009
Paper: Cloud9Design, Bazzill black
Diecuts: Spellbinders Frameabilities Classic Frame
Embellishments: Wal-Mart black velvet ribbon, Kaiser pearls, my own Santa on muslin.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is my first card with digital image instead of a real, hold in my hand, rubber stamp. I was hesitant to try this but found it to work just great.
I printed the image on white cardstock and colored it with Prisma pencils and used Gamsol to blend the colors. I'm not really good at this but I've studied several tutorials on different blogs and decided to give it a try. Lots of fun! I'd like to figure out how to print on 110lb. cold pressed water color paper since that is my favorite for stamps to be colored by hand. It holds up well and can absorb a lot of water.
Hope you enjoy this little card. If you have questions just email me or leave a question in the comments. If you really love it, it's for sale at Jonesemporium.etsy.com Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: Cloud9Design - Stocking Stripe, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Computer, Ranger Distress Ink
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Wal-Mart Ribbon, Cuttlebug machine, Spellbinders diecuts
Monday, October 26, 2009
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Stamp: Illuminata by Inkadinkado
Paper: Bazzill Chocolate Cream Smoothies, Twig
Ink: Sentiments Timber, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four Die, string
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, black and silver from stash
Friday, October 16, 2009
The inside is decorated also with a bit of the color scheme from the front and a little sign that says "Think Snow!"
The papers are "Artic Chill" by Fancy Pants Designs, and Bazill cardstock in a deep purple. Also used Cuttlebug die Ice Crystal, and Snow flake embossing Folder; Spellbinders Classic Rectangle Large, Classic Circle Large, and Classic Scalloped Circle Large.
Computer generated "Think Snow!"
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Chop the Jalapenos. Carefully and with gloves on!
All the pretty peppers piled up.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Make a card for some you love and include on the front something they will remember. Maybe an old ticket stub, a photograph, a copy of a report card, a bit of fluff or flower from a bouquet, etc.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The cardstock is white and is A2 size. I cut a piece of my own "homemade" paper 1/4 of an inch smaller than the stock and adhered to the front. I squared off the photo and matted it on a piece of brown cardstock and adhered it at a bit of an angle. Then I rubber stamped several postmarks, added a few old stamps, used a simple flower rub-on and glued on buttons. I always use a heavy string or beadspread cotton to tie through the holes on buttons. After all, buttons should be secured with thread. Right? The comment was created on my computer with a free Internet font called 1942 report.
I found the old photo at a yard sale and had some prints made at the local "Quick Print" on their color copier. Actually, I positioned 9 pictures on a page with a little bit of double stick tape and made several copies, all for around a dollar each.
The background paper is made with old postcards, family letters, and wills, layered and laid at interesting angles. Almost any old documents will work. The more faded, stained, yellowed, and worn the better. Only a color copier will give you really good results. Experiment and send me a picture of your designer paper and I'll post it on my site for others to be inspired.
This could be a wonderful way to surprise a brother with a card. Find an old picture of him or perhaps one of some of your ancestors and go on from there. If you have questons, please email me.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here is a simple little card I made a year or so ago and sold on eBay. It is so easy to make. You can find other ideas like it close at hand. First I found a coloring book with simple images, took it to a copier and reduced the image of the crab until I had it at the size I needed for this card. Next I cut it out and traced around the edges onto a colorful piece of paper; I used a bright red. I outlined each part of the crab with a black pen, like Pilot Varsity Extra Fine. Any smooth writing pen will do just fine. There is a minimum of shading done with brown chalk and a Q-Tip.
The background was done with six layers of cardstock. Three are sand and three are water. The top of each row of sand is smudged a bit with brown chalk and the waves are all cut free form and inked a bit with the black pen. To get uniform pieces for the eyes and eyebrows, I used little throw away pieces left after cutting out letters with QuicKutz Sunshine Font. Also used the font to say "Whassup ?". A few grains of sand penned in finished up this lil ole crab.
Hope you try one too. If you do let me know. I would love to hear from you.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Hope you enjoyed looking at this little creation. If you have any questions, just email me. I would love to hear from you.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Today I am sharing a card I designed last year, because it is one of my all time favorites. It features a copy of a 70+ year old photograph of my mother and her two younger sisters.
It is created on white cardstock that has been distressed around the edges with brown ink. The background paper was made by photocopying several very old letters and papers that belonged to my family. The colorful piece of fabric on the left is from a discontinued swatch book for upholstery fabrics, button from mom's button box, and flower from Prima. It's really amazing what you can do with what you find around your grandmother's attic.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to "see" you again.