Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ocean's 11 group challenge #4

This serves as my challenge for my Ocean's 11 blogger group. It was to create a small, square, CAS card. I stamped the background card stock with various sentiments, put them all on one acrylic block and just stamped away. I thought it created a nice base for the card. The main images are from Studio G, these were water colored backed with black card stock and then adhered with 3-D pop dots.

My thoughts this card would be suitable for Father's Day, Spring or Summer birthday, or note card...even a BBQ invite???

Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter Decorated Tic Tacs

I had seen so many of these decorated Tic Tacs for Christmas, I decided to give it a try for Easter...not sure if the little ones will appreciate these in their Easter goodies but the adults need treats too...right? Anyway most of these are done with the Michael's stamps that I found in the $1 bin, they are embossed, water colored, and some have stickles too...the tiny cotton tails are the liquid applique (I just love liquid applique I need to experiment using it in different ways...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ocean 11 Group's 3rd Challenge (dry embossing background)

Ocean's 11 group's third challenge was to use a dry embossing texture background for a card. This is a dotted Swiss texture in a light moss green color, this was chalked a bit to be more visible. The stamped image was colored with Copic markers and water color pencils. Crystal glaze was added to just the flower for a 3-D affect. I left the inside blank so it may be used for most any occasion.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge (CC09 Mar.)

These are the Christmas Cards and Tags I made for the Christmas Card Challenge CCC09 (March) I was happy with how the cards turned out. The Stamps are from Studio G for the card and SU for the gift tags...Stamped, embossed, water colored, and embellished for added affects.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Proud Of You Grad (Graduation card)

My niece is graduating from Grand Valley College next month (which I just cannot believe) it seems like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms and kissing her little face, it just isn't possible...
At any rate she is a sweetie and I wanted to create a special card for her in her school colors. The images are stamped, embossed, colored with SU water Color pencils and then crystal glaze is added for a 3-D effect. The card front was cut using my Cricut so the little windows would show off the inchies.

Stamp is Studio G, paper is SU, Celebrate stamp is also SU.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ocean 11 Group's 2nd Challenge

The Ocean 11 group's 2nd challenge was to use clouds in the background of a card.

The paper I used was actually a cloud printed paper but I also decided to enhance the clouds by making them 3-D. The Stamp is Hero Arts Garden Bunny. The image was stamped, embossed, and colored with SU water color pencils. Fabric flowers were added on the bottom with moss green brads at the centers. Crystal Glaze was also added to the eyes for added dimension.
I just love bunnies and this is one of my favorite stamps.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Mother Holds her Children's hands

This is a Mother's Day card for a new mom of a young infant or toddler. The phrase reads "A Mother holds her children's hands for a little while...and their hearts forever" The background of the card was embossed with Fiskars embossing templates little hands and feet, then shaded with chalk. Little pink hand brads were used to adhere the phrase to the bottom of the card, pink and blue were used so that the card would be suitabe for the mother of either a boy or girl.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I will Sing to the Lord (Psalms 13:6)

Just a simple card to cheer up a friend. Birds always remind me of singing to the Lord. This is a Studio G stamp, embossed and then crystal glaze was added to the bird for a 3-D affect. Scroll was cut using my Cricut machine, patterned paper is DCWV, I chalked around the edges of each piece, and added the verse from Psalms 13:6 I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me. Bible verses are so uplifting, God has provided the right words all we have to do is share them....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SCS Ocean's 11 1st Challenge

Spring card with 3-D embellishment. Not sure if this qualifies for the challenge, but I like how it turned out. I cut the front of the card with my Cricut leaving three openings for my little inchies which were stamped, embossed, water colored and then, added crystal glaze to each image for a 3-D affect.
The watering can was also cut using my Cricut machine and the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.

The Bible Verse at the bottom is Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under heaven.