A Few Quick Cards to Share…

A Few Quick Cards to Share…


I was cleaning my craft room recently and came across a few quick cards I had made a while back (and had kind of forgotten about!).



For this one, I embossed a piece of brown card stock with the Cuttlebug “Thanks” embossing folder (#37-1134) and then rubbed “Walnut Brown” Viva 3D-Stamp Paint over the whole panel.  Love, love, love the rich, metallic shine!

I cut a rectangle window from the embossed panel and another rectangle for the greeting (PSX E-2266) with dies from the Spellbinders “A2 Matting Basics” (A & B) die sets.  Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate ink was used for the greeting panel along with a Vintage Photo distress marker and a Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer Tool for the splattered dots.



For this next one, I added Gina K Designs Honey Mustard ink and water to my craft mat and dipped/dragged white card stock through it.  Then I used a paint brush to tap/splatter some Dark Chocolate ink and water over the panel.  I sponged the edges and stamped the leaves and greeting from the Momenta “Nature Set” (lot #0005702) with Dark Chocolate ink.  This panel was layered on another piece of white card stock and a Dark Chocolate base.


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For these, I let the patterned paper do all the work…  I used portions of a piece of Recollections “Thoreau Flowers” (#505802) paper along with Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe and either Peach Ballini or Edible Eggplant card stock from Gina K Designs.

The birthday stamp is from the “Birthday Bash” set by Fiskars.  The greeting on the second one is from the “Various Verses” set (retired?) by Gina K Designs.  Both greetings were stamped with SU Tip Top Taupe ink.


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Thank You with Polka Dots

Thank You with Polka Dots


(a blast from the past…)

This card was made for a StampTV  challenge (several years ago) where we were to use Polka Dots and black, white, and/or gray with one other color.  My additional color was tattered rose (peach).

I started with a piece of Basic Grey polka dotted paper (the back side of “Grapevine”) and added a bunch of images to create my own patterned paper.  The stamps I used for the background were all from the Gina K Designs and came from the following sets:  If I Had a Flower, Sympathy Label, Hope is Faith, Time, and Vintage Backgrounds (all retired?).  I used Memento Gray Flannel ink to stamp the images and then lightly sponged Memento London Fog ink over the whole thing.

For the focal image and greeting panels, I inked white card stock with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. (I then stamped the floral image from If I Had a Flower randomly all over these panels in Tattered Rose ink to try to create a subtle background, but the ink soaked right in and you can hardly see it!  This was made pre-MISTI, so I couldn’t re-stamp the images to make them darker.)  Next, I stamped my focal image and sentiment using Memento Gray Flannel ink.  The stamps used were from GKD Hopeful Flowers and Thank You duo (both retired?).

Satin and sheer ribbon, a hat pin, and some self-sticking gray pearls were added.  I created a mat for the gray background panel by sponging the Tattered Rose ink on white card stock. White and black mats were also used.

This project was originally posted in my StampTV gallery on August 13, 2014.

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Embossed Snowflakes

Embossed Snowflakes


In my last post, I showed two card samples/options I created for my emboss-resist technique class.  Here is one more sample with a winter theme.

In addition to stamping/embossing the snowflakes in silver for the greeting panel, I repeatedly stamped/embossed the same snowflake (in white) to create a tone-on-tone background panel.  (The card base is navy but looks black in the photo.)

A die cut greeting was added to the sponged panel, and a silver ribbon finished it off.

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Tropical Emboss Resist

Tropical Emboss Resist


I did a lesson on heat embossing and the emboss-resist technique in my course through the Haddonfield Adult School.  I first taught this lesson in the fall and created a sample (below) with a fall feel to it.  This course is also offered in the winter/spring so I thought I’d come up with an additional sample with a tropical feel for those students dreaming of getting past winter (we are expecting snow again today in Cherry Hill) and on to warmer weather!

Here was the fall sample:


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Spring Tree Note Card (and a few variations)

Spring Tree Note Card (and a few variations)


In my last post, I shared a project I created to demonstrate die cutting, masking, and sponging for the Card Making Class I am teaching.  I also created some spring themed cards as options.

Here is one with slightly different colors:


For both these samples, I used “Meadow” Flower Soft to add a bit of texture and dimension.

We had done this same card design in the fall using “Autumn” Flower Soft and fall colors:


I also tried a sample using “Polar White” Flower Soft as snow, although I think I’d like it better if the “snow” were whiter/brighter.


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