Friday, January 28, 2011
This is the second card for my "Fun with Acetate" class in March. For the three square images I used acetate and silver leaf (which looks way cooler than the scanned image online). I stepped out of my comfort zone by using the SU Color Coach to play with a new creative color combination....basic black, cherry cobbler and baja breeze. What do you think? Any suggestions on how I could make it better?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This is a card that my cousin, Angela, did in one of her first SU classes. I just love her stamping style. I believe the Paper is Basic Grey, Baja Blue and Basic Black. The Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) is retired. The bird stamp is from the "Friends 24-7" set on page 138 in the Catalog.
Monday, January 24, 2011
This card I made a couple of months ago for my swap club. I saw a card like this at a craft show so I don't know who to give credit to for the layout. I used different retired SU Designer Series Paper in various hues of green and cut them free hand to make some hills. The front two layers were popped up with Dimensionals. The tree is one of my favorites from SU set called "Thoughts and Prayers" (see page 150in the Catalog). The "Thanks" was an old stamp that I purchased many, many years ago.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Today was my "Heart Felt Thanks" class. I am exhausted but happy because I think it went pretty well.
Tonight, I am posting a card done by my friend Sandy. She is an amazing stamp artist so I am humbled when she takes a class from me. She made this card for a swap earlier this year. She used the SU Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, then brayered some ink on the debossed side so that the ink covered the paper but not the debossed flowers. Then she inked a script background stamp and stamped lightly over the whole brayered card. She punched out the designer label to make a window for her "thank you" that was stamped on the yellow background paper. She used the SU scallop trim border punch to make the decorative edge on the right side of the yellow paper. This was all layered on to a brown card. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
Thanks to everyone who participated in my class. It is so wonderful to be able to share my ideas with others.
Friday, January 14, 2011
This weekend is my Heart Felt Thanks class and I am so looking forward to it. Being the busy bee that I am, I couldn't wait to start on samples for my next class...Fun with Acetate. Acetate is the clear sheet of plastic (a.k.a. transparency) that teachers used to use with overhead projectors. In the next class, we will be making 4 projects using acetate. The first card that I designed is pocket card with a hidden message. The acetate was used to make the insert for the pocket. It has the green tab attached to the top of it so that it can be pulled up.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I made this card a long time ago with the SU "Bugs and Kisses" stamp set. It was a great way to use up scraps of different colored paper. One tip...if you are going to cut out the bugs with antennae (like the green catepillar on my card), it's best to stamp them first on the background paper and then stamp them on the paper you are going to cut them out of. When you are cutting them out, don't try to cut out the antennae. Just cut out the body and adhere to the background paper on top of the first stamped image.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Below is the card that Lynn's daughter swapped. CUTE! It opens with the flap behind the cherry. Clever.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I have been enjoying spending time with my God daughter (neice) for the past two weeks. Her father, my brother, is an amazing artist. And she is really quite amazing with free hand painting. Look at the frame she painted for her friend who attends the University of Texas. (She attends their rival school - Texas A&M).
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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