Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Classic Fall Leaf

Since it is the height of fall, I thought it only proper to share this classic fall card with you. This is my favorite use of versamark and chalk; it makes it so easy to create a blend of colors on the leaf so it looks realistic. I sponged the edge of the oval focal point in order to continue the soft look. For the background, i simply randomly stamped the acorn stamp using versamark ink. The images used for this card are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Country Blessings, and my sentiment is from SU's Sincere Salutations.
Enjoy your fall!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spool of Thread

This trendy card I made for my seamstress Mom for her birthday last week. I cased a fabulous card called "On the Mend" by Ryann Salamon that I found on page 83 of Stamp It cards, a special issue put out by Paper Crafts magazine. The card base isn't hard to create, but I never would have thought of this on my own. That's why I love the special issues, there's always so much inspiration. The images on the card come from SU's Sew Suite set, and the "thread" is pear pizazz ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pumpkin Coffee

Pumpkin coffee has returned!! And I’ve been drinking my fair share lately :o) So along those lines, I have some retro cards to share with you that were created with a favorite SU set that has been around for a long time called “Espress Yourself.” The colors of my first card all come from the classic earth elements color family – chocolate chip, really rust, more mustard, and creamy caramel. To color in my mug, I used a versamark marker on the base so that it would be just a little darker than the cardstock and then used more mustard and really rust for the border and heart. My final step was to cover the heart with crystal effects making it smooth and shiny.

For the second card I used a classic pink and brown color combo and a fairly basic design of alternating panels in creamy caramel and close to cocoa stamped with the coffee bean stamp. The row of mugs is such a fun stamp to color; It makes me smile every time =D I secured it to the card base with eyelets on either end and then finished it off with some more crystal effects on part of each mug (which is hard to see in the picture but it really is there!).

Thanks for stopping by and happy fall!