Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Winter Covered Bridge

This stamp set is just so pretty! This winter scene is fun to color in; this time I stamped the image in black StazOn ink and then used a blender pen and ink. I also used glitter glue on the trees and the edges of the snow for a pretty, glistening look, and mounted it using dimensionals to make sure it stood out. My base cardstock is Cherry Cobbler (which is my favorite red that SU has produced) and my accent strip is Bashful Blue that I stamped using the small snowflakes stamp from the Serene Snowflakes set in matching blue ink. My sentiment is embossed white and comes from Verve's Winter Mittens set.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn Covered Bridge

A good friend of mine recently found the long retired Changing Seasons set by SU, that I've been looking for for quite a while now. I was jumping up and down with excitement when she gave it to me!! :o) Its a set of four stamps each of a different covered bridge during each of the four seasons; they are so pretty. For this card, I chose the Autumn season, of course, and tried coloring it in with watercolor crayons but didn't use any water or blending just to make sure that the lines didn't run or smudge since I used Early Espresso classic ink. I'm pretty happy with the look/ how the crayons look, and it didn't take all that long either. I decided to create a cardstock frame using Not Quite Navy to make the picture pop and then mounted it on to my More Mustard card base. The quote my Martin Luther is stamped in Not Quite Navy to match and is from the Le Jardin Botanique set by SU.
Stay tuned for a card using the winter covered bridge scene next :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Country Quilt

Happy Saturday :) I tried my hand at a patchwork quilt style card using a long retired set from Stampin' Up! called Little Somethings. Because the stamps are a cute country style, I went with a classic country color scheme from SU's old Rich Regal color family: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, and Bordering Blue. The images were colored in using pastels in matching colors with the addition of So Saffron and Always Artichoke. Then I finished off the card with an embossed birthday sentiment from SU's Elementary Elegance set, one of this year's sale-a-bration sets.
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cardinal Birthday

Today's card is a hybrid creation using the digi version of A Cardinal Christmas from Stampin' Up!. I printed it out onto vanilla cardstock, die cut it using the Top Note die and them colored it in using watercolor crayons. Because this element was so large, all I needed to finish it off was some real red ribbon wrapped around the kraft card base. The birthday wishes is a traditional stamp from Verve's Big Wish set.