Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Card Factory

Here (finally!) are the cards I will be presenting at Stamp Antonio this Saturday. I decided to use tons of die cuts--Tim Holtz and Memory Box. I guess I'm going to need that steel plate to cut the Memory Box dies from the Vagabond--I had to use the Cuttlebug and a shim. Can you tell we are doing a summer theme?! I hope you are having a good summer--I am, but it is just really hot here. I am ready for a summer rain storm! Carolyn is back at work, so I can stay home and play today. I hope you like the cards--join us if you like, Saturday, July 2 at 10:30. Call 210-764-7900 to sign up.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I am working on my sample now!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This is the second in our series of "Wizard of Oz" tags--the Ruby Slippers. The stamp is from Great Impressions, and the paper of course from Graphic 45. I used the Rosette medallion die cut from Tim Holtz, along with Perfect Pearls Mist, Barn Door and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. Ranger embossing powder and red Stickles complete the look.

The last patriotic tag we did was so well received I decided to try it again, this time using glitters. We learned a glitter technique at Stamp Antonio presented by Angela Finet, and this tag card will be a little "refresher course". I originally wanted to do a floral theme but couldn't get the right sizes of punches or dies, so I went with this star theme. The stars are Martha Stewart's Punch All Over the Page. The card really shines with Ranger embossing glitter on the Hero Arts stars in the background. Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This is our tag card from Tagalicious Tuesday this week. I used Aged Mahogany to color the tag and then put it through the Tim Holtz collage embossing folder. Too bad this Botanica Bella has been discontinued--I will have to go on a search to get some more--it is one of my favorite Graphic 45 lines. And the old "page pebbles" I bought years ago have "aged" to a lovely shade of yellowish-brown to add an antique look to the stamped image, also now discontinued--one of Paige Nerrie's stamps for Stampington. I am so glad to have bought these stamps years ago. The leaf border, however, is brand new--one of my new favorites--the Dylusions line from Ranger. It is reminiscent of some Stampotique stamps I got years ago--fits right in with the line. I think I chose the text paper to complement the text "leaves" in this stamp!

I guess this tag will be one of series! I have had a request to continue a group of tags using the new Graphic 45 line of Wizard of Oz papers. Next week: Ruby slippers! (I hope!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

Flag Day, June 14--Join us at Stamp Antonio to make this patriotic red white and blue tag.
Here's the tag card: a cute flamingo in a tropical setting. Welcome vacation!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

Fly, you little bird! I saw this technique presented this past Saturday at Stamp Antonio by B & J. I wasn't actually in the class, but I saw what people had done, and I wanted to try it. So this is what I came up with. I used a Judikins iridescent embossing powder and a crackle stamp from who knows where, but the brush background oval is B & J. All else is of course, Tim Holtz!

Pretty flowers! These Hero Arts flowers (and the card really is better in real life--remember, I am extremely camera-challenged!) are embellished with Tim Holtz inks and black Flower Soft. And it really does not come off! The little bird (birds again!) is painted with Crackle Paint and then anointed with a coating of Distress Stickles. Makes me want to do the hula! (I know--a scary thought!)

I hope you can join us at Tagalicious Tuesday--lots of fun and good people! And I promise a handout with better pictures!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Card Factory

Card Factory today at Stamp Antonio! I wanted to do some "masculine" cards for this session, seeing how Father's Day is right around the corner. Also some kid stuff--however, I see you could use the jet layout with another stamp and you could have a different theme. And the western card has a feminine side to it! So I guess I didn't pull off masculine quite so well after all! The dog card is my favorite. That's how my Gracie looks when she knows we are going somewhere without her! I did use too much "takes too long to dry stuff", like Stickles and Diamond Glaze, on these cards, but the bling really adds to the cards. This is really a "put together" class, since we have to be packed up and out by 1 p.m. so the next class can start, so the only thing really difficult will be how to get the Crackle paint into everyone's hands! Yes, that's the new, I should say, "old" jalopy from Tim Holtz resting on that Graphic 45 paper. I also die-cut some from cream paper and people can ink them and stamp them. Very fun! This summer I will have to think of all the places that "old jalopy" can go: to the beach, to the park, to Aunt Hattie's 50th wedding anniversary.....time to go!