Friday, September 30, 2011

Card Factory

These are the cards we are making for Card Factory on Saturday (Is that tomorrow?) Very late this month with the samples. I had a creative streak this morning and was able to finish them up! The ideas have been rolling around in my head for a while. Amy asked me to use the Zoology papers, thus the circle card (Inside it can say "I love you just the way you are!). Also the brayering with the Big and Juicy pads and I thought--we'll do a woven strip card! I had been wanting to do a card with the large flower from Hero Arts. I don't think you can tell in this picture, but I used some vintage glass glitter in the center of the flower. Very sparkly!
The Halloween window card is inspired by Shari Carroll's window card--hers has a large butterfly and a spring like scene--I did Halloween! The red stripe card I made a long time ago and it has been waiting to show up in Card Factory! I love that stripe and dot paper! Anyway, join us tomorrow if you like--10:30 at Stamp Antonio. Bring adhesive and scissors and you will have a lot of fun. See you then!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

Paris! City of lights, fashion, excitement, romance! That's what I wanted to convey in this sweet little tag. The tag itself is actually a stamped image of a Hero Arts collage stamp, which I collected a few years ago. At first, I wanted to highlight the Eiffel Tower image with a stamped domino. I had made a domino with an Eiffel tower image some weeks ago in a class with Ginny. However, the domino seemed to make the image "top heavy", so my next thought was to use a Tim Holtz clock face image. Not having one of a size to fit the clock face on the stamp, I decided that the inks themselves were enough of an embellishment, especially since the paper image the tag was going to be mounted on was delicate in color and design. The Eiffel tower charm was the perfect accent!

This tag has a little booklet at the bottom, patterned after the little Halloween booklet Lisa did for the new Hero Arts and Sizzix dies. I used Spellbinder's dies instead, and Graphic 45 images.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This is my neice, Stephanie, who is a star! Well, she is a star in our family, and now she is the star of this card! It looks in the picture like she has star freckles, but that is the glitter on her picture! I am experimenting with this shabby chic style, which I really like. I figure imitation is the highest form of flattery, so I took my idea from a magazine. But whoa, my card doesn't look at all like the original--so I guess I didn't do too good of a job of imitating, did I?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This is one section of the cute little tag book we are making tomorrow at Stamp Antonio. The book will have three pocket page sections and chipboard covers. I decorated mine with Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz papers, to house my Wizard of Oz tags. Thank you, Peg, for bringing the Sizzix tag booklet die we are using in our brand new Grand Mark Accucut machine. What fun!