Monday, October 6, 2008

World Card Making Day Wonders

What a busy day. My BF came over and spent the day making cards. She is the one who introduced me to Scrapbooking and this craft lead me to card making. I still love to scrapbook but I think I love card making even more. So, BF came over to try a few of the things she has heard me talking about. She wanted to learn how to use both Prismacolored Pencils and H2Os. So the first photo I have to show you is Becky`s first ever card....she is even putting it in a frame as a gift to her Grandmother. BF used Prismacolored Pencils on this one.
She also used a spica pens and the cuttlebug. First she colored the image on Whisper White paper using the pencils and highlighting with spica. She had a great time learning how to spread the colors using stumps and OMS. She used silver Paper Company paper and the cuttlebug Swirls folder to emboss the BG and then used a Metallic Pink to outline the whole thing.

I think she did a great job. The rest of the day she painted and colored but did not actually finish the cards. She decided she could do that at home but she wanted to use my stamps and pencils and paint to color with since she has none. We did have lots of fun and I got quite a few cards done. This is the first one I did using the Poinsetta and Holly Wreath stamp from Impression Obsession. I painted it using Twinkling H2Os and using my cutting system from CTMH to create the circles of red and green.
I put the medallion over red ribbon and put white Spool of Ribbon which is so affordable...under $1. I put dots of Red Stickles on the ribbon to give it more detail. The BG is the Swiss Dot folder fr Cuttlebug. I used the sm/lg oval punches to add the sentiment which I wrote using a blue gel pen.
On this second version of the same card I used a die cut from Cuttlebug to hold the sentiment. I like both versions but maybe the first one the most.

Next I worked on a new stamp from IO...the Cardinals. I love Cardinals and wanted to create a soft card. I stamped the image using Versafine Black Onxy and wrote the sentiment with a blue Gel pen. I actually made 3 of these cards...I have been asked to put some crafts in a sale at the school I used to teach at sooooooo multiple cards are the way to go.This is my favorite new stamp, Cardinals from Impression Obsession. I love the way this card turned out. I am so pleased with all its parts. I used H2Os to color the birds. My Sister used to have Cardinals in her back yard and I loved them. They look so fantastic against the leaves . We rarely get them in the Maritimes so they remain special to me. I did the branch with Prismacolred pencils since limbs to not have any sheen to them. I am so pleased with the BG. I used the cloud template from This is the greatest template. The BG looks great. I used the template and bashful blue ink on whisper white paper. I added some ribbon and sentiment (sm/lrg oval punch) to finish the card.In this version I had to cut the bird image on an angle...poor stamping placement so I had to fill in the space using a snowflake from the Snowflake Spot stamp and crystal embossing powder. I like both versions. do you have a favorite?

This is a really long post so I`ll show the rest on a later post.

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Susan said...

these cards are wonderful thank you for sharing them on your blog

Shirley said...

It makes me feel human to find someone else who at times has the same question, 'which one?'. I love them both and think your cardinals are just beautiful!

Shirley said...

I hate it when I do that. I forgot the cards before th cardinals. Of course I love the poinsettia. I have it posted on my site too. Yours however is really really lovely. How interesting that we both chose the Swiss Dots embossing for the background. Shows how smart we are.

Shirley said...

Okay, this is for the girl in the same post. LOLOL She is lovely beyond all stamps like this I have seen. From a French company I think. Love what you did.

Julia said...

These are all great! Love the Cardinals...they look so cozy on their little branch!

Donna said...

all these cards are gorgeous, my favorite is the first with Willow & the silver cb d'vine swirls.