Oh my, I haven't posted for quite a while, but here's a card I did for a swap a few weeks ago. I love using different techniques and this card uses masking and bleaching. Bleaching is so much fun, the results it makes on cardstock can be so different even on the same color paper. I'm also apparently hooked on the circle scissor plus. Every card I make lately uses this. What a great tool. Am starting on some Christmas cards, so will post when I get some finished.
Hope everyone is enjoying this long weekend I know I am. It's been a busy week, but here's a card I worked on and really enjoyed trying-----it's a shadow box card that I'm going to do for my club. It is the same idea as a shadow box except that the card pulls flat for mailing and then you can push it back to give it dimension. I used the circle scissor plus, what a great tool, for the front. The sides are scored which gives it the ability to lay flat or have dimension. I also tried something with the new shimmer paint that's in the new holiday mini catty. I just love trying new ideas and techniques and this paint is beautiful. You probably can't see the shimmer on the butterfly too well, but it's stamped with a mixture of reinker and the champagne mist shimmer paint. It looks really pretty and just gives it a little zip. The top of the crushed curry panel that you see is left unglued so that I could slip a note inside for writing your message. Join me in a class and I'll show you how I did it.
I am really happy to have been asked to be an instructor on a cardmaking cruise, next year to Alaska. The ship is called Rhapsody of the Seas which is a Royal Caribbean cruise line ship. It is sailing from Seattle on September 10th 2010 and returning back to Vancouver on September 17th. I will be making Christmas cards. I don't know which what cards I will be teaching but they will be elegant. Don't worry if you are a beginner stamper or crafter. I have two assistants who are experienced cardmakers as well and they will be helping me teach the class. They will be showing you samples of the card projects and will be able to help or answer any your questions. Come and join us. You'll have fun. If you would like all the details, please check the blog: http://sailingwithscissors.blogspot.com
Here is me working on a card for a shoebox SWAP at my place. A shoebox swap is when each person brings enough supplies to for each person in attendance to make a card. All the contents should fit in a shoebox, hence the name shoebox. One stamper who comes to my shoebox swaps brings her supplies in a mandarin orange box. Mandarin orange box SWAP is just too long of a name. LOL.
Wow! Can't believe a week's gone by already. Here's a little project I worked on for my club members. Thought it was kind of a fun thing to have on hand. You can refer to this clipboard and see all the new in colors at a glance----includes examples of ink, ribbon, and a circle punch of each color paper. Don't they look yummy? The images are the new Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set and the circles of cardstock are done with the SU 1/2" circle punch. I got the idea from Patty's Stamping Spot Blog, but changed it up quite a bit. Love those new colors! Enjoy!
Here's a card I had a lot of fun with. Hardly any stamping, but lots of use of the Big Shot. I just love that machine, so much versatility. The colors I used were Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay and Cameo Coral. I ran the Cameo Coral piece through the Big Shot using the new Elegant Bouquet textured Impressions folder. The flowers are the Daisy Flower sizzlits die. The rest are punches and to finish it off a bow of the Soft Suede polka dot ribbon. Hope you like it.