Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Card Samples

Here's an oldie but goodie technique! I love my Pearl Ex powders and was so sad when Stampin' Up discontinued's one product that I can't even begin to imagine getting rid of from my personal stash! So, anyway...I embossed this flower in black onto the black cardstock. Then I colored the flower image using my Aquapainter filled with Future floorwax. All you have to do is dip that (or a regular paintbrush dipped in floor wax) into the Pearl Ex jar & the wax will "melt" the powder to make it paintable...and *very* shiny!
Here's a card I did for a swap awhile back. I LOVE Groovy Guava! I really didn't think I liked Blush Blossom, but when it meets up with Groovy Guava, even Blush Blossom becomes beautiful! I stamped the peony from the Pretty Peony set in Blush Blossom and then the detail stamp in Groovy Guava onto Whisper White. I then used my Marvy mega oval punch and giga oval scalloped punch to cut and layer my focal point. The rest is just layering the same colors and stamping a greeting in guava to finish it. Super easy & a great layout for many other cards! For added effect, I stuck it to a small birthday present that I wrapped in the Groovy Guava 12X12 background paper...voila! Matching card & package!
Here's another easy & quick card with a layout that is so duplicatable! If you were in a hurry, you could omit the scalloped edges made with the corner rounder. Notice the Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain ribbon...I'm having a guava phase!
Here's a card that I made for my mom (I know I still haven't sent it, Mom! Call this a preview?). It uses some discontinued papers from the Porcelain Prints assortment & my fun stylized silver hodgepodge hardware! Oh how I love that stuff! I punched using the designer label punch on the background paper & then layered it onto the Certainly Celery. Stamp the greetings & use the brads to stick the frame onto the front!
Here's the inside of the card. It has two pockets so that I can fill them up with photos of my three adorable children!