Friday, June 22, 2018

Sending Wishes your Way


I had one lonely panel left from that 12x12

sheet of patterned paper so I had to use it up! 

No modeling film used on this one. 

Just some lace to dress it up. The panel is popped up over

the bottom layer. I cut off the lower piece of the panel and used

it to make the banners at the bottom. 


Greeting from Stampin'Up. 

We had fun last night watching the fireworks. I'll be posting photos tomorrow. 

I'm off to the post office, then for a walk. Hope

everyone enjoyed the longest day of the year. When we

came home from the show there were a ton of lightening bugs in our backyard,

so we got to see two shows. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Torn Panel Modeling Film Butterfly


With this patterned paper panel I tore it in half on the bias. 

The bottom layer was stamped with a script stamp. I then

layered a piece of window sheet on top of it. 

The torn panel was layered over that. 


Hoping that this photo shows the window sheet. I like how

it makes the space between the torn panel shine. 


and here is a closer look at the butterfly that was done with modeling film. 

Going to the Brunswick celebration today, then later watch the firework show. 

So nice to be able to watch this from our backyard. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Modeling Film Beautiful Friend


Well I said I was done with the modeling film for awhile.....

well it's been awhile right? 

Had two panels left from the 12x12 piece of patterned paper, and

it was calling my name to put them on cards. 
 
The layer was done using Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, and the Gothic stencil. 


Here is a side view of the modeling film wings. I colored the back of the wings with

a pink sharpie marker.

Added some black pearls done the center of the butterfly to 

hide how I attached the wings with a mini staple. 

Going to stamp with Betty this afternoon. 

Haven't stamped with her for two weeks so I'm looking forward to it. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Just a Brief Note


Happy Tuesday!

This card should have been posted yesterday for mailable Monday, but

I was having trouble getting the blog to work. 

The briefs were stamped on patterned paper with black ink. Then popped over the white layer. 

For the greeting I used my Dymo label maker. 
 
Hubby had fun with Sarah on Father's day. Her and Jason came over. She helped
 
him weed the garden then they all went swimming. While they were doing that
 
I was grilling potatoes, and salmon for dinner. 
 
 
Jason left to go spend time with his dad. Sarah and her dad went

to check out the new Scene 75 that opened last year. 


Instead of wack a mole, they played wack a minion. LOL 

We have been in a heat wave for the last few days. Been in the 90's. 

Suppose to be a little cooler today. Thank goodness! 

While I do love the hot temps, 90 + the humidity is a bit much. 

Thankful that we had central air put in last winter when the heater went out. 

Was a big expense, but so worth it! 


Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Misc Ephemera Kit Cards


So I've been going through craft supplies, and trying my best to use them.



(before I buy more!)

Came across this  little ephemera kit, and had to use it up!

Was able to make eight cards, and two gift tags that are in cute little

paper bags. 


Didn't use any stamps on the cards just the items in the kit. 

Of course I did have to use my own cardstock for the cards. 


So I think they came out cute. It will make a nice little gift when 

I get it packaged up. Never to early for Christmas gift making. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Blue Giraffe Baby Boy Card


Okay I'm back today to share a baby boy card idea.

This one was done using a large oval punch, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 inch circle punches. 

Also used bird builder punch, and window punch. All from Stampin'Up. 

The mane was made using a strip of blue cardstock, and fringe scissors. 

This is actually my second attempt at making a giraffe baby card. 

The first one I decided was to brown, and didn't make for a happy baby card. 

Plus I didn't add the mane. Take a look....


Now there are things I like about this one. I like the 

cracked designer paper in the background. 

I also like that the colors on the giraffe are more contrasting, but
 
I like the face the on the blue giraffe better. Love to hear your thoughts as 
 
I haven't put this one in the mail yet. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Baby Elephant Punch Art Card


My friend Kat asked me to make an elephant baby card

for a shower she is attending. 

Only to happy to help out a friend!
 
The head of this elephant started out with the large oval punch from 
 
StampinUp. 
 
After tracing around most of the oval I free hand sketched the rest of the trunk. 
 
The ears are also made with the large oval punch. I just trimmed them off on one side to
 
give them more shape. 
 
The body piece was completed hand sketched to fit the head. 
 
Tail is from the tree builder punch, and the little tip of the tail was
 
made with part of the boho punch. 
 
 
here is an inside view of the card. 
 
I'll be back tomorrow to share a boy baby card. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen