Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I had fun today making this cute little cat card. Remember those cat stamp from Ink-a-dink-a-do I bought several weeks ago? Well I pulled them out of my clear stamp box and created this card. I also got out some retired SU cardstock. River Rock designer paper, Wild Wasabi, and Groovy Guava. Love these colors together! Still playing with the out of the box techinque with Nestibilites. This time I used the rectangle ones. The large cat I stamped twice once on the white and again on the designer paper. Cut out just the body of the cat from the designer paper and "popped" that piece over the body of the large cat. Talk about using a ton of pop dots.......4 on each of the smaller cat images also stamped on the River Rock designer paper, 6 on the Wild Wasabi cardstock, and still more on the cat body. Glad I always stock pile pop dots. Other things used...River Rock ribbon, and a very tiny jingle bell used on the cat's tail. I chose not to use a "Word" stamp on this card on the outside as the little cat in the corner carries a message of Best Friend.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
It doesn't show up in the picture to well but the top of his tail is coiled and the lower part of the tail is braided. That is one Funky Cat!
Monday, July 6, 2009
I would....and I did! I had this idea for the cute elephant birthday card shown here using Animal Stories, but I didn't order the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper yet. Oh the horror!!!!
Anyway since I had an extra SU catalog and they have full sheet copies of the designer paper so you can see them in full size I decided to tear the page out of the catty and put it to good work! Now I wouldn't recommend this if you only have one catalog.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I carried the theme to the inside card by just cutting a strip of Dusty Durango and stamping it with Tres Chic.
Recipe for Sweet One
Animal Stories, Matchbox Messages
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Ink: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Big Shot Matchbook die, Texture Plates Kit #4, Top Note Die, paper-piercing tool, mat pack, gold brads, hemp, sponge, sanding block, stamp-a-ma-gig
I cut the top note die with Crushed Curry cardstock, then used the texture plate with flowers. I wanted the flowers to pop a bit so I inked up a sponge with Crushed Curry and just added it to the raised image of the flowers. Strip of Soft Suede was crumpled in my hand and opened, did this several times. Then I took one corner and pulled the paper ply apart. Next I used the sanding block to ruff up the inside ply of the cardstock. Made the cardstock softer and have more of a suede look.
Hope you enjoyed these cards. Look for more coming soon using Animal Stories.
Remember that hike I was talking about taking yesterday? Well we loaded up the bikes and took them to the lake. Lets just say I rode the bike a little, and walked....the bike up some of the hills. They have some pretty steep ones and I just couldn't petal up some of them. I was sweating when that was over!!!! It was a very good work out.
I got my first order in yesterday from the new SU catalog. What fun! I've already have been making cards and I'll be sharing those with you soon.