Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Felix!

My son in law celebrated his birthday yesterday. We went out to dinner with them on Saturday to one of his favorite BBQ restaurants. He loves the transformers, but I don't have a stamp or cut for that, so I made this robot card instead. I'm so happy because it actually came out the way I pictured it. That doesn't seem to happen very often! You can't tell in the pic, but the embossed piece is a silver metallic paper. It looks really cool in person.
Technique Tuesday, Rocket Man Stamp Set
Stampendous (I think) sentiment
Cuttlebug embossing folder, Diamond Plate
Clear Tops embossing powder, Opal Silver Lining
Prisma color pencils
Silver Metallic paper from WalMart
Don't know who makes the blue paper, it was a piece left over from another project.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Maria

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My first challenge card

So I decided to try this week's challenge for the Cuttlebug Spot. The challenge this week was to use fruit and I immediately thought of this Just Rite Autumn Blessings stamp. The image was stamped twice and the center of one was colored with Prisma colored pencils. This was cut out using a small classic oval Nestability. Then the entire image with the border was cut using the next larger die. A scalloped oval Nestability was used for the brown mat. The red background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch folder and the corners were cut with the lg corner rounder punch from Hobby Lobby. The tiny pearls are from Recollections (don't look too close or you'll see where I moved them around!) The ribbon is from Offray. The apples were covered with Glossy Accents, but I don't think that shows too much in the picture.
Thanks for stopping by,
Maria

New blog title and some cards

First of all, in case you didn't notice, I changed my blog name. I think this one suits me better. Now I'm going to try to convince my son to design a cute header for me. I've hinted to him, but I think I'm just going to have to come out and ask for it!

Anyway here are some cards I made recently:

This one is for my mother in law. The flower stamp is from Unity's Oct. stamp kit of the month. The stamp was colored with Copic markers, which I am still an absolute beginner at, then cut with a classic oval Nestability. The printed paper is from K and Co. and the bottom was punched with the SU Eyelet Border punch. This punch was also used on a piece of white paper, which was placed under the printed paper. The happy birthday stamp is from Fiskars and was stamped with SU chocolate chip ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The rhinestones are Studio 18, from the $1 bin at Michael's. The ribbon is from Offray and the corner accents were done with a white Jelly Roll pen.
This next one is my mom's, who turned 84 yesterday!

This is actually the first card I've made using the Gypsy. The background is cut from Gypsy wanderings and the paper is K and Co. The flower pot and flower are from Pooh and Friends. The flower was cut 3 times and layered with foam tape. The pot was embossed using the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Texture folder. The ribbon is actually a piece of white ribbon that was colored with a Copic marker. I don't know who makes the little butterfly, but it too was colored with a Copic marker. Here's a close up of the flower:
That's a lot of info for one post! Hope you enjoy them. Next I'll show you what I've been working on.
Thanks, Maria
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