Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Purchase

This is my new purchase swap for this month on Inkyfunstampers Yahoo Group. I love their swaps. I just purchased 5 Sugar Nellie stamps and already one is missing. They are so beautiful and they really scream "COPICS" to me. This image is called "Fragile Beauty". For the base card I used Co-ordinations and then took a Cuttlebug embossing border and ran it through my Big Shot. Then to take advantage of the core color, I sanded the embossed design til the core showed through.
The image was colored and blended using several markers. Unfortunately I put them away so that I can't tell you which ones I used. I stamped the image with Memento ink onto Neenah 110# paper.
Now it is back to the drawing board. I have 6 more swaps and 4 more sketch books waiting.
I will be gone to Vegas tomorrow and come home Friday and then stay with my sister until we go back to Vegas Monday to pick up her hubby at the airport. Things should be back to normal (whatever that is) by Wednesday. I am really really glad Hubby bought me a laptop for my birthday!!!

Side Step Card

The side step card was a challenge on ScorPalPals yahoo group. If there is a tutorial on how to make a card using my Scor-Pal, I am right there ready to make it. I absolutely adore my Scor-Pal. TAC carries it. It is item # F-358 and retails for $43.95. I have the Scor-It and I thought that was great but there is no comparison between the two at all. As a matter of fact, I should probably sell my Scor-It.
Anyway, the card is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
You first cut your line. Turn your card vertically and at the two inch mark, cut a line from 2 1/8" to 7 1/2" then place the card horizontally with the cut more towards the bottom. You then score at 2 1/8", score the entire way down past the cut at the 4 1/4" mark, next you need to score at 5 3/8" and only to the cut line. Since there is no mark there but there is one at 6 3/8", move your card over to the right by 1". This will give you the score at 5 3/8". Put your card back to the far left and score at 6 1/2" and 7 1/2". Now fold the score lines. On the step side beginning at the front, fold mountain, valley, mountain, valley then Mountain. On the side piece. fold as a Mountain fold. Then you are all ready to decorate. I chose Karen Foster's Purple marble Designer paper for the background. Then I took light purple from the DCWV purple combo - non textured pack you buy at Michael's or Jo-Ann's and punched it using the scallop edger punch with the holes from SU.
The image is an iris from PSX' botanical stamps. They are no longer in business to my knowledge. I went around the edge with a Spica glitter pen.
It was fun and I hope you try it.

Birthday Card for a Friend

This birthday card is so long overdue. I tell myself every year that I am going to make Char a card and I never do. I feel badly because she is such a loving and giving person. This year I am really a stamper instead of a collector. This card was so much fun to make mostly because it is for her.

I used Amberly Grace SWIC paper V-840 and retails for $6.95, from TAC. The flower is a strip of the same paper as the background, scored every eighth of an inch and folded mountain then valley all the way. Then you glue the ends together from the inside out. I kinda squished the flower so it would form a tight circle flat on the desk. Then I glued a scrap of paper to the wrong side and then added the rhinestone.

Isn't the kitten adorable? I love this set.It is called "Playful Kitties" T-2655 and retails for $12.95. There are four images to the set.

I used colored pencil and Gamsol on the image. What a surprise!!

I am actually going to post a card that I used Copics on. Look for the last post of the day. Next up is a "side step card".