Sunday, June 27, 2010

Some more balloons!

Well, I have to say I really enjoy this set (Up, Up, and Away). There are just so many options available with it, and this is only my second card! I wanted to try using some of the line art images with Copic markers, so I stamped 3 balloons and got to work. I wanted to place them on a blue background, and I found that Pacific Point was the perfect match. I ran that through with the Sunshine plate, die cut a few clouds, and then pieced together my scene. For some reason, I wanted the card to be a tall and narrow card, so then I had to figure out how I could add a sentiment to the front. I finally decided on the sentiment flag and thought that red gave it a nice pop.
Supplies:Stamps: Up, Up, and Away
Ink: Tuxedo Black

Paper: New Leaf, Pacific Point, Real Red, White

Accessories, etc.: Copic markers, cloud dies, sunshine plate, pop dots

Friday, June 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop Challenge

Good afternoon! I was in the mood for something fun and summery for my challenge card. I went with Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, and White. I just received my latest PTI order yesterday, so I had to make use of it! I love the balloons in Up, Up, and Away and the Sunshine plate is just fun to use! I decided to use it to make some fun hill tops. I decided to use this as a graduation card for my cousin. The family is having a dinner in her honour later today to celebrate.

Stamps: Up Up and Away (plus sentiment set), Round and Round
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, White
Ink: Black, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, Sunshine Impression Plate

I can't wait to see what everyone else does for this blog hop, I'm sure to find some new colour combinations that I must try!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Easy Peasy birthday card

While tidying up my craft space last weekend I came across several scraps. I reminded myself that I really need to make better use of them! The tend to just sit in a folder or a pile unused. So I took this piece of patterned paper and River Rock cardstock and got to work. The layout was somewhat based on my FTL39. It's a great layout for using strips of patterned paper!

Stamps: Round and Round
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Urban Oasis DSP
Accessories, etc: piercer, ribbon, corner rounder

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Flowery Birthdays

I was in a bit of colouring mood the other day, so I decided to make a few flowery birthday cards using some nice line art and Copics. I had a few scraps around from when I was testing out some background stamping. Those colours became my inspiration! I was quite pleased with how they both turned out!
Supplies: Stamps: Friends 'til the End, In Bloom, Birthday Basics, Text Style, Background Basics: Botanicals Ink: Tuxedo Black, Lemon Tart, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Lemon Tart, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, White, Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, Copics

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Colourful Leaves

Here's a quick and simple birthday card I made recently. I remember seeing on another blog that Taken with Teal looked quite nice with Glorious Green, so I thought I would combine them and see what came of it. I use Glorious Green so rarely, that I was quite happy to find something it works with. I stamped various leaves all over white cardstock and then used one of fall to layouts (# 63)
Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: Taken with Teal, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Fresh Snow
Paper: Green Galore, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, White
Accessories, etc.: Gelly Gems