Sunday, February 28, 2010
Posted by Moosisk at 8:58 PM
Hello again. Here is my second card that I made for the Pink Persimmon Blog Hop Sketch Challenge. Check out the sketch here: http://pinkpersimmon.typepad.com/pinkpersimmon/2010/02/sketch-challenge.html
I decided to use my neglected Sizzix dies for this card. I die cut the basket, flowers, swirl accent, and "bloom" with my little red Sizzix machine. All of the dies except the basket are Sizzlets. The basket is an original Sizzix die. I cut the basket out of designer paper that looked like a weave pattern(Provo Craft Bitty Scrap Pad - Backgrounds). All the other paper used is from DCWV mat stacks). I made the card from off white cardstock. I edged the 5 X 7 card with Tea Dye Distress Ink from Ranger. I then added a background paper(Crafty Secrets - Earthy paper pad)and distressed the edges with my pink distresser from Heidi Swapp. I then antiqued it with the Tea Dye Distress ink. Next I antiqued the basket with Walnut Stain Distress ink and attached it flat to my card after adding a cream bow to the handle. I layered my flowers and centered them each with a yellow or pink brad. I arranged them in the basket and attached with adhesive after I was pleased with the placement. I then die cut a swirl to layer over the basket. I cut the word "bloom" and attached under the swirl as shown. To finish I attached 3 matching buttons to the top left of the card. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 3:58 PM
Happy Sunday to you! I finally found some time to make my Mom's card for her 70th birthday. Yahoo! I decided to use the sketch posted by Pink Persimmon ( http://pinkpersimmon.typepad.com/pinkpersimmon/2010/02/sketch-challenge.html ). They are giving away some fantastic stamp sets as prizes. Be sure to check it out before midnight tonight.
On to my card, I started with a card from Brenda Walton Dollhouse Cardstock Pad by K & Company. There are many great patterns to pick from in this pad. I chose this pink one since my mom likes cards with a vintage feel. I then die cut a piece of off-white textured cardstock using my new Labels 6 (next to largest die) by Spellbinders. I used my Wizard(Spellbinders) machine to die cut the Label. Next I stamped my image of a gal holding a huge cake(MFT) directly onto the Label with Versafine black ink. Then I stamped her again on various matching patterned papers from my 6 X 6 pad of Porcelain Paper by Basic Grey. I cut out the various pieces and glued them to the image already stamped on the Label. I added some clear Stardust gel pen(Sakura) to the cake. I also added the "70" on top of the cake with cut up Dimensional adhesive pieces from Stampin' Up. I embellished the "70" with yellow and clear Stardust gel pens. I then did some shading around the edge of the Label to give it an aged look using Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress ink from Ranger. The next step was to cut a strip of matching paper to mount up across the lower half of the card as shown. I used paper from the same Porcelain collection and also antiqued the edges with Tea Dye ink. I then added a green ribbon around it and added a cheater knotted bow to the left side of ribbon. I proceeded to stamp the greeting(MFT) on white cardstock cutting out each word individually. I added the Tea Dye ink antiquing to these pieces also. I attached the greeting pieces flat to the card below the ribbon piece to the left. Lastly I antiqued the whole card front edges with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress inks. To finish it off I added faux stitching around the entire edge of card with my white Inkssentials gel pen. I sure hope my mom likes it. Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out the Pink Persimmon blog.
Posted by Moosisk at 9:19 AM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hi everyone. Hope that your weekend went great with lots of fun and relaxation. :D I wish I could keep this post on a high note, but alas I cannot. My best friend from my childhood lost her Mom on Thursday night. I needed to make a card for her. I knew I wanted to use some kind of text and a flower image, but didn't know what. I decided to try something different after reading the challenge on the "Our Creative Corner" blog. Here is the link: http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2010/02/our-creative-corner-try-new-technique.html
I decided first of all to make a purple card since that is my friend's favorite color. I then found a page from an old book that had old German or something like that on it. Well, I didn't want to use the original since it was really cool text so I scanned it and then printed it. I was not sure how it would do using the computer paper with stamping, but since I was supposed to try a new technique I said what the hay! I cut the paper to fit my card front leaving a small border of the card showing. Next, I sponged purple ink on the edges and then just a thin edge of black. I then colored with markers directly on my stamp(Penny Black) and misted it with water. I then stamped it right on the text. After it dried the paper was slightly wrinkled, but it added to the aged look that I was going for. I then attached a sheer white ribbon as shown and then used adhesive to attach to the card front. I then added another piece of ribbon to make the knot. I then stamped the verse(Verve) with green ink and die cut it with my Wizard using one of my Nesties Label sets(Spellbinders). I attached this to the top left of the card with dimensional adhesive(Stampin' Up). And there you have it. I may just have to do this again. I really like the look of the stamping on the text. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 8:27 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Yes, it's me AGAIN! It seems to be feast or famine with me and my blogging. LOL Here is my card for the adorable sketch from Limelight Papercrafts blog. Here is the link: http://limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/sketch-40-hearts.html . I knew right away that I wanted to use my Berry Sweet paper from K & Company because I had a cute die cut chipboard sticker to match it. I cut two different papers into strips and then mounted them on a scratch piece of paper to get them all lined up nicely. I then cut them into a rectangle to fit on the front of my green card. I then put the sticker on as shown. It says "Best Friends" on it. It also has some bling already added to it. I felt that the edges were just too plain so I cut some rickrack and attached it to the edges on the top and bottom. Voila! It is done. This was a nice quick card. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 5:23 PM
Today I have been busy. Hubby, daughters and I spent the day in Ann Arbor visiting the Natural History Museum. My youngest daughter goes to college there at U of M(Go Blue!). Now that I am back home I am busy getting some cards made for some more challenges. This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Here is the link: (http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2010/02/mojo-monday-125-contest.html) . I used an image that I had previously colored with Copics and had laying on my desk. I just LOVE these new image by MFT called Pure Innocence. I added some Stardust gelly roll in to her wings and the magic wand. I then had to find some paper that would match her. I ended up having to make a 5 X 7 card because she was a bit too big to fit on an A2 size card using this sketch. I found a mat stack by DCWV that I thought would match her dress well. It's called Blossoms & Butterflies. I cut two different pieces to put on the front of the card as shown. Since my girly here is a fairy I figure butterflies were a go. I die cut my fairy with my rectangle Nesties(Spellbinders) and then die cut another scallop rectangle from silver mirror card. I decided to do all my mats in the silver cardstock because the designer paper had silver on it. I edged her rectangle with blue ink. I then cut a small rectangle from another piece of DP and die cut a silver scallop rectangle for it(Nesties again). I then cut a strip of paper to use for the piece that goes under the circle. I die cut the circles with DP and silver card as shown. I stamped the verse that came with this image(MFT) with black ink on white cardstock and then cut the words out individually. I mounted them on the matted circles using pop dots. I then adhered the circle to the card with pop dots. And there you have it. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 4:24 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Howdy peeps! Long time no see. LOL Here is a card I just finished (in the nick of time) using Kazan's sketch 45. Here is the link to the sketch challenge: http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/2010/02/kazans-sketch-45.html .
I started with a 5 1/2 inch square white card and matted the front with black cardstock. Next I stamped my image(Stampin' Up Vintage Valentines set) on white cardstock and several different patterned papers from the Sassafras collection called Sunshine Lollipops. It is such a fun collection. I then paper pieced the image together and colored the flesh and hair with colored pencils and Gamsol. Next I cut the circle out around the image using my Creative Memories cutting system. I then cut a larger circle out of a matching piece of DP. I then cut a large square of DP to layer on top of the black. I edged all pieces with Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger. Then I layered the circles onto the card in the middle as shown. The last thing I did was to punch 2 hearts out of more DP from the same collection . I added those on either side of the image with pop dots. And there you have it. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 8:30 PM
Good evening everone. It is time for another challenge card from me. This time I wanted to do a card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog challenges. The challenge verse was Matt. 18:4 and the card had to have a child or child items such as toys on it. Here is the link: http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2010/01/challenge-24-matthew-184.html . I knew immediately that I had to use one of MFT's new Pure Innocence images. Isn't she adorable! I stamped her on white cardstock and colored her with my Copics. Now remember I am still very new at this Copic thing so don't be too harsh on me. :D I then die cut a frame using one of my Spellbinders frame sets. I added some glitter to the raised dots, but it is kind of hard to see it in my scan. I also highlighted the heart in her hair and the hearts on her pockets with a Clear Stardust gelly roll pen. All of the designer paper I used came from paper pad by The Paper Studio called Pink Armadillo. It is sold by Hobby Lobby. It has glitter added to most of the papers inside. Very yummy! I also punched 5 stars from matching papers that all had glitter on them. I mounted 4 flat to the card and the middle one is popped up with a pop dot. The verse was printed off the computer and edged with pink ink. I popped it up with pop dots, too. And there you have it. I hope you all have a blessed rest of the weekend.
Posted by Moosisk at 4:44 PM
I am just cranking out these cards lately. LOL I actually am trying to get cards done for a swap and find challenges help get the old mojo going. Today I decided to try the Our Creative Corner's challenge to use music on a card or project(http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2010/01/our-creative-corner-music-challenge.html. Here I used a beautiful piece of designer paper as my background. I inked the edges with pink ink. I wanted to use my Magnolia stamps so thought this cutie would go great with the butterfly images on the paper. I colored her with my Copics which I am still quite new at using, but thought she turned out okay. I then accented her with Sakura Stardust gelly roll ink on the rose and her lace slip. I did her wings with SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I then die cut her with a frame from Spellbinders. I left the frame in the die and brushed the raised part with pink ink. I also punched out a butterfly(Martha Stewart) and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, too. I bent his wings up and just attached the body right above the rose. I attached the girl image flat to the card and then added the frame with pop up strips. I wrapped a piece of pink satin ribbon around the bottom and made a large bow to glue on top of it as shown. This will be abirthday card for a friend in the swap. I will probably make a cutesy verse for the inside - something to do with roses are red, etc. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 9:25 AM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wow, I know! I've posted two days in a row. Nothing like deadlines to make me get busy. My on-line group is doing a swap and so I needed some inspiration to help me get them done. I used the sketch 49 from Card Patterns (http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/01/sketch-49.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FaYJY+%28CardPatterns%29) and the metallic challenge from Gingersnap Creations (http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/gc39-color-challenge-metallics.html) which is to use metallic paper, embellishments or ink on a card. In case you can't tell I did use metallics on this card. The three hearts in the top left corner are red metallic embellishments. My silly scanner makes them look black, but if you look close on the edges you can see that they are red and shiny. I used my Nesties to die cut the squares and the hanging hearts. My stamp is a retired one from Stampin' Up. I used a water brush to watercolor the cow a light pink. The rest of the coloring was done with Sakura Stardust gelly roll pens in yellow, red, and clear. I added Dazzling Diamonds(SU) glitter to the wings and scarf. I edged the white square with pink chalk and then dirtied it up a little with black ink. I covered the entire card front with DP from Miss Elizabeth(Dollar Tree) and edged with black ink. I added the black ribbon with die cut hearts as shown. The hearts needed a little something so I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to them, too. I added the 3 Metallic hearts with pop dots. That's it for this card. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 5:35 PM
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Today I am posting a card that I made following the sketch from OCC found here: http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2010/01/sketch-challenge-sassc50.html
I decided to dig out a stamp set that has been gathering dust to make this card. It is by Stampin' Up and it is the retired set called "Vintage Valentines". I just love the images in this set and was glad I found it again. I stamped the image on white cardstock(Gina K) with Versafine black ink. I then used colored pencils and Gamsol to color the image. I then cut the image out. I made a 5 X 7 card out of white cardstock. I then cut a piece of patterned paper(DaisyD)to fit entire front of card. Before I attached it, I taped a length of pink ribbon onto the back so that it would come over and hang down the front of the card. I then attached the paper to the card. I also inked the edges with Old Paper Distress ink. Next I cut white cardstock into a rectangle and ran it through my Big Shot with the Sizzix three dot embossing folder. I then edged it with Old Paper ink. Next I cut a slightly bigger red rectangle and cut the edges with decorative scissors. I mounted the red piece to the card and then the white embossed piece on top of the red one. I then glued the ribbon onto the card. Next I found two doilies in red and white. I trimmed the outer edge off the white one and mounted it flush to the red one. I attached the layered doilies to the card on top of the ribbon with dimensional adhesive as shown. Next I popped up the image onto the doilies. I made a large pink bow and attached to the top of the image. The last thing I did was to punch out a heart from my patterned paper and stamped "hugs" (Hero Arts) on it. I edged the heart with the Old Paper Distress ink. I then attached it as shown with a pop dot. And there you have it. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Moosisk at 7:48 PM