Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fire Hydrant card

This is a birthday card for my mother in law. She is a fire chief so I thought this would be cute. I got the idea from a couple of different blogs. The base of the card is just a normal size and then I used punches and two strips of extra paper to make it. All of the peices were sponged on the edges with black ink before I put it together.
CS: Real Red, White
Ink: Black
Other, Markers, Ribbon, Lots of punches
Here is a link to Lauren's blog with great directions.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Father's Day Card

This is the card I made for my dad this year. The image is from the Diamonds CD that I got from Ebay. I printed it on White SU cardstock and then colored him in with Copics. I just love those markers! My dad's favorite color is purple so I made the tackle box purple so I could tie it into the base of the card.

Here is what the inside looks like:::::

That is one nasty looking fish!

Stamps: none

CS: White, Old Olive, Eggplant Envy

Ink: Eggplant Envy (for the saying)

Other: Copics, Corner punch, fibers

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The last Gina K sample (until I make more) :)

I work for the Board of Animal Health so I just had to have this stamp set from Gina K. We deal mainly with cows, sheep and pigs so this set is perfect for birthday cards here.

Stamps: Down on the Farm (Gina K)
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White, Designer
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamisol, blending stump, ribbon, corner rounder, scallop punch

Monday, June 9, 2008

More Gina K Stamps!

Here are the owls again! :) They are just too fun. This is a sketch from splitcoast stampers. I stamped the owls first and colored them in then punched them out. It is much easier to center them if you stamp before you punch.

Stamps: Owl Always Love You
Paper: Bashful Blue, White, Old Olive, Designer
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamisol, blending stump, punch

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Owls seem to be the hot thing in stamps right now. Every company has a set or two. This one is from anther Gina K set that I bought a couple of weeks ago. It is just too cute!

Stamps: Owl Always Love You (Gina K)
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamisol, blending stump, ribbon

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Feeling Crabby?

I got to meet Gina K at the Rubber Stamp show in St. Paul a couple of weeks ago. What a nice person! I ended up buying five of her stamp sets there. :) Who could resisit such cute images? Check out her website if you would like to see more of her stamps

Stamps: Just Be Claws

CS: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Designer, White

Ink: Black

Other: Prismacolor pencils, Mineral Spirits (to blend the pencils)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Diamonds CD

This card is made with images from a great new CD that I bought on Ebay. The company used to make rubber stamps under the name of Diamond but now she just sells the images on CD's. You can print them out any size you want. It has been lots of fun to play with so far.

Click on the card to see a bigger image. I used Copic markers to color it all in. I have to say, these Copics are a lot of fun to use. This is really my first try with them. After making this card I had to run out and buy some more colors! :) The base is Creamy Caramel Cardstock then Close to Cocoa and the image is printed on white. The saying is matted on Pretty In Pink.