Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A couple of fairly simple cards

It's been a while because I've been off at Copic Certification class and then at a rubber stamp convention buying up new stamps and then hanging Bygel rods on the wall to organize punches. The start of the new TV season has been taking away from my card making time too but I've finally got a few new cards done to post.

Before I start in on the new Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, I thought I would catch everyone here who isn't following my main blog up on a couple of simple cards I dug out of the pile from years past.

This is a fairly simple card that shows what a creative corner punch and outside frame can do to dress up a simple stamp.

Random interesting placement of squares of paper and some colorful zigzag paper that reminded me of a southwestern style.

This card was leftover pattern paper dressed on the sides with ribbon and a color coordinated sentiment that you can punch out if you have the right punches.

Just click the image to see to the full instruction sheet if you want know what punch or stamp set I used.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Back to School Excitement and some Fab News!!!

I have finally become a Copic Certified Designer!!! I've been trying and trying to find a class to get this done but there were never any close to me but finally, on August 29, 2010 they had a class here in Albuquerque and I was accepted within a few hours of submitting my application so I was super excited!!!

So, here is one of the cards I made after taking the class and learning so much more about Copics. I used a new technique taught in the class that I never, ever thought of to create the denim effect on his jeans - how cute is that??? If you want more details on how it was done stop by my blog - Memories Unleashed!!!


I hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Two new cards

Here's a get well card I posted earlier this week:

Click on the image to get directions from the website if you like it.

Here's a deceptively simple male card I posted today. It's just rubber stamping and paper so it looks pretty easy to modify to just about any occasion but it's the little design choices that make it different. The center paper isn't just blue, it's patterned paper that I stamped on. The photo tabs only hide half of what's underneath and the center paper is smaller, which means all the colors come together in the photo tab and it ties the different elements together physically and visually. The background paper is also textured which helps it be a little more than just a simple paper card.

Again, click on the card for the website page if you want directions or the full screen image.