Monday, February 28, 2011

Larger Get Well Card

Here's the last variant Mom made of her get well card. This one was designed as a 5x7 card so there is more room on it so a larger group of people could sign it if someone wanted to pass the card around in an office or group setting. It doesn't show up on the web background well but the card base is white so the entire inside surface and the back surface of the card are usable for writing. She changed the sentiment stamp to something larger with a little more weight and rearranged the elements a little to take up more space on the front of the card but the rest of it is similar to the way the elements on the previous cards where made. Here's the card. As usual, click on it to see the full directions for it on

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Two More Get Well Cards

About a month ago, I posted this get well card that my Mother had made.

She made two more variants using the same basic design but using a more monochromatic color theme instead of the a Red Hat Society color theme that I just put up on the website. Here they are:


One thing that she did that didn't translate too well into web images is to place Crystal Effects on all the heart images. This gives them a clear dimensional shiny appearance in person. You can see the light reflection in the bottom of the some of the hearts from the dimensional layer it added if you look closely at the enlarged image on the website.

The full directions with stamp sets and techniques used are up on the website, as I normally do. Just click any of the images to go to that page on the website.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

No Stamping Required!

Here are two relatively easy and quick cards that just require you find the right piece of patterned paper and do some color matching. These started life as a sheet of 12x12 scrapbooking paper that I picked up on sale. This one had a repeating pattern of nothing but candle images on it and I cut out the images and turned them into cards like the ones below. The nice thing about this "technique" is that the images are already color matched by the paper designer and you just need to find matching cardstock.


As always, click on the images for full directions. There are some additional assembly tips on there that I didn't repeat here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's an animated gif from last year that I'm reposting for those who might not have seen it before. If your into digi-images and digital scrapbooking this is another idea of something you can do with those images to create an animated greeting that you can email to someone. It's really not that hard and the software you need is freely available for all the popular OS's.

If you would like to add this to your own blog, web page, or wall to celebrate Valentine's Day, please use the following html code:

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two New Cards

Here are the cards I posted this week. The first one is a loon image that I stamped and then colored with Copic marker. The water was done with their airbrush system. The second one is made just using crafting tools and machines. I essentially made my own glitter paper for the flower after I cut it out. Check out the directions by clicking on the image for either one if you want to know how to make them.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Two Step Stamping Butterfly


These two cards use a technique called two step stamping to get the different colors. This is where the stamp set includes one or more stamps that are designed to fit inside or over the areas of another stamp.

In this case the butterflies are stamped in black and then you stamp each of the wings individually. It gives your image color but all you need are rubber stamps and ink pads. This was a clear stamp set it was easy and quick to line up the images.

Everything is stamped on the one sheet of white so it was a little more complicated getting the butterflies and words to all fit and be centered and where they made sense after everything was in place though but if you click on the one of the images the directions walk you though how I finally managed to get everything in its proper place repeatably after wasting a few white mats. Actually they didn't get wasted, they ended being the back side of the white on the cards but don't tell anyone.