Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Valentine Hearts

I made this card for Valentine's Day but haven't shown it until now.  I used my silhouette to cut the intricate heart in the background.  I watched a youtube video on how to make the male and female hearts.  They were really fun to make.  If you look closely, you can see that the female has cleavage.  The hardest part of making these hearts was the little tie on the male heart.  I am just not good at making those teeny tiny knots.  Each Valentine card I made was different but they all had the similar theme with the hearts.  I need to start in on Easter Cards so be on the lookout for new cards posting this weekend!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Masculine Card

My husband drives a Harley, so I am always interested in motorcycle stamps and cards.  This motorcycle stamp is from Stampin Up.  I used red riding hood paper behind the white that the image is stamped on and a metallic paper that I ran through the Big Shot.  I layered all of this onto a black base for the card.  I used black soot distress ink around the edges of the white paper.  I just love the way this card turned out.

Blog Candy Winner

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed March 21st as much as I did.  I had a wonderful birthday!  Now for the winner of the blog.  I used a random generator to pick a number and the number was.............

................... number 9!  Congrats Beth of Beth's bits of Art!  You have won the blog candy.  Please contact me to give me your address so I can send your goodies to you!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blog Candy

I have had my blog for a year now and am excited to offer some blog candy.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is become a follower, post a link on your blog to this blog candy, and leave a comment.  I will use a random generater to pick the winner on March 21st, which is my birthday!  I love getting gifts, but giving them is way more fun!  Good luck!
As you can see from the photo, I am giving away the new stamp club kit from Bildmalarna, flowers, peel offs, buttons, brads, stickers, a chipboard kit, scrapbooking rubber stamps and more may be added!  Keep coming back to check this blog to see if there is more coming!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

This is a fairly simple card using a stamp set from Stampin Up.  The papers used are also from Stampin Up.  I colored the image with copic markers and made grass "flicks" with copics so that it looked dimensional.  The shading is from distress inks.  I struggle sometimes with masculine cards but this seemed to work out.  I will post another masculine card tomorrow.  This one is very different from the one tomorrow - stay tuned!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Soot Stamping

I adore this dress stamp, and especially when I use it with soot stamping.  I stamp the image onto glossy paper with a versamark ink and then light a candle and hold the paper over it to produce the soot.  Once I am done, I wipe it off and the image shows through as you see above.  I used some gorgeous glitter paper in two different colors of pink and some black paper to highlight this gorgeous picture.  This is one of my favorite techniques.  Here is a close up of the dress.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

This award was give to me by Snoopy of Snoopy's Homemade Fun. The award is designated for smaller blogs to help introduce us to each other's readers. I also take it as a HUGE compliment coming from an artist like Snoopy. Please take a moment and check out her work at the link above.

OK ... the rules:

Once you accept the award ... Thank you, Snoopy!!

Link back to the person that tagged you ~ Snoopy's Homemade Fun

Then choose 3-5 bloggers to tag, and give the award to them. Those you tag should have a small number of followers (less than a couple of hundred). Make sure you link them to your post and let them know they've been tagged.

I pass this award on to:

Robin Brown at Stamping Mama
AnaRy at GilliWorld
Ritva at Ritva's Handjorda Kort