Friday, November 20, 2009

Clearly Christmas

Most of your know I love using transparency for my cardbase - to make a truly clean card. Hope you enjoy this one.

Transparance or clear Vinyl Cover (both can be found at Office supply store)

Ink: Palette hybrid Inkpad “New Canvas”, India Ink, Palette Hybrid Inkpad “Toile Pink”, Palette Stamp & Stick GluePad (all by Stewart Superior)

Foil: Red Variegated Leaf by Stewart Superior

Cardstock: White glossy, light purple, silver

Circle Punch – large – I used on from EK Success

Stamp: Lace Border, Christmas saying, both by Stampostique and “Windy Tree” by Hero Arts

Paint Brush

Embossing Gun

Small square punch



Trimmer and score blade or bone folder

Make up sponge


1) Cut Transparence sheet to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. This is your card base. You will get two cards from on sheet of transparence. Stamp “Windy Tree” using Palette “New Canvas” onto the front of your card – set aside to dry

2) Stamp Lace Stamp on White Glossy cardstock using Stamp & Stick Glue Pad. Heat with heat gun (embossing gun) until ink becomes sticky. Place Red Variegated Leaf over stamp image and lately brush off extra. (you can save the extra in a Tupperware bowl and use later). Using your Circle Punch upside down so you can see your stamped image, punch out circle shape – I got three circles out of each stamp.

3) Ink up a make up sponge using Palette “Toile Pink” and color in the white area of the circle you just punched out.

4) Punch Small Square out of silver cardstock. Adhere to top of circle to get the look of an ornament, add a small piece of wire.

5) Adhere Ornament to front of card – hanging from the tree

6) Stamp “Christmas Saying” to bottom of Purple cardstock and adhere purple cardstock to inside of card base. Your saying should show through to front of card.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wedding Book - continue

The is the second part of the two page spread. See where I stamp below the photo. I used the same stamp twice - stamp once in light purple (Memories Chalk "Faded Lavender") by Stewart Superior. and then again with Palette Hybrid Ink "Iris" also by Stewart Superior.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wedding Book - new pages

Here is one of the pages for the wedding Album I am creating for a friend. The flower were white silk flower - that I sprayed with Memories Mist (from Stewart Superior) to give them color and then spray with Spray Adhesive to add glitter, add a brad in center.
Trying stamping an image on photo and background paper.
If you have any question regard this or any other project. Please post your question here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wedding Book

Most of you know that I went to a wedding of a wonderful couple and great friends in October. I house sat there home for two weeks while they were on there honeymoon. Well I have started their album. This is the cover
The best part about this wedding - is the color were Purple - I love Purple and it is going to be fun working on this album...
If you have any questions - please contact me....

Veteran's Day Card #2

Cardstock": Red, blue and white
Vellum Sticker: Thanks for everything!
Stamps: Snowman and Flag - both from Stampotique
Ink: India Ink from Stewart Superior
Colored Pencils: light blue, blue, red, gold - what ever color you want

Stamp snowman and flag onto white card stock - color in and cut out.
Matt onto blue card stock
adhere to card base add sticker - supper easy.....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day Card

White, Red, Blue Cardstock
Stamps: "Bob's in Time out" and "Flag" both from Stampotique
India Ink: from Stewart Superior - will not run with water
Colored Pencils
Star Brads: Silver

1) Stamp "Bob's in Time Out" using India Ink onto white cardstock, Stamp "Flag" so it looks like he is holding the flag in him hand.
2) Color in Bob and flag with color Pencils - I used Blue and red - Cut out "Bob and flag" image.
3) Cut and fold Red cardstock to make cardbase. I like to use a 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and cut in half (leaving me with two cardbases - measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card - score at 4 1/4") This way I get two cards from one piece of cardstock.
4) Rip three strips of white cardstock for your strips. Rip blue cardstock into square shape for the flag. Add three silver star brad to blue cardstock. Adhere strips and blue base to card to make a flag.
5) Adhere "Bob" to botton. Stamp "thank you" inside of card and you are done.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bleach Paper Technique

This is my Christmas Card this year.

Bleach (household bleach)

Paint brush


Twinkling H20’s: Fuzzy Peach, Bashful Blue, Key Lime, Egyptian Gold, Cranberry, Icy Iris, and Golden Opal

Black embossing Powder: Fine black by Stewart Superior

Embossing Ink: The Embosser by Stewart Superior


Stamps: Candles by Stampotique

Embossing Gun (heat Gun)


HINT: Test your black cardstock with the bleach. All cardstock bleach out just a little differently. Some turn a brown color some will bleach out almost white… I like the white look the best for the project.

1) Stamp “Candles” using embossing ink and black embossing powder onto Black cardstock and heat emboss.

2) If any of your images you want to remain black – add MasquePen to these parts of your image. I masked the dots on one of the candles and the diamond on another. Make sure you allow your MasquePen to dry (it turns clear)

3) Using a Paint brush and your bleach – bleach all of image you want to paint in later. Bleach will take a few minute to dry before doing the next step. If cardstock is not bleach out as much as you need try adding a second coat of bleach

4) Now the fun part. Color in your image using Twinkling H20’s. To use Twinkling H20’s just add water to your brush or paint jar and start color in the lines. The embossing ink help keep your color in the lines…

5) After you have colored in your image. Remove MasquePen to revile the black cardstock again. Matt onto Gold cardstock and add to card base. This technique works great on a scrapbook page too.

6) If you can find a mini image of the same stamp you used on your card. Stamp smaller image onto your envelop and color with Twinkling H20’s to complete your card.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sale on MasquePen & MasquePen DVD

If you have been watching my video and don't own a MasquePen yet - today is the day. I have put the MasquePen and MasquePen Magic DVD on sale at my website, Now is a great time to pick up a copy for yourself and a gift for a friend. Christmas is only 2 months away.... OMG