Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Hi everyone! I have recently fallen in love with Elzybells stamps. They are sooo cute! So I joined an Elzybells swap too. This first card is stamped on PTI white with Palette Noir ink and watercolored with Twinkling H2O's. They were all the rage a couple years ago sort of like Copics are now, and I just HAD to have them. I really do like them, just don't use them that much. Hence my decision NOT to invest in Copics! Anyway I thought they'd be perfect for this card. The sentiment is a mixture of two--"you're my Prince Charming" and "my knight in shining armour"--I used a marker and Stamp-a-ma-Jig to fix it like I wanted it.

This view is the outside. It is a gate-fold card. I was going for the look of a castle door. Closure is those wonderful (and very strong!) magnets by Basic Grey.

This is my other EB swap--just watercolored with SU pads. Stickles on the snowdrops and pink flower centers. Card base is Gina K Luxury CS 120 lb. and Luxury is right! It is to die for.

This last card is one that I made for DH for our anniversary. This is a pic of it closed. The castle and dragon are Lizzie Anne Designs, others are Elzybells. Again colored with Twinkling H2O's.

This is the card opened. I was going for a 3-D effect. You start with a piece of CS 4.25" x 11". Score at 1", 2", 3.75", 5.5", and 8.25". Accordian fold and embellish as desired. Examples: snowy hills, sand dunes, grassy hills, etc.
Tomorrow I will share the card I made for the sketch challenge swap. I used my new Our Daily Bread Designs for that one. Until then, have a great day!


Chris said...

OMG these are fabulous!! they are totally amazing, you have such talent...that gate is super!! and the card for your, so cute!! you outdid yourself!!

Anonymous said...

WoW! You've been one busy stamper! Awesome group of the gate! The Knight and Princess is adorable!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

WOW!!! Those are spectacular!! I absolutely LOVE the gate, how creative!! They (the swap girls) are going to go crazy for that one!! And the Spring card is so beautiful. I love all the stickles and your watercoloring is to die for!! Your dh is a lucky man to be getting that fabulous card!!

Sara Paschal said...

Holy Crap, all of these cards are so clever and wonderful. You did a really nice job on these your swappers are going to love them. The castle door is AMAZING!

Banu said...

WOW, I am speechless....These cards are just amazing Amy. Loved each one of them. Castle door and the spring much of details in them and what not..WOW, it is way tooo cool.