Good morning! Here is my final LM card. I love this set (long retired) and this color combo for little boys. Colors are Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, and Green Galore. Set is Dinomite. This card didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped, but it's pretty cute anyway and good for small boys I think. I left the inside blank because everyone has a happy birthday stamp, and it could be used as a "way to go" type card as is, maybe for conquering a 2-wheeler or potty training or something like that. Hope you like it, got to get Ems on the bus, then to work!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hi, all! This is my "tween/teen" card for the MAN card swap (I almost wrote just "MAN" swap, but that might give people the wrong idea LOL) This was a really fun card to make--I love the bright colors! The BG is Extreme Elements by SU--FAB set! The main image is Extreme Dirt Bike. I stamped in in Pacific Point and cut it out and mounted it on foam tape. The other colors are Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss. I didn't have a good greeting to go with this so I checked out fonts (free ones, of course!) and went with one called A Bite. I printed "have an extreme birthday" on the inside of the cards. I am SO happy with how this turned out and have all sorts of cards planned for the other stamps in this series (Extreme Snowboard, Surfer, and Guitar to be specific). Plus there are a couple of rock 'n' roll sets by Inkadinkadoo that will look fab with the BG set. And yesterday I was at Mike's and saw some DP with a similar BG and a white dragonfly--so definitely giving that a try! Happy Stamping everyone! Thanks for looking.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Hello! This is a card I made for a family at church that just had a new addition--a sweet baby boy! We did a frozen casserole shower for them--so when she's exhausted from taking care of a newborn all day, she can just thaw, bake and serve! I like this idea and wish it had been done for me with my two. After all, there are only so many bibs and burp cloths one can use! All products here are SU, except the sentiment, which is PTI Bitty Baby Blessings. Giraffe is from SU Wild About You (retired now, boo-hoo! One of the best baby/kid sets ever, IMHO), stamped in Barely Banana. Polka dot paper is LONG retired. CS is Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Barely Banana. This card went together super quick. That often happens with a set you love, because you feel comfortable with it I guess.
Posted by Amy at 4:00 AM
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This was the card I did for the regular card spot in our PTI swap over on SCS, hosted by monkeymama. Since I finished this one I have asked for another spot LOL! Here I used Friends til the End. CS is PTI Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon. I am not crazy about either one of these colors and am using up the first packs I bought, back when they first released these colors. BUT, I like the way this card looks with these colors. BG and Sent are embossed with Iridescent Ice EP from SU. Ribbon is PTI, filigree and rhinestone brad and scallop border punch are all SU. The card is very pretty and sparkly IRL, though I don't think you can tell in the photo. I really like this flower used as a background. Hope you've enjoyed looking!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I got this PTI set, Out of the Box, some time ago and haven't done much with it. I think it's really cute though. And I have had this red, B & W color combo nagging at me for a while. I like how this turned out so bright and cheerful-looking. Sentiment is embossed in white. CS is SU except for base, which is Gina K heavy base weight CS (love that stuff). Ribbon is SU, button is from my stash, tied on with DMC black embroidery floss. Super simple card, follows the sketch from the swap post, HERE.
Posted by Amy at 4:00 AM
Monday, March 8, 2010
This card I made for a lady at church who won a free year of handmade cards in our church's Scholarship Fund silent auction. She has a granddaughter with a birthday in March. This is Lily, from Pink Cat Studio's Dress Up Lily set. She comes with all sorts of cute accessories like this crown and sceptre. I stamped her in black on water color paper and watercolored her with an aquapainter and SU reinkers. I added pink stickles to her earrings and crown, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the star. DP is by Imaginisce. CS is Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose by SU. I popped up the sceptre on dimensionals. Oh, and that's my new border punch from SU. It gives a super pretty lacy edge.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Okay, here is man card # 2. This is a very old SU set called Prehistoric Paintings, which I absolutely LOVE. It makes great man cards. Another good technique to use on man cards is bleaching. Here I used bleach on a couple of the BG stamps in the set on the black layer. In case some of you have never tried this technique, here is what you do (most of this is pretty obvious, but humor me):
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I'm in a swap over on SplitCoast with some of my PTI swapper friends. We are swapping MAN cards. A lot of people have trouble making masculine cards; not me. I think it's because I have so many brothers. I am attracted to "masculine" images like trees, lighthouses, trains, ships, etc. If you truly have difficulty with "man cards", Becky Oehlers has a post about it HERE with some good advice.