Monday, February 28, 2011

My card is in Paper Crafts Stamp It! Techniques!!!

I finally have my computer died on me at the worst time ever...glad to have it all fixed!  

I wanted to share my first project ever to be published!!  It's on page 45 of Paper Crafts Stamp It! Techniques (in the paper piecing section).  There are so many amazing cards in this special issue - if you don't have it already, you need it!!

Cardstock: (basic black) Stampin’ Up!, (pure luxury white 120lb) GinaK Designs
Patterned paper: (black gingham) A muse, (offbeat) BasicGrey
Stamps…rubber, foam, clear: (Lamp) A muse, (“Thank you for making us feel right at home” from Boards & Beams set) Papertrey Ink
Ink…dye, pigment, solvent, watermark, chalk: (noir black) Palette hybrid
Accent: (cranberry pretty pearls) A muse
Dies, embossing folders, brass templates: (Lots of Tags Label 1) Sizzix Sizzlits
Tool: (paper piercer) Making Memories, (Design Ruler) Tim Holtz
Other: (pop dots) All Night Media  

1)     Stamp lamps on small piece of white cardstock (approximately 2” x 3”)
2)     Stamp lamps again on scraps of patterned paper
3)     Cut out lampshades, making sure to cut just inside the stamped line, and adhere to lamp images.
4)     Ground the lamps with two pierced lines
5)     Mat the main image on black cardstock
6)     Adhere main image to card base with pop dots
7)     Add strip of patterned paper to bottom of card base
8)     Die cut label and stamp sentiment
9)     Distress edge of label with fingernail for added dimension and interest
10) Adhere label with double layer of pop dots
11) Embellish lamps with tiny pearls

Friday, February 18, 2011

A muse Studio mystery!!


If you read my blog, you know I love A muse...

There is something brewing right now with A muse - something fun and exciting - big changes!  You need to check out this Facebook page and/or these YouTube videos:

If you belong to Facebook make sure you like the A muse Studio could win a box full of thirty nine (39!!!!) yummy pigment ink pads...

Run QUICK!!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Cameo Card...

I have not made a card for a challenge in ages!  The current challenge at Moxie Fab World is "The Appearance of Cameos"..truly a challenge for me as I have no cameo stamps.  After checking out Google Images for inspiration, I was happy to see that cameos are not just faces of women...they could be flowers or butterflies or scenes.  Here is what I came up with:


Stamps: gossamer wings (A muse), borders & corners oval (PTI)
Paper:  latte, red shimmer couture, watermelon (A muse)
Ink:  versamark
Accessories:  black embossing powder (SU), black superfine detail embossing powder (Ranger), black pearls (Kaisercraft), styled labels die (Tim Holtz), black ribbons (Supreme Laces), Dymo labeller, corner chomper

The butterfly and oval frame are heat embossed for a bit of dimension - I used detail embossing powder for the oval frame and regular embossing powder for the butterfly.  The black elements help the eye travel around the card.  I kind of like the pink label backed with the red panel - doesn't clash at all!! Hope you like it...make sure you check out the challenge and play along!