Thursday, April 19, 2012

White Elegance Cards

These are the other cards I created for my White Elegance Card Class. I just love how elegant they look. As you well know, I am not a fan of the color white. Maybe next time around I will try doing this with very vanilla cardstock, instead.

The most used tool to make these cards is my Big Shot. Using the different embossing folders is what really makes these type of cards. I added a little bit of color to each card which makes them stand out more. There is not a whole lot of stamping to these.

The other type of tool I used quite a bit were the punches. Where would we be if we did not have our punches, and Big Shot? They add so much. Well, at least to the cards that I make.

Of course, we have to have our bling! I used pearls, rhinestones, and dazzling details. Back to the Big Shot for a minute. I used my paper doily large sizzlits die for the very first time (card in the middle). Demonstrators have been discussing how hard it was to use. Mine must have been one of the better ones. I ran it through 2 times and it cut out the doily fine. I used a mechanical pencil tip to push out the little pieces. Worked great though. I am happy with it!

I will really try harder to post cards more often. Things have changed in my life once again. A good change though. On my days off I am babysitting my grandson. I need to figure out what works to keep him happy so I can stamp some too. If you have a baby, maybe you have some tips on how you make time to stamp.

Have a great day!
Now go-n-stamp!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jesus is Risen

Happy Easter, everyone! I thought I would post this card I made for my grandson on here today because it is why we celebrate Easter. It is not about the bunny, that is for sure.
My sister-in-law posted a picture on FaceBook yesterday that looked so much like this card. I wanted to make it look like the bunny was looking at the cross. I still am not sure what I needed to do to make the bunny look better. I tried my best though.

I used bashful blue, natural white, so saffron, basic gray cardstock, and well worn designer series paper. For ink, I used basic gray and pretty in pink. For tools I used my Big Shot, stampin sponge, blossom petals builder punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, and the beautiful wings embosslits die. The only accessory I used was the white bakers twine.
Once again, Happy Easter! Thanks for checking out my blog.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Blossom Punch Card

Today is Good Friday! It was not so good for Jesus, but for us it was the beginning of a very wonderful ending. Now we have the privilege of choosing where we want to spend eternity. For this reason it is a very Good Friday!
I have attached another one of the Easter cards I had made with my mom. I think this one ended up being her favorite.

To make this card I used all Stampin' Up! products. For the cardstock I used certainly celery, pretty in pink, basic gray, and retired designer series paper. You could duplicate this card very easily just using current designer series paper. For tools I used the blossom punch, bird builder punch, 5-petal flower punch, Big Shot, perfect polka dots texturz embossing folder, and the lace ribbon punch. The stamp was from the stamp set He is Risen.
I pray you have a wonderful Easter surrounded by family and friends. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I hope you like what you see and it inspires you to create also. It is so much fun!
Now go-n-stamp!!