Friday, February 17, 2012

Get Well JustRite 66

JRC_066 Sketch                                                                  

To design a card following the above picture sketch was the #66 challenge for JustRite stamp.  With a dear one in the hospital, I was drawn to a 'get well' theme and so this card evolved.  The flower that matches (almost) the flower on the background paper was stamped on white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and popped along with the Get Well banner on that scalloped circle.  Crystal Laquer was used to coat the cutout and provide the sticky base for a light sprinkling of pale glitter.  The flower centers are clear seed beads.  To create the Get Well Message, I took a stamp from the Centers and Borders set and individually inked each banner.
Now for the bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup!
Card Components:
Paper:  Kaisercraft,  white cardstock
Stamps: Just Rite (Plant a Little Love Set;
   10 Designer Centers and Borders)
Ink: Memento, Copic Markers (R01, E30, YG61,       YG63, V0000, 110 Black)
Die: Spellbinder Circles, Scalloped Circles, Inverted Circles, labels; Heartfelt Decoratve Lace border
Misc: Ribbon flower, velvet leaves from  Prima, seed pearls, pearl stick pins, boa feathers, clear beads, Crystal Lacquer

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Outlines Black, Red, White #39

I recently purchased this background stamp at Outlines Rubber Stamps ( and decided to use it in this week's challenge. I've always enjoyed optical illusions and I'm sure if I stared at it long enough...  On to the card!  I stamped and embossed in red, the inside of the card, then stamped and embossed it in black on the outside.  I had a piece of black and white "busy" paper in a scroll design that I used to line the inside of the card and to finish the top of the card outside.  The top right corner was folded back and red, white, and black accents were added to complete the card.  A fun message can be added later to fit the occassion of the card's presentation. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Blue and White Spring for Joans Garden

The challenge this week at was to create a blue and white "spring" card using lattice and a bird.   Using shades of just blues and whites, this card came together (finally!)  I glued the white lattice on a blue card base and decorated it from there. Making ribbon roses has become a favorite thing to do with scraps of ribbon!   I have to admit it was hard to think spring this morning as we are having a snowy/icy winter storm here today.  Brrrr!
Card Supplies:
-Dies: Cherry Lynn, MaryAnne designs
-Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
-Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Distressed Weathered Barn, Copic B18
Misc: Candies, pearl ??

Here is to warmer weather!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Outlines Sketch Challenge #38 is the site for the above sketch challenge this week.  Using a color theme of black and gold I recreated the sketch in this card. 
Card Supplies
Paper: Gold Metalic Cardstock, Black cardstock, vellum, and white card base
Stamps: Outlines Rubber Stamps
Misc: Zing Embossing powder, Prima Say it with Pearls-Black, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
                 Note: A photographer I am not!  the gold embossed tulips at the top of the card actually look like the bottom. Because of the reflection off the gold metalic cardstock, I had to angle the picture slightly and the top half of the tulips appear shadowed.  Oh get the idea!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


For Love of  ... favorite craftng items...Just Rite Stamps, Ribbon, Glitter, ....this project has it all! The Just Rite image was stamped on acetate and "colored" with glitter.  Can you tell the secret product I used?  Clue: out of the kitchen. 
Project Supplies
Just Rite Stamp:  Plant a Little Love Set
Ribbon: May Arts
Misc: pearls cardstock, patterned paper, and a shadow box which found it way into my Wal-mart shopping cart.

Hope you enjoy....

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine Wrapper

It's a Wrap!  Sort of following Selma's directions for the Joan's Garden challenge this week ( ) I created this "yummy" candy wrapper.  What I had on hand was a giant size Hershey chocolate bar, so I changed the dimensions of the wrap then had fun creating a "mood".
Card Ingredients:
Paper:  Pink mulberry paer, pink cardstock, white tissue with red hearts, red foil doily
Spellbinder Heart Dies
Stamps: All Night Media (Tiny Love); Stampabilities (faded text background)
Ink: Memento
Misc: May Arts ribbon,  stickles, small wooden heart, punch (stampin up) to create ribbon opening, string of pearls

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Outlines Hearts and Hearts #37

The challenge:  was fun this week to use hearts in a card. So, looking through my stash of stuff for hearts.  The Outlies Jewel Heart formed the "jewel" of the card.  I used a Spellbinder heart die to cut it out and glued it to a red foil doily (that I also cut using a Spellbinder heart shaped die).  Cuttlebug's Heart Blocks embossing folder provided the dimensional template to glue small red metallic hearts (who knows where I got them lol!) These layers were then glued to a gold backer which in turn was glued to a card base.  Oh yes, red and gold stickles were used to decorate the stamped image.  Be My Valentine?