Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Lord is Great

This card began by creating the leaf.  I inked the stamp with four colors of Distress ink:  Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, and Mustard Seed.  After stamping it on white cardstock, I cut it out.

The bottom yellow piece, I embossed with Wicker Weave (Cuttlebug)

The patterned paper is from the Autumn Melody matstack by DCWV, which appears to no longer be available.  (I bought mine at Joann's.)

At the very top of the card, I stamped Psalm 96:4 (Biblical Impressions) using Brilliance Coffee Bean ink.

I have to be honest and tell you that I have no idea what I used at the top and bottom of the patterned paper!  It doesn't look like ribbon, so it is probably just strips of patterned paper.

To finish the card I tied a piece of ribbon around the middle panel.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thinking of You

On a piece of Soft Sky cardstock (Stampin' Up!), I stamped one of the images from Stampin' Up!'s Baroque Motifs using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I love that stamp set; too bad it's retired.

I then cut a piece of black cardstock and punched one long edge using a Fiskars Border Punch; unfortunately, they don't put the names of the punches on them and I bought it long before I realized I should label things.  The blue stitched ribbon was a clearance item from Stampin' Up!, and the white ribbon on top of that is from my stash, probably purchased at the dollar store.  At the very bottom of the card I stamped one of the borders from Fiskars' Borders-a-Plenty, again in Black Onyx ink.

The sentiment is Thinking of You Script by Sweet Impressions.  I cut it out using one of the Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, then drew around it to cut a mat out of black cardstock.  To finish the card, I used some enamel dots from My Mind's Eye, which gave some interest to the empty space on the top right of the card.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


The only time I have used this stamp set - Posh Motifs and Trimby Inkadinkado - is on this card, which is really too bad since I really like it!  Anyway, I started by stamping the large image on Pink Pirouette cardstock (Stampin' Up!) using Heliotrope ink by Color Box.  I used one of the dies from the Classic Rectangles Large (Spellbinders) to cut it out.  I cut a slightly bigger mat from a piece of yellow cardstock from my stash.  Using the same ink I stamped another motif from the set on the pink cardstock, cutting it out with one of the Standard Circles Small (Spellbinders); it was layered on another piece of yellow that I cut out with one of the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small.  Finally, I stamped my sentiment (Thanks by Simon Says Stamp), and cut it out using one of Spellbinders' Classic Rectangles Large, and layered it on top of one of the Spellbinders' Fleur de Lis Rectangles.

All of these elements were mounted on a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock (Stampin' Up!), along with a piece of lace and ribbon from my stash.  The gems are by The Paper Studio, and I attached them with Glossy Accents, which is a really strong adhesive.