Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Ones

When your thinking of making that special card for a new wee one, a baby onesie makes a nice focal point.  When stamped on velvet paper and cut out, you've added an instant texture to the card.  If you are stamping with Versafine ink on velvet, I recommend that you clear emboss it so that the colour will not run.  The umbrella stamp from Impression Obsession is fun to use for a baby or wedding shower.  All you need to add are a few extra punched out tiny flowers spilling out of the umbrella.  The new Flourishes clear set is called Hello Baby. There are lots of nice elements in this kit including the clothesline tied to two trees.  I also love the small sentiment "Tiny Miracle".  If baby cards are on your agenda, these ideas should get your creative juices going.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cheery-Lynn Designs New Window Dies!

These are some of the new dies from Cheery-Lynn.  I think there is great potential here for Sympathy cards, Christening cards, or just scenery through a window.  These dies are $12.95 each and will make a great addition to your card making arsenal.  These windows will be great for a Christmas card design.   Watch for an appearance at Christmas in July this year (July 27th & 28th).  Check out our newsletter for further information.  Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Time for a Vintage look

  This card was made with the Basic Grey Love and Lace set made by Hero Arts.  The lovely lacey frame has a large enough space to stamp the thank you inside.  We've used the Versafine Majestic Blue with Rangers Silver Pearl embossing powder.  We've used Tombow markers on a plastic pallette misted with a bit of water to soften the colours to pastel shades.  We've used a corner rounder on the raised layers to add some softness.  The yellow panel was embossed with a Sizzix Ribbons folder to add a touch of texture.  Happy Stamping.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Viva, Viva Decor!

Viva Decor has a wonderful array of products for the paper crafter.  The Pearl pen keeps wonderful dimension and dries much faster then similar products on the market.  The same holds true of their Glitter liners, Paper pens & Glass-Effect pens.

If you have concerns about applying the pen directly to your card art, you may wish to make your pearls on a craft sheet.  Once dry choose pearls of the required size and glue them to your project.