The windmill I actually stamped in color on vellum, then embossed it with iridescent powder. It still didn't show up enough for my liking, so I stamped it again on a plain piece of white paper, cut it out, and lined it up underneath the image on the vellum. My G-ma loved this card so much, she said she might frame it, and also took it to the family gathering for her birthday so that she could show it off to everyone. Talk about stroking my ego! :-)
Flutter by oh butterfly...
Pink Happy Birthday
This one I made at a stamping party, too (I don't generally use pink on my own!) I do like the effect of pink and black together, though!
I LOVE this pumpkin stamp. I just think it is SO adorable!
I adore this "free punkins" stamp... too bad it's not mine! :-)
You don't really get the full effect from the picture, but the bunny & Easter eggs were stamped on shimmery white paper (so they sparkle a little bit!) The bunny's head was cut out and popped up on a dimensional.
Fourth of July
We used Pearl-Ex on this card, too. I was a little frustrated, though, because the Pearl-Ex kept rubbing off the images. I'm not sure how to use it and make it stick to the image without mixing it with another medium.
My dad loves lighthouses, etc. He actually has a picture similar to the focal image on his wall at home. I chose the color scheme based on the ribbon, which I love.
Father's Day Fishing
Other than the fact that I messed up on the measurements for almost every piece of this card and the fact that I can't cut STRAIGHT for the life of me, I really like how this card turned out. I especially like the square brads! Father's Day Train
I used distress embossing powder on the full train. It's a cool effect. I also used a stamp punch (cut in half kitty-corner) to make the corner plackets for the focal image.
Dutch Thinking of You
My Grandma is Dutch and PROUD OF IT! When I saw SU!'s Netherlands set, I HAD to get it just to make cards for Grandma. She was thrilled, and tells me I can make EVERY card I ever send her with this set! :-) She makes me feel like I am actually a very creative person... everything I send her is "BEEE-AUUUU-TIFUL!"
Thanks so much, Mom
This one I sent to my mom, and she thought it was the best card I've ever made. The flower is just punched out of different patterned papers. The tag is actually just silver embossing powder (embossed several layers, then stamped before the last layer cooled. The best thing about it was if you messed up, you can just heat it again and redo it!)
PS Again, I apologize for the lighting on some of these pictures! The cards look so much better in real life!
By the way, I don't like coffee (which is very funny considering that my kitchen decor is coffee themed/gingerbread men). However, most of my friends and some of my family members DO like coffee, so I bought this set. It came with the marshmallows, too, so I can make it into hot chocolate (which I DO like, as long as it's not too hot!)
Sending warm thoughts your way (2)
Sending warm thoughts your way (3)
Thinking of you warms my heart...
Spring Flowers ~ This was actually an Easter card that we made at a stamping party, but I don't generally send out Easter cards, either. I left the Easter sentiment off, and ended up using it for my mom's birthday card.
This was my BIL's college grad card. I love the color combo.
This is my SIL's college grad card. She likes frogs, so I thought I would make it a little different. The punch-out has glitter in it. I sprinkled glitter on a piece of packing tape, and then folded the tape over on itself (so glitter didn't get EVERYWHERE!) Then I just taped the tape to the inside of the card! I also stamped the "Celebrate" on the twill tape (which is actually tracheostomy ties from my little baby that I take care of! Cheap substitute for buying it. BTW, he used VELCRO ties, not the twill kind!)
This is my niece's Kindergarten grad card. I like this one, too!
Pig - Tickled Pink