Friday, April 3, 2009

Rainy Morning

This morning is rainy and dreary. Good time to create a new post and watch "Curious George". Last week was busy with creating April birthday cards, and on Monday I played along with SplitCoastStampers Virtual Stamp Night (challenges here). It was actually on Saturday, but I didn't get time until Monday. My samples are in my SCS gallery (link on right margin). Now, don't be too critical - there is only 45 minutes to design and create each card. It doesn't leave a lot of time for embellishing! But I definitely recommend it! It is fun, and it helps you to think outside your normal designing box!

Here is a birthday card I made for my buddy Diane. We went to Virginia Regionals together last fall, and we stayed in a cabin and had a fire with s'mores! This card evolved from a combo of a couple designs I saw on SCS.
Stamps: Under the Stars, Sanded background, Roughing It (retired), Pines (retired); Paper: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Ink: Chocolate Chip ink & marker, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, & So Saffron markers, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Versamark; Accessories: Green embossing powder (retired), Tulip puffy paint, Tag punch, Top Note die + Big Shot, sponge.

And in honor of the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C., I made this card for hubby's dad's girlfriend in the Netherlands. This card was a CASE from the SU demo website, and it is dry embossed with the coordinating Classy Brass template from SU. Don't you love those coordinating products?!?

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Sincere Saluations; Paper: Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip marker, Whisper White craft; Accessories: Floral Frenzy Classy Brass template + stylus + light table, Taffeta ribbon, Corner rounder punch, Scallop edge punch, Paper piercer + mat.

And finally a little notecard for my niece (don't look, Kaila!). We are going to try this technique this month at club - bleaching. Ok, in my defense, I have to say the bleaching is a little sloppy outside the lines because my daughter had been 'playing' with my Aquapainter, and the bristles where going in 90 degree angles!
Stamps: Embrace Life; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Brown embossing powder (retired), grosgrain ribbon, Aquapainter, bleach.

1 comment:

Nathalie said...

Yay!! I'm so glad that we will be doing this one! I absolutely love it!! Yes, even if the bleaching is not perfect... FYI: for me, it looks better than perfect!