Monday, November 23, 2009

Mojo Monday 114

Mojo Monday sketch for this week. This is about as clean and simple as I can get:)

Sorry you can't see how silver and shiny this card is. We've been having some gloomy rainy days so I was forces to take this shot at night.

The detail of this are very short: The blue paper is Night of Navy from SU. The white is some more glimmer paper from Paper Studio as is the shiny silver paper. I embossed the background white with my CB ornaments embossing folder and punched the double border with my MS punch. The ornament image is SU from the Holiday mini catalog. I embossed that with versa mark and a glitter silver EP. It's backed with silver and blue paper and popped up on dimensionals. That pretty ribbon is some I found on sale in the Holiday ribbon at Michaels's a few weeks back. Finally, I added some gemstones around the image and on a few of the ornaments and snowflakes in the white background for a bit more sparkle.

I think I have enough cards done now for Xmas. I just have to finish off the insides now. Wish me luck with that. I usually try to find some nice verses to put on the insides and create them on my computer. The clock is ticking:))

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sweet Sunday 45

Here is my Sweet Sunday card for this week. I had to dig through all my Xmas stamps to find one that I thought would work with this sketch and that I hadn't yet used this year. I'm sure glad I found this guy.

Here are the card details:

Paper: SU Holiday Lounge DP, SU real red and some sparkly white paper from my stash.
You may want to click on the picture to see how sparkly it is.

I double stamped the penquin image from Sudio G (Michael's), colored both with my copics, embossed the second one with clear embossing powder, cut it out and popped it on dimensionals over the original. I cut the original with a nestie inverted scallop circle and backed that with a nestie regular scallop circle cut out of the red dp. I used my CB dots embossing folder on the sparkly white behind the image and trimmed the bottom of that piece with my MS icicle punch. I just love that punch for Xmas trim, as you can tell with a number of my other recent posts:)

The sentient is from a "Recollections" clear acrylic set called "Merry, Merry". It's a long border stamp that I embossed on real red with Zing white embossing powder. I used the SU word window punch to punch just part of the border to make my sentiment. I mounted that on more sparkly white paper punched with one of the new SU label punches. Finally, the pretty red striped ribbon was some that I found in my Xmas ribbon stash.

I liked how this turned out so I think I will make a few more for Xmas this year. Thanks for stopping by:))

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Sunday 44

Okay, so it's Sweet Sunday after Mojo Monday this week. I just had to think a while on Karen's sketch this week. I also struggled to get a decent photo as it is overcast today and I couldn't get my lighting right on this shiny background paper. It really is a pretty shade of teal blue, even though the picture shows some greener cast in it.

Here are the details:
The DP is SU's Designer Holiday Lounge, the tan is Bazzill and the shiny blue/teal is from a DCWV cardstock stack called "Citrus". It matches so perfect with the DP. The image is from a clear acrylic set from Inkadinkadoo called "Christmas Characters" and is stamped with SU Taken With Teal ink. I added just a little gray shading with my copics and cut out the image with a nestie label. The circle DP was cut out with my Making Memories cutting tools.

I ran the strip of shiny blue on the bottom through my cuttlebug twice using the dots embossing folder and then added the white borders punched with my EK success wave punch. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" with the teal ink, punched it out and backed it with two more punched circle/scallop pieces, then added the silver brad to the center. Finally, I punched a hole in the center of a ghost snowflake, added a snowflake brad to it and mounted it with a glue dot. Oh, and I did add some little rhinestones to a few snowflakes around the image. The nestie and sentiment are popped with dimensionals. This is one very shiny card. Hope you like it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mojo Monday 113

Mojo Monday on Monday!!! This may be a first for me!
Here are the details:
The DP is SU Holiday Lounge, which I just got on Saturday so couldn't wait to start using. The red is SU Real Red and the brown is the new SU suede color. The ornament, snowflakes and sentiment are from an acrylic stamp set by Inkadinkado called Pepperment Twist. I stamped the ornament twice, cut out the second one and popped it over the original. Then I stamped a third ornament and punched out the snowflake center and popped that over the second image. Both the image and sentiment were stamped with versa mark and heat embossed with SU irredescent ice embossing powder to make them sparkly. The image is cut out with a nestie and the red strip in the middle is embossed with one of the SU embossing folders. I added some Holiday ribbon from Michael's to the tops of the ornament and sentiment and criss-crossed behind the ornament. Finally, I added some rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes. I posted a close up so you could see them better and get the feel of how sparkly the ornament and sentiment turned out. Thanks for taking a peek:))

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mojo Monday 112

Woohoo! It's only Tuesday and I have my Mojo Monday card done for this week! I do believe in miracles...I do, I do!!!

I had fun with this sketch after I decided I would use this little Stampabilities mouse as my image. Click for a close-up look at how glittery the card is.

Here are the details:

The candy strip DP is by My Minds Eye, the sparkly white is glimmer paper by The Paper Sutdio and the dark red paper is Bazzill. I colored my image with copics and prismacolor pencils. As I said in my last post, I don't have a lot of copic colors yet, so I struggled a bit with this poor mouse's ears. They turned out more orange than pink like I planned. Obviously, I'm going to have to find a better pale pink for things like mouse ears and cheek color. I'm open to suggestions from the copic pros out there. Back to the card...I added some white sparkly fluff to the mouse's hat, then punched out the image with a circle punch and mounted it to a nestie. I used CB embossing folders on the two white pieces and then punched the mice with MS's mouse border punch. I created the sentiment on my computer and then punched that with a SU label punch. I sponged the edges with SU Riding Hood Red and then backed the label with red that I punched with the label punch and then cut in half, and overlapped on the ends. Finally, I added 2 clear rhinestones for accent on the ends of the sentiment, a glitter brad on the half circle on the top and some irredescent Offray ribbon behind the brad . Oh yes, I also attached a couple of individual mice strategically placed on the bottom of the card. I hope that's not overkill. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by again:))

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet Sunday 43

Wow! Could it really be Sweet Sunday 43 already? I remember doing Karen's first Sweet Sunday sketch and it seemed like yesterday. I've only missed a few of Karen's sketches when life was just too busy.

I've been waiting for a sketch like this so I could ink up this cute Penny Black image. I'm still a beginner with these copics, and I don't have all the colors I would like yet, so please bear with me. I'm definitely going to have my own style.

Here are the card details:

Both DPs are Bo-Bunny and I love them together. The blue paper is SU's Baja Breeze and the brown is Bazzill. I double stamped the Penny Black image so I could cut out the Santa face on the second image and pop it over the original. I used a nestie to cut out the image and then backed it with the Baja Breeze which I handcut. The border is MS's icicle border punch. I punched that out of some scrap glitter paper. To finish it off I added a Heidi Swapp ghost snowflake. On top of that I layered a snowflake punched with a MS punch from glitter paper and put a heart brad through the center of both. The image and snowflake are both popped on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mojo Monday 111

Here is my creation for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. We've been having such nice weather lately that it's been hard to think about card crafting. Somehow I did manage to get a few cards done this week.

The snowflake DP is by Kelly Panacci. The blue cardstock is from my scrap pile and the purple is SU's new Razzleberry as is the ribbon. I embossed the snowflake design on the blue paper with my new CB border embossing folder and then scored a few lines for accent down the sides of the paper. The image and sentiment are from a clear acrylic Inkadinkadoo set called "O Holy Night" and both are stamped with SU razzleberry ink and cut out with nesties. I inked around the edges of the sentiment and then added some rhinestones on some of the circles above and below the sentiment as well as on a few of the snowflakes. I also added some glitter pen to around the star on the sentiment and around the halo on the baby Jesus. Finally, I added the silver snowflakes that I found in my stash and took the liberty of placing them a bit different than the sketch did. This card will probably go to my Mother-In-Law, who will really appreciate a religious card.

B-Day Card for my daughter

Just a quick post of my daughter's birthday card. She loves shiny, glittery cards so I think she'll like this one.

I used my new candy cane stripe CB embossing folder on some shiny red paper for the background. Then I added some shimmer white paper embossed with my swirls CB folder.
I heat embossed both the image and the sentiment. Both are from and Inkadinkadoo clear acrylic set called "Birthday Sentiments". I double stamped the image and cut out and popped the gift box and a number of stars on dimensionals. The backing papers on the image and sentiment are also shiny papers. Finally, I added a red cord bow to the bottom half of the gift box. Thanks for taking a peek.

We are currently enjoying some unseasonably nice weather here in Wisconsin. Temps are in the 60's today with lots of sunshine. I hear more is on tap for tomorrow. Woohoo! Hope your day is filled with sunshine no matter where you are.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mojo Monday 110

My take on this week's Mojo sketch. I just found this Prickly Pear snowman today and couldn't wait to ink him up. I thought I would have another go with my shimmery blue and white cardstock for this card.

Here are the card details:

The shimmer paper is from The Paper Studio. The background white was embossed with a brand new CB embossing folder that came in the mail today. It's a larger size than the previous folders, so it works nicely on a 5x5 card. I also got that cute border embossing folder with the trees and house on it today and thought it would fit on this card nicely. My snowman was stamped and colored with copics. I'm still very green with copics so bear with me while a try to perfect some type of I added some sparkly fluff to the snowman's mittens and scarf and below him for snow. Then I used my Jelly Roll glitter pen to highlight the dots on the CB folders, the stars, the holly, the roof on the house and at the snowline. The sentiment is SU which I embossed with versa mark and SU's irridescent ice to make it sparkly. Finally, I added the silver gemstones around the sentiment and some Kaiser red pearls to the holly berries (I added the pearls after I took my picture and I was too lazy to take another picture, so you just have to use your imagination).

Hope you all had a great Halloween (if you celebrate it)!