Cards with Pictures!

October 20, 2009

I have been so busy with company the last few days, that I haven't have the time to work on cards or post anything! Today I remembered I hadn't had the time to upload this card that I made a few weeks ago, so this is perfect! I am also giving blogger's new editor a try, so far, pretty good! 

Way Back when I decided to give this card making business a try, I did it mainly because I wanted to see if I could somehow incorporate my love for photography in it, but somehow it seems to be easier to rather work with stamps than real photos! This time around though, as I was looking at the picture I took of this flower that someone brought to church on Sunday, I though this would make a nice card, I specially wanted somehow prolong the life of the flower as the lady that had it was sad already thinking it would soon die and she wouldn't be able to enjoy it anymore! So that's how the whole idea of the   card come about! 

I must say she loved it and was very happy and very thankful for it, so that was great! I printed an extra picture to put inside but one that she could remove and put on a little frame or in her fridge or wherever! I was also dying to try my new Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur de Lis, so this was a great oportunity to do that!

I must say, working with the Pendant Fleur de Lis die, was NOT easy! and I don't know why nobody ever mentions that! After having so much problems with this particular die, I went to the SCS boards and discover that I wasn't the only one with the same problem! It seems you need patience, time and use CS no heavier than 65gr, other wise because of the intricate design it is VERY difficult to cut! I still love it though, but so you know!

STAMPS: None, image used is my personal picture!
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU pretty in pink and DP Basic Grey Porcelain.
INK: Rangers Distress Ink Tattered Rose
OTHER: SU Photo Corners and Tag Punches, Spellbinders Shapebalities Pendants Fleur de Lis, Martha Steward Punch, Ribon and Pearls.



OCTOBER 8, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my Canadian Fellow Stampers! I was busy making a few Thanksgiving card I wanted to share with a few special friends! I wish I could have a few more but there is just never enough time for this, so here are the ones I managed to make!

I also heard about the Crazy 4 Challenges site and decided this cards would work really well there since the theme is "Thanksgiving" so I am submitting them there as well. Hope you like them!

For a while I wanted to try my hand at a "Tri-Shutter Card" It was fun but It was a challenge to find colours that coordinated and worked well together! But I think I like the way it turned out, what do you think?

STAMPS: Magnolia Apple Basket PAPER: SU Soft Suede, SU Whisper White, Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection, Magenta Last Serenade.
Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink and Copic Markers.
OTHER: EK Success Felur de Lis Punch, Nestabilities Circle Dies, Dew Drops, Ribbon, Computer generated text.

This one is one of my all time favourites ones so far! For some reason I really, REALLY love the way this card turned out! I think is the colours! I simply LOVE this colours and I really like this stamp as well.

STAMPS: Inkadinkado Flourish Fall Tree.
PAPER: Dark Green, Rusty Red, SU Kraft and Basic Grey Indian Summer
INK: Memento Dew Drops Ink Pads in Red, Yellow, Orange,
Green and Brown. VersaMark.
OTHER: Spellbinders Oval
Nestabilities, Spellbinders Grant Borderabilities Classic Lace, Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder.

Another of my favourites! I love the wheat bundle on this one! I guess it really speaks to me as a farmer! I got this images in one of my Splitcoastampers Swaps!
Whear Sheaf from Serendipity Stamps PAPER: Dark Green, Chocolate Brown, SU Whisper White and Michel's Kraft Paper. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rangers Tea Dye Distressing Ink and Copic Markers.

OTHER: Martha Stewart Punch Arch Lattice Edge Puch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Regtangles, Provo Craft Embossing Folder, Dew Drops.

ast but not least, this one for my best friend! With this one I got to use Digi Images from All that Scraps! Like I said on another post, I LOVE digi Images! They are so . . . versatile! and now THANKS to my good friend Alica I learned how to layer images together to sort of create your own. So much fun!

STAMPS: Sugarplums Pumpiks, Pumpik Emma and Fence Digies. AmyR Stamps Autumn Sentiments.
PAPER: SU Crushed Curry, SU Dusty Durango, SU Garden Green.
INK: Rangers Tea Dye Distressing Ink, Copic Markers.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Regtangles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Tags Trio, Provo Craft Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Buttons.

That's all for now! May you all have a HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING!