Today’s Card (6-30)

Stop.

Hold the presses.

You heard it here first.

There are two new fellas in my life.

Meet Bud & Guy. ūüôā

Hee hee hee. ūüėČ

The shark, whale and bubbles are from Technique Tuesday’s new Under the Sea clear stamp set.¬†The Thank You sentiment is from TT’s new Little Sentiments set.¬†I¬†stamped¬†the additional words with the help of TT’s Savannah – Lowercase and Williamsburg – small alpha sets.

The wiggle eyes are from Darice.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Today’s Card (6-29)

Happy weekend, friends!

Today’s card is yet again a fast one.

(eta: Sorry about that. This card has been called up. ¬†I’ll bring¬†it¬†back later.)¬† The patterned paper and the debossed green paper (there’s a lovely circle pattern on the other side) are from the Amplified collection by American Crafts. The rub-on is from Deja Views. Brads and cardstock are from my stash. ūüôā

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today’s card (6-28)

Hello friends!

I have one super fast¬†card¬†to share with you today. ūüôā

The patterned paper is from American Crafts’ Amplified collection. The gems are from Me and My Big Ideas.¬†The letter stickers are also from American Crafts.

Time it took to make this card: 30 minutes. Time it should have taken to make: 10.¬† Once again, blame it on too much tinkering. ūüėČ

I’ll be back tomorrow with¬†another card.

Have a wonderful day!  

Today’s card, plus a stamping trick (6-27)

Let’s get today’s¬†festivities started with the card.

See those squares? They are all stamped. All.¬†The. Way.¬† Yep, yep, yep. 100 percent. ūüôā

To make them, I used a cool swirl clear stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Simple D’Vine stamp set and an ink pad I made myself using three re-inkers and a piece of sponge.

This is a “homemade ink pad” technique similar to one that appeared in Paper Crafts magazine’s PC 101 special issue earlier this year, which is still available at www.papercraftsmag.com. (If you are a cardmaker/stamper/paper crafter who loves techniques, this issue is a must… but I digress.)

Here’s exactly what i did:

* I cut the sponge a little bigger than the stamp.

* I randomly placed ink from three reinkers on the sponge. In this case, I used Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick from Ranger Industries. I know, I know, the pad isn’t pretty. But, really, the end result is. ūüôā

* I inked the stamp up and stamped it once on a piece of cardstock.

* Then, I repeated the inking and stamping again and again.  I did mix things up a little as I worked my way across the cardstock by turning the stamp a few different directions.

* The end result was a lovely piece of background paper, which I cut up for the card. Easy peasy.

A couple specs about today’s card:

* The design was inspired by the SC182 sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.com.

* The Thanks sentiment is from Technique Tuesday’s Big Mouth clear stamp set. The swirl-like element is from their Simply D’Vine set. The inks are from Ranger Industries. Assorted other supplies. ūüėČ

Thanks for stopping by today.

Today’s card (6-26)

Hello all!

It’s a manly card day here.¬†ūüôā

The woodgrain paper is from Hambly Screenprints.¬†The nifty screw top brad is from Eyelet Outlet. Word on the cardmaking street is Karen Foster manufacturers nifty screw top brads, too. ūüėȬ†The cream ledger paper is from Making Memories, while the letters are from American Crafts.¬†

Time it took to hammer out this card: a whopping 40 minutes. Time it should have taken: 10. Blame it on over-tinkering. ūüėČ

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Today’s card (6-20)

It’s a fast one today.

Had about 20 minutes to pull something together for a¬†special someone who just graduated.¬† Oh, the pressure. ūüôā

The pennants and words are rub-ons from¬†American Crafts’¬†Celebration Book 3 rub-on book. The rest of the card is just good old cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today’s card (6-17)

I am not really a girlie girl.

I mean, I like flowers and all.¬†And I¬†did shed a few tears when I saw “Juno” the first time.

But I never really have desired to have a pink room or deck myself up in bright, girlie girl colors.

All that said I find myself really drawn to the color pink, especially¬†when it’s paired with green or with orange and yellow together.

So, playing on that, ¬†today’s card¬†has a little bit of hot pink with a little bit of¬†green.

The transparency is an oldie but goodie from Hambly Screenprints. The patterned paper is from American Crafts. The sticker is from Scenic Route. Assorted other supplies.

Have a wonderful day!

Today’s card (6-16)

Today’s card is a bit less funky than normal Teri-style.

Still, I think I like it.

Even if the daisy isn’t¬†true to real¬†daisy colors. ūüėČ

I colored the flower in with the help of Prisma pencils and a lovely Lipstick Red Copic marker.

The daisy, stem and leaf stamps are from Technique Tuesday’s new Delightful Daisies set. The Thank You¬†sentiment is from their new Little Sentiments set.

You can see pictures of the entire sets (and many more new releases)¬†on the Summer 2008 preview page of their Web site. There’s some great new sets coming out¬†that are especially cool for cardmakers. ūüôā

Thanks for stopping by today.

Clear stamps rock, reason #456 (Layered stamping)

And, so, here I am with yet another reason why clear stamps rock.

I know you’ve anxiously been¬†waiting to hear¬†another one,¬†right? ūüėČ

Well, wait no more because my reason is this: easy layers.

Clear stamps are totally great¬†for stamping in layers. ¬†That’s because, with little or no effort, you can line up and overstamp multiple images.

Take a look at this little card I worked on today.

That circle there is exactly what I am talking about.

I started out with a piece of cardstock, a circle punch, three ink pads and three stamps (the T is from Technique Tuesday’s Savannah set; the “thank you” image is¬†from TT’s Little Sentiments set; and the scalloped circle is from TT’s Loopy Labels set).

Then I:

* Punched a circle from the white cardstock. FYI, I used a large circle punch from Fiskars.

* Stamped the scalloped frame on the cardstock circle.  

* Stamped the T in the middle of the circle. 

* Over-stamped the “Thank You” sentiment with black ink over the T and circle.

When you try this at home, remember¬†to stamp first with a light color. Stamp second with a color that’s a little darker. Stamp the third time with¬†a really dark color.

It might take awhile to find a color combo that works for you, but the end result will be totally worth it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Card of today (6-11)

Have you ever worked on a card that just makes you chuckle as you make it?

That is exactly¬†what today’s card made¬†me do.¬† ūüôā

Each time I read the card’s sentiment, I think of a couple old friends, who during our their¬†younger days regularly celebrated Working Women’s Wine night.¬†¬†Truly one of those good ways to celebrate friendship and blow steam about the work week.

The¬†¬†wine bottle, period¬†and “Party Time” images are¬†from Urban Invites clear stamp set by Technique Tuesday. The ledger patterned paper is from Scenic Route. The green stuff is from American Crafts. The inks are from Marvy (Celery), Ranger (Old¬†Paper) and Close to My Heart (Chocolate).¬†Assorted other supplies were also used.

Have a fantastic day!