27 April 2011

Sweet Birthday

This scalloped card is a birthday card for a special friend who is celebrating her birthday today! I used the Sweet Summer from SU sale-a-bration, sage shadow, and rich razzleberry. A ribbon and some gemstones finish it off, as I know how much she loves bling! It is hard to see in the picture, but the purple flowers are raised on pop-dots.
May is a busy birthday month for me, so I'd better get crackin' on the cards....and I still have Mother's Day cards to make too!
Anyway, enjoy your day....looks like we may finally get the rain they've been promising.

19 April 2011

Black Magic Daisies

The other day while checking out ideas on Splitcoast I came across this technique called Black Magic, watched the tutorial and decided to give it a try. You stamp a solid image in white ink on black cardstock and then dry it with your heat gun. I used this image from the SU Set Upsy Daisy. You then colour the image with pencil crayons, I used my watercolour pencils, and add highlites with a white gel pen. The effect is pretty neat! Making it into a card was a bit more difficult since I hardly ever stamp on a dark background. Anyways, I layered it on so saffron and black, added a dutch sentiment and some bling. I am happy with the end result.....what do you think?

06 April 2011

Let's go Dutch

Good morning....long time no post!
Today I have splash of dutch cards to share with you. They are for work, as people have been coming in asking if we have greeting cards. I have not had any for sale for a while....so it's about time! So this is what I have been working on since my last post....which was ages ago, I know. My Stampin up order came in too, and I am excited to play with my new toys! I have used a couple of my new sizzix folders in two of the cards above....love those folders! Well off to work I go....
Enjoy your day!