Thursday, September 29, 2011

SOS # 19

This weeks SOS challenge is to use Black and White and one other color. so I have two cards I wanted to share. the first one has a red background that I stamped with white snowflakes, it's hard to see in the picture. I used my sookwang tape and stuck it on a piece of white cardstock,cut out the design using my nestabilities, then covered it with glitter ritz, then stamped on the snowman, backed it with a piece of black cardstock using the same nestabilitie one size larger. then I did the same thing and used my nestabilitie snowflakes. I'm not crazy about the snowflakes. need to play around with them a little more.
The second card is a similar method, but this one I stamped on the cardstock, covered it with the tape, then used the glass sugar beads.  This card is Black, white and silver. I love this stamp (from Michaels) when it works right, I find it only stamps good if I use stayz on ink, but whatever works...My first couple of Christmas cards, still can't get in the mood to do them, even though the wind is blowing today, it is still too nice to think about Christmas. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 26, 2011

sos challenge # 18

this weeks SOS challenge is anything but coloring so I made this card. I made the flowers from a video I saw on youtube, unfortunately there was no name on the video so I cannot give credit. I used the vintage paper I had left over from a previous card, and sanded it, then used my nestabilities to make the circles, I used Tim Holtz distress ink to ink the edges.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SOS challenge #17

This weeks challenge at SOS is "vintage or shabby elements and/or distress your project". Well it  just so happens that a few of my vintage friends and myself are turning the big 60 this year. This past week we celebrated my friend Linda's passing of the milestone. As part of that celebration I made this birthday card for her. I used a vintage paper that I sanded and inked with Tim Holtz distress ink. the girl is one of a group of 8 on a page I purchased in Stonewall (along with the cameo button). The ribbon is an old piece I had in my stash, it has pearls on it, that aren't too visible in this picture. the ribbon and the background paper are antique white.  I got to use my newly purchased nestability for the Happy Birthday message which is also inked with the TH distress ink. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

this is the other step card I made for my friend who turns 60 this week.

sos challenge #16

I decided to try making a step card today, I have a couple of birthdays coming up and wanted to do something new so I made this one for my daughter who's bday is next week and it happened to be in the birds theme so I thought I would enter it in the SOS challenge Beasts, Bugs, Birds.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SOS challenge

I made this card for a dear lady I have never even met. She is a friend of my sister's and she made her a beautiful afhgan. That was not enough, she decided to make all Ev's sisters an afghan. So when I got home from my trip, I was the lucky recipient of a brand new sage green afhgan, what a surprise. so I whipped up this thankyou card, then discovered that the SOS challange is beasts, bugs, birds this week so I am entering this in their challenge. I used my birds and swirls embossing folder and Tim Holtz paper that I sanded, a bird punch and a bird house stamp (this one I just got) thanks for looking.