Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday challenges

we finally got our Tim Holtz markers so I have been playing with them. I did these two cards using Tim Holtz markers, ink and paper. the blue one looks cockeyed, but it's just the way I cropped it. (truly it is straight; ) the  yellow one I made for my niece's bday on May 3rd, and Happy bday is stamped on the bottom but it looks like I cut it off when I cropped it. (hopefully I'll get better at that.) for this one I used the markers directly on the stamp and it worked quite well. for the blue card I stamped the image then colored it, I then used the ink to cover the whole image and give it a bit of an antique look. I dipped the white ribbon in the corresponding ink to have it match the flowers, I am entering them in the following challenges.   flowery creations    Yellow theme  Pile on the Flowers
hopefully I did this right

Thursday, April 12, 2012


closed card

opened telescope card
I had to make an anniversary card for a 50th wedding anniversary. what a milestone. so I came up with this. I used my new Martha Stewart paper and a new technique called a telescope card. one picture shows the closed card and one shows it opened. inside there is a verse. I also got to use my peel offs that I haven't used in ages. the round one just seemed to go perfect on this circle. The 50 and best wishes were stamped and embossed with gold. I also put some pop dots in the layers that don't move to give it some dimension and when the telescope part is closed it looks like a cake. I added a bit of bling on the top layer, and my embellishments are a heart and key, ribbon and heart brads.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges   - using a technique you haven't used in a while  - using 3 or more embellishments   - glitter and bling