I've got some fun folded trees today that were made using a tutorial from Operation Write Home.
So which one is your favorite? I think I still like the first one I made which is below, but I also like how the bright one turned out. These are relatively flat and should be easy to mail. I've got a few more trees folded up that I think I'll make into gift tags.
Here's a page I recently finished up for a mini album I'm working on. It's from the Simple Treasures video tutorial by Laura Denison. She's an awesome designer and if you aren't familiar with her work you should check out her blog. It's full of videos and she also sells kits and patterns for mini albums and 3-dimensional paper crafted projects.
I used a bunch of miscellaneous papers from my stash on this album in mostly pinks, blues and greens. The base pages are about 5" x 7". On this page I did a text stamp on the background and also inked the edges. Then there's a front pocket, a pocket I made from waxed paper with a tag, and two mats that pull out for photos. This will get holes punched in it later when I'm ready to bind it.
My tag is the reason I wanted to share this so I could enter the MarkerPop Challenge this week. I finally broke down and decided to try out Copics! I'm starting slowly with them and only got a few skin tones, so the majority of the coloring is watercolor pencils but I did her face and neck with Copics. This is a stamp set from Unity and I masked off part of the saying thinking that maybe I would write some of my favorite things on the back side of the tag.
Here's another Unity stamp I used to practice my coloring:
I've been meaning to make some sympathy cards for a while now but they're not exactly the most fun to make. I've been seeing a lot of challenges with blues and browns and I thought they would work so well with this set from Unity stamps.
Daring Cardmakers: any occasion except birthday or Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty: lots of layers
This card set uses a Hero Arts cling stamp called Winter Trees.
Some of these were stamped with distress ink, and some heat embossed. I really like how the metallic ones turned out.
These are up for sale over in my Etsy shop.
Crafty Little Fairies:Christmas
Simon Says: CAS
The House That Stamps Built: Snow
Sweet Stamps: Nature
Addicted to Stamps #70:
I've got a quick card today that's based on the Muse Challenge this week.
I used some Basic Grey paper and chipboard stickers and a sticker from Echo Park for the sentiment...I see now that I didn't get it stuck down real well. I don't do CAS very often, but this one went together pretty quickly.
This is our inspiration pic for the week over at Pinspirational Challenges. I hope you'll be able to play along! We have two sponsers this week offering up some prizes for the winners: Kenny K, and The Stamping Boutique.
So the first thing that struck me in the picture was lace, and then the black and white combination so that was my starting point. Although this isn't exactly what I had envisioned when I started out, I still think it's rather elegant.
I started with a frame stamp that coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels Four die which I embossed in white powder on black cardstock. I added some more layers of the die cuts behind that, with a piece of lace as well. I ran the edges of the black die cut over a VersaMark ink pad and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder for a bit more contrast against the patterned paper.
I stamped and embossed the congratulations sentiment in silver. The patterned paper is laid over some black lace and sewed around the edges. This paper has a bit of sparkle to it- I thought it was perfect for a wedding or anniversary card. Hope you'll have time to join us for Pinspirational Challenges this week!
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!