Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I think everyone should send Halloween cards like they do Christmas cards! Why? because I just love the stuff that comes out for halloween! Spiderwebs rock and when else do you get to put purple, green and orange together without getting weird looks? And who doesn't love a good pumpkin?

What am I thinking? I can't even get Christmas cards out on time... but I am still gonna make halloween cards even if I never send 'em!

I used Distress inks to make the background a-la-Tim! Then just stamped on my images and added glossy accents to the spiders and Halloween. Ink the edges and you're done, piece of cake!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Playing with the Kraft again!

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love Prisma pencils on kraft cardstock! I don't know if it's the inner 5 year old in me or what but I can't get enough of coloring in images! Kraft, colored pencils, throw in some glitter and I'm a happy girl!

Love this Hero Arts set, it's totally cute! I added a hand drawn border and accented with glitter. The cherry was stamped on a piece of scrap kraft and then colored and cut out. I used red liquid pearls to color the cherry and added a tiny gem for a highlight.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yes... I started my Christmas Cards...

I have learned that I suck at getting them out on time even when I don't use handmade cards... so if there is any chanch of me getting cards made to send... I have to start before the leaves turn colors or there's no chance they will be done! I always play first before deciding on an "official" card, so this may not be the one people get in the mail, but it will definately be in the running!

I used Stampin' Up cardstock (sorry, can't remember the color right off), new (i think) Hero Arts tree stamp and Inkadinkado sentiment. I embossed both stamped images with white embossing powder and colored in the tree with Smooch to give it a subtle shine. Very simple card but I like how it turned out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Crayon Resist

I saw a video on Stamp TV from Gina K a few months ago on crayon resist. I LOVE this technique! It's so easy and there's always a wow factor when you see the image appear as you add color! I just wish you could buy a whole box of white crayons!!

Anyway, here is one of the many cards I've done with this awesome technique! Stamps are all Hero Arts, inks are Memento and Distress.