Saturday, October 29, 2011

Card Class Tomorrow!

I'm teaching a card class tomorrow and this is one of the cards we'll be doing. All Hero Arts stamps along with Distress Inks... how could I go wrong?! The background stamp is CG245, the tree is CG870 and the stars and sentiment are from set CL459. To do the tree I heat embossed it in white and then used Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress Stains to color it. Cut out the tree and pop it up on the background and you have a pretty simple card.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Button Christmas Card... Vintage style

I was kinda going for a vintag-y feeling with this card here... I wanted that whimsical 50's Christmas thing going on! The buttons and patterned paper are Stampin' Up and the stamps are Hero Arts (CL551 and CL543). I used the snowflakes from one of the sets to kind of make that flower type thing above the sentiment. Ink some edges, add some pearls and voila! Pretty darn quick card for Christmas!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just Playing Around

I was playing around with some of the techniques I learned in Jennifer McGuire's Inspiration Showcase class last month, which is fantastic by the way! I forget what she called this one.... I think it was trapped resist. I used 3 different background stamps from Hero Arts as well as Distress inks, Versamark, glossy cardstock, kraft cardstock, gold embossing powder, ribbon and twine.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Fruits of my Failed Video Attempt!

I tried to do another video tutorial today... started off good... then the battery died... then I ran out of space... then I decided it wasn't meant to be today. So the battery is charging and the photos are downloaded and the memory is clear. Hopefully I will have a video to post tomorrow!

In the meantime... this is what I was trying to show you using the Picket Fence Distress Stain I finally managed to get my eager hands on!

Details to follow (video gods willing!)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Another Christmas Card

Here's another card I made the other day. There is actually a resist technique on there using Goosebumps by Tsukineko. I picked some up at Scrapfest and couldn't wait to give it a try! I hear there's a sparkly version too... I can't think of ANYTHING I could do with that! :)

Anywho... on the banner I stamped the Goosebumps onto white cardstock with a Prima stamp and allowed to dry. Then I inked over the image with my blending tooland distress inks (I think it was peeled paint and broken china).

The background is the raindrop (I think) background from Hero Arts (as are the sentiment andsnowflake stamps), that I inked in versamark and then went over with forever green Perfect Pearls.

For the rosette, I punched a strip of paper with an EK Success scalloped stamp and scored each scallop. Once assembles I sprayed the white rosette with Tattered Angels Wheatfields (my all time fav) for a vintage look. Added some twine and a snowflake and called it Done!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm in Full Christmas Card Swing

I've made like a dozen cards the past few days... which for me is like... ooodles! As always, I'm totally inspired by Hero Arts... can't tell you how much I am loving the Hero Arts/ Sizzix partnership. Those Framelits sets rock! I was playing a little with them tonight for the monthly challenge on the HA blog, and based on one of the sketches, here is the card I ended up with.

Here are the materials I used as well:

Hero Arts/Sizzix Reindeer Framelits set
CG119 - Flourish Background
Distress inks -Peeled Paint, Pine Needles
Pearlized water (perfect pearls)
White Staz-on
Kraft cardstock
Martha Stewart twine
Hero Arts Earth Elements button
old patterned paper (I think it's K&Co.)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving & a Paris Mini

Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canucks! Hope everyone will be enjoying some turkey later on today and getting to spend time with friends and family... I know that's what I'll be doing!

I managed to get the mini done that I posted in the silk technique video (see pics below) and even 3 cards done this weekend too... I know a long week-end is only one day longer but I get so much more done than just one weeks worth! Love that! On to the mini...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Perfect Pearls Silk Technique

I was playing around with Perfect Pearls and Sticky Back Canvas and I liked the results! It kind of resembles dingy old silk. I made a video to show it, I'm finding this much easier than it would be to take pics and type up steps... I may make some more!

Not finished the book yet but I'll be working on it today so I'll upload some photos of the finished project when I get it done.

Have a great day! Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tim Holtz and other Scrapfest Goodness!

So I know this is a little late but there were many good things at Scrapfest... I didn't know where to start... So I'll start with Tim Holtz! His class was Awesome with a capital A!

Next... my classes... I had so much fun teaching them. Here is a photo of what the final project ended up looking like... Does it look familiar to you? It should! :)

Here I am teaching one of my classes (standing at the top of the photo at the end of the middle aisle) trying to sound like I'm not nervous!

And don't even get me started on that Mall! I've never seen anything like it! We barely scratched the surface in our time there. And there is a whole store JUST FOR SOCKS! If you know me... you know why this excites me! I have a strange obsession for socks... I love themas much as I love new scrapping supplies... I know... Crazy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Card for a Card Exchange

Here is a fall card I made for a card exchange on the Hero Arts Flickr group. I made it using a technique I learned at Scrapfest in one of the Hero Arts classes (which were awesome by the way!). Maybe one of these days I'll give the lo-down on my Scrapfest experience... I'm still processing! :)