Friday, July 31, 2009

A Cute Chick

I love these Sarah Kay images! They are so cute. I colored her with copic markers to match the paper. The round tab was a new sizzix die that I just got and was looking for a fun way to use it. It worked great to slip onto the stamped image and filled in with a Prima flower to match the background paper. The edges of the image was sponged with distress ink to age the paper. Using the other side of the paper, I cut out another piece to add some extra color and an extra matting piece. Scuff the edges of the flowered paper and you have a antique looking card!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Dude

Here's another stamp from High Hopes. The amuse saying "Happy Birthday, Little Dude" is perfect with this image. The hardware of the tabs and label plates, made this a more boyish feel. I love to use embellishments on my cards, but it is harder to find the right embellishments for the boy cards. Flowers don't work, ribbons are okay but sometimes have too much of a feminine feel. These metal embellishments work great! I used the Nestabilities Label 3 on this card too. Add a little faux stitching with the ScorBug and the card is done! Yee Haw!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

What a stinker!

This stinker is from Whippersnapper. The "scent-sational" sentiment is from Amuse. I liked the cuttlebug background with the pigment ink rubbed on the raised pattern so well on the boy fishing (you can see this on a previous post), that I did it again on this card too. I like the way that the impressions pop! I used the nestabilities Label 3 die as a tab on the bottom. Then using the Prima flowers, added embellishments that go along with the flowers in the stamped image. Hope this makes your day "scent-sational"!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Don't monkey around

Here is another Rachelle Anne Miller stamp from Stamp Avie. Her animals are sooo cute! After I colored these with the Copics, I used the star theme from the balloon and cut out some stars with the nestabilities. Some of the embellishments were the Glitter Dots from Dress it up and the Dew Drops from Robin's Nest. I folded up the Two-sided card stock and used some faux stitches to create a look of sewing it in place. There are many cute animals from Rachelle Anne, come in and check them out!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What a Hoot!

These cuties are from Stampavie. Owls are very popular in the stamping world today. It is fun to use them, because there are son many sayings that work well with them like, "Owl's it going?" and "Hoot! It's your birthday". Because of the two owls this could also be an anniversary card. Whoop knows what all you can do with this stamp!! Happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You drive me Happy!

Here is another Changito stamp from Stampendous. These are real rubber with the cling mount backing for your acrylic blocks. This would be cute for a 16th birthday for the new driver or any milestone birthday. I stamped part of the sentiment on the front of the card "If you're over the hill," the inside says "why not enjoy the view?" The fiskar scallop border punch adds a bit of color and the Scor Bug was used to do the faux stitching on the green layer. The Sizzix swirl looked like exhaust, so I added that behind the car. The Copics were used to color the image. Thanks for checking out the blog!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Season for BBQ

Father's Day is gone, the 4th of July is past, but there is still more BBQ's to be had :) These are two chef stamps that we have in the store. The first one is from Hambo. I used a sketch from the MoJo Monday site with the picnic tablecloth paper and delicious hamburger to create a card that would be perfect for an invitation or just a greeting card during the summer. The second chef is from Whippersnapper. I colored him with Copics and added some highlights with the white gel pen. I used a circle scallop nestabilities to frame this cutey. Now are you ready to have a BBQ?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Got Snow?

Wow! What a fun week we had at The Stamp Shoppe!! Amuse has new winter and holiday stamps and they are so CUTE! This little squirrel is my favorite. You can have him in the snow fort or just stamped and it is sure to put a smile on your face :) These are samples from our make-n-takes and class. I don't know if you can see it real well, but the snowballs have some liquid applique and glitter on them adding some dimension. The snowflake is cuttlebugged on the card and sanded to make them white. The faux zig-zag is done with a cutter bee and the ScorPal. Both samples are colored with the Copics. Papers are all Amuse! Come in and see all the things we did during Amuse*A*Palooza!

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Copics

This card along with the Girl with the Watermelon will be taught in the More Copics class. We are focusing on Skin tones and Hair coloring. This is a High Hopes stamp. These stamps work well with the Copic Markers because of the big open spaces. Using the Cuttlebug on the brown paper gives an added dimension and then use a white pigment ink to rub over the raised swirls to make it stand out! Check out our class calender on our web

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Little Hog!

Love this little fellow from High Hopes with the sentiment. Paper is by Cloud9 Design. Cuttlebug Heart Embossing Folder is a perfect fit with the card. Ribbon by May Arts, flower by Prima, decorative pin by Heidi Grace and Threading Water punch by Fiskars.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

This Summer's Sweetness girl from High Hopes seemed the perfect 4th of July card. The yummy watermelon and bare toes! We should be getting some more of this girl in soon...hopefully :) I will be doing this card in my More Copics class, July 21. That class will focus on skin tones and hair color. The other card will be a boy fishing. You will see a sample of that card in a future blog post! Have a safe 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Friend

This card features Lizzie Anne stamps. I used the Glitter & Acetate technique on the flower, cut it out and popped it up for dimension. I use Art Institute Glitter for this technique.

I used a Marvy scalloped Circle punch and added some piercing for fun detail. I used the white gel pen so the piercing would show more.

Other supplies are from my stash here....but this is a card that would look fun with many different designer papers and ribbons!

Happy Wednesday!