Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I got this image from Eureka and I have had this stamped for a long time with it just floating around my stamp desk for a long time. I finally decided I better clean it up a little and well, instead of cleaning, stamping is more fun and I did need to make a card to my son.... LOL
I stamped the little bugger in Pallet Nior black ink on white cardstock and colored with one color of brown copic. Pretty easy just using one color. Then I used my Nesties labels and cut him out and layered on a black Nestie label a size bigger. I ran some brown cardstock through a cuttlebug folder I think it's Herringbone and layered the coon on it. The washers are really grommet things (you know the ones with the little pokie things on the back) I found at Hobby Lobby by the Cropadile stuff. I was excited and in a hurry so didn't read it close enough that they only work with the big one which I don't have so when I got it home, I was bummed. Anyway I figured out a cool way to put them on without killing your fingers.
HINT: Take some of the foam wrap stuff that comes around furniture and fold it up so you have 3 layers or something similar. Put your cardstock on top and push your grommets right through. Turn over and use a hammer to pound them down. I have one of those little ball peen hammers (not the girly pink ones) in my stamping room. Do you know the difference between a ball peen and claw hammer? A claw hammer is the type that you can pull a nail out with...with the claw on one end. A ball peen has a round end in that space....but I digress, we're here to talk stamping.
I had a piece of black cardstock, not big enough to make a full layer but liked the look of only using part for the back layer on the card base. I just added some word windows with a brad on the top and there it is....oh I put some money in it before I send it to my son in grad school too. He always complains he doesn't have any cash on him so being the wonderful mom I am, once in a while my cards have some money in.
Basically it's a very simple manly card but I like it. It's something different from the normal Asian type ones I usually send him since he's studying that part of the world and I usually catch heck if I do something wrong like stamp my name chop he got me in China upsidedown.
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Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The card is a Z fold, this is the outside, just patterned paper with a moose track stamp on it (DD got it for me at Yellowstone last year) and I computer generated the greeting on cardstock and then cut it out with nesties and layered it on a scallop nestie in blue with some ribbon. I cut the edge with a Martha Stewart border punch.
Then it opens into 3 parts! I love this.
I continued the patterned paper and moose tracks as a background. Since those 2 girls are knitting fanatics, I had to use the knitting moose and made sure one was a redhead moose like Shannon and colored the knitting the colors of what they were working on when they left, Shannon a scarf and Bailey a Dale of Norway sweater. I used the label maker I got for Christmas to make the greetings. For this one is says, "Have fun knitting."
THe next picture was them relaxing that says, "Take time to RELAX." I made sure to color the furniture the color of her furniture. My daughter caught on to the colors so that made me happy. I also put a label on that said, "Bailey ice your knee" since I had to keep reminding her at home!
Here's the last part that says "And safe trip home" since they were driving back and the roads had been bad.
All the images were colored with my new copic markers. The moose are from http://www.hannastamps.com/ and I don't remember where I got the mountain and tree stamps from, sorry.
I like to try to think outside the box and use up somethings I have laying around, like the base cardstock for this was some a print shop gave me. I measures about 4 1/2 inches wide and 25 inches long. I didn't use the whole length for this card. I really need to challenge myself and try to do different folds. The label maker is fun to do your own greetings too. I really need to buy some clear label refill.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Anyway, I had to add this pregnant moose stamp to my cart and here is the card I sent them.
I realized after starting to dig in my designer paper stash that I really don't have anything babyish, I tend to lean more for naturals or outdoorsy stuff. So this was as close as I have and I was bummed there wasn't any pink. I think her 'mum' will like the idea of a boy but his mum would like a girl, she has 3 boys, her side has 2 girls. Whatever they have they will be fantastic parents.
Anyway, I used the paper as a background on my 5X7 card. Used it another direction for the image layer and the backside for the nestie bottom layer. (does that make sense?) I stamped the image on my patterned paper and cut the dress out. Colored the moose with my new copics (I'm really loving them) and tied ribbon on the bottom. The oval congratulations is by JustRite, ribbon from Hobby Lobby and flowers are from a bunch of silk flowers I bought.