Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctor's Orders


I got out a stamp from my House Mouse collection for this card.  One of the members of my Bible study injured his shoulder.  This image is a humorous message for him to take it easy while he is recovering.

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  I love how quickly I can color with and how easy it is to blend with alcohol markers.  My poor Prisma Pencils are collecting dust but I do have some coloring projects planned for them.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Doctor's Orders - House Mouse, In My Thoughts, Hardwood - SU
Paper:  WW, Wisteria Wonder, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Buttons

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Three Cheers for You


A friend of mine just finished grad school and this is card I made for her in celebration of her hard work.  I used beverage stamps and a sentiment from the new to me SU set Happy Hour.  I used Seize the Birthday Sketch #13 that I found on Pinterest.  The colors I chose myself from what have in my scrap folders.  This was a fun card to make using scraps from my horde of DP.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Happy Hour - SU
Paper:  VV, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose, DP - SU
Ink:  Old Olive, Regal Rose, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Dies, Stick on Gems, Border Punch, SU Markers 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bringing Back Big Blooms


I am a stamping hoarder.  There I admitted it.  I have so much stuff that I often forget about the stuff I haven't used in years.  This stamp set is one example.  Big Blooms is a SU set that I got when I first started as a Demo.  I used it quite a bit back in the day but haven't touched in about 6 years, until now.

I love the whimsical little flowers and the stems to create my own little paper and ink garden.  This card expresses my joy that we now have warm weather and the flowers are blooming.  I left off the sentiment to add this card to my generic stash for when I need to send a random card at a moment's notice.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Big Blooms - SU
Paper:  WW, Wild Wasabi, Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, DP
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Ribbon, Stick on Gem