After a long absence, I thought I would share a few cards that I’ve been working on recently.
This was a fun card I made for a friend of mine using my Corny Friend Stamp of the Week from Unity Stamp Co. I dyed the rayon seam binding with a reinker from Stampin’ Up! called Apricot Appeal (I think that’s the name). The matching envelope was made with my We R Memory Keepers Punch Board. The card stock is from Stampin’ Up! and the patterned paper is from my stash. Since I don’t have Copic Markers in my supplies, I decided to try Sharpies to color in the candies and to my surprise those worked quite well.
My “hello” card was made using the “Snails2Mail” Stamp of the Month set from Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard. To achieve the polka dot effect on the body of the snail, I used the shell of the smaller snail in the set to remove the ink from the solid stamp prior to stamping it on the white card stock. I love polka dots and thought it would be a fun look on this particular card. The matting is from the Silhouette Online Store and I cut it out with my Cameo.
The last card I’ll be sharing today is for Halloween. The drippy edge at the top was created using a $1.00 stamp from Michaels which I purchased last year. I stamped it across the top using VersaMark and then embossed with black EP from Stampin’ Up! The haunted house image is also from the dollar bin at Michaels and is embossed just like the drippy edge at the top. Martha Stewart punches were used for both the fence and the drippy goo edge at the bottom of the title. I added diamond Stickles to the edges of the drips which made the vellum warp just a bit on the ends and I thought that was a fun look for this particular element of the card. Three different Tim Holtz Distress Inks were used for the background effect on the card which started out as plain white card stock. Stickles was added randomly on the sky as well as to the fence for added interest.
That’s it for today. I hope to be posting more cards shortly.