Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Feeling Sentimental SAB

Ticket to ride

What??? Is everybody a May birthday?  HaHa... in my family that seems to be the case... well, actually, family and friends.  So today I made two 'man' birthday cards.  I really find them challenging and don't have too many sets for masculine cards. 

I used 'Feeling Sentimental' from the Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration mini catalog.  Sure wish this one had made it into the new catalog but, alas, it didn't.  It's a fun set.  I used chocolate chip cs as the base with marina mist and very vanilla.  The little tickets are from Taylored Expressions Life is a Circus and I just hand cut them out.  I used another favorite 'En Francais' as the background.

I hope you enjoy this card - hope the recipients do too.

Until next time.... take care


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sneak Peek

Happy May Everyone! 

We are enjoying some marvelous weather the last few weeks so Spring has Sprung here in southern California.  Yesterday I received my first order from the new Stampin' Up! 2013 - 2014 catalog (sneak peeks for demonstrators) and I just had to show you this hostess set.  It is called Simply Sketched and it's really pretty.  You may begin ordering May 31st - you might want to keep this set in mind if you like coloring images.  It features 3 images and 3 sentiments.  What I've done here, is combine all the images into a bit of a vignette using a masking technique.  Basically, you stamp the image you want in the front first (just opposite of what you'd think)... then stamp that image again onto scrap paper, cut it out, and use it as a mask while you stamp the rest of your 'picture'.

I colored the images using the ink pads and an aqua painter, (and, yes, all the new "in colors"), cut it all out using the apothecary accents framelets and did a little shadow daubing while the image was still in the framelet.  Then I popped it up with dimensionals onto an embossed piece of whisper white, clipped the corners with the cropodile and put it on the card base which is another sneak peek - crisp cantaloupe. The ribbon is not SU.
The catalogs are out now - if you'd like one please contact me and we'll get that set up.  Enjoy browsing!!!