06 March 2010

Stampin' Saturday at 365 Cards

Hello! My tradeshow is today! YAY! But before I do that, I'm going to submit this card for the 365 Cards Saturday Challenge -

"Today's challenge is to create a stamped image using more than one color of ink. This means that the ink must be applied to the stamp before pressing it on the paper - as opposed to coloring in an image with markers. You use any method you wish to apply the ink to the stamp - special markers, multicolored stamp pad, brayer, etc."


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, A Year of Sweet Sentiments (from Taylored Expressions)
Card Stock: Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red
Extras: Red Half-Pearls

Now, I know that this card was on the last post, but it fits perfectly for this challenge! To create this effect, I stamped the flowers with Summer Sun and then stamped the image onto the paper. Next, I inked only the edges of the stamp with Riding Hood Red, lined up the stamp with the previously stamped image, then STAMP: a beautiful effect on flowers!

Enjoy! (and wish me luck!)

04 March 2010

More Tradeshow Cards

Here are a few more cards I made for the tradeshow:


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, A Year of Sweet Sentiments
Card Stock: Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red
Extras: Red Half-Pearls


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, A Year of Sweet Sentiments
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Extras: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon



For the two cards above:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Card Stock: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Extras: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Comments are always welcome!


02 March 2010

Vintage Vogue

Here are two new cards I made this afternoon. I am hoping to use these cards for the tradeshow, but I want to pass it by Niki first, get her approval.


Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Kraft
Ink: Summer Sun, Perfect Plum, Old Olive


Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Extras: Whisper White Organza ribbon

I really like this stamp set! I'm only getting started! There are a TON of colour combinations I am aching to try!

Thanks for looking!

Swing-Along Cassidy

You all saw the baby carriage card I made in one of my earlier posts, and for the tradeshow, I decided to make more in more colours:





I used Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie for the colours. I didn't have any blue DSP, so I couldn't do any blue, but I think these colours are a good spectrum, don't you?

Thanks for looking!

Medallion Vellum

Here is another card I mass-produced for the tradeshow. This one is my favourite.



They are both the same design, just a different colour for the medallion (just in case you didn't notice!); one is Pumpkin Pie, the other is Old Olive.

The medallion is stamped on the card stock, and the vellum is cut to fit the entire front of the card with a little extra to fold over at the crease to snail it together. So the vellum is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" and the extra 1/4" is folded over so you don't see any glue marks! The sentiment (Thank You Kindly) is stamped on the Vellum in Basic Black.

Thanks for stopping by!




Butterfly Kisses

Here is another card I designed for the tradeshow, and Niki has put her stamp of approval on it:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze
Extras: White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Butterfly, Blue half-pearls

I don't know how well the picture shows it, but the Whisper White background has been... man, I can't think of the word to save my life. I ran my boner down the cs to give it some texture. I just can't think of the term... Niki, do you know what that's called? If I remember, I'll add it in.

It's called scoring! YAY! I remembered!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tri-Fold Shutter Cards

My dear friend, Niki, and I are selling the handmade cards that we make at a tradeshow in Dundas this coming Friday. We are both SO excited! It's to help raise funds for a mission trip to Africa for some people from the Dundas Calvin Christian Reformed Church.

While Niki and I have made over 265 cards to-date, more are being made daily.

Below are pictures of some of the tri-fold shutter cards I designed:



Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum DSP
Ink: Perfect Plum


Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accents: Flower Fusion, Silver brad


Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Botanical Blooms
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive DSP
Ink: Old Olive


Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP (retired)
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accents: Flower Fusion, Silver brad


Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette

I hope you like them!