Monday, May 30, 2011

3x3 Notecards

     I really liked the colors in this paper so of course I just kept making them until I ran out of the paper.  They were a big hit at the Shakespeare Club Spring Boutique.  I packaged them in two different ways.  The first way was to just add a pretty bow to keep them together for those wanting a set for themselves.  The other way was to package them in a cello bag and add a little bling with a matching brad.

     These make great little gifts when you want to give someone "just a little something".  They are also ideal to keep in your purse when you want to add a little personal thank you to someone "in the moment" - make someone's day by saying thank you when they least expect it!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Gold Embossed flowers on white c/s, layered on the lavendar c/s, layered onto purple c/s which is stamped with a background stamp using versamark ink.  Simple and elegant.  This will be one of the cards we make in my embossing class.  I have made these cards as birthday gifts and the response has been delightful.  My gift recipient stated:  "I love your cards!  I sent them as thank you notes for gifts I received, and people are sending me thank you notes for my thank you notes."  What a wonderful testimonial and it's those kind remarks that bring me joy when I share my love of stamping and creating.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Watercolor Roses

This technique has been around for quite a while now as I started making these cards over a year ago and am now finally taking photos and posting.  I used pink paper for the card base and shimmery white for the frame and rose.  I used my big shot to cut out the leave and the frame.  The rose is stamped in white and embossed with clear emboss.  I covered one sheet of shimmery white withe the image, then painted them all, and then cut them out as I watched TV.  The technique for the beautiful roses is to squeeze a few drops of your favorite color for roses on a plastic lid, next spray your cardstock with a little water, and the last step is to use a waterbrush to pick up a little ink and paint it on to the paper.  The wet paper will pull the ink from the brush.  Make sure to let it dry thoroughly and then cut them out and place them on your card or anywhere in your home where you need a little decor.  Enjoy!