Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Icecream sundae with a ... cherry on top

Ok, so we had a little issue... with a cherry... on top of a cake... When the creators of the SU stamp set On the Pedestal designed the set, they definitely had no idea that the cherry on a cake would strike a discussion but it did... and a good one on to of that! The stamp set is designed in a way so that you could put either a cherry or candles on top of the dome shaped cake. The idea of a cherry on top of a cake did not sit well with my dear Sam and thus, the job fell on my lap to create something acceptable by my friend with ..... a cherry on top. After twisting things around and pouring liquid applique for the whipped cream I came up with an icecream sundae. The liquid applique is totally fun to use. It's a liquid which it puffs up when you heat it up! The applique is great on Christmas cards, giving a three dimensional effect of the snow. It's definitely a girlie card but that's Ok because I know plenty of ladies that I can give it to!!!

Come fishy, fishy, fishy.... come fishy....

As some of you may know, I tend to lean towards the more "cartoony" looking stamps. They are cute and you can do so much with them. Fishy Friends is one of my favorite stamp sets. This time around I colored the images with water pencils and used chrystal effects for the fins and a dazzling paint for the body. Now, do you really think that I could resist not putting the googly eyes on?!?!? Of course not, so the jellyfish got a set of googlies! Oh yeah, I used eyelets for the bubbles but I think that brads are easier to work with and would have been just fine as well. What would I do different next time?? I would color the images with Copic markers if I ever get around to getting a set of those. You can make incredible creations with them.

Sponging Rocks!!

People laugh at me because I love to sponge but how can you not love it?!?! It adds so much character to the card! I finally decided to dig out the oak tree stamp which has been sitting in my stamp box for a while and looked very much forgotten. This time instead of using the ink on the stamp, I used the markers. This way I was able to create the green top and the brown trunk. I then cut out an oval with my wonderful Cricut and placed it on top of the tree and sponged around it. I love the way it turned out!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Peace On Earth

I think that embossing turns each card into a piece of artwork. First of all, everyone can tell that you put time and effort into (if they realize that it's actually a hand made card), second it makes the card look very classy. I used the night of navy and white paper and embossing on this card. I put some crystal effects below the trees and drizzled it with dazzling diamonds to add the snow effect. I also made the same kind of card with the night of navy and silver paper and embossing but for some reason I can't upload it. I like them both. It just depends what look you are going for.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Yes, Cuttlebug in action AGAIN! Sorry, can't help myself. Bordering Blue seemed like a good color for this card to add the winter feel to it. I versamarked the tree and embossed it with hologram embossing powder, then embossed "merry & bright" in white.

This card was great as an "assembly line" card. You could knock out a bunch of them in no time.

Holiday Greetings to all!!

I must say that this Holiday Season has very much inspired me to create more cards than I have ever done before. My wonderful new addition - Cuttlebug - is not letting me stop creating. This card was super fun and rather easy to make. I embossed half of the white sheet inside the card and used the ever so great ornament set from SU. I must say that the coordinating punch just makes things so much easier! I used hologram embossing powder for the ornaments because, lets face it, everything looks better with a little bling!