Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On the roll with cards

Yesterday, I wanted to make some different cards so I ransacked my pinterest account and started to make cards like ones which Ive pinned to do one day!

New card Wednesday!

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I was on an embossing fix and made all my cards below with embossing powders.  I was a frugal scrapbooker when I first started so I bought whatever was on sale.  Now that I have been doing it for a while, I like what I like.  Problem is, I have soooooo much stuff that I want to "get rid" of.... Of course I don't want to throw them out or give them away so I am using it! Come to think of it.. I can just use up the stamps and the embossing powders are awesome and take hardly any at all.  Oh well.. Im using the card stock! yes.. Ill go with that!

I am pretty pleased with this batch of New Card Wednesday to share with you (brace yourself, there are 5 of them!)
 For this card, I had an acrylic stamp of a flower (not sure from who or where).  I first stamped it with my versa mark pad three times around the card.  I then put the silver embossing powder on and heat set the three flowers.  I then repeated the same step with clear embossing powder which I got off of ebay and has glitter in it.  To be honest, I think this was someones mishmash of left over powders but I was a naive crafter and it doesn't look too bad! Lastly, I inked my flower with what was pigment chalk ink in a purple colour.  To my surprise, there is no such thing! The embossing powder did not stick to it but that was ok because it left a beautiful colour!  I trimmed the edges to be a little less than 4x6 inches, used a blue mini stamp pad to run over the edges and then glued it onto the grey card base.  Oh I cannot forget the "Happy Birthday" This was a stamp that I inherited from my friend Emily's lot (she's moving to Kuwait) :(  and I just stamped it with my moment black stamp pad.

 This one, I chalked up the edges with a blu mini stamp pad and then stamped my Ditto circles stamp at the bottom.  I just love love this stamp soo much! Oh I stamped it with the versa mark pad and then put black embossing powder over it.  Its got a little bit of a sparkle too! Lastly, I stamped the "thank you" sentiment and poured some Zinc sparkly blue embossing powder on it and glued it on a black card base.

 The next two are my new favs! Actually I did not use embossing powder at all.  I got new stencils from Scrapbook Steals and I wanted to play with my new spray inks.  I played with Heidi Swapp's peach and recollections purple shimmer and the chevron stencil over white card stock and let it dry.  I then stamped the same "thank you" as above with black ink. and mounted it on purple and grey card stock (I made two cards).  They are both very similar but one is more purple while the other is more peach.  I love the shimmer they both give!!!

 After watching a youtube video on mixing distressed inks (not my initial reason for you tubing but ended up falling on this video), I decided to use a mask that I had already cut out and was in my scrap paper section.  I taped the mask and rubbed some Tumbled glass, shabby shutters and dusty concord distressed inks on my paper.  After taking off the mask, I stamped the flowers twice (not sure of where or when I bought them) and glued some excess ribbon that I had found laying around.  I stamped the thank you on a separate piece of paper,  embossed it with this chunky black embossing powder which has specs of gold in it and then attached it with 3d foam stickers.  I really like it!

 This card, I embossed three different images with different coloured inks and clear embossing powder.  I also stamped a different Thank you on that I had.

Friday, July 18, 2014

CTMH order came in!!!

Yesterday, I got the ever so exciting package in the mail of the close to my heart items that I had ordered!  I went straight to the designing board and practiced with a couple of my new stamps/inks!

Used Kaboom's stamping set, Balloon talk, Hopscotch alphabet, one way borders along with the art philosophy cartridge to make the heart and circle.
I used the art philosophy cricut cartridge to make the maple leaf with the seasons stamp set which comes with the cartridge.  I also used the one way borders (because I love them!) and Balloon talk for the Miss you sentiment.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July!

Yesterday, I was at a garage sale with my friend Emily who is leaving the country in just under 2 months! I am soo sad but at the same time I scored a lot of her crafting supplies!
I got motivated and made some christmas cards! I know that it is wayyy too early but I get too busy during the holiday season and so I might as well get them done now than stress later.  I am quite proud of how they ended up! I might put some on Etsy closer to christmas time but for now, I am gathering them up!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New cards for Etsy

Now that summer has begun and I am very low on cash lately, I have decided to try selling my cards on Etsy.  I am not really sure what the strategy is on selling things there but I will see if it works nonetheless! Below are some cards I have whipped up for various occasions.

The stamp "thanks oodles" comes from close to my heart.  I love love this stamp and if you are interested in it please click on this link.

I love how simple yet elegant they are!!!