Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here's that birthday card I promised

There are SO many different techniques you can use for card making that it's overwhelming!  One we used at our stamp camp used, of all things, shaving cream!

First, buy some cheap shaving cream at the Dollar Store - the white foaming kind - spray a good amount out onto a sturdy paper or plastic plate that has a bit of a lip to it.  Use a plastic knife to spread it around so it's even, then start squeezing some drops of re-inker into the shaving cream, dotting all over.  Depending on the color re-inker you may need 3-5 drops. Then using the plastic knife, swirl the colors together like you would for a marble cake batter.  Don't mix too much or you'll wind up with a mess!  Using a piece of glossy or regular whisper white card stock, as best as possible, place it evenly onto the top of the shaving cream.  Pull it out scraping off excess against the lip of the plate.  Then, use a paper towel to wipe off any remaining shaving cream.  You will be left with a very pretty design on the paper!  Let it dry for awhile before adhering to your card base.

The color re-inkers used on this card were Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder:  The card stock colors are the same colors as the re-inkers.  We used the new Labels Collection Framelits Dies on this card which I just love. 

Here is another one I made at home using the same technique:

Until next time!!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Here comes Peter Cottontail...


Here is an Easter card and some Easter treats we'd made at our stamp camp a couple of weeks ago.  I absolutely LOVE everything about the Easter card: stamps, colors, DSP.  The card base is made with my favorite color - Baja Breeze.  I'll probably regret not getting the "Heaven Blessed" (Easter) stamp set, but I usually don't send out a lot of Easter cards.

The bunny face and chick were both made with a round chocolate mint in between layers, but a fellow stamper and neighbor made some with her granddaughter that had the square, bite size Snickers in them.   Yes, I kind of placed the bunny's cheeks too far apart.  Oh, well.  The second photo shows what I meant by layers and also the bunny's cute little tail!

Stay tuned for my next post.  The birthday card made at our stamp camp.  We used a really cool technique for a layer on the card.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

So, we had our stamp class last night with friends and neighbors, and as always had a great time!  We made a card for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, a birthday card and two 3D items for Easter.  I will post all of these over the next few weeks.

Today's post will be of the card we made for St. Patrick's Day:

The outside -  clean and simple!  The frames are made with the new Framelits Dies - Labels Collection in the Occasions mini catalog.  L-O-V-E them = gotta get 'em!  Ha!

The inside of the card.  Again, very simple, but so cute!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Masculine card

Hi!  Today I am posting a masculine birthday card that I made recently.  Most of the time I find it difficult to make a card for a guy because I am concerned it will be too feminine.  This one fits the bill for a guy.  Darker colors, no ribbon, large "metal" brads.  What do you think?

Contact me (via the comments section below) with any questions on what products I used on this card.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

There's Enchantment every day!

A card I recently made for a co-worker's birthday.  Recipe:  Paper-Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Everyday Enchantment DSP; Ink-Baja Breeze; Stamps-Mixed Bunch,Teeny Tiny Wishes, Other-Everyday Enchantment ribbon & brad pack, Punches-Blossom Punch, Modern Label.

Even though the "blue" is Pool Party, I thought I could get away with using the Baja Breeze since that's what I had on hand.  I really like how this card came out.  Thanks to Nicole Birtrand for the inspiration and Kriss Huels at for posting Nicole's card.

Painting my craft room over the long weekend.  Actually my DD and her hubby are doing the work for me.  I just have to provide supper for them. Win-win for everybody!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I thought I'd make a little something for co-workers and also some young cousins and my nephew and nieces.  I got the idea from Angie Kennedy Juda at Chic 'n Scratch,, but I used an older stamp set, "Love You Much."  They came out really cute and I can't wait to share them.  I used Charms brand heart-shaped lollipops.

~ Annette

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

So much for wanting to post a couple more Christmas card ideas.  Time just got away from me.  Again.

I hope to post some new material soon.  Take care!