I finally got this card done. It took months and I couldn't have done it without my friend Ina. First I got a request for a motorcycle card, so I looked on Ebay and found a rubber stamp and sent for it. In the mean time Ina has the retired set Born To Ride from Stampin' Up so she sent me the born to ride image. Then I received the motorcycle stamp from Ebay only to find it is not like the image but half in silhouette. I sent back my stamp to them and they sent me a new one which was unmountedAND more of a silhouette then the first. *sigh* But then Ina comes to the rescue and sends me motorcycle images so I can finish the cards.
I used pumpkin pie, basic black and whisper white card stock. A crimper and a punch were my tools. The accessory is jewellery wire which was wrapped around the crimped black paper.
So, there you have it, the card that took almost 2 months to make.
Here is one of 10 return postage holders I made for a swap. The technique used is faux postage. The template for it is here: http://images.splitcoaststampers.com/data/ee/images/tutorials/fauxpostage3x2.44c_.pdf I cut out the centre of 6 stamps to use over what I was stamping since the rubber stamp I used is bigger than the space stamped. I used the template again when I sponged creamy carmel over top.
The stamp set used is the retired set Classic Sketches from Stampin' Up!.
Ink used is basic black and creamy caramel.
Paper used is basic black, whisper white, real red, and creamy caramel.
It is due on Feb 15, 2010.
You can sign up here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470823
The next few posts are all on the same topic: My first swap at Split Coast Stampers. The swap was entitled "Make New Friends & Keep The Old". I'd like to thank everyone who participated because without you, this swap would not have been a success.
This first card is an Iris fold by Hippieaud and the second card is Sama.
Look at all 4 posts to see all 16 beautiful cards!
These four cards are all from Stampers 10 on Monday, October 19th. The paper used from the top card was ripped out of book, stamped with a wheel using versa mark, then sponged over with chocolate chip ink. The pretties kit flower was dyed with chocolate chip ink. This card was quick and easy to make. A new way to use Pocket Silhouettes by making a vase with crimper and oval punch to hold the arrangement. I had not tried any technique on a background stamp until now. First the white paper was randomly sponged with 3 different colours, then versa stamped and heat embossed, then finally sponged over with chocolate chip ink.
I've made this card last week for Audrey's swap entitled "Where have you been/where would you like to go." You can't tell from the photo but the Eiffel tower is heat embossed in gold. Here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464958
This was Audrey's Hippie swap. I got the package this week. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the card I swapped but I could easily make another one to show. I do like all three very much but would like to show the nifty closure on the card to the extreme right. See how the tab slips in?! Cool, eh?!
These are the 1/2 peaches and jams I canned back in August. My husband took the picture and of course Tiana had to get in the shot. Just got a bushel of grapes today and have started the juice for jelly. That may be worth blogging about too.
Ok, FINALLY I took pictures of my ribbon from the Smithville Fair. I won this for my peach jam. On Tuesday of this week I got my cheque for all my winnings and went to Michaels craft store and bought myself a crimper. Here is a picture of the card I made last night with it. I had run out of tape so had to use photosplits to finish at least one. The other 5 cards which are already cut out will wait for tape.
This was on Tuesday September 29th, 2009. We met at Big Daddy's in Mississauga. Here is Ina, Karen, Diana, & Christyne. Look at all the goodies we shared with each other! Diana made the purse which can hold cards, Christyne made the card, Ina made the crochet flowers, Karen made the soap and lip balm (which I opened last night and it is just like honey butter in scent and appearance YUM!)Oh, and I brought jam which can kinda see in the background. So as you can see we are not only beautiful but talented too!