Thursday, November 6, 2008

Card Ideas

Hi All,

We just returned from a good show in Mesa, AZ. The weather was pristine. Just take the best of the summer weather in WA and that was what we had our whole stay there.

As usual, I had a chance to get creative at the show while doing my demos. If you haven't ever seen me demo, you many not know that I demo on the fly. I don't pre-plan the projects, but just create, create, create. Because I love to create new things, I am always exploring new projects, colors and techniques with our fun stamps.

Here are some of the ones that came from the creative fest.

I used Versafine Vintage Sepia and colored in with Tombow markers. The tan stripes were from using a pale tan Tombow marker and going over the dotted border. Because Versafine doesn't smear, it is perfect for making stripes.

I used Versafine for all the cards. It gives a more vibrant look since it is instant dry. They are the best out there for quick and easy card making.

I used Fun Fluff and the 3D Lacquer for the little chicks. Really a dimensional project. I didn't finish the cover.

This was a cool card. I loved how it turned out.

I used our new polka dotted ribbon. The little circle punches turned out like charms at the end of the mesh ribbon. We currently don't have the new ribbons and punches on our website, but keep checking back! The mesh ribbon along with all the products are on
This card is a beautiful one. I was showing a customer the versatility of the little Rosevine Petit Four set. You stamp the daisies in a circle and use the leaf stamp to fill in to make a wreath. I used the beautiful Versafine Spanish Moss for the leaves and Versafine Vintage Sepia for the flowers. I colored in with Tombow Markers. The vine is from the Trifles set. It is versatile for borders, backgrounds, making frames or using with the glue pad and glitter. The daisies looked like cornflowers or dried flowers in this card.

This was a Vellum card. I stamped the solid block stamp behind the vellum in the VersaMagic Sea Breeze and Aloe Vera and Brilliance Orchid. I embossed the flowers which are a Trifles set and words with Versa Mark and silver Embossing Powder on front. I colored on the back (the same side as the solid block). I then cut the rectangles out and used the ATG Gun to attach it to a folded Vellum sheet. The ATG is the best. It is invisible under the vellum! No need for a special vellum adhesive.
Same basic stamps, but I stamped the blocks on our white cardstock in the same pads and Versafine Onyx Black. I colored the flowers with Tombow. I mounted it to the Pearl aqua card and mounted it to the stamped folded card. A bright and cheery card.
I stamped with the Versafine Vintage Sepia for the dot circles and chicks. I stamped the scroll in the Versafine Spanish moss. All the coloring was with Tombow markers. A really cute and cool card for an invite or well wishes.

I hope you enjoyed this latest creative projects blog. Post a comment and tell me you liked it:)
Happy Stamping!


Deb Wood said...

These are all very beautiful!! I need to get some more of your stamps!!

Pink Platinum said...

I actually attended one of your demonstrations when you came to the expo in Houston. I love your stuff and I have had so much fun using the pop up cards I purchased from you. So thank you for that easy "do it yourself" project!

I know that you said you draw a lot of the characters on your cards...any suggestions to someone who isn't much of an artist?

Kathy said...

Absolutely wonderful cards! Love them all! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

Dinfurch said...

Hi Nami! Great cards, but where are those adorable frog cards you have made? Thanks again, because of your ideas and simple styles I have moved from scrapbooker to stamper! Thanks again.