Thursday, January 31, 2013

Analogous colors - 2nd try

I'm still trying to create a card using analagous colors.  My attempt yesterday was a bit off.  My orange yellow was more in the orange red color.  My yellow greens also didn't work well.  I added the white because these colors wouldn't work on the yellow.  Is this permitted Paula?
These are not my favorite colors, so I may try another combination in the future.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Analogous colors

I'm still attempting to make cards according to the color harmonies that Paula describes in the ABC's of Color Basics.

With this card, I'm attempting an analogous color harmony.  This one was very difficult for me and I'm still not convinced that I got it right.  What do you think?
The ink on the flower stem and leaves looked more like the ribbon in my craft room.  In the scan, they look quite different.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

OWH Boot Camp - Complementary colors

I still working on the Operation Write Home Boot Camp on Color Theory.  This challenge was to make a card using complementary colors.  For this challenge, I chose to use blue and orange and make another triple time stamping card.
These dragonfly stamps are very old rubber stamps, some mounted and some unmounted.  I made several attempts at this.  Here is the card I worked on last evening.  My craft room does not have good lighting for evening work, so I prefer to work in daylight next to a window.  Note the color differnce in the evening card.
That paper really did look orange last night!  I also managed to get ink smudges on it.  I'm looking for a dragonfly punch to hide my smudges.
I couldn't find a punch, so I put a gold sticker onto blue cardstock and fussy cut it.  Wings are popped on dimensional foam tape.  Not great, but will work.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Monochromatic Triple Time Stamping.

Operation Write Home is beginning a Design Boot Camp for cardmakers.  This challenge is The ABC's of Color Basics.  It's a good lesson and I suggest you read it understand the theory.  My first attempt was to make a monochromatic card.
I'm not convinced that my ink color choices were the best for this.  The card is from an OWH tutorial on Triple Time Stamping.  All supplies were from my stash of supplies, so I can't name the sources.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eagle thank you cards

I've been working for several days on these cards.  I cut the red, white and blue chevrons with my PTI dies.  I also used the eagle stickers inner parts of outline stickers, using the Reverse Sticker Technique.

The eagle stickers were transferred to brown cardstock, then trimmed to eagle shape.  The eagles are popped on foam dimensional tape.  Sentiments are also gold stickers.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Red, white and blue chevrons


I made this card with my new PTI chevron dies.  I cut the red, white & blue chevron strips, then glued them to cardstock.  I mounted them onto shiny gold cardstock, then on a red layer.  It's all mounted on a white card base. 

The eagle is the inner parts of a gold outline sticker, which I had used earlier.  I transferred it with transfer tape and put it on brown cardstock, then trimmed it to match sticker.  The sentiment is also a gold sticker.

I find it difficult to get a good image of cards like this.  The scanner shows good details, but doesn't capture anything shiny.  The photo shows the shine, but doesn't capture the other colors well. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

More fluttering by cards

I decided to make some more cards with sketch 146.  See previous post for the first card and sketch.  I made a few changes and made 4 of these cards.
I made the pink strips narrower than yesterday's card and the butterfly banner longer.  I also changed the ink color on the sentiment and popped the sentiment on foam dimensional tape.  This helps to create a balance in the envelope to keep the butterfly from tearing through the envelope.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fluttering by to say Hi!

I've been struggling for a long time trying to make cards following Card Sketches.  I worked on that again this week.  I started with this sketch from Operation Write Home:
I started working on this card several days ago.  This is the finished product:
These supplies are all old ones from my stash of papers and stamps.  I stamped the background paper with my new PTI stamps.  The butterfly is punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  Since I used dark cardstock, I had to line this card with lighter paper.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

You're the best

I've been playing with my PTI Larger than Life stamps again today.

I stamped the flowers in several colors of Memento ink, London Fog, Lulu Lavender & Grape Jelly.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I stamped it with Colorbox Dragonfly Black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The banner is cut with a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die.  Butterflies are punch with a Martha Stewart punch.  Papers are scraps from my stash.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New toys

This week, I was in need of some cardstock.  When I went to buy it, shipping was high so I added enough toys to get free shipping.  Now, I'm playing with my new toys.

These are made with the PTI Larger Than Life set of stamps and dies and the PTI Chevron dies.  The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flag thank you

I made this card for our troops to send to people who have sent them care packages.  The flag stamp is a very old one from Judikins.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts and embossed in gold on a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner.  The gold background paper was embossed with the Tiny Stars embossing folder from Paper Studio.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Embossed birthday

I made this card for the Operation Write Home Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for January.  The challenge is to make a card using dry embossing.

I used this very old stencil by Sizzix to make the sentiment.  After embossing with the stencil and my Big Shot, I colored the sentiment by patting a Brilliance Rocket Red ink pad over the Happy Birthday.  I cut it out with a square Nestibility and cut the frame with a scalloped square Nestie.

Next, I embossed the patterned paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and adhered it to the red frame.  The balloons were punched with a paper punch and popped on foam pop dots with twine added for the string.  I tied the twine in a knot and glued it to the card with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  The entire card was placed on a white base card.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Spring daffodils

I spent yesterday making a few more spring daffodil cards.

I added ribbon to some and left others without the ribbon.  For the materials used, please see previous post.

Friday, January 4, 2013

More Spring Flowers

I decided to change the style of cards I've been trying to make. I was just getting frustrated trying to use patterned paper and sketches. They just don't work easily for me. I realized I need a change when asked pick my favorite 10 cards that I had made in 2012. I couldn't find any that I liked, so I moved to something I do like for a while.

These cards are made with some very old Penny Black wood mounted rubber stamps.  I applied Memento ink directly to the rubber with the dew drop pads.  Stamped them on white cardstock, then cut them out and mounted them on embossed cardstock.  They look simple, but are versatile to use because I included no sentiment.

Spring Flowers

This week's challenge in the OWH Midweek Throwdown was to make a card with Spring flowers.  The daffodil represents spring flowers in my mind.  I've always enjoyed them in early spring.
Daffodil image is a rubber stamp by Penny Black with Memento ink direct to rubber.  The yellow frame is a Martha Stewart Punch around the Page set.  Sentiment stamp is by Make an Impression.