Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Have you ever started a card, put it aside, and then forgotten just what you planned to do with it? 

I'm posting for Biblical Impressions today.  I wasn't exactly sure what I would do with this card, in fact, I'm still not sure ... the we've moved text is attached with temporary bond - we're not moving!  But my mind was a complete blank ... I can't remember what I had in mind when I ordered it this pretty mansion!  I love stone and brick houses, and I don't own any other stamps with a home on it, so perhaps that was reason enough!

The birds are not part of a stamp ... they're covering a blot of blue ink.  I'm always nervous adding something like this, but fortunately, it turned out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Funky Birthday Card

I'm posting (while rolling my eyes) for Eureka today. This is a totally unplanned card.  The odd squiggly-lined panel started out as just a place to clean off my brushes as I pained another card with opalite inks.  But as I started "stroking off" the paint of a third color, I decided it looked kind of fun, and proceeded to cover the whole scrap.  So, of course, I had to make a card.  :-)

The Baroque background is black embossed on black; the baroque corner and Happy Birthday text are also embossed in black.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Yesterday I posted leaf cards for Eureka, so today I am posting leaf cards for Biblical Impressions.  I love how different techniques can create a completely different look for the same image!

This first card is just a nice, simple monochromatic card, a quick and easy card for a no-frills recipient.

For these leaves, I used gold leaf.  I am happy with the look, though I think I could have gotten the same effect with metallic/mica powders; gold leaf is shown to best effect with stamps that have thicker lines/images.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mosaic leaves!

It's challenge time again at the Eureka Challenge Blog! The theme this week is "Fall Fun;" please show us your creativity, and get a chance to win free images from Eureka!

I love Eureka's mosaic stamps!  In addition to the leaves and background images shown  here, there is a pumpkin as well, with which I made a card last fall.

For this card, I used Eureka's gold leaf.  I love how beautiful the gold leaf looks, it totally changes the look of the image!

  This card was made with metallic/mica powders, another fun medium that adds a sparkle to the image!

Friday, September 7, 2012

I'm posting today for Eureka.  I was looking at my comforter just before going to bed one evening, and thought, "What a pretty card background this would make!"   Of course, then I couldn't sleep for awhile thinking about which stamps I would use!  I wonder if any other cardmakers have that problem?  I knew that I would definitely want to use Eureka's Baroque Background stamp, so I started with that in the morning.  I ended up also using the peacock feather and in samples below,  the Mosaic background stamp.  The background was created using faux batik technique, and sponging brilliance ink dew drop-shaped pads directly onto the cardstock.

This is the comforter:

Here are a few of the other backgrounds I made trying to catch the look.  I couldn't get a decent photo of two of them, so included one of all four together.


I stopped before adding black to this one because I liked how it looked at this point: