Friday, August 20, 2010

Cards for August 20th

Hello All! I hope you had a wonderful week. I have a few cards for today. I bought a few new stamps from The Greeting Farm and I am having so much fun coloring them with my Copic markers.

My first card is for my cousin in-law who is a nurse. Just a little note to say "hi." A few years a go there was a cartoon called the Animanics and one of the characters always said "Hello Nurse." So, I thought that I'd use that sentiment on this card.

Stamp: Cheeky Nurse from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger (embossed with Clear Embossing Power)
Cardstock: Real Red from Stampin' Up and Solar White from Neenah Paper
DP: Autumn Leaves
Dies: Moxie from QuicKutz & Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders
Flowers: Prima
Gems: Hero Arts
Brads: My Mind's Eye Lush Collection & Creative Impressions
Glitter: Stickles in Xmas Red

Next we have Tuesday from the Creeper Crew by The Greeting Farm. I love her attitude! 

Stamps: CC Tuesday by the Greeting Farm, Giga Guidelines from Papertrey Ink & My Sentiment's Exactly
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Victorian Velvet & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink from Ranger/Tim Holtz 
Markers: Assorted Copic Markers
Paper: Solar White from Neenah Paper & Light Blue paper from The Paper Co
Dies: Labels Two Nestabilities from Spellbinders
Ribbon & Brads: Creative Impressions
Heart Eyelet: Queen & Co
Glitter: Stickles in Yellow

And now for a bit of a gear change. :-)

This card features the Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up. I love this stamp I find that very versatile! I broke out the real glitter, versus Stickles for this card. As a result I am finding little pieces of glitter all over the house. I have actually picked a few pieces off the baby. I use the Art Institute Art Glitter Designer Adhesive when I work with glitter along with the Ultrafine Metal Tip. I feel like this gives me the most control over the glue and I feel like the adhesive really holds the glitter in place. I will say that I do clean the metal tip after each use by soaking it in soapy water and then making sure that all of the adhesive is out of it with a small pin. It can be a bit of a hassle but then I don't have to struggle with picking dried glue out of the tip later.

Stamp: Medallion from Stampin' Up
Paper: Neenah Paper, The Paper Co
Ink: Versamark Ink & Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Embossing Powder: Black from Stampin' Up
Marker: Copics
Glitter: Real Red from Stampin' Up
Adhesive: Art Institute Designer Adhesive
Tool: Ink Blending Tool

My last card for the day is something I made for another card maker and I hope that she enjoyed getting it. I really find myself reaching for my Distress Inks a lot, they just work great for this type of look.

A quick tip: When I use Distress Inks with clear stamps I usually load the stamp with Versamark Ink first. I find that this minimizes the ink beading that can sometimes happen with clear stamps.

Stamps: From the Garden by Fancy Pants & Giga Guidelines from Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Tattered Rose & Wild Honey Distress Inks & Versamark Ink
Paper: Solar White from Neenah Paper & Stampin' Up
Die: Labels Four from Spellbinders
Gems & Pearls: Hero Arts
Glitter: Stickles in Yellow & Orange

Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!!

1 comment:

Lynne Phelps said...

Lots of good stuff here! I followed SCS gallery link from the medallion card, but what I am really coming away with is the great technique for inking clear stamps. What a great tip - I have problems getting even ink coverage with all different kinds of ink on clear stamps, despite running over them with a white eraser to remove any releasing agent from the manufacturing process. And, of course, the medallion stamp is quite stunning and I love the gold card too. The TGF's are darling also!