Daily Archives: September 2, 2012

365 Cards – Mirror Image – Tree Reflection

 

  • Stamp – Memory Box “Tree Border”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Powder Blue Vintage,”Powder Blue Flourish”
  • Pearls – Prima “Say it in Pearls: Slip Center Grey”
  • Patterned paper – Melissa Frances “Betty Ann”

This card featured my first real mirrored image attempt for the 365 cards Day 185 challenge: Mirror Image. I used the Memory Box “Tree Border” stamp and the watercolor technique with Distress Inks. I stamped with a Distress Ink pad and then touched up the stamp (direct to rubber) with a couple more colors of Distress Ink Markers. Then I gave it a little spritz of water and stamped onto watercolor paper for the reflected portion of the image. I used the same stamp to stamp the top image with VersaFine ink. The sketch I used is the current one at Freshly Made Sketches: #50. I really liked this sketch–it was really perfect to display the image. Thanks for visiting. I have now officially finished one full week of challenges at 365 Cards! Hurray!


365 Cards – Day 184 – Color Combo – Woodland Animals

  • Patterned paper – American Crafts – “Campy Trails” collection (animals and background pattern)
  • Border punch – EK Success “Argyle”
  • Corner punch – Marvy Uchida
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

For the 365 Cards Color Combo Challenge for Day 184, we were to use these colors:

 

 

I chose images from some fun American Crafts “campy” papers I’ve had for a while. The colors fit perfectly and it will make a fun card for a kid in my Operation Write Home box. I trimmed out the animals and popped them up with little fanfare. They seem to speak for themselves! Enjoy your day!


365 Cards – Day 181 – Gotta Have It: Squirrels!

  • Stamp – Memory Box “2 Squirrels”
  • Paper – Basic Grey “Hello Luscious: Honeyed”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”
  • Border punch – Fiskars
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Flourish” and “Journal”

This challenge was all about something I had to have! It was at 365 Cards for Day 181: Gotta Have it┬áthis week. When I read the challenge the first time, I immediately thought of cardmaking supplies! Every couple of month the local stamping store has an open house where the owner features new products and fun items. I often have those “gotta have it” moments then–and I do seem to have a thing for squirrels! I figure there are worse vices, right? Anyway, when I saw the stamp with these squirrels from Memory Box, I said “I’ve got to have it!” ┬áThe stamp has each squirrel on different sides of the wood mount, so you can choose to use one or both, in any configuration. Flexibility in squirrel stamping–always important! I colored them with Copic markers and layered them with some favorite papers, adding some faux stitching dots around the image. Simple and fun. Thanks for the visit today!