January 31, 2009
I have never really liked using Vellum, when cutting the edges always have the fine while line, it is impossible to use glue without it showing through. It has such an elegant look to it though that I wanted to try it again now that I am a little more versed in card making.
With the first card I had it already to assemble, I looked through my cache of adhesives to see which hopefully have the least amount of impact. Much to my dismay the one I chose did not work any better than any other time I had attempted to try using Vellum.
I am not sure why I did not think if it soon but I did some searching online to see if I am the only vellum novice out there.. Troubleshooting 101.. research I am good at that. So I found a couple of websites that pretty much said the same thing as I was experiencing but did offer some tips. This is what I found.
- Try using a glue stick. (I ended up stealing a Ross Stick from my sons school supplies and it worked fine.)
- Apply it to the cardstock you are using rather than the Vellum
- Let sit for a few minutes till the glue get tacky
- Apply Vellum to cardstock
Over all this worked for me, wishing I had found this info before the first card but it is all about learning. You can still see some of the glue stick residue in this card but it is a start and I won’t shy away from using Vellum anymore. I will however look for a craft glue stick the next time I venture in to my local stamp store.
Another recommendation I found was that you can place the glue where it can be hidden, under embellishments or ribbons, or even not using adhesive at all those same embellishment well placed can do the same job. Something for me to try next round. I am always open to more suggestions though.
Supplies: Craft Cardstock – Stampin’ Up, brown and cream Cardstock – Bazzell, Cream Elegant Leaf Vellum – The Paper Company, All Night Media – Happy Anniversary, Magenta Flowers, Doodle Bug designs – Boutique Brads, Misc Ribbon
This card portrait is not very good, it makes the card look a little off center but in fact everything is even. I actually took a ruler to it. *sign* I am working on it.
Blog free Sunday tomorrow, have a wonderful day, I will be back Monday.
January 30, 2009
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January 29, 2009
This is the 'So What' look, as in 'I did nothing'.
January 28, 2009
Supplies: Craft Cardstock – Stampin! Up, black and white cardstock – The Paper Company, Designer Paper – Memory Stor , Baroque Motifs – Stampin! Up, Black gems, Dimentionals
January 27, 2009
Saying Ben’s family likes baseball is putting it mildly, hence the baseball theme to this new little boy’s welcome card. I used the ball, mitt and ball cap from Microsoft Clipart. I also used Microsoft Office for the wording.
You can see in this portrait that Bear is popped up with dimensional, I colored him with watercolor pencils.
Supplies: Navy and blue metallic cardstock – Bazzill, Designer Paper – K&Company, Digi Stamp – C.C. Designs – Bear Hugs- Sitting Bear, Studio G – Boy Stamp, Microsoft Word clipart, Jesse James – Color Me Blue button, Dimentionals
See ya later,
January 26, 2009
This was the first card that I tried PearlEx on, I wish that the portrait of this card showed the glimmer, it turned out so nice. Inside there is a cute little ox.
Supplies: Red and deep brown metallic cardstock, Designer Paper – DCWV The Far East Stack, Hero Arts-Decorative Bamboo, PearlEX, Misc Ribbon and Chinese Coin.
January 24, 2009
I really like the Lone tree stamp, and as I was sorting through my stamps looking for something specific I pulled the Lone Tree stamp out knowing I wanted to make a card with it. I am not sure where or who it is going to go to yet but it never hurts to have a spare card or two in the wings.
Supplies: Blue cardstock, Deep brown Metallic cardstock, Designer paper – Bohemia My Journey, Paperbag Studios – Lone Tree, Must be ribbons, Martha Stewart Branch Craft Punch .
Have a great Saturday, I am going to start no post Sundays on my blog. I will be back bright and early Monday though, well maybe not so bright but definitely early.
I have been a little swamped the last little while so I have not been as faithful to some of the blogs I normally visit to leave comments, I will catch up as soon as I get a few minutes to get it together. Thank you for your patience.
January 23, 2009
I used Versamark and embossing power to get the wonderful iridescent look on the dark gray cardstock. Although it does not show very well in this image, you can get a peek in the lower left of the card.
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock – Calypso Blue, speckled gray and dark gray cardstock – unknown, Stampology- Flourishes V2, Clear Stamps – Birds Galore, Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder, Forever in Time Pop Dots, Unknown clothing tag, Offray My Moments Petite Gems.
January 22, 2009
Supplies: All supplies used on this card are Stampin’ Up!, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, whisper white cardstock, Petal Pizzaz Stamp Set, dimensionals, the following inks were used –kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, riding hood red, so saffron, chocolate chip.
Have a great day.
January 21, 2009
January 20, 2009
January 19, 2009
January 18, 2009
Supplies: Kiwi Kiss & white Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!, Sizzix Top Note die cut, Echoes of Kindness Stamps – Stampin’ Up, Misc Ribbon, Brown Staz-on ink.
The next few posts will be projects that were created at this workshop. Sorry I took these images at night so they are not the best.
Have a great evening.
January 17, 2009
This card pretty much made itself, I love the swirly designer paper. I added a little stickles to one of the flowers to make it sparkle. The quote is embossed with Jo-Ann Carft Essentials Copper embossing powder (I am almost out I will have to make sure to visit a Jo-Ann's the next time I visit the US)
Supplies: Natural Ivory cardstock – Stampin’ Up!, brown DoubleMates cardstock, Hero Arts – Enjoy Each Moment, Prima flowers, Misc brads and ribbon, Ranger Stickles.
The wonderful thing about this stamp is that it is so versatile, birthday's, anniveraries or even just a everyday card.
With that said.... Enjoy each moment of this day.
January 16, 2009
Supplies: Light and medium pink cardstock, Designer Paper – Memory Stor , Digi Stamp – C.C. Designs – Bear Hugs- Sitting Bear, Face on Bee and cute as, misc flowers and ribbon.
January 15, 2009
Supplies: Navy and baby Blue cardstock, Designer Paper – DCWV the All Dressed up Stack, Digi Stamp – C.C. Designs – Standing Snowbunny with wings, Forever in Time-Paper flowers, Staight ‘N’ Narrow Ribbon, misc –brad.
January 14, 2009
What a nice surprise, I received a blog award. Not sure what to do with it just yet, as I am still so new to the blog world. I will figure it out but in stages. My Big Sister sent this my way, she is always encouraging, never fails to support her crazy sister and is beyond talented (see her blog here http://lalalime.blogspot.com/) thank you Barb. If I understand this correctly I am suppose to share 7 random tidbits about me.
1) I love Dutch licorice, it is a nasty little addiction.
2) I have no patience for girly stuff, I don’t get excited about make-up, shoes or clothing.
3) I love craft supplies, that also is a nasty little addiction
4) I have a fondness for chick-flicks, I love Under the Tuscan Sun and have watched it at least 20 times.
5) My husband is my best friend
6) I love to bug my sister with random taunts, like sending her recipes for her beloved wild running quail covey (cruel I know but all is fair with sister love)
7) I have a one eyed cat named Vogue, who is a geriatric princess
Bored yet *smile*
This card was a random thought, it was just there in my head swirling about and needed to be made. I like it.. but it makes me tilt my head in wonder at all the wonderful swirls and twirls on the paper and bird. Odd you say, yes I agree.
Most of my card start pretty basic, I like to layer, I love Spellbinders Nestabilities and I have seen them on a number of cards on random blogs I frequent but they is not yet in my arsenal (yet *grin*). Soon I say soon. So in the mean time I will continue on my merry way with what I have. I stamped my bird with brown ink, used my Marvy punches to punch out a couple different flowers to layer on top if my floral embellishments, add a little ribbon, glue and adhesive everywhere then.. done.
Supplies: Natural Ivory cardstock – Stampin’ Up!, brown cardstock, Designer Paper – Memory Box Provence collection, Inkadinkado-Birds Galore Clear Stamps, Prima – Floral Embellishments, Bird Feather ribbon, brads.
Love your Wednesday.
January 13, 2009
I was able to get some cards made last night, I wanted to make cards so badly this weekend but I could not come up with one idea. I would sit for awhile and look at my supplies and sort through paper but nada. Isn’t it just the way when you have the time but….
Anyway, today’s card was not made last night it is a card that I really like how it turned out. My in-laws liked it so that is what counts. The button was made with a Sizzix sizzlets Diecut Button # 5 that I purchased from Stampin’ Up!. Looking back through my blog, I have been using alot of natural colors.
Supplies: Craft cardstock-Stampin’ Up!, White and brown cardstock, Designer papers -S.E.I Charlemagne, Inkadinkado-Sparrow, Stampin’ Up-thanks so much, Celebrate it Holiday Trim-it Ribbon, Stampin’ Up!-Hemp Twine.
Have a great Tuesday
January 12, 2009
Supplies: Gray, turquoise and speckled cardstock, Designer Paper – DCWV The Far East Stack, Stampin’ Up – Artfully Asian, Ribbon, Ribbon, Misc Flower, K & Company Adhesive Gems
Have a wonderful Monday.
January 11, 2009
Enjoy your Sunday.
January 10, 2009
So today card is dedicated to my music man. Rock away and have a fabulous birthday.
Supplies: Gray and black cardstock, Designer papers – S.E.I Charlemagne, Inkadinkado – RockStar Clear stamps, ribbon, ribbon slide, brads.
January 9, 2009
This was another famous husband request, one of those, hey it is so and so’s birthday can you make a card by tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining, maybe I like the challenge?
When I started making this card, I was not sure if I liked it, I wanted to use the rainbow designer paper and this stamp but I was not really finding cardstock that would work with it. Once I had the image colored I was happier, then the glittery flowers just sort of pulled it together especially after I added the purple and sage rhinestones. The wishing you joy stamp was an after though but I think it was perfect. On the inside I stamped Birthday Wishes.
I love the Derwent Watercolor pencils my husband brought me for Christmas, they are so nice to work with.
Supplies: Light grey and cream cardstock, Designer Paper – DCWV The Far East Stack, Stampin’Up – Summer by the sea, Kolette Hall – Joy, Glitter flowers (unknown), Purple and Sage Rhinestones – Kaiser Scrapbook
Still getting a feel for my light tent, it casts a bit of a gray light, I am not sure if it is the way I have my lights, time and practice will tell.
Until tomorrow, have a great day.
January 8, 2009
Supplies: Blue cardstock, Designer Paper- Memory Stor, Stamp-it Birthday Wishes, Microsoft Word clipart. Forever in Time 3D Pop Dots,
I have a punch that spits out these very small circles, I used a black pen and a silver gel pen to emulate golf ball divots then popped them up with tiny dimensional. The picture does not
capture the true effect of the card, it turned out half decent.
January 7, 2009
Supples: Brown card stock, Designer papers – S.E.I Charlemagne, Offray spool o’ ribbon, Inkadinkado Rock Star clear Stamps.
Have a wild and wonderful Wednesday.