Monday, March 27

Another try at a teenager card...


This card is started with a base card of cream card stock to which I added a layer of striped patterned paper.
Since this was two sided paper I stamped the verse from Riley and Company using StazOn jet black ink and trimmed it down to fit the idea of the sketch.
After layering that to the front I cut a strip from the paper and applied it to the top.
Next I stamped the Tim Holtz crazy bird to white card stock with Adirondack black ink and colored him with Spectrum Noir markers.
I then glued him to the front of the card, a little lower than I had planned but once he was on that was that!

This is another card for...

Have not been a teenager for...

longer than I care to mention!!!
Neither have my kids, but I do want to help out...


So I am trying my darnest to find card ideas in my 60 plus brain that will work!


This is a black card stock base card with layer of white card stock within.
On the front I taped a piece of red and white diamond patterned paper and stamped the verse from a Heidi Swapp stamp set using StazOn jet black ink.
On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the Tim Holtz "crazy bird" using Adirondack black ink and colored him using Spectrum Noir markers.
I trimmed him out using scissors and placed him on the card front with glue dots.

Sunday, March 26

Posting more coffee/tea posts...

I am spending my Sunday getting cards ready for a mailing to...


As I was reading the requirements I noted that the age for these cards goes up to 19 and that fewer "teenage" cards come in.
Today and for the next few days I will be making, what I hope, will work as "teenage" cards.

I started with free printouts from Verve stamps...







I hope as you take time to stamp for friends or relatives that you might make an extra card or two for this worthwhile cause.
I have a son, who at age 2-1/2 underwent open heart surgery.
He is now a 37 year old and doing quite well.
But how wonderful it would have been for him to receive cards while in the hospital.

Thanks in advance for your help! 

Been wanting to use this Lawn Fawn set...


The base card is cream card stock that I used the Spellbinders "glass effects" Shapeabilities die on the front of the card.
I sponged Distress iced spruce ink around the outside of the edge and applied a layer of dark purple inside the card front.
On a separate piece of cream card stock I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn's "Stuck On You" set using my sponges to apply the Distress bundled sage & dusty concord inks for a softer look.
Using the Coordinating die set I cut the images out and applied them to the front of the card with glue dots.

*Hint...if you lay out the images the way you want them it is easier to use glue dots to gently apply adhesive and not move them around too much!

Saturday, March 25

This is the first of what I hope will be many...

cards for this challenge!


Verve has once again allows us to download free images to make cards for a challenge...so generous.

I printed out the cups onto white card stock using Windows and the Zip File so I could make them any size I wanted.
I colored that with my Prismacolor pencils and trimmed it out with scissors.
The verse is from the PDF file and I punched it out with my Stampin Up tag punch, then layered it onto black card stock and trimmed around it before applying it to the cup.
Onto a white card stock base card I applied black card stock and red check paper before gluing the cup onto the card front.