Sunday, March 29, 2009

You're the Cream in My Coffee

I had so much fun making this card. Once you read what I did to make it you will say "Huh?". Come on now-it was a lot of fun and pushed outside the box. First of all I took old coffee and poured it into a cookie sheet. Then using 67# white card stock, I crumpled it to appear old, then soaked it in the coffee. Once it was fully colored I carefully removed the card stock and laid it out to dry. I added fresh coffee grounds in various patterns and allowed it to soak into the paper. Once totally dry brush off the coffee grounds and cut to size. Add some brown ink to the edges and glue to your card. Using a leftover piece of the coffee paper I painted it with Acrylics to resemble cream swirling in a coffee cup. I used a brown and white paint for the cream. Once dried I added a strip to the front of the card. Underneath the Irish Coffee square I drew a cup of-you guessed it- Irish Coffee. See photos.
If you are thinking about making this maybe you could make yourself a cup of Irish Coffee and who knows what you will turn out with. Emmmmmmmmmmmmm it smells like coffee, too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oriental ATC

Time for another ATC! She ,the stamp, comes from Sparkle & Sprinkle. I first stamped her in black and then added clear embossing powder over the black and heat set. Coloring her was really inspiring for me. I used US Art Quest Watercolor Palettes Stargazers and Jewels. These paints are fab-o. If you like water coloring these are a must have. They are Pigmented Mica and Pearlescent & Metallic Colors. I started with a base of Burgundy card stock and added a portion of Faux Oriental money. I purchased this at an oriental grocery. Once the glue was set I spritzed with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist and allowed to dry. Under the pretty lady is a piece of torn paper from an oriental newspaper. Which I also picked up at the oriental market. Then glued all together and added an oriental coin.

What fun this was. Can't wait to be involved in another ATC Oriental exchange.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Dinner Thank You

I like this card so much I said Awwww when it was finished. Nothing like bragging on myself. The flowered paper is from Hot Off the Press paper company. The basket stamp is new to me, it is from Stampin Up 2003. I used a piece of fiber paper to line the stamped basket and another piece of paper from Hot Off the Press to line that one. The little frame I bought at a garage sale the local stamp store had.

What a great deal the stamp store garage sale was. I took in some stamps that I don't use very often (hardly ever) and put reasonable prices on them. Well they sold and I have $70.00 in store credit to feed my habit. Isn't that Awesome? Thank You Stamping Day and Night.

The little Thanks if from an old Stampin Up promo set. The pink ribbon is from Close to My Heart.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Teapot Get Well

Have a sick friend and need to send a card? Create this simple but elegant Teapot and Tea Bag card. I love Raspberry Tea, you should try it sometime. It is from the Bigelow Tea Company. Yum! Even if they don't like tea what an elegant way of saying-I am thinking of you. They will feel better just because they received your card and get well thoughts.

Southwest Adventure

I made this card for the Technique Junkie 1 on 1 for March. The technique is called Faux Felt. You can view the Technique by subscribing to the Technique Junkie magazine. Basically you crimp the "dickens" out of your cardstock and then seperate it into individual sheets. Hoping you like my Southwest Adventure. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jewel of the Orient

Isn't she sweet? I painted her with my Tombow markers and then used a waterbrush to soften her dress and the flowers. Using the waterbrush helps to make the material to appear as soft as silk. A tea bag charm has been added for just a little spice and a large see through gold ribbon for the background of her image. Enjoy!