Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy H{ippity} Hop - February 21, 2011

I made this card for "Something Shrinky" swap on SCS.   I stamped the key from "Music of My Heart" on brown shrink plastic to create a charm.  The postcard is from "Thoughts from the Past" and the sentiment is from "Cherish Your Dreams."  I made the pins with pearl quilter's pins (they are a little shorter than corsage pins and the pearl head is smaller too, but you get 100 for $3 and I think they fit better on cards, just my opinion) and beads from Michael's. 

Stamps:  Music of My Heart, Thoughts from the Past, Cherish Your Dreams
Paper:  Kraft cardstock, Michael's (pink), scrap
Ink:  Palette - Burnt Umber
Misc:  shrink plastic, quilter's pins, plastic beads, button, Michael's ribbon, hemp cording
*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Party Time Tuesdays' Challenge

To find out more about {ippity} stamp kits and project kits, click here.

 Fellow Tangled Up In Creativity member, Jenn, is the proud new owner of Party Time Tuesdays!  Check out all the fun details for this week's challenge, here.  
The winner will receive Regal Greetings stamp kit by {ippity} stamps.  
I've been wanting to make a steampunk style card for awhile, so here's my first attempt.  Here are a few close-ups of some of this card's elements.
The chandelier image is from {ippity}'s Regal Greetings.  I used American Crafts' Black Zing embossing powder to add a little shimmer to the image.  The blue cardstock is by Recollections (Michael's brand), and the oval is mounted on black cardstock cut with a scallop oval nestie.  The pattern paper was made by stamping the key and heart images from {ippity}'s Music of My Heart with Tim Holtz's Tea Bag distressed ink on parchment paper.  
 The clock work pieces I had (who knows why), the clock face is attached with a brad (prongs showing on the front for "hands").  
 The black lace and blue organza are scraps.  The charm is leftover from a previous project.  
Thanks for looking!

*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.