Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lady bug valentine


This is a card I made for my very good stamping friend Doris. The stamp I used is a Penny Black stamp colored with Copic markers. This is my first try using my Copics. I thought I'd start with something easy. I received a set of basic colors for Christmas and couldn't wait to try them. I need to buy more so I can do the shading, plus I need some skin tones. I used chalks for her skin and cheeks. For the background I ran red cardstock through my CB using the polka dot folder. The white strip was done with a MS punch on both sides of the strip. I used a red polka dot ribbon to finish it off - - - and done! I hope you like this.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine cards

These are some valentine cards I made to give to family members.  The first one I got the idea for was from one of Dawn's tutorials here for a pinwheel card.  The second and third cards I made using the weaving technique which was taught by my friend Doris, who designs wonderful cards.  The love stamp is a CB folder, then gems, tiny hearts and a bow was added.  The third card is a quilting technique that we learned in one of our mothers classes.  The last card is a card that was designed by Doris and this card we're going to make at our next Mother's class (if it doesn't snow!).  We used the weaving technique again and the stamp was stamped lightly with black India ink and colored with markers.  Pearls were added to the tiny flowers, Love was stamped in the left hand corner and a red embroidery floss bow  and tiny hearts were added.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


This is an accordion card that I made for my granddaughter's graduation from kindergarten.  She absolutely loved it since she is a huge fan of Hello Kitty. The card is from a kit from Papercut.  They were blank cards that were already scored. I used papers from DCWV called Nana's Kids and designed it myself.