Friday, January 25, 2013

Birds and Berries

The new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers is Diane aka Charminglycreative. This is the card I  chose to case. Diane has beautiful cards and uses a lot of dies and embossing folders. She also does a lot of white cards. I had the bird branch she used but decided I would just use this Martha Stewart bird set. I visited my sister recently and she let me stamp it while there. I brought it home and got out the Copics and had a great time coloring it.
I cut out two Spellbinders Labels 4 die cuts, sponged around the bird while still in the die, and then placed the top die over the bottom one.
Also, I am happy to say I was chosen as an honorable addict for this card over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #5. Yippee!
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Stamps-Martha Stewart Birds set
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks/Stormy Sky
Accessories-Apple Green jute, Cuttlebug embossing folders/Textile and Swiss Dots, Copics, Spellbinders Labels 4

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time Marches On

This week, Joanne Grzelak challenged the CCEE Stampers to celebrate a little known holiday, Punch the Clock Day (Jan 27), by creating a masculine card with some connection to time or clocks. How interesting! For sure, I've never heard of that holiday. But, I had a timepiece stamp I had never used so away I went creating.
This card will be for my oldest son and the time on the clock is when he was born...2:39 a.m.  It was nice that the hands of the clock were separate so I could stamp it wherever I wanted.
As you can see, I did a lot of distressing..a lot. :-)  The bronze colored paper is a pad from Hobby Lobby. I ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder/Herringbone. I used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad/tea dye to run over it after I ran it through the Cuttlebug. When I took a photo, the clock turned more copper (a lot more). Ugh! Well, I do love copper, though. 
The rim of the clock was colored with Copic Lionet Gold, Y-28.  I crackled the face of the clock with Inkssentials Crackle Accents and Ranger Distress Crackle.  Added the corners and a sentiment...all done!
Other items used:
Stamps-Studio 112 for timepiece-I think a $1.00 stamp from Jo Ann Stores, Sentiment is Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Fabulous Dogs
Paper-PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, The Paper Studio/Wood Fence-Designer Red
Ink-Memento-Rich Cocoa
Accessories-EK Success corner punch/Victorian (others in post)