Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Angel Company Love

Some time ago, before the sickness marathon in the family, I received my order of stamps from The Angel Company that I got with my contest winnings.  Well I spent an afternoon and went on a stamping frenzy, here is what I created.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I tried my hand at a one layer card.  I started with a kraft base and stamped the little bird image from Singing Praises in Burnt Umber.  I colored it with Copic markers and because I can’t seem to make a card without some bling, I added some glitter to his wing and belly.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Moulin Rouge.  I stamped the leaves from Happily Grateful in Versamark Dazzle Frost ink and sponged all the edges using Haystack ink. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI LOVE the way this card turned out.  The colors and the swirls just make me so happy.  I used the long swirl image from Wonderful News.  This stamp is such a great size for cardmaking.  It is long enough to stamp the entire length of the card with room to spare so you don’t have to worry about whether it is fitting right.  I heart effortless stamping.  I used Claret, Chartreuse and Cote d’Azure inks and alternated the colors saving Claret for the middle.  I die cut and embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Labels Four die and then stamped the coordinating stamp from Fabulous Frames in Chartreuse.  I stamped the sentiment from Wonderful News in Cote d’Azure ink and used a glue pen to add glitter to the embossed area of the die cut, added some pink gems and adhered it the my card with foam tape.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I made this card for my husband for Valentine’s Day. My husband is a faithful reader of my blog and gets so disappointed when I tell him he can’t read it for a few days.  He is so sweet!  It’s a good thing Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 inches and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Flourish Impressibilities plate.  I then matted it onto red cardstock that was cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I cut a piece of black ribbon, wrapped it around the cardstock and adhered it to the back.  I then took another piece of ribbon, tied it around the ribbon strip and made a bow.  This way I could position the bow exactly where I wanted it.  I stamped the label from Fabulous Frames in L’Amour Red onto white cardstock then die cut and embossed it with the coordinating Labels One die.  I only wanted to stamp a portion of the tree from Love & Laugher onto the frame so I made a mask from a post it note.  This was so easy to do as I just cut the post it note with the die making sure that the sticky portion was on the edge.  After placing the mask, I stamped the tree image in Charcoal ink.  I stamped the sentiments, also from Love & Laughter, in Black and L’Amour Red.  I die cut a piece of red cardstock using the same die, then cut the die in half.  I snipped off the pointy edges on the cut side and adhered them behind my white die cut overlapping the edges evenly so the red only showed at the top and bottom.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.  To finish off the card, I just added three clear gemstones to the ribbon on the left side of my focal point.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome time ago I purchased some mini composition books and jumbo paper clips at the office supply store.  I painted the spine using acrylic paint that matched this Lilly Anna paper.  I adhered the paper to the cover of the book using my ATG gun and sanded down the edges that overlapped.  I trimmed another piece of Lilly Anna paper to fit the bottom half of the book, punched the edge with a border punch and stamped the sentiment in Beaux Arts Blue ink.  I stamped the tea cup from Cup of Love in Claret ink onto pink Bazzill cardstock.  (Love the texture that it gave the tea cup!)  I added some glitter to those cute polka dots, cut out the tea cup and adhered it to the cover. I stamped the flowers onto the patterned paper and cut them out and overlapped them over the bottom of the tea cup. That adorable kitten image was stamped with Charcoal ink onto white cardstock and I colored just the ears and bow with Copic markers.  I then added white Fun Flock to the edges and the outer ears.  I used foam tape to pop up the kitty over the tea cup.  I made another the exact same way and adhered it to chipboard for the matching bookmark.  I stamped the image on the back of some patterned paper and cut it out, glued the stamped side to another piece of chipboard to make the back side of my bookmark.  I used E6000 glue to adhere them to the jumbo paper clip.

My daughter fell in love with this when she saw it. I sure am glad she likes it since it’s going in her Valentine’s Day package!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!



~Supply List~

Sing to the Lord

Stamps- Singing Praises, Happily Grateful

Paper- Kraft cardstock

Ink- Palette Burnt Umber, Moulin Rouge, Versamark Dazzle Frost

Copic markers, glitter, glue pen

Wonderful News

Stamps- Wonderful News, Fabulous Frames

Paper- white cardstock

Ink- Palette Claret, Chartreuse, Cote d’Azure

Labels Four die, glitter, adhesive gems, glue pen, foam tape

I will love you forever

Stamps-Love & Laughter, Fabulous Frames

Paper- white, scarlet cardstocks

Ink- Palette Charcoal, Noir Black, L’Amour Red

Flourish Impressibilities plate, Labels One die, black ribbon, clear adhesive gems, foam tape

Especially for you notebook

Stamps- Cup of Love

Paper- Lilly Anna patterned paper, Bazzill pink cardstock

Ink- Palette Claret, Charcoal, Noir Black, Beaux Arts Blue

Copic markers, glitter, adhesive gems, Cotton Ball White Fun Flock, Apron Lace border punch, chipboard, jumbo paper clip, mini composition notebook, E6000 glue, ATG fun, sanding block, foam tape


Lorraine said...

Beautiful! My fav is the first one - with the birdie! and that mini notebook is precious!

Scrapping Julie said...

LOTS of great stuff here! LOVE the colors in the second one. terrific job on ALL of them

Chris said...

Beautiful work Karen! I love that brightly colored one and the red/black/white card is just wonderful!!!