Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thinking of you, a Foxy Birthday and a challenge with prizes!!

Hello and Happy Sunday!  First things first....Purple Onion Designs is having a little challenge over on the blog.  All you have to do is create a birthday card using some POD stamps, share it and link it up on the blog post.  You can find all the details here and there are even some great samples from the design team.

I have a ton of projects to share with you that I created a while ago but just haven't found the time to blog. So here we go......

Here are a few projects I did using my Purple Onion Designs stamps.  By the way, if you haven't stopped by the store lately, Michele did a web site makeover and it looks fabulous!  I am now able to link you directly to the POD sets!

First up is a heat embossed card I made on some kraft paper.  I heat embossed my flower image in white embossing ink and then coloured with my Copics.  When you are colouring on kraft paper with Copic market you get all kinds of neat variations in colours.  I find the darker tones work best but the lighter colours give a water coloured look.  The design of the card is quite simple with the image taking center stage and I added some distress ink around the panel to give it some dimension.

Stamps: Stephanie Ackerman Bouquet and Containers set from Purple Onion Designs, SA Doodle Frame Flower set from Purple Onion Designs 
Ink: Versamark (for heat embossing), brown distress ink
Papers: Gina K kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye papers
Accessories: WOW! white embossing powder, Copic Markers, Mama Elephant die cuts

Next up is a masculine card I did using one of my favourite Stacey Yacula stamps, Cedar the Fox.  Even though our friend Cedar is a winter themed stamp, I find he can work for any occasion depending on how you colour him.  I did a birthday card for my Godson using some older Basic Grey papers.  The background was embossed in a chevron themed to add some dimension.  Sorry but this photo is a tad blurry.  I was in a hurry to get a photo before stuffing it in an envelope for the party LOL!

Stamps: Cedar the Fox from Purple Onion Designs, SA Doodleframe Cupcake set (sentiment) from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Brown Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo black
Papers: Basic Grey, Neenah white cardstock

Accessories: Spellbinder's die, white gel pen, Copic Markers, Darice embossing folder

Saturday, March 22, 2014

It's a magically delicious day at Your Next Stamp!

Hello friends!  It's a magical day over in the YNS store.  We have a great new release for you today with lots of fun new stamps.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see lots of projects from the design team and comment for your chance to win a great prize!

For my project today I used the new Magically Delicious (clear) set to create this lucky looking card.  I embossed my background with a shamrock themed embossing folder and then used lots of different green papers and markers to keep with the theme.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Magically Delicious clear set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Papers: DCWV, Copic cardstock
Accessories:  Copic markers, Wilton Doily, Offray ribbon, Darice embossing folder, white gel pen, YNS Gumdrops embellishment