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June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

First off, happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers out there! I hope everyone is enjoying the day with their families. Although the husband had to work today I know we will be once he is home. Today I wanted to share the card I made for him. It's my first easel card I've posted and I am really liking these cards! The background stamp is from Hero Arts and of course I used my distress inks. The frame is chipboard that I painted with distress crackle paint and then rubbed ink over. The stamp in the frame is 7 Gypsies, I stamped it in copper and then over top of that in brown and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment on the bottom is Unity that I also embossed with clear embossing powder. I added the ribbon and Tim Holtz gears and voila! Have a wonderful Father's Day and thanks for stopping by.

June 9, 2010

Distressingly Beautiful

It's been almost a year now since I was introduced to the Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I still love them as much as I did in the beginning. I created these 2 cards using the inks and stamps by Tim Holtz and Rubber Stamp Concepts. The first is all Tim Holtz stamps. I used the Martha Stewart doily lace border punch for the border at the bottom. The second is stamps from Rubber Stamp Concepts and an EK Success border punch. I used gold embossing powder on the Paris sentiment. The images were stamped cut and distress with the burnt edge technique, then adhered with dimensional glue dots. Thanks for looking!

June 7, 2010

Unity Weekend

This weekend I finally got to play with my new Unity stamp sets. The "Moments in Bloom & Naturally You" kit is amazing. I love all the flowers and sentiments. I was so inspired these two cards came together really quick. The bright blue and purple of the first one is so bright and fresh. I stamped the flowers first in green on the card, then I stamped a second image in purple and cut out the flowers. I used pop dots to make them stand out.
The second card is trifold card. The front was embossed with my Cuttlebug. I used the same technique as the first card for the flowers, then I attached the little tag.

I wanted to keep the "beauty" theme going on the second flap so I used the "beauty definition" stamp and bordered it with a Martha Stewart punch.

The butterflies are also a Martha Stewart punch that I carried throughout the card.