Midnight Quilt Mania

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! I know it's a holiday because I woke up at 6:15 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep. If this was a work day I would have pulled my down comforter back up around my ears and gone right back to sleep. LOL!

I've already popped the Sweet Potato Casserole in the oven and I think we're all set to go to my Mom's later this morning. My DH and I did all of our baking last night. We're taking deviled eggs, the casserole, 7-layer cookie bars and a "mystery" pecan pie. The mystery is that under the top layer of pecans there is a cheesecake like middle. Mmmmmm!

No new card creations today but I will share with you some cards I made a while back using the 3D stamping technique I first saw on SCS. You stamp an image in white craft ink (in my case I used Versa Magic Cloud White because I don't have craft). Then you ink up the same image again in an ink to match your cardstock and using a stamp positioner just slightly move your second image off center and stamp. It leaves a nice embossed look.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

(Stamps: SU!, Fred Mullett and Cloud 9 Designs; Ink Chestnut Roan VersaMagic and Cloud White and Distress ink Anticque Linen)

(Stamps: Art Impressions, Paper Trey Ink; Ink:- Versamagic Cloud White and Chalk Ink Amber Clay; Encore Gold and Gold EP. Faux stitching with a white gel pen)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas cards and more cards

I have so many things to do for the holidays I don't even know where to start! I make cards to send out and I want to make monogram note cards for co-workers, ornaments for the kids in my family, coaster calendars, and so much more! I need a priority list to keep me on track that's for sure. For my first post to my new blog I thought I would share a few Christmas cards I've made in the last couple of weeks. The first card is one I made using Lauren Meader's Wise Owl set from Paper Trey Ink. I went way too long before inking up these adorable owls! While I was tooling around in my craft room at 2 a.m. last Saturday I thought to myself "Hey, I wonder if this Denami santa hat will fit on the owl?" and it did! It was a perfect fit! The "who" was made with Karen Foster snap stamps and the branch is by Outlines. Cardstock is PTI Kraft, SU! Chocolate Chip and Real Red. I enjoyed this so much that I made 7 more cards, some of them also including a Denami stocking hanging from the branch. It felt great to get that many cards out in one sitting. Now I have only about 30 more to go. LOL!

The next card was for the sketch challenge on SCS. I really enjoyed this sketch and see myself using it several more times as I work on my holiday cards. The main image is from one of the new Inkadinkadoo clear sets. I stamped the reindeer in Versamark with Espresso ink and then embossed with clear ep. I went back and colored in the flowers using Copic markers and embossed in clear again and then added some small stickers to embellish a few flowers. The sky was sponged on using a combination of Antique Linen, Baby Blue, Buckaroo Blue and Night of Navy. The paper is SU!'s new Ski Slope paper. I added some snowflakes with a white gel pen and then embossed the Noel sentiment from PTI in gold and framed it with some hardware. The reindeer panel is mounted on Chocolate Chip cs which is edged with a metallic gold pen.

This blogging is hard! Please let me know if you'd like more or less details about my cards. I think I'll save some other cards to post later this week. This is a good start to my first real attempt at blogging, don't you think?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!