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Monday, January 4, 2010

10th card

When I first saw the paper on the panel, my thoughts were how great this would look with fish.......those brown lines just speak motion.  But when I got to this card, I reached for my butterfly stamps and my German scrap....and thus this is the way it came together.  ")   I lightly stamped the butterfly image on and off the panel.  Then I sponged the same brown ink all around the edges of the panel and the green card.  I attached the scrap butterflies to the card and added the cloth covered brads to the card.  I purchased those brads at Croppinsville in Collinsville.

9th card

I love the way this card came together!  First of all, I loved this blue/green plaid.  (blue and green being two of my favorite colors....esp. when combined to make turquoise!)  I cut the sun and rays from another piece of cardstock in the same paper collection as the plaid.  All this paper is double sided, so I alternated the rays from one side to the other.  (Kendall Johns from Sparksflystudio used this technique in a book she made for me......I loved it so much, I lifted it to use here.  ").  Once again, I have used the swirls from Rhonna Ferrar to add dimension to this card.  The image is another stamp from the Butterfly Girl stamp set from Clearly Impressed from Stampington & Co. (available at   Notice that I zigzagged the image onto the card.  I then edged the card with a green inkpad.

8th card

I love this paper in the graduated color theme.  I stamped the birdhouse (Magenta - available at in black at the top of the sheet and cut it out .  I cut the card from the remaining sheet of cardstock.  I cut out the birdhouse and edged it with a dark pink inkpad and attached it to the center of the card.  I added the green vine ribbon to the left of the card.  I then  stamped the dictionary birds stamp (Clearly Impressed, Anna Corba Series, French Dictionary from Stampington & Co  -  also available at in black on light green paper and cut it out.  I attached it to the lower right side of the card with dimensional tape.  Lastly, I added the black gems.

7th card

This card just made itself.  I love letting the paper do the work for me.  This sheet of cardstock from Scenic Route is called Scrap Strips.  They are great for cards and tags.  This sheet had the phrases on it.  After I cut it to the size card I wanted, I cut duplicate phrases from the remainder of the sheet and edged them with a gold leafing pen.  I attached them directly over like phrases on the card using dimensional tape.  The rubberstamp of the pens is from A Stamp in the Hand, the ink bottle is from Anita's and the hand is from Stampin' Up!.  I finished the card off by edging it with a gold leafing pen.

6th card

I love this image of the little girl.  It is a Stampington & Co rubberstamp (available at which comes in the Butterfly Girl stamp set.  I stamped her on a coordinating blue paper for this card and cut out the image.  I used a teal distressed paper and edged it with a gold leafing pen.  I stamped the swirls (Autumn Leaves by Rhonna Ferrar) with a brown fluid chalk inkpad.  The torn paper layered across the card is stamped with script (Stampin' Up!).  I sponged brown ink on the torn edges.  I then layered a pale coral flower with a printed text flower and then a small coral flower and attached it to the card with a brad.

5th card

This image is a Tim Holtz ATC rubberstamp.  He has several of these stamps on the market now.  (Croppinsville in Collinsville has several of them.)  I laid out several small tags onto a piece of white cardboard (like the front of paper tablets....the back of the front cover is always a good piece to recycle) and misted them with Glimmer Mist Denim Blue.
The white spaces left from the tags was a marvelous space to rubberstamp images.  I placed the bird on this stamp in the white area.  I stamped it once with black and a second time with red.  I cut out the red bird and attached it over the bird in the black image.  After I added the clear micro gem for an eye and the tiny red gems to the foliage, I attached the ATC to the dotted blue/white panel.  I used a ruler and a gold pen to draw the lines at the edge of the panel and then attached it to a black panel.  I attach these to a craft cardstock card.  I edged the craft card with a gold leafing pen.

4th card

I love this background paper.  I collect postcards of all kinds and this paper is just such a neat collage of postal text.  I stamped the advertisement (B-Line Designs) and the script (Stampin' Up!) on contrasting paper....I attached the strip to the right side of the card
and attached the advertisement to the postal paper.  I also cut a small strip of the postal paper and added it to the bottom left of the card for a more layered look.  To finish off the card, I added the paper copper metallic trim to the left side of the card and the cogs (Tim Holtz).  (Just a note:  Croppinsville in Collinsville carries the most fantastic amount of Tim Holtz products.)

3rd card

I stamped the alphabet from Stampsmith onto the card.  Then I stamped the pens (The Queen's Dresser Drawers - available at and the postoid (Stampin' Up!) onto chartreuse paper.  I tore out the pens and cut out the postoid and added them to the card.  Next I added some of those neat metal floral embellishments that Tim Holtz has on the market.  I edged the card with a gold leafing of my favorite ways to finish off a card.