Monday, September 30, 2013

Retro Sketch x2


I love this sketch by Retro Sketches !!  It is just so very versatile!!  I hope to get to use this for some other cards this week.  It is so very easy!!  I made a template for the top piece, as it is not a right angle, but an obtuse angle (for all you math geeks, it is about 120 degrees)
I am putting the sympathy in a new to me challenge: Hobby Cutz which is to use lace and pearls. 
sympathy card:
pattern paper -- Provo craft (very old)
sentiment: PTI
lace - from a garage sale
pearls from Michaels
anniversary card:
pattern paper: DCWV - you can't tell from the pix, but the hearts are raised with a glossy finish
sentiment: ??
"enamel dots" are made with Viva D├ęcor pen
As always, thanks for looking.  I enjoy your comments.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stamping Friends & LOTS of NBUS

I decided I just wanted to "play" with some things this weekend. The idea of this card has been rattling around in my head for a while. . .  but I never really committed to creating it - until now.
 I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch
and the colors from Pals Paper Arts . 
I used lots of NBUS (Never Been Used Stuff) as per Darnell for this card.
The image is from Inky Antics.  The outside sentiment is from There She Goes stamps, and the inside sentiment is from Whipper Snapper.  (all three are NBUS)
I sprayed the white cardstock with Glimmer Mist, and used a Tim Holtz splatter mask with some watercolor paint (which added the coffee ring stains).  Again, all NBUS. 
The pattern paper and ribbon are Stampin Up.  The cardstock is from PTI.
Here is a shot of the inside - the image in the bottom left is the bottom of the stamp from the front.
As always, thanks for looking, and your comments.  And welcome to all my stamping friends!!