Three of my blessings

Three of my blessings

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day Cards with Deedee's Digis

This is the card I would like to enter in Deedee's Sketch Challenge this week. I used her cute set called "Under the Stars" for this. I colored this with Copics. Papers are from S.U. Since I'm a letter carrier, I've been wanting to use this stamp template from Splitcoast Stampers. It's a pdf file. I printed it, then scanned it to Adobe Elements and resized it to my liking for this. Check out Deedee's Digis at to see her adorable images and get some fantastic inspiration.
The inside was generated on Photoshop and papers added to match the front of the card.
I just had to keep using my new Stamp Template and more than one set of Deedee's all on one card, so I continued on. This card and the one below are using Deedee's sets called "Bloom where you're Planted"(frog and planter) and "Little Miracles" (dragonfly) and "Under the Stars" (the sweet bear and the Relax and enjoy sentiment). The Winners Cup and the Sweet little Bee are both freebies that she was so generous to offer. These images were colored with Copics. The round sentiments are old acrylics in my stash of stamps (sorry I can't remember who made these) cause I relocated them to CD folders. The papers are from DCWV and S.U. Oh of course I had to have some bling on the wings of my little bugs and the sand had to sparkle too!

Inside was generated with Photoshop and matching papers added.

And another Stamp template Deedee card! Same images were used as in blue card above. This time I colored them with watercolor pencil. The papers are from S.U. and Basic Grey. The little stars in the corner are made with a corner punch I just got from EK success. Fun Stuff! The ribbon is from Michaels and the screw brads are from my stash. The round sentiment is from my acrylic stamp stash also. I layered it on 3 stars that I punched out and rotated each layer a little.

Inside of card was done with Photoshop, and matching paper added. You can find the Stamp Template on Splitcoast Stampers in the resources section along with a tutorial about it .

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Deedee's Challenge #3 Red-White- & Blue

This is a card I made for Deedee's challenge (Red White and Blue). This is a two pocket card. The coffee cup is from Deedee's digitals The name of the digi set is "Cuppa Love"(Very cute!) The cup was printed twice and colored with water color pencils/gamsol, then layered and shaped to give it a 3D effect. The coffee was done with copic E57 and colorless blender. I used crystal laquer on the coffee to make it look more like liquid (The photo doesn't show this very well). The roses on the cup are actually colored red, (the glitter kind of took the red down a couple tones). The papers used are from SU and DCWV summer stack.
This shows the two things that are in the pockets on the card front. The tag was cut and layered with the same papers from the front of the card. The flower and sentiment on the tag is a rub on from SU. I added glitter to the middle of the flower, and colored the petals with chalk and added red with a #R29 Copic marker. This can be used as a book mark for someone who loves to read. I found an image of the Starbucks card on one of their websites and printed it on Glossy Photo Paper. Too bad it can't be used....but it's the size of a regular gift card. When I give this card away I'll purchase the "Real Thing", or maybe Tim Horton's.

I carried the papers on to the inside of the card. The sentiment is also from Deedee's "Cuppa Love" digi set. There are several other sentiments to choose from in this set. Love the choices!