Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Layer and Layer and Layer

My friend Julie, who is a consultant with Stampin' Up and has a well designed and written blog of her own,, is awesome at layering.  I love it but find it a bit of a challenge.  However, I attempted it this week when designing a card for my MOPS group.  I do find it easier to layer with larger cards.  This card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in size.  My first square is 5 x 5.  The white square in the center is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and the  smaller design square is 4 x 4.  I then used my Cuddlebug and oval shape (from Stampin' Up) for the scallop white at the lower right corner.  I used my oval scallop punch for the designer paper and finally oval punch out on white.  I used a stamp from my new set that I got from  Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration set Sweet Summer.  I then also took designer paper and cut 3 x 2 1/2 and used a corner scallop punch from Stampin' Up.  I stamped in Old Olive the statement from a stamp from the Tulip Tag Stamp Set set that I got from Our Daily Bread Designs and then centered it with the new designer punch I got from Stampin' Up. The designer paper is also from Stampin' Up.  I hope you enjoyed this card!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lion and Lamb

Peace I leave with you; my peace I Give You John 14:27.  This card was made with my new favorite stamp set that I purchased from Our Daily Bread.  I took black card stock (Stampin' Up) and then took regular white card stock and used Forest Moss and Story Sky Distressed Inks for the grass and sky.  I then cut a small rectangle out and stamped the lion and lamb image and sponged this piece again with Forest Moss and Blue Sky.  I took my refillable ink pens with clover and colored in the grassy areas with Clover alcohol ink.  The lion I colored in with Sand alcohol ink.  I also "painted" over brushing my paint brush in the Forest Moss to blend in with the clover color a little better.  I left the lamb alone so she would remain white.  The bird was colored in with Citrus alcohol ink, and the tag on the bottom was sponged with Old Paper Distressed Ink and the verse was stamped using Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black Ink pad.  I went over the border with Golden Rod Stickles.