I made this little gift card holder in a class at the CK Convention last August. Pretty clever design. Great for giving Starbucks gift cards . . . maybe a teacher or co-worker gift?
Here is another card using a Stamps of Life stamp and die set. I made a get well card for a friend post surgery, and I made a few general friend cards along the way. The background was embossed and a few silver highlights added to the umbrella.
I love this little guy. This raccoon is part of one of the “Stamps of Life” sets called raccoon2love. I colored the image with colored pencils and inked the edges of all of the cut paper. I think he’s pretty darn cute.
This stamp was a fun surprise for me. I had ordered several stamps from Unity Stamps, and they threw this one in for free. It’s called “Turkey Talk”. I had some time on my hands in October when Doug was in the hospital due to some heart issues, so I stamped a bunch of these, and toted my markers to the hospital with me. I colored turkeys whenever Doug was taken away for tests & procedures. I really enjoyed working on these. Hopefully family and friends enjoyed receiving them.
I created these two cards in a class at the Creating Keepsakes convention in August. The stamps are “Gently Seasoned” from Paper Smooches. This class taught a few basic stamping techniques. My favorite was in the top card . . . . using a “reverse stamping” technique. Essentially, we used the BACK side of the leaf stamps to create a background for each leaf, then the front side in a darker color to create the lines of the leaf.
On this second card, the ideas were “rule of thirds” with offsetting the tree branch & stamping off the ink (multiple stamps before re-inking to get varying intensities). I like the buttons. 🙂 I am not usually good about adding dimension to my cards.