"Hello Friend"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 I am trying to use as many of Magnolias as I can, but I'm running out of images. I guess I will have to break down and purchase some new one. The biggest problem is which one. There are so many new ones, that I having a hard time choosing. Todays card was maded using the image "Tilda with Tag". I like this image because you can print a short sentiment on the tag. My printing,hand writting, is not that good but I try. Here is todays card called "Hello Friend";

"Hello Friend"

Most of the cardstock used on the card were from "Stamp'n Up" called "Pink Passion". Very soft color, but bright. The background paper is a small piece from my stash. I never throw anything away. I used a Fiskars "Corner, Border Punch" around the edges of the background paper The mats for the image were cut using a Spellbinder scalloped circle and a Label 5. I undercut the feet of Tilda .

A few glitter dots and a bow was added to finish the card off.

Of course the image was colored with my Copic markers. Sorry I did not keep track of the colors I was using on this on. I'll do better the next time.

Hope you enjoy the card and will leave a comment.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Bedst Wishes"

Sunday, March27, 2011

I have a problem. My photos are a little to sharp. They show up every mistake that I make. Take a look and see what I mean.

Todays card is the "Blueberry Tilda". It's a cute one and can be adapted to just about any occassion.

Here is the card;

"Best Wishes"

The card is in the same style as a card that I posted last week, but I used a different Tilda image. The mats were cut using Spellbinder dies. This time I used the circle dies for the corner elements. The mat for the image was cut using a Spellbinder once again. I did not have the next size up for this one so I cut a piece of cardstock the needed size then used a punch from Stamp'n Up to form the corners to match the Spellbinder die.

The swirls were cut using a 4"X4" "Quic-Kutz" die.

Hope you enjoy todays card, and that you will leave a comment. Comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Happy Spring"

Wednesday, March23, 2011

I have been asked many times about my method for designing cards. No, I don't pick my papers first then color the image.

I usually color images way ahead of time then pick an image that I wish to use, and come up with a design with the papers that match. Todays card is a perfect example. I colored it a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I made the card. The design is just made up as I go. Here is todays card.

"Happy Spring"

The weather has been great here in Augusta, GA. Temperatures have been in the high 70degrees to the mid 80s. So I was thinking spring flowers. The image I selected is a "Just-Rite" oval stamp. I colored it with Copic markers in the following colors;

  • Leaves; YG05, YG09
  • Flowers; Y06, Y08,Y17
  • Background Grounding; BG10

The main body of the card is a dark brown. Background paper is from a pack from "DCWV" called "Pocket full of Posies" The image was cut out with a Spellbinder die and matted. The side mats at the edge of the card were once again cut with a Spellbinder die matted then cut in half.

The flowers are from the "Recollections" series from "Michaels". The butterflies were cut using a "Embosslits" that I got from "Stamp'n Up". Although you can't see it in the photo, I sprayed the butterflies with some "Tattered Angels" Glimmer Mist in Gold. Adds a nice touch. The butterflies were popped up.

I think the card reflects a very Spring feeling.

Hope you enjoy the card. Remember you comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"He Loves Me"

Sunday, March 20,2011

I love this image of Tilda saying"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not". I think the verdict will be that he loves her. You can't help but love her.

This is one of my favorites, but I do love them all. I used the Tilda w/ Flower and the chair images on this card. The image of the Tilda was stamped first then masked and the chair stamped. So that you can get an idea of what I did, here is the card;

"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"

I colored the image with Copic markers using the following colors;

  • Face; E000,E00,E01
  • Hair; Y23,YR23,E37
  • Chair;E11,E15,E18
  • Jeans&Shoes; B00,B01,B05
  • Flower & Blouse; Y11,Y15,Y17
  • Image Grounding; BG10,BG11

The background papers that I used for this card are from an older stack from "DCWV" called "Pocket full of Posies". I am not sure if it is still available. The swirls were cut with a Quik-Kutz 4"X4" die out of gold CS.The image was cut using Spellbinder dies, of course.

Hope you enjoy the card and will leave a comment.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.


Sunday, March 13 , 2011

Yesterday, I did a "Funshop" for a bunch of ladies. A "Funshop" is a stamping event where I demonstrate and the ladies make two cards using products from the company that I demonstrate for. "The Angel Company"

My theme this time were easel card. We mad two different versions. The first one was a standard easel card, but cut out with a Spellbinder die. Remember that my purpose was not to make a real fancy card, but to demonstrate the techniques for making these types of cards.

Here is the first card. It was cut out using the Spellbinder die called "Big Scalloped Circle"

"Spellbinder Easel Card"

The image is from "The Angel Company" and is called "Toodles". It was collored with Prisma-Color pencils and OMS. The image and the sentiment were popped up.

The second card that we made was a "Twisted Easel Card". Another simple card once you know the principles of the assembly of the card.

"Twisted Easel Card"

The Image for this card was from "The Angel Company" and is called "Furry Friends". Once again it was colored with Prisma-Color pencils. The shodow was done with a Silver pencil and blended with a "Colorless Pencil Blender" that I purchased at Michaels.

As you will notice, both of the cards are "Birthday" cards. You can never have enough Birthday cards made up.

Hope you enjoy the cards as much as the ladies did making them yesterday. They show some of the variation of easel cards that are possible.

Remember, your comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Happy Birthday Tilda"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sorry about that, I normally post on Sundays and Wednesdays, but got tied up shopping. Joann's now carries the Spellbinder dies in the four pack set. The were 40% off and are normally $79.99 plus tax. On sale they were $51.99 including the tax. Great buy, I could not resist.

Today's card I decided would be a Birthday card. I usually make them up ahead of time. That way the wife does not catch me by surprise. I made this card using two Magnolia images, Tilda the Cook and the Cupcake. Tilda was stamped and then masked. Then the Cupcake was stamped.

"Happy Birthday Tilda"

The images were colored with my Copic markers. Some pink Stickles was added to the sprinkles on the cupcake. I added some half pink pearls from "Hero Arts" to add some dimension.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was stamped in two colors of ink. A light pink and a light bule to match up with the colors of the image. No, I'm not that steady of a stamper to achieve the effect. I use a Stamp Positioner to achieve the effect. Here is a closer look at the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.

"Happy Birthday Shadow Effect"

All and all I think the card turned out quite well.
What do you think?
Hope you enjoy my belated post and that you will leave a comment. All comments are welcome and appreciate.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
Bob L.

"Pick Me Up"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's still playing at spring time here. It's to the point were I don't know whether to wear a short sleeve shirt or a long one. So, I keep one of each out. Oh, well it's that time of the year.
Todays card is unusual for me because it's a 5 1/2" square card. Normally I only make standard size cards because I'm to cheap to pay the extra postage.

The image used for todays card is from "The Angel Company" it is called "Furry Friends #T-03245". It's a cute set which contains four small images and four sentimnts. Here is the results;

"Pick Me Up"

The diecuts where done with a Spellbinder die called "Fleur De Lis Pendant". I was used to cut two mats in lavender and light green. The background paper used is from "K&Company". I love the glitter on it.A little sponging was done on the light green mat with lavender ink. And the bow was tied with my new best friend the "Bow Easy".

Because there is not much coloring to this image, so, I would classify it as a quick card.

Hope you enjoy todays card and will leave a comment.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.