Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Of the Earth Black Magic Card

Hi Stampers! Today I fiddled around with the "Black Magic Technique". Black magic is simply stamping your image in white craft ink on black cardstock. Then coloring your image with shimmery water color pencils (Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils worked perfectly). I understand that it requires you to use a white gel pen for accent on your image. I didn't do that...LOL I decided to add my white as faux stitching instead. That probably doesn't count!!!! hehe But that's what I wanted to do, so I guess I morphed the technique a bit.

Give it a try & add your own little twist to it, too. I think that's half the fun of stamping. I can tweek any technique or procedure to suit my own tastes. 100 people can stamp the same image and they will all look different...such fun!!

Have you been enjoying the Olympics? I am really enjoying them this year and I can root for both the USA and Canada and not show any favortism!! hehe Keeps me busy rooting for the two teams. LOL It has been fun, I must admit. I have such respect for the Athletes!!! I get tired just watching them!!

I hope you'll take a minute and leave me a comment. I love to hear what you have to say. Take care everyone and happy stampin!!!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tri-Shutter Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,
My gosh, where does the time go? I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I last posted. My apologies, doesn't seem possible!

I decided to try my hand at the tri-shutter card. It seemed so complicated to look at, but once you have the diagram, it's really not bad at all. I enjoyed making it and I think you will too!

Here's the recipe:
Cardstock: Old Olive, Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Raszzleberry
DSP: Cottage Wall
Die: Beautiful Butterflies
Ribbon: Razzleberry polka dot
White Gel Pen
Clear Rhinestone Brad
Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I really hope you'll try this card. It's fun to make & what's so awesome about it is that it opens up & can be displayed very easily by the recipient.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Leave me some love in the form of comments, I always love that!!! :)

Take care & happy stamping,

Stamp Sets: Oval All & Birthday verse (can't remember what set it's in)

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Arghhhhhhhh! My computer died, totally. I've lost all the email addys I had. So if all of a sudden I seem gone, it's because I didn't get your email and don't have your addy. so please, if you're use to talking with me via email.... email me!!
I'm back up & running at crafty1ret@eastlink.ca

thanks much!!!

Sue Mac: I need you to email me with your addy. Give Woody a big hug for me!

Billie: Email me, I want to give you the dimensions for the other card.

Everyone take care & happy stampin!