Sunday, October 10, 2010

What I've Been Up To....

Recently I've taken a big step and joined Stampin' Up!, a company with a great reputation and fabulous products. I have done stamping before and really enjoyed it. Since last February I have been a member of a card club that meets once a month. We make 3 projects each time. Usually at least 2 cards and I love it. So this last month I took the plunge and am going to be a demonstrator.
The picture above is a small tin that I covered with scrapbook paper and then embellished with stamps and embossing. I really love getting my hands into all the craft projects. It's a real pleasure and the only limitation is my imagination!! This is the before picture of the box in the next picture. I covered it with paper and antiqued it down with dark brown ink. Added lace and some old buttons

The next few cards are a small sample of the cards that I've been making. The dog card I sent to a friends daughter who incurred an injury that will keep her down for awhile. She's a dog lover, like me, so I thought she'd enjoy the doggies. I have hand painted some of the elements and elevated them to give the card depth.

On this next card I used embossing to give it depth. The gold flowers are embossed with gold embossing powder and elevated, again. An old white button and a touch of ribbon. This is one of my favorites. You can see that I embossed the envelope, too.

Another embossed card is with red and a button and ribbon, again. It doesn't show in the picture but the white background is also embossed with polka dots to simulate snow and corelate with the polka dot paper. The camera put glare on the embossed background of let it snow. It is more solid red than it appears in the picture. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but you get the general idea!!

This next card was for a co-workers baby's first birthday. All the stamps are water colored by hand and elevated. These stamps are from 3 different sets and two of the sets I've had for over 10 years, they are now retired sets. I'm having so much fun playing with all the different materials. Hope you enjoyed see just a few of the cards I've made.