Well, it's no secret how much I LOVE "Victorian Elements"! So, after I made the tag, I had to put it as a focal image on a card.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Here's the second of my "tag" cards. I like how the colors pop on this one. This is another simple one, 10 minutes or less to make it from start to completion.
I stamped polka dots with Champagne VersaMark ink. Love that subtle shimmer!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Remember those tags that I made earlier this week for the blog hop? Well, I decided to take those and turn them into the focal images of cards. I kept these cards super simple so the whole card, with tag, only takes 10 minutes or LESS to make!
Posted by Jen Carter at 11:14 AM
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Come make one of the cutest mini spiral-bound calendars with square scalloped shaped pages! We'll make one mini calendar perfect for your desk or kitchen counter! Each month you flip the page to reveal the next month. Choose from a variety of color schemes, decorative stamps and ribbons to "dress up" your calendar.
Posted by Jen Carter at 11:26 AM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Welcome to another TAC blog hop. I have some super simple tags for you today! These can be made in 5 minutes or less.
Bazzill for the base. I stamped the same ornament on a white piece of cardstock and THEN ran it through the Big Shot to give it the texture and then added the button. Again, easy peasy!
This last one is my favorite and I didn't put a ribbon through it because I thought that it would be super cute either attached to a gift bag OR as an accent on a card. Any of these could be placed as a focal point on a card too.
Lamore Red ink, then stamped scripted background with Cognac ink. I sponged Jardin Moss ink around the edges of the piece, stamped Joy from "Holiday Cheer" and then adhered to the scalloped square. Elegant and SUPER simple!
Be sure to visit these other angel blogs for more 10 minute or less inspiration!
Posted by Jen Carter at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2009
1. How Versamark ink creates a watermark effect when stamped on Bazzill cardstock (and I also showed how to stamp it on white-core paper and sand to create a similar look)
2. How to color with aquacolor crayons and a dove blender.
3. How to use the Big Bite to set an eyelet in the middle of your card.
4. How to use a scor-pal to score a line on the card.
5. How to use a scor-bug to emboss dots on your card.
6. How to outline with a grey tombow marker.
7. How to use Cloud scissors to make a decorative edge.
8. How adding ribbon to a card really "ties" it all together! :)
Here's a closeup of the eyelet in the card. I think it is a fun element to place an eyelet through the layers and then tie the ribbon through that.
Paper: Kraft & Ultrasmooth White Cardstock, Pink & Blue Bazzill
Stamps: TAC Skinny Birds & Curls & Swirls
Inks: VersaMark, Burnt Umber
Other: Aquacolor crayons, dove blender, scorpal, scorbug, ribbon, eyelet, Grey Tombow Marker
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The card that I'm sharing today is not from a new stamp set. I think it is over a year old now. But, I just purchased it recently. Why in the world did I wait? Everything about this set encompasses what I like...clean lines, a little whimsy, words that I like with a sophisticated font.
So, here's the card I made with it for my mom's birthday which is tomorrow.
Here's a view so that you can see the dimension:
Isn't that ribbon pretty? It matches the cardstock perfectly! Love, love, love it!!
Stamps: Build-a-Flower, Sending-a-latte
Paper: TAC Brown, Ivory, Coral & Green Bazzill
Ink: Boudoir Blush, Burnt Umber & Landscape Palette
Other: Pop dots, ribbon
Posted by Jen Carter at 4:38 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I had so much fun this morning playing with my cricut. I bought this vinyl yesterday at Hobby Lobby and cut it today! I put this on my wall right inside the front door. I love how it turned out! So fun!!
The bird & tree branch are from a font. There are thousands of free fonts on the internet that you can use with your cricut! The "welcome" is cut from one of those free fonts. But, I hate to admit, that I paid $3 for the "font" that contained the bird and branch. I just loved it so much! You can see the entire font collection here. I'm sure that I'll use more of these images in Sadie's scrapbook. I figured if I would have purchased the vinyl image from a store, it would have easily cost me $30 - $40! What a bargain I got! The vinyl is very inexpensive too--especially with a coupon. The entire image measures about 19 1/2" long by 11 1/4" wide.