Saturday, February 28, 2009


Don't you just love this little guy! I didn't want to make the traditional St. Patrick's Day card with just shamrocks and a pot of gold. Being the animal lover I am I did a search for a stamp of an Irish dog and yipee I found one. This stamp is "Stamps by Impression". The little shaker shamrocks add just the detail I needed to finish off the card.

This is the inside of the card. The swirl is a grundgeboard swirl that I inked and then applied stickles.

This is the bottom inside of card. Again, I added a swirl and the white note I cut with a nestabilitie.

These are the copics and ink color I used.

Card Recipe

Inks: Close to My Heart, Versa Mark, Copics

Paper: It Takes Two and Stampin Up

Other: Grundgeboard, stickles, nestabilities, ribbon and glass beads

Friday, February 13, 2009

I have had several inquiries on this card and thought I would post it and answer the questions. The stamp is by Dogs Stamps Plus and they have all kinds of dogs and cat stamps. The sentiments are from a retired Stampin Up set.

The image was colored with Copics and I used Spica pens on the crtuch. I carefully cut the little guy out and popped him up. The background paper the image is on was run through my crimper to give it even more texture. The image and sentiments were both heat embossed.

I used all different types of embellishments which gives it several dimensions.

The corners were punched and then I added stickles for a little added finish.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Dogs Stamps Plus and Stampin Up
Ink: Close to My Heart, Stampin Up and Copics
Paper: Stampin Up and DCWV
Accessories: Clear ep, nestabilities, corner punch, crimper, stickles, sewing machine, twine, brad, eyelets

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This is my first posting so please become a follower and check back frequently. My site is still under construction and needs a little tweaking, let me know what you think.I chose this card as my first one to post because it has a very special meaning. Some fellow card makers and I watched this video and we each made different cards to try and capture the love between the Tara (elephant) and Bella (dog). If you have time, please watch the video all the way to the end.

The elephant and dog stamp used on this card are from Alota Rubberstamps. When I placed my order, Helene was so very helpful. The palm tree stamp is a High Hope stamps. Tina is very helpful when placing orders. I used alot of different techniques on this card. I masked the tree, dog and elephant to sponge the background. I used Close to My Heart paper and ink. After the tree was colored with Copics, I embossed the leaves to give it a shiny realistic look.

The elephant and the dog are cut and popped up. I cut a small slit to place the roses and the bone and tied them with a small shiny silver ribbon.

I use nestabilities alot. The tree image here was also cut and embossed and only popped up a little.

These are the inks and Copic markers I used for the coloring.