April 18, 2010

No Place Like Home

This is a house-warming card. The person moved into her first home, a townhome. My idea was that even though townhomes tend to all look the same, the one that she lives in is special to her. The stamp set I used is PTI’s Boards & Beams. The card size is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I colored the images with Copics. I used the blender pen to remove some of the ink and give the house the look of tinted stucco.

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April 12, 2010

Wild Irish Rose

Today’s post was inspired by this countdown preview of Nichole Heady’s. I own more of these clear boxes than I will ever admit to! I am delighted and inspired by Nichole’s clever idea!!! I cut my boxes down to a height of 4 3/4 and then reassembled them. My intent is to use them as “gift bags” for finished cards. One box can hold cards and the other box can hold the envelopes. 
I used Waltzingmouse Stamps: Roses in Bloom, Off Beat Backgrounds, Faux Fun Circles, Vintage Circles, and Seasons of Love – Tags. I cut the rickrack out with my Cricut. The Roses and leaves are colored with Copics and the background paper is stamped with Versamark.

Wild Irish Rose Tote

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April 5, 2010

Faux Sew

Here are two “faux sewed” dish towels I made using WMS Sewing Box – Hugs
I ironed some fabric onto Ultra Heat’nBond. I stamped the images in Palette Noir, ironed them to set the ink, roughly cut them out and then colored them with Copic markers. The markers really bleed on the fabric, which is why I cut the images apart before coloring them. I left a bit of extra fabric around each image because, even with heat setting, the black ink bleeds. The Copic ink bleeds the black ink off of the image onto the excess fabric. When the ink dried I trimmed the images, arranged them, and then ironed them according to the Heat‘nBond instructions. I cut a long thin strip of the H’nB to attach the ribbon. The coloring reminds me of batik or tie-dye. I thought this technique turned out so well with these stamps that I ordered Sewing Box – Christmas (I am anxious to color the bird red and use the holly and berries in place of the leaves and flowers). When I gave the towels away as gifts, the recipients said it looked like I had sewn them on.
If you look very closely you can see the reflection of my dog’s head on the oven door. And if you look really, really close you can see my dog’s best friend too!

Dishtowels 1

Dishtowels 2

Dishtowels 3

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