Cards

Different Card, Different Day 1/16/18 January 16 2018, 0 Comments

Awww! "We need each other". By the looks in these little guys eyes, they DO need each other. 

"Let's eat!" and "I'm so Egg-cited" are part of my bacon & eggs stamp and cutting die set from this month's club kit by The Stamps Of Life - Stephanie Barnard. You've probably seen a couple days prior of bacon and eggs themed cards, as you'll see some more in today's blog. Many similarities but yet everyone of them are different.  Let's start out with some eggs.

In one of the prior blogs I explained how I painted about 20 eggs and 20 bacon ahead of time. I made a little assembly line and just painted each of the colors on with my watercolors or Tim Holtz Distress Alcohol inks. In some cases I popped the egg yolk off the page by applying Glossy Accents to the circular shape yolk and filled it in. The ending result is a clear bubble over your image. Like the black checkered yolk pictured above.

Here's the inside of that card. "Eggscellent!"

I stamped one of the egg stamps onto the grey background page and used three of the same die-cut eggs. The blue and grey background page completely changed the look from some of the other cards that happen to say the same sentiment.  Another way to give similar cards variances is to make some landscape (held horizontally - long sides on top and bottom) and some portrait style (held vertically -long sides on left and right).

Placing a "Happy Happy Happy" stamp in the lower right corner gave me the idea for the inside. Although it's not a part of the club kit set all the other stamps in this blog are from, it went perfectly with "Show your sunny side".

"I'm so Egg-cited for you!". What a great way to express that "Happy Happy Happy" feeling. Then just for fun I stamped two eggs behind the sentiment block, leaving plenty of room to write a personal message.

Although the phrase is different...and I just love this one "Have an Eggcellent Birthday"...this card has a VERY familiar design to some of the others. Changing the ribbon is another quick way for a different color theme too.

"Even if you are fried let your sunny side show".  Notice the ribbon on that one is white and yellow...like an egg!

"You're bacon me crazy" and "You must be yolking" are clever ways of putting it! 

And lastly, I'd like to show you another "Don't go bacon my heart" card (a few others were posted in prior blogs over the past couple of days).

The eyeballs! Thanks to Nuvo Crystal Drops I can make these types of eyeballs. Just drop a little white onto your image and while it is still wet, dab the black onto the surface and it creates the pupil. 

For the inside of this card I stamped a slice of bacon with my black StazOn ink. I thought the "We need each other" stamp was a perfect sentiment to go with the front of the card. 

If you want to find out how these cards were made, using which supplies or how I possibly could design a card for you, please contact me.  Leave me a comment too and let me know what you think about today's cards of my daily "Different Card, Different Day" blog series. 

Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace. Published for 1/16/18.


Different Card, Different Day 12/29/17 December 29 2017, 0 Comments

Today I decided to show a set of similar cards that I made from the same pack of Christmas paper. There were so many shiny red metallic designs that I didn't know what to do with them all at first. Then I received some papers from one of my monthly card making club kits and had the idea to create this set of Christmas cards.

Inside each, I stamped a couple of houses and the sentiment "Wishing you a beautiful season and a New Year of peace and happiness".  The moon, stars, chimney smoke and trees are also part of my StampinUp! stamp set. The rest of the ground scene I drew by hand.

Mounds of snow look like they are shoveled next to the walkways and you might spot some variances here and there. Different papers were used depending on how they matched the front side of the card.

This one happens to be wrapped like a present with red sheer ribbon. The tree is also dimensional with Glossy Accents on each of the white dots and lines above.

 

The inside of this one has red paper bordering the stamped image. The walkways and snow scene are still similar to each other but because they are hand drawn, they are all unique.

The corner accents are what makes this card different. The metallic gold is washi tape doubled up and wrapped around the paper's backside. The black corners are outline stickers by Krazy Kreations.

Would you even know that what I drew on didn't come as part of the stamp? 

Since I had a gold star that I had die cut from another project, I decided to top the tree off with it. I like the look of the slender tree.

There seem to be a variety of ornaments in this collection. This card also has the black vinyl outline corner stickers filled in with green paper. It was chosen to match the green in the background paper.

A close up will show you that there is a white cover strip to the right and in front of the house on the right. What that is...is correction tape. When I stamped some of these cards, the black ink stamped onto parts that I didn't want it to be on. So, I used correction tape. The photos are picking up on the tape but in real life, I think it's much harder to tell that it's even there.

These corners are red and match the berries on the background paper. Very seasonal colors.

Since there are many cards for this blog today and most insides are similar, I'll shrink the pics up so you can scroll down through them quicker.

The golden washi tape is crossed like ribbons on a package.

 

The white dove card has golden washi tape randomly placed in a diagonal way. 

I hate to keep showing you the insides of these cards because they are all so similar. However, since they are slated to go up for sale in the online gift shop, I feel obligated to show all of each card. 

And lastly, a shiny red and white ornament card. 

Wow! That was a lot of cards. Glad you stuck with me all the way through.

If you want to find out how these cards were made, using which supplies or how I possibly could design a card for you, please contact me.  Leave me a comment too and let me know what you think about today's cards of my daily "Different Card, Different Day" blog series. 

Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace. Published for 12/29/17.


Different Card, Different Day 12/24/17. December 24 2017, 0 Comments

We are getting ready to celebrate Christmas and the amount of cards that I've made over this season has grown to an enormous collection. I blame it on the fact that I never got around to sending any to anyone this year. I ended up keeping most of them for the online gift shop. 

I'll keep them in order for you. The insides of the cards follow the front pic of the card (if there was one made). Some cards are blank inside. 

This one happened to be made for a good friend of mine. 

I liked it so much that I created a similar one.

The copper metallic doilies were easy to use. I cut it and used it on both sides of the sentiment.

I applied Glossy Accents to some of the hanging ornaments to give them dimension.

The inside of this card has red glittery ornaments hanging from the sentiment.

And lastly is a "comfort & joy" card with a bunch of red seasonal coloring.

If you want to find out how these cards were made, using which supplies or how I possibly could design a card for you, please contact me.  Leave me a comment too and let me know what you think about today's cards of my daily "Different Card, Different Day" blog series. 

Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace. Published for 12/24/17.


Different Card, Different Day #39 June 08 2017, 0 Comments

Spread your wings. Two butterflies are doing just that as they fly around the front of this upbeat summery card. The papers are colorful, some with deep hues. They contrast with the soft pink colors but go so well together. An elegant Dazzles metallic gold strip runs up the left side of the card.

To get the flowers to look this way on the stained glass background I used Glossy Accents. It is 3-dimensional glue that holds its place as it's drying.

If you want to find out how this card was made, using which supplies or how I possibly could design a card for you, please contact me.  Leave me a comment too and let me know what you think about day #39's card of my daily "Different Card, Different Day" blog series. 

Thanks for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace. Published on 6/8/17.