5/26/2016

CardMaker & Reverse Confetti Blog Hop & Giveaway

     Welcome to the  CardMaker and Reverse Confetti blog hop and giveaway!

 
      Those of you familiar with my work know that I love finding new and unexpected ways to use my stamps. Today's post is no different. I used 'The Buzz' stamps and matching dies from Reverse Confetti to create my two cards.
     For my first card, instead of using the hive as one might expect, I used it to add detail along the edge of my tag. I heat-embossed it in black then colored it in with a yellow alcohol marker.
     The bees are also heat-embossed and colored in with alcohol markers. I added foam tape behind the big bee, the sentiment tag and the little bee on the right.
     For my second card, I used the bee's wings to create flowers.  
 
     I began by stamping the large bee stamp several times on pink and yellow cardstock. I cut the pieces apart as shown here. I did later stamp the bee on green cardstock to use to attach the stem. I thought it looked better in green, but yellow, as in this photo, works too.
     Next, I arranged the petals into a flower shape and adhered them to each other. My pink flower has five sets of wings. My yellow flower has two sets of wings.
     I set aside the bee's bodies to use as balloons on another card.
 
     I used the same card base on both cards to show how versatile this stamp collection is. As you can see, I was able to really stretch this stamp set to get a completely different look.
 
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     Thanks so much for hopping with us today. Your next stop is Amy Rohl .
 
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     Make sure stop in at all the participating blogs today. We love hearing from you. And, don't forget the giveaway at Reverse Confetti
     If you get lost or find a broken link, pop back over to CardMaker and you'll find a complete list of the hops.
 
     Have fun hopping, Pamela
 
Materials used:
 
   stamps & dies-  The Buzz (Reverse Confetti)
 
   cardstock-         card base (DCWV CM-002-00008)
                               yellow, pink, green (the Paper Studio 449769)
 
   ink-                    black dye (Memories Direct)
                             dragonfly black pigment (ColorBox)
 
   powder-             clear embossing powder (JoAnn Essentials)
 
   markers-            alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir, CT3, IG6, IG8)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


5/16/2016

Card Making Tip - Free Paper

 
 
     
Just a peek.
 
          Any guesses where I might have found these 'free' blue-patterned papers? Find out where I got them and how you can get some of them too in my post today on CardMaker magazine's blog. http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/?p=13523

5/09/2016

CardMaker Magazine and the Notebook Queen

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     Check out my storage-tips on the CardMaker Blog today! Find out why I'm the Notebook Queen. And, what's up with that cute raindrop holding court on my bookshelves?
     I'm emailing a copy of a card-log to keep track of your cards to everyone who asks for it. Make sure you leave an email address in your comments so I can get a copy to you.

4/27/2016

CardMaker and the Greeting Farm Blog Hop

 
    Welcome to the CardMaker and The Greeting Farm blog hop and giveaway! The Greeting Farm is giving away a great prize for one of you hoppers so keep reading.
     I chose to create my cards using the birthday cake stamps from The Greeting Farm. There are lots of possibilities for this collection. There are several size and design cake layers to mix and match.

     Since I needed a birthday card, I decided to start there. I created the trim on the left side by turning a bow meant for the cake top on it's end.
     On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped my chosen layers, cake stand and candles. I fussy-cut the whole cake and adhered it with foam tape.
     Then, I stamped and trimmed the sentiment tag.
     I used a chalk ink pad for the cake and trim, silver pigment for the stand and candles.



     For my second card, I heat-embossed the bow to use as a vase. I added a tiny punched link to the vase to give some dimension. Then, I heat-embossed the flowers. Like the bow-vase, the flowers were meant to be used as decorations on a cake. With a small paint brush, I picked up pigment from an ink pad and drew in the stems.  Finally, I heat-embossed the sentiment and adhered the white panel to the blue card base.

     Be sure and stop by my fellow CardMaker magazine blog team member's blogs and see all the inspiration they have to share with you today. We all love hearing from you and reading your comments.

     Your next stop is at Carisa's.

    Below is a full list of participating blogs just in case you started here or get lost along the way.

     Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! The Greeting Farm is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky hopper!

Hope you have a great day. Good luck on winning the gift certificate, Pamela


Materials used:
    
     cardstock- heavy duty white (the Paper Studio 227041)
                          blue (the Paper Studio pack 449769)
     stamps-      The Greeting Farm
     punch-        double link trim (Martha Stewart 42-40086)
     chalk-          Arctic Deep (ColorBox 12052)
     pigment-    Orchid (ColorBox 15327)
                          Moss Green (ColorBox 15062)
                          Cyan (ColorBox 15019)
                          Citrus Splash (ColorBox 17022)
                           Silver (ColorBox)
     powder-      clear (JoAnn Essentials)
     adhesive-    double-stick and foam (Scotch 3M)




4/22/2016

Published in CardMaker Magazine, Summer 2016

Window Card
CardMaker Magazine
Summer 2016
       So excited to share my news with my faithful followers. CardMaker magazine published another of my cards!
     Want to make a card like mine? You can find all the details in the Summer 2016 issue which is on newsstands now. Or if you prefer, here's a link to CardMaker magazine's website where you can get a digital and/or print copy.
     Thanks for letting me share with you, Pamela
http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/inthisissue.php