Saturday, December 12, 2009

Prickley Pear Samples

This one is going to be a long one. I just realized that I forgot to post my samples for the last month. You find all of the stamps at the Prickley Pear Website.

-Thanks a Bunch-

Paper} Solid: grey-Archivers, rust-DCWV, white-Neenah Patterned: Neenah
Corrugated: Mohawk
Ink} Impress-slate grey, weathered wood and vintage photo distress ink-Tim Holtz
Tools} Copics, cotton string, Rubberstampede embossing pen, Hampton arts silver embossing powder, Heidi Swapp edge distresser, Family treasure leaf punch, acorns, Martha Stewart glitter, Stampin' Up mini clip

Gather 2 acorns and glitter the nut part, while that is drying; stamp, color and hand emboss (using the embossing pen) the squirrel and cut him out. Punch about 8 leaves out of the PP and edge with the vintage photo ink. Cut a strip of rust paper and a piece of corrugated for the side panel. Cut a piece of rust slightly smaller than the card, and a piece of the white PP slightly smaller than the rust. Adhere the rust to the grey A2 card. Fold the white PP from the corner to add interest and distress with the weathered wood distress ink. Adhere that PP to the rust panel. Glue the smaller panels to the right side of the card. Place 6 leaves in a circle toward the bottom of that smaller layered panel. Mount the squirrel over the leaves with pop-dots. Mount the last 2 leaves to the left with pop-dots. Using the string, tie the acorn tops and cross the string around the card. Add the sentiment (printed on the computer) attaching it to the string with the mini clip.

-Merry Christmas-

Super simple Christmas card.
Paper} all Papertrey Ink
Ink} Anarondack, Copics
Other} Sparkle gel roller, Diamond Dust

Stamp ornament 3 times on PP, color with Copics and cut them out. Glue them to the Kraft paper. Outline the glued ornaments with a grey Copic to give dimension. Glue Diamond Dust to the decoration on the ornament. Add the "string" by drawing it with the gell roller. I hand wrote the sentiment, but if you had a stamp, that would work just as well.


Paper} Solid-Chipboard, PP-Papertrey Ink, Vintage Sheet music
Transparency} PP
Ribbon} May arts
Ink} Tea Distress ink, Rock Candy-Tim Holtz
Tools} Copics, Wire, 100 wishes paper flowers, vintage buttons, cotton string, Crop-a-dile eyelets,vintage lace, Cricut (die-cut swirl)

Colored PP transparency on back side with Copics, and mounted patterned paper behind image. Mounted that transparency onto the music paper, curling back the corners and distress inking the whole thing. Mounted that music paper on a piece of chipboard for stability, trimming to match shape of paper. Added the wire through eyelets, and decorated with flowers and ribbon. Painted the edges with Rock Candy to add a distressed look. Added lace, die-cut swirl and buttons to finish it off.


Paper} Solid: Burgundy-Colormates, Green and Cream-Archivers
Ink} Versamark, Black-Anirondack
Ribbon} May Arts
Tools} Copics, Prima White flowers, Stampin' Up embossing powder, Brads for JoAnns, Stampin' Up Dimensionals, Yellow Stickles, White gel pen and Smooch-White Pearl and Scarlet

To get all of the elements together. I cut out 7 green squares 1 1/4" and 5 cream squares 1". I colored the white Prima flowers, one red and one green (to look like a pointsettia) with Copics. I added yellow stickles to the center of the yellow brads. As well as I pre-tied the ribbon into a bow.

Next I stamped the Cream squares with my stamps. I just lightly glued them to a piece of paper so they would stay together when I stamped them. After they were stamped I colored them with Copics and then glued them to the green squares. I also stamped one of the blank green squares with the holly stamp and colored it with Copics and Smooch. After I arranged the squares I stamped the dove with Versamark in the negative space and embossed him with clear embossing powder. To finish it off I attached the bow to the corner and glued the tails down, I also attached the Prima flowers together with the brads and glued them to a green square.

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