Jun 17, 2009

Summer Scraps!

Good morning!

Today I have 2 cards to share with you that I made last weekend while challenging myself to clean up by using up scraps that have been piling up in my craft room! The first card used up some the Nautical Netting I have on hand as well as this main image that I colored a while ago and never took the time to put on a card!

I colored the images with Copic markers and used Stampin Up's Cool Caribbean & Taken with Teal inks to shade the water. The seaweed is from Carolyn's Whimsical Autumn stamp set while the other images are all from Gina's Eclectic Summer Stamp TV kit.

Next up, is a card my daughter Ashley helped me make...

We made the card with one of Sizzix's Window die cuts - she was wondering how they worked (and so was I!) so we cut this card out from a piece of shimmery orange Coordinations cardstock. Since it ended up looking like a window, we made a scene with the Martha Stewart fence punch and scrap green papers torn to look like grass. The sentiment is from Gina's You are My Sunshine stamp set.

I had colored the butterfly from Gina's Take Flight stamp set quite a while ago and was happy to finally get it on a card! I colored it in with Copics and then dabbed Versamark all over the image and sprinkled Stampin Up's Iridescent Ice embossing powder over it for some sparkle that won't ever fall off!

If you don't have this embossing powder from SU, you can actually make your own by mixing 2 parts clear embossing powder with 1 part clear fine glitter. It should end up looking the same as this...

I didn't end up taking photos of the insides of these two cards because they were pretty simple - with nothing fancy added. I gave the fish card to my son Isaiah and this butterfly card to my daughter Ashley. I love those two kids of mine - they both such gifts from God to our family!

Have a wonderful rest of your day and thanks for stopping in! Be sure to check into StampTV to check out Gina's latest technique video - Wednesdays are so fun, aren't they!? A new video every week to check out! I love that!


Tammy Hershberger said...

These are fabulous, Jess! I love the depth of color in both cards, but especially love those fish! What a cute design!

Jennie said...

Very pretty cards Jessica! Love the way you colored them both and the window scene you created with the butterfly card is perfect!

wendyp said...

How pretty! I absolutely LOVE that butterfly!

Laurie in MN said...

Cute fish stamp. I love all the cards and the background technique.


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