Sunday, July 27, 2008

all that shimmers...OCCC and then some...

The layout of these might look familiar - it is a sketch by Jen i found in a mag (Stampers Sampler Take Ten) and i just LOVE LOVE LOVE it! i posted a couple last week and here are a few more. I have been playing with some of the new inkadinkado stamps that came in (more will be in very soon) and the shimmery brilliance and encore metallic inks.

The challenge over on OCC today was holiday cards so i have several here :)
The picture doesn't do this one justice - i used silver, denim and stonewashed alcohol ink on glossy paper and then ran it thru the Cuttlebug (my new folders shipped saturday *waving to Hailey Jo over at Crop Stop!*)

The stamps are from on eof the new Inkadinkado sets that just came in to my website - Holiday Wishes. i used blue and silver encore metallic inks.

The border is accented with blue Swirley Pops and i used silver ice stickles - another new item in the store.

I did the double cuttlebug technique here (run it thru the cuttlebug, ink VERY lightly - the small pads work better for me), once dry flatten with your bone folder, repeat with second folder. This gorgeous bird stamp is from the Halloween Trails Inkadinkado set. i stamped it with copper encore ink and colored the moon yellow with a copic marker.

Accents are bead pops and tiny mosaic glass squares. The little cats are black felt with some sparkle, dots are copper stickles.

Next up is a New Years card:

The background is alcohol ink on glossy paper (red pepper, pitch black and gold mixative.) The black panel is doodlebug velvet paper from Paper Patch Crafts.

The stamps are studio Gs. the gold ones are stamped with gold encore ink and the red is stamped in versamark and brushed with forever red perfect pearls. i filled in the champagne in the glasses with a clear sakura glitter pen.

The corners each have a Hot Tamale Jewel Pop (JUST got my new ones in from catherine - oh so yummy - she is the BEST!) Stickle accents are the neW Glitz Designer stickles - i used Champagne and Ruby Slippers - they are available on my website. I also used the Champagne stickles to fill in the punched border.

Next up is my favorite - i used the alcohol ink over tin foil technique using meadow, lettuce and gold alcohol inks and ran it thru the cuttlebug.

the large stamp is from the Winter Trails Inkadinkado Set. I "inked" it with the Essential Glue pad and then covered it in green and gold Martha Stewart Ultra Fine Glitter. the sentiment is a studio G done the same way. i was really impressed with the glue pad and like how these turned out.

The accent dots are Lettuce Dimensional Pearls and the three bead pops are oscar gold swirly pops.

and there is my christmas (and Halloween) in July! I have UTEE tutorials scheduled to start tomorrow but i am a litlte uncertain whether i will get to them in time - i am leaving Friday for the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge. SO looking forward to a weekend devoted to me!!!! looking forward to learning some great new stuff in classes and doing some shopping!!

anyone else going to be there???


  1. Are you getting all the new swirly stamps from inkadinkado in your store? I looked and didn't see any, just that set joann's had. I want a ton of them, fall and christmas!

    Great stuff by the way, LOL!

  2. Oh my word - what gorgeous cards!

  3. Beautiful cards! them all.