Friday, May 1, 2009

2 New Cards to See!

Thought I would post a couple more cards that I was playing around with. Today I have 2 cards. One is a great masculine card and the other one is a rather girlie card.


This first card uses "Grillafella" from http://www.stampingbella.com/ . The Sentiment "Hot Stuff" is from two different sets. The "Hot" is from Martha Stewart drippy goo which I used the "rock and roll" technique. The "stuff" used Simple Alphabet from Papertrey Ink. I image was colored with Copic Markers. I think he looks pretty spiffy.











My second card is an image I was playing around with. The little mermaid stamp is an image by Amuse and the sentiment is from Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink. I used some old paper scraps I had in my stash and I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the mermaid is cut out and popped up on pop dots. I also used a Spica pen to give her some sparkle. The frame is also popped up for sort of a 3-D effect.


On another note, I'd like to thank you all for your good thoughts this week with the work situation. Unfortunately our meeting last Tuesday was a little worse than I thought it was going to be. The management decided that besides pay cuts, they would have to let 5 employees go. It was so sad and devastating for those who were let go. The sad part is they were laid off strictly because the economy and had nothing to do with their work performance. While I was one of the "lucky" ones and kept my job. I couldn't help but feel horrible for the those that were let go.
One last statement and I'll get off my soapbox....Please if you are considering purchasing a new car in the near future, please consider buying an American made car. Thanks from all of here in the Detroit area. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog. Thanks for listening.
Edited to add: The Rock and Roll technique is a very simple way to add color to your stamps. First take whatever stamp you plan to use (works best with a solid image) and stamp it on light colored ink. Then take the stamp and sort of roll it around the edges in a complimentary ink color. Then stamp on your paper. Clear as mud??? Here is a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers. Hope this helps. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/rocknroll.php

9 comments:

KimG said...

Cards are beautiful as always. What is the rock and roll method, looks really cool

cadnileb said...

Love love love them! :-)

BethieJ said...

Valerie your cards are so CUTE! Love that grillafella stamp.. I gotta check him @ stamping bella!! My fella LOVES to grill! :)
I am so sorry to hear about the layoffs... will keep the families in my thoughts and prayers...
Have a GREAT weekend!

peggysue said...

I like the 'hot' you used on the card and that technique. Layoffs really stink. I was just at a favorite paper store of mine yesterday and found out it is closing, the guy behind the counter told me his wife was just laid off . . . glad you kept your job but understand feeling a bit odd about it.

Diane said...

1st, glad to hear you are still employed.

2nd, I really like your grill guy!!! What a great stamp and you did a fantastic job making him "spiffy"!

Katy said...

Love the grillin' fella card. Too cut!

IamDerby said...

I am so sorry to hear about the job, hard times everywhere. YOur cards are adorable, love the grill guy.

Mara... said...

I just love both those cards. But the mermaid one is my FAV!!!! It's gorgeous and I just love the color scheme. Great job!!

And sorry about the layouts. It's tough right now, isn't it!

Serendipity said...

Both of the cards are so pretty! Nice job!