Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Still fixated . . .

. . . on those scalloped punches (and googly eyes). I just love the new stamps from Gina K. that border the punches. They make great background stamps, too . . .those samples will be posted soon.
For the Crabby Dancer card, I stamped the crab using VersaFine Onyx Black onto Classic Red Prism cardstock and punched him out with my Mega Scalloped Circle. Next, I stamped the Dots using Rocket Red Brilliance ink on white stock. Then used my Giga Scalloped circle punch. The dots stamp is from the Large Circle set. Attached the crab to the white circle and mounted it on the card. Added the ribbon and, of course, the googly eyes.

All stamps by Gina K. Designs. Patterned paper by Kaliedoscope.
The Pelican card was just as fast and easy as the crab card. First, I stamped the pelican using VersaFine. Then colored with Prismacolor Pencils. Used the Mega Scalloped Square punch. Adhered that to a piece of Intense Teal cardstock from Prism. I tore the bottom edge of the teal cardstock before wrapping the string around. The string was from a manilla tag. Used foam tape to adhere to the card. Stamped the sentiment using Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink.
All stamps by Gina K. Designs. Patterned paper is Seaside Dizzy Dots from Lasting Impressions.

Finally, for the Bee Daisy card, I stamped the Medium Circle Doodle using VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Stamped the Bee inside the frame and colored with PrismaColor pencils. Then, I used the Super Jumbo Circle punch. I stamped the frame too close to the edge, so part of the stamped frame was cut off when I punched out the circle. Bummer!

Instead of starting over, I just kept going. I stamped the Scalloped Doodle Frame on Classic Red stock from Prism and used the Mega Scalloped Circle punch. When I layered the bee on the scalloped circle, it didn't look quite right with the frame being cut off. . .so for a quick fix, I hacked off one side of the circles and made it look like "I meant to do that."

For the sentiment, I punched out the Bookplate QuicKutz and then stamped "just for you." (If you're looking for QuicKutz, by the way, go here. Excellent prices and service!)

Then I layered, and layered and layered some more (thank you Julee for your great samples using lots of patterned paper! So inspiring!). Viola! A card. . . almost. Final touches include the tiniest bit of Yellow Stickles in the flower center, Clear Glaze Pen on the flower petals, and a little bit of Stardust Stickles on the Bee's wings. There . . .now it's a card.

Stamps by Stampendous (Bee), Cat's Pajamas (sentiment), and Gina K. (frames). Patterned paper by A2Z Essentials.

And about that Bee . . . couldn't resist it. I actually bought it at The Stampin' Post in Temecula. Turns out there are a bunch of bees (and monkeys!) . . . ***sigh*** I have them on order . . . just had to have them . . . .


Kathi Rerek said...

Cat, you're not supposed to buy stamps at other stores, though I'm amused that you did!

I love the cards. Great layering on the bee card and I really love the way you have the scallop positioned. It's a "happy accident" that works really well.

The crab card is wonderful too. I really love that you added the googly eyes. Too cute!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

adorable cards!