Inky Fingers Catch-Up Again Part the Second
More from last year's card crafting.
BFF-J sent a package with an awesome haul from Kettler Capitals Iceplex (the Caps' practice rink) giftshop, for which, of course, I had to express my gratitude:
White base; pink cardstock stamped with either pink ink or watermark ink (I forget which); white cardstock stamped with an iris bouquet from Hero Arts circa 1989 in black and colored with Prismacolor pencils; the background stamp stamped again with a light pink on white cardstock then cut into "ribbon" with a punch of the same basic design as the stamp; the pink cardstock and the white central panel were trimmed with the "squiggle" blade and the edges of the white panel were smeared with pink.
And the innard:
The iris bouquet inked with light pink and stamped repeatedly to form a background for the plain ol' black "Thank You" block which doesn't have a source on it.
Another random card, stamped on scrapbooking paper with black ink. The stamp is one of the Visual Image Printery wizards:
And the innard, printed directly onto the same cardstock on the printer, from M$Word:
My supervisor's birthday was in April, and I popped this one out for him in an absurdly short time the night before:
One of the blue Colorbox Pigment inks with clear embossing powder on white cardstock, trimmed with the "Deckle" blade, stuck to a piece of scrapbooking paper, stuck to the blue card base. The Fist Full o' Candles stamp is from Stamp Oasis.
The innard was stamped onto the same blue scrapbooking paper used on the front with stamps from River City Rubberworks ("Rat's Ass") and the "happy birthday" stamp from a cheapy collection of common sentiments from one of the big-box craft stores.
Only one of the Valentine's Day cards I made last year survived, as BFF-J realized too late that I was on a roll and apparently wasn't aware that handmade cards are works of art not meant to be tossed aside like those mass-produced store-bought things.
White base; Valentine's Day-themed scrapbooking paper cut creatively on the diagonal; damask heart stamp from Craft Smart (who?) and trimmed closely with scissors, then popped with PopDots adhesive bits.
The innard: The "Missing U" stamp is from Hero Arts and the Beethoven signature is from Stampington and Co. The pink ink is likely Colorbox Pigment. Dunno where the dark smudge came from.
Our stitching teacher had a birthday, too, which is a very good thing as we'd all be very unhappy if she stopped having them. Chocolate brown seemed like a good idea:
The cupcake tower is from Peddlar's Pack, and was stamped with brown Colorbox Pigment on white, which was cut with a straight edge, layered onto dark brown cardstock, which was layered onto a brown fabric print cardstock (from a mat pack), on a brown base. The brown lacy layer was trimmed on the lower edge with a Martha Stewart punch.
The innard is on white cardstock with brown Colorbox pigment, and the stars in the greeting were highlighted with a glitter pen. The stamp is from Inkadinkado.
Stitchy friend Terri also had a birthday:
Yes, that Fist Full o' Candles again, this time in pink with clear embossing powder, on white cardstock tripped with the "Shortwave" blade and slid across the Colorbox Pigment pink pad. The argyle is a stitch-class group joke dating to the fall before; the pink cardstock lace with cut with the Martha Stewart lace punch. All layered onto pink cardstock. And bling, 'cause Terri's a pink bling kinda girly-girl. I'm not sure now what the inside was, and I apparently didn't photo it.