Thursday, July 29, 2010

B-day Elephant

I haven't been posting for a few days, but I have been working on something... I will post it as soon as I gift it to the person it's for :) Can't post before the future owner sees it to not spoil the surprise! ;)

For now, I have a card I made for the 21st Color Challenge on Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog. The colors are blue, gray, and yellow. This is my first time ever making a card for a challenge! =)

The little vellum window is for a cupcake that's inside.. But I couldn't get the card to close and stay closed by itself.. =/ So I had to take another picture, holding it closed with my fingers. =)

The elephant is from the Small Elephant set by Hot Off the Press, colored with Prismacolor pencils; it is mounted on double-sided foam tape. The sentiment  I wrote freehand with Liquid Pearls... And I used Stickles glitter glue around the window =)

Here's the inside...

I haven't figured out who I'll give this card to yet, it'll be with me for now. But when I'll figure out who it's going to be, I will most likely decorate the inside a little more, and personalize it... And, of course, write something fitting =) Oh, and the cupcake is from the Birthday Cupcake set by Inkadinkado that I use so much lately.. :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Laura's Graduation

Yesterday I have finally taken pictures of the card I had made for Laura when she was graduating from two years at Santa Monica City College =) And going on to UCLA! 

This is one of my favorite stamps, from House Mouse! It took forever to to cut these mice out.. And I do not own any graduation stamps, so I improvised with the hats =) The stars were drawn with Stickles glitter glue.

This happy hippo is from the Playful Animal set by Hero Arts. I thought it would be perfect, since it looks SO happy, just like a graduate should look =P

Good luck at UCLA, Laura! ;)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alina's Birthday!

One of my old friends' birthday has just passed a few days ago.. Here's the card I made for her =)

I love this flower paper!.. :D It's a Japanese Yuzen Washi paper by Hanko Designs. I have just discovered them recently, and I cannot calmly walk by the stand with these papers. They're just so beautiful! :D They have a bit of a different texture (cloth/fiber finish) than regular cardstock, and they are also thinner, so I have to be extra careful just in case so as not to damage the paper when I'm cutting.

The sentiment is from Series 14 by Studio G and the cupcake is from the Birthday Cupcake set by Inkadinkado. The cupcake was stamped in black Memories ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils, then stamped again in black Colorit pigment ink (using Stamp-a-ma-jig for the perfect repositioning, it works wonders!) and embossed with clear embossing powder by Denami Design. I also put some Stickles glitter glue to add some volume and shininess. =)

The orange background gave me some trouble with figuring out the colors for the inside of the card.. It's barely visible (a little better in the next picture), but I have sprayed the paper with Marshmallow Glimer Mist spray by Tattered Angels so it won't be just plain orange. =) I then used my Cuttlebug (I love that machine!) for the flowery borders (from the With Love embossing folder set). To make the flowers look more fun, I colored them with different Stickles glitter glues.

The little images were all stamped on a piece of white cardstock, colored with Prismacolor pencils, stamped again over the image, and finally embossed, just like the cupcake on the front of the card. =) The stamps used are from Series 14 by Studio G (glass), Doodle flowers by Inkadinkado (flower), Make a Wish by Sarah Phelps (presents, hat, and the sentiment).

I added some glitter to the present image so it does not look too plain compared to the other colorful images. I have also added glitter to make the glass shine a bit and have more volume. =)
The writing, again, is in Russian :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Father's Day

Yes, Father's Day 2010 was a while ago.. But since I have just started blogging, I decided to post the card I had made for my father anyway. Here it is:

Again, there is paper-weaving =) This card was my first time trying paper-weaving, and I really liked it!
I do not own any "masculine" stamps like airplanes or cars.. So I just drew the plane freehanded, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, and embossed with Liquid Glass embossing powder by Yvonne Albritton Designs to make it look glossy (same with the flower.. Except that one's a stamp, from Doodle Flowers by Inkadinkado).

The orange writing is in Russian.. And the stamps are from Birthday Cupcake set by Inkadinkado and Sparkle Clear: Coffee and Sparkle Clear: Tea by Hero Arts. All of the stamped images are embossed, mostly with clear embossing powder. The rest is Stickles glitter glues, my favorite glitter =)

Here is a closer view of the left side:

And.. That's the card =)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dog & Bones

Here's another card I made this summer, when I just got a set of clear stamps called "Dog's Life" by Inkadinkado. This card was not for any special occasion, only to celebrate getting such cute stamps and to make one of my friends smile. :)

I don't know if dogs actually like to gnaw on bones as much as cartoons make it seem like they do... But hopefully this one isn't too disappointed! ;) 


For a whole year, I haven't made my friend Laura a card.. Once the school year was over, I had to work on that, because she was nagging me to make all the cards that I've skipped. And here's what it ended up looking like:

The butterfly, cupcake and the flowers are stamped with a a black Memories ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and then embossed with an extra-thick clear embossing powder, to make them smooth and glossy. 
I decided to be lazy and combine all of the holidays into one card =) 

The tabs for each holiday are inbetween two cardstocks, and can be pulled out, one by one, by the pink ribbons. 

I just hope this upcoming school year i will have enough time to make Laura her cards on time. =)


Just wanted to say welcome to my first blog! I am very excited about it and hope this page will be very much alive. =)