Sunday, January 30, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

On the EnjoyMichaelStrongStamps Yahoo list Michael challenged us to make a Year of the Rabbit card. I love Chinese New Year cards so this was a challenge which totally appealed to me. Enough so that I made 3 cards ;-) The frame stamp is a Michael Strong design. The rabbit is no longer available but was made by Good Stamps Stamp Goods.
Canon has a website with printable paper designs. The blue print with the rabbits on the moon design is one of their freebies. Here is the link

This last card uses the same Chiyogami design from Canon with a paper doily and a handcarved Rabbit on the Moon stamp.

I {heart} 2 Stamp Jan. challenge

Here is Jen's sketch for January. I confess I made the card weeks ago but hadn't photographed it until now. Now that January is almost over I had to get it done!
I love these Kids' Quotes from Inkadinkado. Fun and oh so on target. The rainbow background was brayered on. The printed papers are from a very old stack but it was great to use some of them up. The embellishment was made using a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder plus other circle dies.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Polar Animal challenge

Long time no post! With luck it won't be so long between posts again. This card is for the Gingersnap Creations GC 83 Random Redhead Challenge: Polar Animals.
This amazing polar bear stamp is from Sue Coccia who's artwork I adore. Check it out at The background was printed from inked cheesecloth. Kinda cool looking I think. The stars and moon are silver though you can't tell in my photo.