Friday, October 10, 2008

Sarah Kay Card

Hi Everyone!! Happy Friday! Unbelievable! I remember waking up and it was Monday and I blinked and now, it's Friday. LOL! Where have the days gone? Before I begin rambling, I just wanted to let you know where I got this fabulous Sarah Kay image. . . .I got it from "Little C's Stamps n' Things". Little C's is having a MAJOR sale in October. . .35% off everything in her store! Okay, where can you get that sort of deal, huh? Better stop by her store before it's too late!! Click on the banner below and don't forget to use the code when checking out!!


Lately I've been feeling stagnant creatively. Do you know that I haven't tried a new stamping technique for almost 6 months? I sort of been doing the same thing over and over and have stopped "learning". I think my problem is related to time constraint. Creating a card with a "technique" takes much more time than just coloring an image and slapping it on to a designer paper. . .so, to make life easier for my self, I color an image and add a designer paper, ribbon, and maybe an embellishment somewhere on a card and I'm done.

Sooo. . .I think once a week, I'm going to ltry a new stamping technique or experiment with a few stamping potions in my stamping lab and I'll share what I learned or come up with.


Do you have a "stamping lab"? That's what I call my craft room when I "experiment" with powders and potions. . .LOL! That's how I see stamping stuff. . ."potions", like a witches brew. Too funny.


Anyway, now to my card. . . .


  • I colored the image with Copic Markers
  • Rubbed SU Pastels to the background
  • Added SU Crystal Effects to the girl's bow
  • Stamped the flower images with pigment ink
  • Heat embossed the flowers with clear embossing powders
  • Added flower rhinestones to the flowers
  • Cut the stamped imate with the "Coluzzle Oval Template"
  • Cut around the oval shape using "Fiskar Cloud Scissors"
  • Punched the center border using "Fiskar Border Punch"
  • Punched the sentiment with "SU Word Window Punch"
  • Layered two designer paper
  • Added a ribbon to the center

Here is a close up of the heat embossed flowers with the rhinestones













I don't know if you can see it in the picture but the little girl's bow and the bear's bow have Crystal Effects on them to give them a shiny 3D look.

Anyway. . .hope y'all have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!!


18 comments:

Danni said...

This little girl is on my wishlist. She's so darn cute and so is your card. Love all the little details!!

2 Worlds said...

Great card Maria, this stamp is sweet , loved the new color tech.
The flowers on the side too are great.

Rita said...

Wowza Maria, this is beautiful! I luv the Crystal Effects on the bows & those flowers are gorgeous! I luv all the details that you put into your cards...so don't cut yourself short, you are amazing at your craft & so inspiring to us all! *Hugs*

Jennifer Love said...

What a beautiful card! I'm loving the sketch, too. :)

Lisa said...

Simply adorable love your halloween card too.

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful, Maria! :0)

Cindy Haffner said...

So so pretty, and lots of details, wonderful job Maria.

Elena said...

Love this card! This little girl is so sweet! The flowers are so pretty! I love how you gave a definition about craft room! Thank you for the recipe from your stamping lab!

Diane said...

Oh gee Maria! You are such a talented card maker! I look at your cards and wonder if I'll ever be able to make beautiful like you one day!!!!!
Just love your work!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

SO cute! I love that stamp & those sweet embossed flowers with the bling. I hear you about time; where does it go? In my case it goes to cards that take 6 odd hours. I am SO slow!! If I had kids and a big house & yard to maintain, I'd never get anything done. Can't wait to see some potions brewing up. You always astound me with your work and it always seems fresh & new, but you have such a wide wealth of knowledge about so many products & things that I just know your mad stamp scientist stuff ;o) will be awesome fun! You ROCK!!!

Miss Crystal said...

Sheesh Maria. This is so sweet and cute and adorable and every other thing I can think of. Fabulous job!

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Maria. I love all of the details you added here. I'm looking forward to seeing the results from your "experiments."

Andrea said...

Hi Maria!! This card is beautifull, Congratulations!! Your cards are great!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Maria! As usual, your coloring is great and I love the pretty flowers... TFS!

Sankari W. said...

that is such an absolutely beautiful card!!! love love love it --- the little girl kind of reminds me of my daughter and her teddy bear (only her hair is black instead of blonde) sooo sweet - and i love all the details that you gave on making this card. i think you are always trying new techniques - i have learned so much from your cards, your tutorials and your blogs! i just wish i had more time to spend in my craft lab trying new stuff out!

thanks for all the beautiful things that you create - truly inspirational!!!

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards and gorgeous daughter, she looks awesome!!

malieta said...

Awwwwww...your card is so sweet and very lovely Maria! I love the colors and the flowers are very pretty!

Corie said...

WOW this is just GORGEOUS!!!

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