Monday, March 17, 2008

Stampin' time and Good News!

Happy Saint Patty's Day to ya by gosh and by golly! *in my best Irish accent* LOL

I squeezed in some stampin' time this past weekend (AND prepared my taxes). Aren't you proud of me? *LOL* I even colored some images last night for a friendly tea card swap I am in. Wow, didn't realize I was all that productive until now.

My DH needed a card for a really nice guy who was his instructor the past few weeks from the professional truck driving school. I believe his name is George. Well, George had surgery last week, and the guys from class needed a get well card for him. DH told them that I make cards, so I came up with a couple of different ideas, and he took these two to school with him today. I am really anxious to see which one they picked. I really had fun coloring the bright one, but then got a little stumped on the tag. This took me some time to come up with, but I really like the bright one better. Both cards were made with the Classic Pickups set from Stampin Up.

This one used glorious green, summer sun, and real red cs. I tried out my new Graphite Brilliance ink (WOW compared to basic black or the smell of StazOn), and I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color. Then I added crystal effects to the glass and headlights and sakura gel pen to make the chrome part sparkle. Not sure you can see that in the photo, but believe me, it is there. The dp is embossed Harley-Davidson paper in diamond-plated design, so I matched these diamonds with the diamond-shaped silver brads from my collection. A little golden yellow hemp cord to finish off the image, popped up this layer, and it was all set. The inside says Get Well Soon to fit the situation (since DH was worried it did not say that on the outside).

To appease the milder crowd, I used cs in cool carribean blue, black and white. This one I kept simple and only added a bigger piece of the HD dp and black cs to layer. I then used the edge of the designer label punch from SU for the corners of the image, sponged with bashful blue ink and added a couple of round silver brads and matching ribbon.

So, leave a comment and let me know which one do you like the best?


I got an email yesterday from Jessica of JessicaLynnOriginal about helping out with tutorials for her newsletter. I am so excited, and I can't wait to get started on them. As soon as I get my adorable stamps she is sending out today, I will be working on a tutorial that I have planned (oooh, can't tell you about it yet). I am sure you will all like it though, especially any dog lovers out there. *wink* just a little tease I guess. I will keep you posted, so be sure and check back next week! **Better yet, subscribe above by email so you don't MISS a thing! **

In the meantime, check out Jessica's store at the link above (click on JessicaLynnOriginal). Try and guess which stamp set I will use first. First one to guess correctly, I will send you a little something special too!


Tammy said...

I think I like the more colorful card. The softer card is pretty, but I'm more into color:). I love the running board look of the background paper. That is the perfect touch for the cards!!!!


Suzanne said...

I like the colored one the best.

Nettie said...

I like the more colorful one myself the best. You can see the glassy effect on the window and the way you did the coloring is great! I love that background Harley paper.
Guys being guys I bet they pick the less colorful one! LOL

My guess on the stamps I am torn between two...Springtime Dogs or Elegant Doggy Wedding. What ever set you get have fun playing!


catt871 said...

I love the coloured one!!!! I think you will use Springtime dogs!!!

Seleise said...

oh my gosh - both cards are fabulous!I don't know which to pick. I guess the colorful one caught me first but I love the 50s retro diner colors of the second. Maybe that's more girly. :)Both are fabulous! Congrats too on the tutorial opportunity. You'll be great!

dcorder said...

Kelly! I love the colored one - I can't imagine they won't pick that one. And I love love love the Harley diamond plate paper - gonna have to track some of that down!! Perfect for a guy card! :D said...

I like the colorful one the best! I'm hoping life settles down so I can visit more often. I'll also check out your friends site! TFS

Nettie said...

Hey Kelly,

You have an award on my site come snag it:)


Melanie said...

I like them both for different reasons, but I'll go with that fiery green machine! love that paper, I have a piece myself :)

Lee said...

Hi Kelly!! I'm so glad I'm here for your're going on my Google Reader!!! And I know you already sent out both cards (I agree with THAT!!). They are FANtabulous!!! That Harley Davidson bg is soooooooo cool!!!

OH and P.S..........I'm extra fond of my Hippy Hippo as I definitely resemble her!! But definitely the pinker and sparklier one!! LOL

Your HM sistah is here!!!!!!!!! :)

Donelda said...

that background paper is TOO cool!!! Love it!