Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired - Sassy Stamps and Glitter

I didn't get my card done in time to show in the Cuttlebug Challenge blog this week, but I still wanted play along and use these cute stamps we received from Sassy Stamps. If you haven't checked out their stamps, make sure you do, they are really sweet and sassy.
Last week I was watercoloring my little image, this week I wanted to spotlight another coloring technique, which I am just learning as well, the blending of the coloring pencils with baby oil. I didn't even have regular coloring pencils, so I had to run out and get a pack of Koh-I-Noor woodless pencils, which now I really love. The colors are pretty and they were easy to blend with the baby oil. Some people use Gamsol, or Odorless Mineral Spirits or Goo-gone, but since I had baby oil on hand, I wanted to try that first and see how that works, before I bought more stuff. I thought it turned out pretty good, but I will try the OMS this weekend to see how I like that, and will report back about it.

Anyway, here is my little card (you can click on it to enlarge it)

Before I share about the supplies I used, I wanted to share one other thing about how I made this card. I actually used my Fiskars Threading Water border punch to create the edges of my card. One of my very talented friends from Treasured Scrapbooking, Cristal, who is also a Fiskateers created a video showing how to use some of the Fiskars border punches to make perfect corners with, so that is how I learned how to make the edge, which I love, so Cristal, thank you so much for taking time to make your video. Now if you would like to learn as well, you can watch it on YouTube

Supplies used to make this card:
Cuttlebug folder: Spots and Dots

Digi stamp: Sassy Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill Bling, Stampin Up and watercolor paper used for my image
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (from Urban Anthology's February kit)
Sentiment stamp: EK Sucess

Flower and button: Making Memories

Ribbon: Pebbles

Pencils: Koh-I-Noor
Tools: Fiskars Threading Water punch, Stampin Up word window punch, Spellbinders Labels two

Glitter: Stampin Up

Sewing thread

And as always, please visit the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. You will find so many beautiful glittery creations using the Sassy Stamps, that you will sure to be inspired. And this week, you might even win some of their cute stamps, so why not participate?

Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting my blog.


cardcrazy said...

I love this little mouse! Great job on this weeks challenge!

Karen said...

Eva - you did a fantastic job and thank you for sharing the you tube video. I will check that out! Your little mouse is so adorable and I love all the colors!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Totally adorable card Eva! I use that method to color quite often and you did an excellent job!

(-: Heidi

Mrs J said...

Well, that's a new technique for me to try Eva! You did a great job colouring the cute mouse and your card is soooo sweet, love it! The border looks fab too, I really must get myself some border punches as they can really finish a card of beautifully as you have shown here!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Pinky said...

You are awesome! Thanks so much Eva for pimpin my video LOL
Love the card too!

Pinklilac said...

Hi Eva This is beautiful and I have never heard of using baby oil before. Thank you for this and sharing, I shall be trying this method.
Hugs Linda

Sophia said...

Oh my! That is the sweetest and most beautiful card that I've ever seen! I don't think I could ever make such a cute card ever!

Lea L. said...

Your card is darling Eva! Great use of that digi it!


Shirley said...

So adorable and love the punched edge! Hope to try this soon!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

I love this! So colorful and fun!!!


Sue said...

Great card love this mouse he is so cute!! congrats on your tattered angels basket i am green with envy!!! Saw you were on inspirationals also and not before time i might add. thanks for the u tube video too that was kind.

xx Sue

Robin said...

Love this card, Eva!!! Please do try the OMS and let me know if there is a big difference. I have used goo gone and was pretty happy, then dh brought me home some OMS and that is better, but if baby oil works just as good, I would prefer to use that. I found that OMS sometimes would dissolve my embossing if I embossed the image first, so if baby oil works as well, I would use it with embossed images.
:) Robin

Amber said...

Beautiful card Eva!!! Just love those colors!

Rleen said...

Eva, your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the design. AWesome job as always!


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