Saturday, June 9, 2007

{ Monica & Bree }

I have a confession to make. I'm a perfectionist (sometimes to a fault) and a compulsive cleaner and organizer. If my house isn't perfect I go crazy, seriously. I get stressed out and can't think, or sleep. Bad huh? I've been called Monica (from Friends). I always thought I was like her, until Bree came along. Yeah I can be that bad! At least when it comes to things being clean and organized.
So today I sat down to stamp and I couldn't find a set I was looking for, I have around 200 so they get lost easy! I got frustrated and look what I did. I also mounted quite a few sets. Yes I stamped a box index for every SU set I own! It took me all day. But I still had time to stamp a few cards.

I just got some new Prismacolor pencils the other day and I had to try them out to see if they are as good as everyone says they are.... and let me say, THEY ARE! I don't know how long I stamped with out them.
This card was very easy, just time consuming due to the coloring. I stamped all the images with StazOn then colored them with, of course, Prismacolor pencils.

All stamps are SU, Doodle This, Doodle That, Doodle Alpha. The ink is StazOn Jet Black. Other supplies used were Prismacolor Pencils and Ranger Stickles. The ribbon is from SU.

I had a little fun with this one. It was done with some acrylic stamps I picked up at AC Moore a while back. I don't know who makes them unfortunately since I threw away the packaging. I'll have to check next time I'm at AC Moore. I covered the larger fishes with Crystal Effects. I used Stickles on the bubbles for a little extra sparkle. The front of the card is cut and the blue sponging is on the inside.

Stamps and paper are unknown. All ink is Color Box chalk ink, Bisque, Lipstick Red, Pink Pastel, Aquamarine, Lime Pastel, Orchid Pastel, Creamy Brown. Ranger Stickles.

Okay, this is the last one of the night. All the presents are glitter windows. I used different square punches to make the windows. I taped small strips of paper for the ribbon then applied packing tape and sprinkled on the glitter. The bows were done with markers using a present image from SU Let's Party. I used the same ink for the swirls one the bottom of the card as I did on the top, but I stamped off a little ink for the top half. I sponged Close to Cocoa ink around the edge of both layers of cardstock and a lot of So Saffron on the top layer.

All stamps are SU, All Year Cheer II, Let's Party, Background Basics. SU Close to Cocoa, So Saffron and Craft Taken with Teal inks were used as well as Write Markers. Paper is also all SU, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Taken with Teal and Rose Red. The Eyelets are Making Memories. I also used fine glitter and packing tape.


Andrea Hays said...

I have seen crystal effects used before, but I don't really know how it works. Is it a glue? used for embossing? How do you apply it? Is it a must have?

Lindsi Dawn said...


Crystal Effects are awesome!

I use it for many things. Like adhering items that don't stick well with glue, like metal charms or thick buttons. I've used to to re-adhere rubber to the foam on stamps that have separated as well. It's marketed as an embossing like lacquer which is how I used it on this Underwater card. It has a fine point tip and doesn't spread/flatten very much on it's own so you can make any item look shinny with extra texture. It is much thicker than clear embossing powder and I think much clearer. My mom likes to use it for put dew on flowers, very pretty! In my opinion since it is so versatile it is definitely a must have.

Well hope this helps!


Andrea Hays said...

Thanks for the info and the great comments on my page. I will look into getting some of this with my next order! :)

snarflemarfle said...

I LOVE the idea for set indexes! I just might have to start on that for all my sets...right after I clean all the bathrooms tomorrow.

Angie said...

This idea is brilliant! Thank you Lindsi

Angie :)