Let's create!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

For my funny valentine

I had fun inking, fancy edging, and layering papers from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe's new paper pack, Hearts to create this Valentine's day card for my sweetheart.  I used distress inks, pigment inks, rubber stamps and heat-set embossing powder on a white cardstock heart to create the focal point of the card, which I mounted on foam tape for dimension.  I finished the look with some light pink, square 'bling.'  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Paper Design: Amanda Marks
Papers: Forever in Time card blank
           Staples cardstock
Inks: Colorbox pigment inks
        Ranger Tim Holtz distress inks
Rubber Stamps: You are loved stamp by Katie and Co. for Studio G
                        tiny heart and lipsmack stamps (maker unknown)
Embossing Powder: Uptown Accessories clear
Paper Edgers: Fiscars ripple
Adhesives: Beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue
                Dollarama foam tape
Misc. Supply: Dollarama bling

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Understated Birthday

I made this card, using A.J.'s Digi Shoppe digital stamps, for someone who is wishing to downplay their birthday this year.  I matched this card to the tastes of the recipient using autumn colors and animal print.  I used the very versatile brown paper from the Gingerbread Paper Pack as a background matte and used the Birthday Candle (colored digitally) to represent the idea that this is, in fact, a birthday card. I printed my sentiment on off-white cardstock, cut it out in an oval shape and used distress ink to add interest.  I used embedded glitter paper and glitter glues to create a shiny flame.

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Paper and Stamp Design: Amanda Marks
Papers: Forever in Time card blank
             Staples White copy paper
             Staples Ivory cardstock
             Recollections Animal Kingdom patterned paper
             Paper-azzi Fantasy Shimmer cardstock, gold
Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade
        Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Wild Honey
Glues: Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue
          Dollarstore Glitter Glue
Tape: Scrappin' Gear double sided tape

Thursday, 5 January 2012



I had heard about 'Artist Trading Cards' on the local news years ago when local artists were purchasing vintage cigarette vending machines to share their art with the community.  I wasn't really involved in crafting or creating art so much back then so I forgot all about those little ATCs and what they were.  Recently I have been re-introduced to the idea of the baseball card sized art pieces and so, I thought, what better way to begin the new year than by making something new.  I tried my hand at my very first ATC and I am happy with my results.  I used some Tim Holtz paper as my background and took the feel of the card from the small vials all over the paper.  I drew the bottles and used distress ink to 'fill' them.  I plan to make many more ATCs over the course of this year and am excited to see how they will progress.  I hope you enjoy them as well.

ATC Design: Dawn Taylor
Card Base: Cereal box cardboard
Papers:  Tim Holtz idea-ology Crowded Attic Paper Stash
              Dollarstore cardstock
Stamps: friend and mandala acrylic stamps from Fiskars Hello Friend set
Inked with: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks and stain
                  Colorbox ink
Embossed with: Uptown Accessories clear embossing powder
Adhered with: Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue
                      Dollarstore foam tape
Embellished with: Sharpie ultra-fine point markers
                            Making Memories star brads
                            Dollarama superfine glitter