Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

We had a kitchen themed swap on StampersoftheUSA and I loved the chance to use this old stamp of mine... a super sized cup and saucer!  Here's what I did with it  and with a hang tag from my morning tea.

 There are only a handful of rubber stamps used to create this card.  Two different types of lemons, the words, the cup and saucer, a tea bag, the words "TEA packed in Sri Lanka" and then the definition of 'tea'.  

The Tea Cup I colored in with a copic marker, while the lemons were inked up with Marvy pens.  The rest of the card was stippled with a brush and Memento inks.   

Another card mailed out this week went to my friend Gail to celebrate her birthday this month.  I have fun creating this card as I used a game ticket from the Circus Circus hotel and casino in Reno, NV where I visited earlier in the summer.

Gail's a big circus fan and I thought she'd enjoy this card made with Tim Holtz's images and dies.  I hope you do too! :)

Here's a complete front view of the card.
Here you can see the Circus Circus Reno Ticket I brought home just for this card.

 In creating this card I found that thin metal dies do not cut out Mylar material.  The first balloon is Mylar and has a great shine to it.. then the orange and green balloons I die cut from a light weight glitter stock.  The strings are pink glitter and glued behind the little man.  

Yes, alot of work went into creating this card, and I packed it up well in a box prior to shipping today...  but I know my friend will love this card and cherish it for many years to come.  

Thank you for looking and please feel free to leave a comment!

:) Cara "Febe"


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Tag Turn around swap: StampingQueens group

In July on the Stamping Queens group we were challenged to create a tag with a summer theme.  Once our tags were made and mailed we were then asked to hold onto the tags we received for another swap in August.

I had enjoyed creating my little tag for summer and mailed it onto to another member of the group.

The other day my Summer tag was sent back to me as it was turned into a card... Have a look!

I created the tag, and then Patty C. created embossed clouds on the card, creating a great background for the work I did.  Then to complete the card Patty added Flip Flops which just was PERFECT!

August 26, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Marbled Eye Jack at 9 weeks old 6/2014

After waiting over a year for our new Springer pup to be born and ready to come home, finally mid June, 2014, Jackie came home.  This photo was taken in the car while he laid in my lap which explains why his little bitty nose was chopped off-- as I was the one taking the photo!

Despite the loss on the cute nose, this has become a favorite photo of mine because it's the best photo of his tri -color eye.  

Today, August 20, 2015 I'm starting this blog more for myself then any other reason.  I enjoy the art of card making with my art rubber stamps and often times create a card I just don't want to give away.  Instead, I want to hold on to them and share them with my friends, or even just admire them myself for a longer time period.  

Yet I can't.  I create the cards for friends and family and for the exchanges in the groups I"m apart of.  I have to give them up.
So I'm hoping this blog will allow me to keep my cards a bit longer, while still mailing them out to be enjoyed by someone else in person, as I have enjoyed them here at home.  

I'd also like to share with others some of the beautiful cards I receive from others.  Think of is as visiting a museum of friendship, and like a museum of art you get to look.......
but not touch. ;)

So if you're reading this, please enjoy, and enjoy too my Marbled eye Jack as I'm sure his photos will  pop up here too every so often. 

Cara "Febe" Giaquinto