Thursday, April 30, 2009

new cards

Here are a few cards I did to submit to the Stampers Sampler.  Stampers sampler is probably my utmost favorite magazine as it contains more cards for the cost than any other stamp magazine published.  

The first few cards I made were for their holiday art card call: 

Stamps used: Starving Artistamps "crash landing witch", sentiment from Witch trio set, clouds set and silhouette graveyard.  Paper from Die Cuts with a View pets stack.

This card uses stamps from Starving Artistamps "flying wedgie witch", clouds set and haunted house from our DoodleFactory collection. Papers are from assorted companies. 
Fence punch is Martha Stewart.   Oh and P.S. if you liked Martha Stewarts drippy goo halloween release punch from last year you will be exited to hear that due to its overwhelming popularity they will be re-releasing it again this year!

Well, this card isn't quite a halloween  card, I got off track a little bit.  But at least it shows that
you can use the halloween witch for other things once halloween is over!
Stamps: balloons from simple birthday set and "old hag witch" and sentiment from Witch Trio set. Papers are from Die Cuts with a view Pets stack.

I liked my cards so much that I just couldn't bear to part with them. 
So I made two of each.  I did a couple of them slightly different but not by much. 

The next two cards are my submissions for the call for beads on cards. I'm not so sure I knocked these out of the park but they went in the envelope too:

Stamps: Starving Artistamps flower bunch, Sentiment from Simple and Sweet sentiments set.
Paper from Basic Grey's urban prairie.

Ok, this next one is some bead over kill.  I think I should have used smaller beads.  Originally I had the beads as the top layer of the center of the sunflower, but then decided that was a little excessive and decided to add an additional top layer to frame the beads. It worked out better: 

If I decided to recreate this card I think I would skip the border and/or try it with smaller beads.  


Doodle Factory said...

You definitely have a signature style. I think its in your color palette or the way you color. I like seeing your work!

My favorite is the second one, which probably has to do with one of my stamps making a cameo, but also I just really love the colors you chose and I think the scene you created really works! The birthday hag is my 2nd favorite. Good luck on getting in!

Donna Baker said...

I think the big beads are just fine! not sure why I don't think to use them more often! what fun, great cards! TFS

Jenn said...

WOW!! I love all of these - especially the awesome witchy poo ones! Your coloring is great!!

Jan said...

Love these cards and good luck with your submissions!!

Nina said...

Tracey, you're an amazing card maker. Love everything you do!