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Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Me again, 2nd post today. I did not stay up late to make this card :^). I made some cards on the weekend and just didn't get around to take the photos and write up the posts. I had inked up the bird image a while back and left it in the to-do box. Since spring is officially here, it would be perfect for a sping theme card.

The bird image is from Stampin'Up! The technique used here is called "Inlaid Veneer" by Jan Tinklenberg. She did a video tutorial for this technique.

The designer paper is a 6x6 diecut from Webster's Pages. The little bird's nest is from Prima. Dies used here are from My Favourite Things, Spellbinder, Magnolia DooHickey and Memory Box. Flowers were hand rolled from die cuts.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Magnolia Basket and Easter Treat Boxes

Good afternoon. First of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blog and all the lovely comments.  My last post, Shabby Vintage Fan Card, has made top 3 in Fashionable Stamping Challenge #17 and Paper Play Week 12 Challenge.

Easter is just around the corner. I made a few carrot treat boxes and a little paper basket with Tilda on it.

I saved the little paper backings from all the Magnolia stamps and DooHickey dies I bought.  Here I recycled and used the paper to decorate the basket. I used 2 Stampin'Up Petal Cone diecuts to make the basket.

Each of the little carrot treat boxes was made from one SU Petal Cone Sizzix diecut (approx 5"x5"). I added 2 additional score lines to the diecut and divided the 2 scallop folds into 4. I decorated the carrots with Magnolia DooHickey heart swirls and butterflies diecuts, and some green ribbons to form the carrot tops. If you don't have the die, you can easily draw similar pattern.

I will be entering the paper craft in the following challenges:
Thanks very much for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fan Card #2

Good afternoon. Today I am posting my fan card #2. I made this card for a co-worker's 50th birthday. This card is slightly different from fan card #1. I added an extra page so other co-workers can add their BD wishes. In addition, inside the card I cut out the butterfly wings at the folds to give it a more 3D look.

The card measures 5.5"x5.5" folded up. The stamp image is Ophelia from Stampsmith. Dies used here are from Spellbinder (flower) and Memory Box.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs Katie

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Shabby Vintage Fan Card

Hi all, hope you had a nice weekend.  I've been in the mood of making fan-shaped cards lately. I made 3 so far, using different stamp images and color themes.  I am pleased they turned out pretty good. I will show them in separate posts. Here's fan #1:

The card measures about 5.5"x 5.5". The front of the card has a stamp image from Crafty Individuals which I colored with Copic markers. The back of the card has a pocket for tags. I cut out a half circle from a sheet of 12x12 designer paper and made accordion folds to form the fan inside the card. Dies used here are from Magnolia Doohickey and Memory Box.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks again for stopping by.

Hugs Katie

Friday, March 16, 2012

Yellow Orange and Green

Evening all. Thank you all for your visit and lovely comments this week. In Vancouver, kids are having a 2-week break from school, so I am taking a few days off as well. The weather here has been a mix bag of everything recently, gusty wind, snow, hail, rain, and sun, you name it; perfect for card making I say :). When I looked out the window this morning, the cherry blossoms have started to open their buds! We live in a neighbourhood where there are many cherry trees (not the eating kind), each street has a different variety and shade of pink. In March- April every year, the blossoms are quite spectacular.

Today I am challenging myself to use colors that I don't normally use- yellow, orange, and green. By the time I finished the card, I really liked the color combination; it has a really refreshing feeling.

I used Copic markers to color the little darling from Magnolia. Dies used here are Magnolia Doohickey and Spellbinder dies. Ribbons, pearl sprays and the small flowers are from WOC; the larger rose is hand made by myself :). Card stock and designer paper are from SU. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend. Until next time, 

Hugs Katie

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bottle Decoration

Good evenining all. The weekend went by too quickly, have to go back to work tomorrow. Kids in Vancouver are out of school for 2 weeks starting tomorrow, one week district closure and one week Spring Break. So, I had some free time the last couple of days to play with my stamps and paper. I made a fan-shaped bottle decoration. The fan has organza ribbon attached to the back which can be adjusted to loop around the bottle neck and tie around the bottle. The theme is blue and white with a spring look.

I colored the Japanese Tilda with Copic markers and paper pieced some origami paper to the kimono dress. Dies used here are from Magnolia Doohickey dies; paper are from Memory Box and SU.

I am entering the creation in the followign challenges:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Double Take - Shabby vs Vintage

Morning all, thank you very much for taking time to leave me comments; they are wonderful and very encouraging. I have not figured out how to turn off the Word Verification in the comment setting. For some reason, I don't seem to have that setting option.

I am posting 2 tag cards from my February workshops today. Both cards use the same stamp image but have completely different look- one is shabby and the other is vintage. I used different color themes and designer paper to create the shabby and vintage look.

Using the same layout and design for the shabby card, I made another tag card with Magnolia image.

The cards measure 6-6 1/2" (H) x 4" (W). There is a pullout tag that you can add messages and can be used as a book mark. It is a great way to use your 6x6 designer paper; cut 6x4 for the card front and use the remnant for the tag/bookmark. I attached Tim Holtz small easel die cuts on the back of the cards so they don't need a separate support for display. The flowers were hand made and the images were stamped on glossy paper with Archival ink and distressed with water-based ink. Stamp is from Stampsmith and Magnolia; dies used are from Stampin'Up, Magnolia Doohickey, Tim Hotz, Memory Box and Spellbinder; embellishments are from my stash.

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Stampsmith's March challenge- Flip 'N Folds

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vintage Bookcard

Good evening. I did a couple of workshops/show-and-tell sessions in February. We made some water distressed flowers and 2 vintage style cards: a book card and a tag card. My students were most impressed by the flowers they made from scratch. The glitter spray on the flowers doesn't show well in the photo but they do look stunning in person.  The flowers are easy to make and look really pretty on cards and other projects.

The bookcard measures about 5.5" (H) x 4.75" (W) x 1" (D). The box inside is put together using 4 strips of cardstock with 5/8" accordian folds. It was a little tricky to make the folds evenly but we managed to build the box without too much difficulties. The inside cover has a pocket for a little note or a giftcard; the box is large enough for a few chocolates, tea bags, or a small present.

The stamp used here is from Stampsmith, the image was inked on glossy paper with Archival ink. Dies used are Magnolia Doohickey die (swirl), Memory Box die (wreath), Spellbinder die (flowers), and Marianne die (heart). Paper are from Stampin'Up and Bo Bunny.

I will be entering this bookcard in Stampsmith's March Challenge- Flip 'N Fold.

I will post the tag card we made in the next post. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

My 1st posting!

Hello and welcome to Inky Angel. This is my very 1st posting.  Having been inspired by so many beautiful paper craft websites, I decided to join the blogging world and share my paper creations. I love shabby and vintage style, and focus on card making at the moment.

I created this easel card for a co-worker who just announced she is expecting a baby. The card is mounted on 4 match boxes/drawers which store little well wish tags from everyone in our department. I used Copic markers to color Tilda and most of the background. I sponged the ground and the sky with ink. The dies used here are Magnolia Doohicky dies, Tim Holtz On The Edge die, and Stampin'Up die. I need to work on my photograph technique :). Well, lots to learn still.
Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave me a comment or some helpful tips.

I am entering this card in the following challenge: