Monday, January 5, 2009

My first cards for 2009!

Good Monday Afternoon everyone!
After cleaning up my craft room and re-organizing it after last years mess, Shocked I was in the mood to create again. While browsing around different blogs, I notice that most people are already starting on their Valentine cards and I decided to get a head start on my Valentine cards as well. Circle Of Hearts While trying to get a "feel" for what I wanted for my cards, I decided to keep my first cards simple. As I continue to make more cards, I will probably expand my creative process a bit more. For todays card, I used a stamp from SU named Happy Heart Day. This stamp was very popular last year and became a "must have" on my list. However... by the time I got around to purchasing Happy Heart Day, it was a bit too late to make Valentine cards. To make a long story short, I simply stored the stamp set for later use and now is the time to use it.

Staying in the simple card mode, I opted for a single layer card. The card stock that I used for this card is called Pure Luxury brought from Gina K. This card stock is similar to SU's Whisper White but heavier in paper weight. I believe SU's Whisper White is an 80 pound paper weight while Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock is 120 pound paper weight. Although I am a big fan of Papertrey Ink's Stamper Select card stock, the inks from the Copic Markers tend to bleed through the card stock a bit. So for my single layer card, I tried the Pure Luxury card stock by Gina K and the results were perfect! I experienced no signs of color bleeding through the card stock and I love the clean finish inside my card.

The inks used were Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers. To embellish my card, I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter, dew drops and SU's Pretty in Pink ribbon.


I also want to share a couple more Christmas cards that I received while we were on vacation last week.

Created by Barbara W.

Created by Donalda Created by Donalda

The first card is from my friend Barbara Walker (The Buzz). I love this vintage style Christmas card and the second card is from Donalda (Enjoying the Journey). Donalda's card is beautiful and her coloring is awesome! Thank you ladies for making my day shine even brighter!!!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by 3D Magical Snowman

Hugs Hearts



Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, that is such a cute elephant. Happy New Year

2 Worlds said...

Risa great card, I see some different style there !

Donalda said...

Oh girl I love!!!!!!!! your card. I love the simple look to it so gorgeous dear.
Hugs dear friend

Rina said...

"SIMPLY" cute! I'm such a fan of your work that I had to look twice at this one. It didn't look familiar (lol). But...simple or not, it's very cute! I love the image.

Barb W said...

LOVE that pink elephant card! Your work is always so nice! I'm glad to see you back. I look forward to a few more Valentine's Day cards from you.

Alex said...

Risa, your Valentines Day card is adorable, I love that elephant, he is from one of my favorite sets!!! Very cute, my friend!!

When you get a chance, can you pm me with your addy? Thanks! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lauren said...

Your card is wonderful Risa! That elephant is so cute.

Anonymous said...

oooohhhhh Risa!!!!! I just got my goodies from you and I love them soooooo much! How abso. sweet of you, you made my day!!!
Hugs and lots of them

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the pink elephant and the clean and classy design!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, Risa, this is just sooo soft and cute! I love how you glittered up the flowers and that gorgeous pink ribbon! Man, you're GOOD!

Hey, got a gift for you ... and everyone else, lol ... on my blog. I don't know if you're into vintage-inspired but ... well, take a peek.

Hope your pinched nerve(s) have calmed down and that you're feeling better!

Oh. Love your holiday cards, too!

~Hugs, Deb

Elena said...

Glad to see you in your stamping room, Risa!
I love this card! So cute! The stamp is so pretty, it doesn't really need anything else!
You did an amazing job with this card!
Thank you for sharing the cards you received!

Marie said...

I REALLY like the simplicity of this card. Thanks for the information about papers. I am a copic user and have been having a hard time finding a paper that doesn't bleed. Happy New Year!

Deb said...

great to see you back love the pink elephant, such a pretty card! Happy New Year!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love that elephant! CUTE card!

Janine said...

I love that elephant!! Such a cute card!

Gina Wrona said...

Thanks, can't wait to "dust" off this set and put it to use this year!


Ila said...

Simply Gorgeous!! I love this card and stamp set!!...The cards you've recieved are Gorgeous!!....I wish you and your family a Happy Healthy 2009!!..Hugs, Ila