Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Magic of Oz - Card Bonanza!

Good morning, blogger buddies! It's another heavy marine layer morning here on the So. California coast. We are still waiting for summer to arrive! I think we've only had a few days that got anywhere near 80 degrees! I am worried that October will be like the inside of an oven! For the first year in the six years we've lived here I feel they did not lie when they advertised that the coast would be pretty much 75 degrees every day!

To pass the gloomy mornings, I've been spending some time coloring with Copics. The NEW Graphic45/Hampton Art stamps are PERFECT for coloring! Today I want to show you some cards from the Magic of Oz line! (Make sure you stop by the Graphic45 Blog because they are always having some sort of drawing or contest!) All of these cards were at Summer CHA. My stuff "gets around"! {giggle}

I used the Magic of Oz 1 stamp set and colored the Cowardly Lion. This is my favorite stamp set in the Oz line. Look how cute he is!

I colored Mr. Lion with Copics, of course! I also had a chance to use the NEW Spellbinders Edgeabilities die templates to create that fabbie border! I chose a Classic Scallop Edger and Decorative Insert to match the Lacey Circles die template!

I made the flower from Graphic45 Flower Staples and a Button Staple. I inked the flowers to match the paper, then curled the petals. And do you LOVE the Poppy Fields paper?!

Next up I have two cards using the Scarecrow. The first one I made for Graphic45 and the second one I made for the Hampton Arts summer supplement catalog. The cards are very similar, but...different. {grin}

I have to confess that green is not one of my "go-to" colors. But this emerald is stunning. It always makes me think of my older brother Larry. His favorite color is emerald green. I used some of the Graphic45 trim and another Button Staple to decorate the top of the card.

I love using the Spellbinders Labels Four templates, I have the small, regular, and grand sizes! Oh happy days! For the next card, I used all three sizes!

Another thing I love about stamping and using Spellbinders dies, is that I can ink through the template. I used Clearsnap inks and....WOW! What a great look I got! Mr. Scarecrow just pops off the page!

I used some Clearsnap Smooch Spritz to dye my seam binding. I just drop some binding in a box, spray the stuffing out of it, and let it dry. It's all sparkly and pretty!

Next up is a card with the Tin Man. (I have to apologize for my photography. I've been having some camera issues and I am getting some very washed out images!)

So, do you love him?! The black and gray combo is so masculine. This will be a great manly birthday card!

I used The Magic of Oz 3 stamp set for the next card. I guess that's the Scarecrow hiding in that pumpkin head...

More coloring with Copics, and then adding Clearsnap ink for a background. The pale gray is fab!

I used the Smooch Spritz to dye the ribbon. I made the flower by cutting the paper with a die template, then adding a bingo number.

WHEW! That's a lot of cards for one day! Hope you enjoyed this Magic of Oz stamp bonanza! I want to enter the Lion card and the Tin Man card into the 365 Cards Challenges for Monday (vintage plus red) and Tuesday (vintage plus black).

Cardstock: Bazzill Raven, Walnut Cream; Neenah Classic Natural White

Designer paper: Graphic45 The Magic of Oz (Magic of Oz, Journey to Oz, Munchkins, Goblin Gazette, Emerald City, Parcel Post, Tenderhearted Tin Man,Poppy Fields)

Stamps: Graphic45/Hampton Art Magic of Oz 1 and 3

Ink: Copic Markers; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk (Ice Blue, Gray Whale, Tangerine,Yellow Cadmium, Blackbird, Bisque, Burnt Sienna ); Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Tea Party, Green Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black

Embellishments: Wood Bingo Number from Maya Road, Ribbon from craft store, Leaf pins from Maya Road, Seam binding from Lawrence Schiff, Twine from May Arts, Metal button and trim from Graphic45, Metal gears from 7 Gypsies and Idea-ology

Tools: Clearsnap ink applicator tool, Spellbinders Paper Arts die templates (S4-190 Labels Four, S4-309 Labels Four Small, LF-190 Grand Labels Four, S4-310 Labels Eighteen, S4-110 Classic Ovals Large, S5-050 Rose Creations, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities, S4-114 Standard Circles Large, S4-293 Lacey Circles, E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities ), Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine

Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG and foam tape, liquid glue by Tombow, Glue Dots


  1. Fantstic cards..All...Your coloring is just great. My Fav. is
    the second scarecrow. Good Smooching too. With Love Judi

  2. Oh my goodness, I totally LOVE these!!

  3. Gorgeous cards! And a Jack Pumpkinhead stamp, oh my goodness, he is one of my favorite characters!

  4. Fabulous! Can't wait to get those stamps. As usual, your work with Spellbinders is amazing.

  5. Love this mini collection of Oz cards you made! They'd be great for Halloween cards too. Your coloring is lovely.

  6. I just love your cards! Great job.

  7. I love all of these!! Your copic coloring is amazing!!



  8. Incredible! Your cards are just incredible! Love them all, and your coloring is fantastic. I love all the stamps, especially the lion and scarecrow. Love the flowers you made too. I'm not really a green person myself, but the green cards are beautiful! I want to jump up and make a green card! How in the world do you have time to do all of this? Are there extra hours in the day in CA? Must be! lol I haven't even had time to stop by CPC, which I want to do. I miss everyone there! Keep up your amazing work, Gloria!
    Lynn R.

  9. I absolutely love your Magic Of Oz cards. Can't wait to get my hands on these stamps! As always you're an inspiration!

  10. WOW, I love these!! I really love the second green one you did, but the Tin Man one is amazing as well - just great for a masculine card (something I always struggle with!).

    I really love how you inked with the dies - so effective!

  11. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Gorgeous cards, gorgeous flowers :) Thanks for being with us 365ers :)

  12. So great to have you joining in with us last week, Gloria - I am, as always, a huge fan of your work. Love your profile pic, btw!!!