Friday, September 23, 2011

A monochromatic GIve thanks

I wanted to make a card to show my appreciation - something different, not too hard to make- I saw an envelope in the mini with the wreath from Bright Hopes set that I thought looked more graphic and not so christmas-y -is that a word?

The base is crumbcake with a layer of whisper white with right upper corner rounded- just adds a tiny bit more interest in that corner doesn't it? I initially stamped the wreaths in versamark but when I tried to stamp the sentiment, the embossing powder stuck all over it - so I just did it in Sahara Sand onto Sahara Sand Cardstock 3 times as shown then used embossing buddy to make sure everything was dry then Hand Stamped Sentiment- don't you just love the beautiful penmenship? using versamark and heat embossed it after sprinkling pewter EP- It is really subtley beautiful- not so blatant as silver - LOVE IT! I tried to add a white ribbon but it seemed to ruin the effect so I left it out. Round the corner and voila- I thought it would make a beautiful wedding card if I had the right sentiment in the same style- hear that Stampin up?

Happy Friday!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On the Grow

Just a little project we worked on last month at my workshop. Scooter image from On the Grow- from the Stampin Up summer mini- stamped with staz-On and colored in with markers. Layered it onto pacific blue CS then onto Melon mambo. The strips of DSP is Beyond the Garden. The flower was punched using Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch with daffodil, melon and the leaves were made by folding it in half and running it through the crimper.
Accent with a crystal jewel center to add a little sparkle.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A special Birthday

Yesterday was my nurse Mary Lou's birthday and this is the card I made for her cased from someone (I lost the original info to give them credit- sorry!) The base is crumbcake with pear pizazz DSP scallop punched on the bottom and layer over a white CS stamped with sentiment from Bring on the cake with Staz On black and colored in with markers (to prevent any color bleeding). Add the 1/8 inch red taffeta ribbon now before you lay down the white cardstock ( instead of ripping everything off to squeeze it in later like I did because it looked like it just needed SOMETHING. tee-hee) Cone is Pennant parade inked in soft suede onto crumbcake and then punched out - don't you just love coordinating punches? then the cupcake tops from the cupcake builder punch in poppy, daffodil and pear pizazz and sprinkles from Create a cupcake stamped with chocolate chip (what else?) and cherry on top from the same punch in poppy (because I had leftovers- and color the stem with chocolate chip marker. I added a little sparkle to the cherry but you could leave it plain or add some crystal effects.

Life is less stressful if you CASE!