Monday, November 14, 2011

A princess birthday card

One of my twins' friends were having a birthday party and I needed a card to hold the gift card so here it is. She is turning six and pink is her favorite color.

Base card is melon mambo with pink textured CS - with a layer of textured pink pirouette CS on top- then another layer of melon and whisper white stamped with Happiest Birthday Ever- hostess set- colored in with markers and embellished with crystal jewels.

This is the inside- I had another layer of pink pirouette that I cut little slits to make tabs that fold out to stand the little castle and the princess (not SU- Lizzie Anne Designs) colored in with markers and cut out.

This is how it looks from the side. I added a lot of crystal jewels on the dragon's wand and her crown to make it sparkle even more. I punched 2 little circles on the side of where I wante to slide inthe gift card then used my craft knife to cut an arch to slide in the card. I then taped the inside pink sheet well -be sure not to tape areas that need to be kept open- behind the gift card pocket and the fold outs for the pop ups.

Finally the detail on the princess.

May all you princess wishes come true. You know me, all boys- I really LOVE making girlie cards sometimes....


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spotlighting with Up Up & Away

This is one of the cards I will be demonstrating tonight at my workshop. It is spotlighting in a bigger way. The base card is Island Indigo.
1. Take a piece of whisper white CS.
2. Sponge the sky using Bashful Blue classic pad and a sponge using a scallop circle -I put two taped together to make a more irregular shape that I like.
3. Sponge the ground using Lucky Limeade using a ripped piece of Cardstock. (Put the template on top and sponge below it)

4. Using the Cutter/scorer cut down one inch inside the border of the white piece as shown.

5. Stamp 3 balloons-

More mustard ink on Daffodil CS

Island Indigo onto Bashful Blue CS

Lucky Limeade onto whisper white CS.

Cut out the balloons and Sponge the edges- this is important to make it more 3D

6. Figure out where you want the balloons to be and stamp the basket below the area in black.

7. Stamp the sentiment in black

8. Add a crystal jewel on the O of the YOU to add a little something.

9. Stamp the bird in flight using Island Indigo on the outside panel.

10. Mount the balloons with dimensionals. then mount the whole inside panel with dimensionals.

Hope your day is uplifting!