Monday, June 30, 2008
My Grandparents celebrated their 43rd Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, which really gave me a perfect opportunity to try out some of my new things! This shaker card was made with gold microbeads. The hearts are a Cuttlebug die cut, and I just love them! I walked past them in the store so many times, and finally got them when mom called to tell me she was buying some, and they were on sale, so of course, I got some too! lol You can see the stamp in the background of the shaker card...this is also a new stamp. I bought this at Michael's, and it's an Inkadinkado stamp. It was stamped, embossed in black, and then sponged with green, orange, pink and purple inks blended together. I love it, because it looks nice alone, but there are SO many ways to alter this stamp. It can become a circle design, a flower design, a smaller flower design, a petal, a leaf. It reminds me of Michael Strong's cloisonne stamps which are extremely versatille. I'll be using this stamp again in the future for paper piecing, already tried it and it looks great, I just need to play around with it some more. The Celebrate stamp is a Studio G stamp. The edges of the card are distressed with sandpaper, and then inked with boysenberry versa colour ink. The frame of the shaker is stamped with the same stamp as inside, and then embossed with gold powder. Not too bad, since I was just playing around at first!
Love Love Love this page!! The paper is so beautiful!! It's Rusty Pickle paper, and it's called Pop Star. The flowers were all just b&w, so I coloured some, and I embossed others, so some are shiny. The pic of my DS throwing rocks at the Harbour view park. It's matted on a really nice orangish paper, distressed with yellow, and the flower stamps are ones from Michael's dollar bin! I adore this page and the one below...they are very sharp looking in the scrapbook. :)
So...to go along with the beautiful page above, I created my own page. This was plain white cardstock. I added the dotted line around the adge, and stamped/drew/coloured the flowers in the corner. Then I put some journaling about being pregnant on the side. The pics are matted with a black paper that gives a stitched leather look, and a purple paper with was stamped with a flower that corosponds with the flower on the other page.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Love this card, certainly one of my favorites that I've done. The background is black, which is why it's hard to pick out. The three flowers used on this card were stamped in black, (all three borrowed from my moms stamp collection). I cut them out to overlap the circle paper. The scalloped inside circle was embossed with a scallop stamp in a sparkle powder, and inside that is "thank you" stamped in purple.
A little more of a formal card, with the black and cream and orange, but I really like it as maybe a sympathy or get well card. The swirls were a stamp borrowed from my mom (unsure of the company) and some of the dots were punched out and accented with bronze eyelets. The black stripe is a leather looking paper, (love it, very rich looking) and the scalloped circles were accented with orange chaulk for a soft edge. The thinking of you stamp is Studio G. The ribbon then ties it all together with the orange.
This is my shaker card. Can't make a batch of cards to give away without a shaker card. This one was stamped with a beautiful stamp that I got from mom again (sorry, not sure what company, but it's an acrylic), it was stamped in pink first, then white in Judikins style to accent the card. Inside the shaker was a cut-out flower and some pink, silver and gold microbeads.
Love this card! It's definetly one of my favorites from this batch of cards, mostly because I was just playing around with some stamps that mom loaned me! The three flower stamps on the bottom, as well as the stamp inside the scalloped circle are all loaners! I love them though! So easy to make this card, but so pretty! (thanks mom!)
These two cards are very similar except for the colour differences. The stamp is two flowers (not sure the company it came from) but I stamped in and cut it into three blocks and mounted them on patten leather looking paper. The 'happy birthday' background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I inked the inside of the folder to make the white paper have a bit of shading that matched each card. The tag was cut in my Cuttlebug and embossed with black powder.
This card was fun to make. The cake stamp is from the Michael's cheap bin, and the Celebrate stamp is from Studio G. The iridecent paper was punched around the edges. The white background paper was stamped with two different stamps that I borrowed from my mom. One is a flower (in pink) with writing inside the petals, and the other is just a dotted circle with a sort of a middle to it. The flower on the front was bought at Dollarama on the string, and it was called 'flower garland' - really cute. There are pink, green and orange flowers, and they are in two sizes, this one and a smaller one.
A Father's Day card for my husband from me and my son. Like the card below, the fish image here was printed from the computer. The green polka dotted paper was distressed using crinkling, inking and sandpapering. The lettering is done with Rub-ons. The hook and spinner are a real hook and spinner! lol I "borrowed" them from my husbands fishing kit (I did give them back, afterall!) The hook is stuck into a very thick foam pop dot to ensure safety. I love what it adds to the card, and he really enjoyed it!
This was a Father's Day card for my step-dad, who my son calls Grampa. The fish image was printed from the computer, and the rest was inked and sandpapered. The tag was cut from my Cuttlebug, and the letters are rub-ons. Really like this card, and the distressed look of the brown paper. It was crinkled, inked with dark brown and then sandpapered.
This is a card I made for my little brothers 10th birthday. I got the idea from a card design saved on my computer (the whole, "Dude, that is so cool", came from that card) but I'm not sure who the maker was. The Letters in Dude are rub-ons. Sandpaper was my friend for this card. :)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This card is for my Grandfather, and it's actually cased from a couple of different cards. I used a combination of a card seen in the tvweekly.com archives by Bethany, and also a card I saw made by Cindy Lyles’ (aka Starlit Studio), which was actually cased from a Papyrus brand card!! lol Neither card was exactly like this one, the former was not a clothesline affect, and the latter was not either, this was actually on a hanger. In any case, I will give credit where credit is due!
Another example of the thank you cards (explained below) up close. This one features a stamp-like piece that came from a Cuttlebug alphabet set as well as the circle seen in the post below (been a while since I blogged, and I did it all in the wrong order! lol) Anyways, Love this, think it gives it a different look, a very artsy spin on the flower-pot-card look.