Monday, May 31, 2010
One of her challenges was to use buttons. I was inspired by a gift card I just bought, and I decided to be brave and cut into my new color samples since I get to order more tomorrow. The card base is Cajun Craze (4X5 since we got an 8X10 piece). I punched 3 circles each from Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. I laid out the circles on the card base to get an idea of how I wanted them to look. Then I took one circle away and stamped the dotted circle image from Circle Circus using VersaMark. I cut a thin strip of Early Espresso and tied it through the clear button like ribbon and adhered it with a mini glue dot. I adhered the circles then trimmed the edges.
I think this would be a great masculine card! And I love how it showcases the new colors. Don't they look great together? What do you think?
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
To add the wow factor to my card, I used the new cog punch and smooch spritz. The cog punch is a double punch in that it punches twice to get both the cogs and holes to punch out. It punches the holes first and then the cog shape. The punched pieces come from inside the punch instead of out through the bottom.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Sock Monkey, Sanded; Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Basic Black, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Jet Black StazOn; Accessories: square punches, color spritzer, Real Red satin ribbon, stampin' pastels
Friday, May 21, 2010
I stamped the image from Simply Said in Old Olive and then chose a variety of accessories to use for the flowers: Sweet Pea felt, Hodgepodge Hardware, Flower Fusion, Filigree brads. Since there was so much going on with the main image, I kept the rest of the card simple.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Simply Said, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tres Chic; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red; Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red; Accessories: Sweet Pea felt, Flower Fusion, Filigree brads, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, word window punch, modern label punch
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I sprayed the embossed piece with Gold Foil Smooch Spritz before cutting it out and adhering it to my card.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Happy Grad; Paper: Brocade Blue, Shimmery White, Presto Patterns; Ink: Brocade Blue; Accessories: aquapainter, sponge, Pretties Kit, ticket corner punch, white satin ribbon
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Fresh Cuts; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Old Olive; Ink: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Crushed Curry; Accessories: 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, scallop trim border punch, aquapainter, cutter kit, Crushed Curry grosgrain ribbon
Monday, May 10, 2010
P.S. She looked at her card on here even though I told her not to!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Now this is not a card you'd expect to see faux reptile on, but I really wanted to use Fifth Avenue Floral. So I went outside of the box!
Here's how I made my flowers. Start with a paper towel. I put drops of reinker all over mine (like for the baby wipe technique) then I sprayed it with water to dilute the ink a little and make sure that the colors all came together. I dried it with a heat tool then let it sit for a while to make sure it was dry. Coat it all with VersaMark then emboss with clear EP.
I stamped the flower 3 times, and I cut out one full flower and 2 partial pieces for layering.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sanded; Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, So Saffron; Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Black StazOn; Accessories: paper towel, clear EP, heat tool, color spritzer, ticket corner punch, horizontal slot punch, Certainly Celery satin ribbon
Monday, May 3, 2010
The vase was made with 2 punches. First you punch the ornament punch then you adhere it to a scrap of copy paper and punch it with the large oval punch. (You could also use the wide oval punch.) We used Chocolate Chip textured cardstock and applied Champagne shimmer paint with a sponge dauber. (I saw this vase on a card that was on one of the boards at regional. So clever!)
The bow was made using the forkbow technique and Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon. I saw the forkbow demonstrated at regional. Yes, you use a fork to make the perfect bow. It's so easy! This bow was made using a meat fork (like you get with your silverware set). I'll try to make one later this week and take photos.
Come back on Wednesday to see a cool technique!