Friday, September 21, 2012

Shelli's birthday card

No, it's not for Shelli Gardner!  It's for my work BFF, Shelli Johnson!  Shelli loves all things pink, so I created an all pink birthday card for her.
I started with a piece of retired DSP from a couple of years ago.  I don't save much retired stuff, but I heart this DSP!  The glittery flowers are AWESOME!  I embossed it with the new Lacy Brocade embossing folder from the holiday mini.  I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from Pretty Postage 3 times (in Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Primrose Petals) and punched them out with the postage stamp punch.  I added a pink button and some Primrose Petals stitched ribbon.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Color challenge card

I made this card for the 2nd Fab Friday challenge.  It's a color challenge: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, and Basic Gray.
The card base is Sahara Sand.  I cut a Basic Gray layer (5 1/4 X 4) that I topped with First Edition DSP (crumpled and sponged with Sahara Sand and So Saffron) and Sahara Sand cardstock (embossed with the Fancy fan EF that was brayered with Sahara Sand ink).  I used Basic Gray taffeta ribbon over the seam, tied with a potato masher bow.
The flower is made with the Build a Blossom stamp set, Sahara Sand ink, So Saffron cardstock, blossom builder punch, and a neutrals glimmer brad.
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners, stamped in So Saffron and Basic Gray, cut out with the Bitty Banners framelits, and tied on with white bakers twine sponged with So Saffron ink.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Monday, September 3, 2012

Owl workshop card

We made this card at Pauline's workshop last week.  I got the idea from one of the cards I saw on the display boards at Dawn Olchefske's stamp-o-rama.  I don't know whose card it was; if it was yours, please let me know so I can give you credit!
I modified the card a bit.  The original card used the woodgrain background stamp.  Totally adorable, but I knew the woodgrain EF and Cordinations paper would make the tree look amazing!
The cardbase is Crumb Cake topped with the Coredinations Early Espresso paper embossed with the Woodgrain EF then sanded.  Before applying it to the cardbase, punch a hole with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  (Tip: Don't push the circle punch all the way in.)  Adhere it to the card base and then use the 1 3/8" circle punch to punch a hole in the center of the other one.  (Tip: Punch a circle out of a sticky note then use that for the placement of the circle on your card.)
Next, we punched out the owl and adhered him to the inside of the card so that he is peeping through the hole.  Googlie eyes and wings from the bird punch are great additions here!
I wanted a punny saying for this card, so I used MDS to print out several sayings and then punched them with the word window punch.  A wood button is a great finishing touch.
Happy stamping! 
Jana Signature