Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 I had a bunch of pastel cardstock strips leftover from a wedding project, so I decided to paper piece them into a technicolor background. I really like the look and will implement it again in the future!
Here is a close up of the sentiment, which I embossed without an anti-static bag for a grungier look. I tried to force myself to embellish this card more than usual for practice, and also to find places to hide the adhesive behind the vellum.

This card is for Case Study Challenge #157 - I was inspired by the vellum layering and vivid striped background.

PAPER: White Cardstock, Darice Core'dinations - 6x6 Pastels Cardstock, Darice Core'dinations Vellum STAMPS/DIES: My Favorite Things - Vanity License Plate INK: Versamark, Recollections Detail Embossing Powder - Black EMBELLISHMENTS: American Crafts Baker's Twine, Prima Say It In Pearls - Rose, K & Company - Buttons (old scrapbook kit) TOOLS: Fiskars Compact Stamp Press, Scotch ATG Adhesive, Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Fiskars 3-in-1 Corner Punch - Well Rounded

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Holidays, Winter Bunny!

Happy Holidays? I know it's only September, but I've been getting an early start on ideas for a friend's cards. I wanted this one to be a more general winter card. First I used all of my white and kraft cardstock remnants to paper piece a burst. I paired it with some DCWV patterned paper and die cut/replaced a Copic colored circle. The way all the pieces fit together makes me feel like I put together a puzzle..with no reference picture!

Winter bunny was Copic colored, fussy cut, and popped up on foam adhesive. I imagine the rain dot stickers to be snow flying through the air as Winter Bunny rushes through - yes, an abstract representation of snow.

To balance out the dimension, I popped up a layered tag sentiment saturated with Versamark ink to create subtle contrast from the background.

I'm posting this one for Lawnscaping Challenge #65 again! My favorite supplies used here are Lawn Fawn, Cutter Bee scissors, Copics, and kraft accents. Lawn Fawn critters are actually what gave me the final push to start stamping and also Copic coloring, so they're important to me!

PAPER: White Cardstock, Darice Core'dinations - Krafty Cardstock, Everyday Essentials Patterned Paper STAMPS/DIES: Lawn Fawn - Winter Bunny & Smitty's ABCs, Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Circles, Hero Arts Frame Cuts F - Small Tags INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Recollections Detail Embossing Powder - White PENS/MARKERS: Copic Markers - 0 B00 BG10 E33 E39 EMBELLISHMENTS: Cloud 9 Rain Dot Stickers, My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing Round Brads (Tangerine), Spool-O-Ribbon 1/8" - Island Blue TOOLS: Fiskars Compact Stamp Press, Scotch ATG Adhesive, Recollections Foam Adhesive, Cutter Bee Scissors

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Many Thanks

Today I have a card with extreme dimension and white space! To add texture, I added score lines along the fold and a die cut/embossed edge.

I popped up some Nestabilities circles with two layers of foam adhesive surrounding the double bow. The sentiment was curved and segmented to fit in around a My Mind's Eye brad.
I made this card as a part of the Case Study Challenge #156! I took inspiration from the circular embellishments, layered bows, and die cut shapes.

PAPER: White Cardstock, Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm 6x6 Paper Pad STAMPS/DIES: Lawn Fawn - Home Sweet Home, Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Circles, Labels 8, Tan Embossing Mats INK: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Toffee EMBELLISHMENTS: American Crafts Baker's Twine, Bridal Elegance - White Tulle Ribbon, My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing Round Brads (Tangerine) TOOLS: Fiskars Compact Stamp Press, Scotch ATG Adhesive, Recollections Foam Adhesive

Have A Nice Day

 I had a lot of ideas for this card, but it was one that just kept morphing in the process..I knew I wanted to mask off the hexagons to underline a sentiment, but had a hard time finding one to fit. I ended up using the tiny sentiment from the My Favorite Things Vanity License Plate set. I also wanted to incorporate one of my only embossing folders as a coordinating background. 

Here you can see the embossing better. I popped the sentiment up on a layer of Dear Lizzy patterned paper and some super thin foam Adhesive to keep it CAS.

I've been slowly trying to learn how to embellish my cards..I finally found a place for one of my decorative brads from My Mind's Eye! The colors went perfectly with the ribbon and patterned paper.

My card was based on this sketch, as part of the CAS(E) this sketch challenge #44!

PAPER: White Cardstock, Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm 6x6 Paper Pad, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Set - Honeycomb STAMPS/DIES: My Favorite Things - Vanity License Plate, American Crafts My Girl Collection - Noteworthy INK: Versafine Onyx Black EMBELLISHMENTS: American Crafts Baker's Twine, My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing Round Brads (Tangerine) TOOLS: Fiskars Compact Stamp Press, Scotch ATG Adhesive, Foam Adhesive

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday!

Here is a card I created as a custom order for my Etsy Shop! I wanted to make something cute for a fall baby birthday. The Lawn Fawn critters were colored with Copics and cut out with their coordinating dies. The banner was heat embossed and freehand cut. The clouds were made with a stencil I cut from cardstock.

Since this card is going to be hand delivered, I popped up each layer with some foam adhesive for extra dimension. The grass and critters were layered and pieced onto partially die cut white cardstock for extra stability.

What's inside? To truly personalize this card, I stamped the baby's named inside on a banner with a souffle pen filled heart. I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out - I hope baby and family appreciate it too!

Since some of my favorite supplies are Lawn Fawn, baker's twine, and my Cutter Bee scissors, I'm entering this into Lawnscaping Challenge #65 - These are a Few of my Favorite Things!

PAPER: White Cardstock, DCWV - 4.5 x 6.5 Textured Cardstock Mat Stack - Jewels & 8.5 x 11 Everyday Essentials Patterned Paper STAMPS/DIES: Lawn Fawn - Critters on the Savanna + Dies & Smitty's ABCs INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Recollections Detail Embossing Powder - White, Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers & Tea Dye PENS/MARKERS: Copic Markers - 0 N2 C5 E33 E39 Y11 Y13 Y19 EMBELLISHMENTS: American Crafts Baker's Twine TOOLS: Ranger Foam Blending Tool, Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Fiskars Compact Stamp Press, Scotch ATG Adhesive, Recollections Foam Adhesive, Cutter Bee Scissors