Sunday, May 16, 2010

Here are my masculine and feminine card for Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge. Both cards are on creme cardstock. The stripe paper is More Mimi from TAC. For the masculine one I cut with some brown and beige stripes showing. For the feminine, I cut with just green and pink stripes. The stem stamp is from PTI. I love the versatility of having just the stems on a stamp. On the masculine card, I "smudged" timber brown ink on the stems to look like cattails and then swiped green, brown, and blue inks at the bottom to give the marsh effect. On the feminine one, I used the same stems stamp and then used a flower petal stamp from TAC, stamping it several times across the stems. then used a butterfly from the same PTI set. I mounted this on pink and green coordinating papers. On this one I traced the Happy Birthday with clear gel pen and used a little clear gel pen on the butterfly. 3 pink rhinestones at the bottom (they don't scan very well) add even more bling.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I needed a special 50th wedding anniversary card for a neighbor. I received candy for Mother's Day that had this beutiful gold ribbon. That served as my inspiration. The card is ecru cardstock layered with gold shimmer and then white roses paper. I wrapped the layers with the gold ribbon, tied a bow with my Bow-Easy and added a "diamond" brad acccent. I cut out the number 50 with Cricut and stamped congratulations with gold ink from Studio G. I think it looks really elegant and I'm pretty sure it will be a one of a kind for them.

Monday, May 3, 2010

MoJO week 137. Using orange is a challenge for me. But I found this pretty green w/orange butterflies ribbon at Michael's. Here is my creation. I used white cardstock, then orange polka dot from Nana's kids pack. The stems stamp is from PTI and the flower stamp from TAC. I did a off stamp (stamp on scrap paper first, then on my card stock) technique for the flowers because my orange was too bright. The blessings stamp is part of a stamp from TAC. This is for my daughter for Mother's Day. I wanted her to know what a blessing she and her family are to me. I just wish we closer geographically.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I found this sketch at I love Heather's sketches. She always puts the dimensions of all the papers to cut. No thinking!! I am changing some flower arrangements at home so am recycling the daisies. The papers were all in my scrap file. I love the blue and yellow combination. The stamp is one of those $1.00 specials in the bins at the checkout line at JoAnn's. Hope you like my "thrifty" card.