Sunday, October 31, 2010
stamping411 for putting measurements on your design challenges. Especially those 4 strips in the background.Here is my card for challenge 175. Paper is Reece from TAC. Shapes are Nestibilities labels 8. Sentiment is also TAC. RibbonFX from Hobby Lobby. I thought the buttons mimiced the circle patterned paper. Inside is finished with the same TAC papers. I think the buttons kept the card away from the scanner bed and the picture is not very clear.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
papercraftstar has a picture of a very pretty fall table setting by Martha Stewart for their challenge this week. I used ivory cardstock, brown paper run through Spellbinders Wizard with argyle IP from Cuttlebug. The gold and cream cut outs are Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels 8. Sentiment is PTI sympathies. The oak leaf was stamped with a Stampabilities stamp onto cream cardstock and then cut out. Then it was sponged with studio g sage, then gold, then Stampabilities orange. I anchored it at the side with an orange button on a gold ribbon. I think it very solemn and understated, just appropriate for a sympathy card.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Laura at 2S4Y. I have been doing some Christmas cards with this paper and needed a thank you so used the last of the pieces for this card. White cardstock, light blue cardstock, designer paper (Luxury Stack by DCWV) and a strip of silver metallic paper. I love that angle cut for the silver strip, adds more dimension. Ribbon from Michaels, bow tied with Bow Easy. Sentiment from TAC, stamped with color box Sky Blue, highlighted with clear star gel pen. Dots on scallops with silver star gel pen. It is a very shimmery card.
mojomonday. I chose a square. The designer paper is from The Luxury Stack (DCWV). I did the silent night on the computer (Kristen font), punched it out, and glued it to a grey circle. I accented the blue scallop strip with silver wired ribbon. Punched out silver stars for the scallop and the top (hard to see in the pic) of the music which is torn and sponged with StazOn black ink. I helped an 89 year old lady clean some closets. She told me to take anything I wanted. This old hymnal is perfect for those music backgrounds. She also gave me an old literature and poetry book that I am looking forward to using.It is round or square week at
Monday, October 25, 2010
stamping411. It is a fairly simple card. Creme card stock and both papers are Michael's. Ribbon is "Dashes, Dots, Checks from Michael's. I cut out the tag from a template and stamped with get well soon form TAC and tied it on with green embroidery floss.The silver button is from my 40 yrs worth of button collection. I like the flower paper--you can just center your design over one of the flowers and cut out-pretty easy.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
There are 3 great sketches this week at 2S4Y I am getting ready for a craft show so had to try them all. All of these I made from my "leftovers" file--bits a pieces from other cards that are still usable sizes. First is Kazan's 64. The scallop cut is actually 1/2" from the edge and the blue is glued to the back inside of the card. The polka dots and blue are a double sided paper. The dragon fly: stampabilities with sky blue and violet mixed on the stamp. to offset the dots, I use a blue and yellow square design ribbon. Bow is ties with Bow Easy--I love that tool!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This card is for stamping 411 challenge. I absolutely love this little snowman nativity stamp set from TAC. It also comes with the holy family, shepherds, wise men, and all the scriptures that go with the story. On the blue cardstock, I used Cuttlebug snowflake IP and then lightly sanded. The glory to God stamp is also TAC. I used yellow stickles and clear star gel pen to add the sparkles.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Papercraft Star has a challenge for scary halloween cards this week. I am not too into Halloween, especially scary stuff. I usually go for cute. Cute pumpkin was in one of those $1.00 specials at JoAnn's checkout--can't beat that for a deal. I used the pumpkins stamp with Versamark watermark to stamp on the orange background. Colored the main pumpkin with Tombrow and added gold stickles. OOPS looks like I colored out of the lines--fortunately my 3 yr old granddaughter will think that is the way you are supposed to color!LOL!! The spider is cut with Cricut Doodlecharms. I added white gel pen dots for eyes. The inside 3 pumpkins are from the same JoAnn's set. I know my granddaughter will like the card because her Nana made it special just for her.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Trying to do challenges for both Paperdolls and Papercraft Star. One is non traditional fall colors, the other a sketch.
Pattern paper & label: TAC Reese
Cardstock: Brazill in golden tan color
Leaves: traced from a card I did in a class a couple of years ago.
Ribbon from Michaels
I love this sketch layout. And the paper from TAC is going to be really versatile. I am already trying to think of Christmas use for it too.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I went to a fall festival today and visited several antique shops. I found an old book in one, I have been seeing cards on several blogs using old book pages and wanted to give it a try. Not only is the book old, it had no cover so I don't know what it was but appears to be written in German so hope the text is decent--since I don't speak or read German. Anyway, I cut a portion of a page and stained it with Distress Ink tea dye. Flower paper is from The Rustic Stack (DCWV). Butterfly: Stamp Affair, colored with Tombow markers and edged with the Distress Ink. Tied of with brown organdy bow. I for sure will be using more of the book pages-lots of them, it has 930 pages.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
http://www.papertreypaperdolls.com/ has a challenge to create banners on a card. I actually don't have many PTI products. (Guess I better go shopping huh?) I used Cricuit--Jasmine--to cut out the joy letters from snowflake paper in the Vintage Christmas paper pack from the Paper Studio. Then I mounted them on the diagonal on 1" punched white squares, toned down the bright white by sponging on tea dye distress ink, punched small holes in the edge of the square and mounted them on matching snowflake paper with burlap cord. All this is mounted on white card stock. I like how this turned out and wanted to share--even though it is not PTI products.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I wanted to try some non traditional colors for Christmas this year. I found this neon green ribbon with silver snowflakes at Hobby Lobby last week and knew it fit the bill. The pink paisley paper and neon green are also from HL. I used green for card, then white layer and pink "Gemstones" cardstock. The little tag is from a stencil cut out, sponged with rose ink and attached with a narrow silver ribbon. The joy is from TAC tag tidbits. I don't have any silver snowflakes so punched tiny silver stars for the accent at the top. What do you think. Christmasy enough?