December 27, 2016

Birthday Card For Cindy

Here it is the last week of 2016 and I wanted to make a card for my cousin, whose birthday is this week. She's a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, so of course I had to use a Stampin' Up! image and decorator paper.

The card is a little larger than an A-2 card and I began with the image which I stamped with embossing ink and embossed with white powder. I then sponged a light blue ink on the embossed image and wiped the embossed area with a tissue to remove the ink on that part of the image. I used some blue decorative paper (SU) for the background, punched a white piece of card stock for the left side of the card and made a birthday greeting for the bottom. It needed one more touch, so I added a little metal butterfly to give it balance.

November 24, 2016

Creative Card Folds

I could spend all day watching card videos on YouTube. I especially love seeing uniquely folded cards and learning how to make them. Today I thought I'd share a three fun tutoruals, so click on the links below to see them.

Twist Turn Card

Twist & Pop Up Card

Tri Shutter Card

August 31, 2016

The Paper Players #310 Sketch Challenge

I really like participating in sketch challenges. There are times I don't really care for the sketch, but then there are times I see a sketch and immediately envision a card. When I saw this weeks sketch at The Paper Players I immediately thought of making a Halloween card. I had just purchased some pumpkin paper and small black and white flowers and it just came together from there. I love how this card turned out.
Image - Stampin' Up! Frightening Feline
Paper Flowers - Poppies & Paperie

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August 25, 2016

Mojo Monday #462 Baby Card

It seems all I needed was a little inspiration. I actually got a card made today thanks to the Mojo Monday challenge for this week. I wanted to make a card for my daughter-in-law who is expecting in October, so the card sketch design seemed perfect. I have always liked participating in challenges on the Mojo Monda website...they always have such interesting and easy-to-follow card layouts. I recently bought a large pack of scrapbook paper at a yard sale, so picked out a couple of designs that I thought would work well together.

We're going to have another granddaughter, so the card had to be pink, right? The image I wanted to use was a baby carriage so stamped it on a glossy card stock then die cut the image and backing using circle dies. I think it has a lot of interest with all the layers and patterns. Hope my daughter-in-law likes it. I'm sure she will like the gift card I tuck inside.
Card Size - 5" x 6-1/2"
Image Used - Stampin' Up! Baby Carriage
Ink Color - Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo

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May 28, 2016

Vintage Elegance

I love cards with a vintage look. I recently purchased a 2003 Hero Arts stamp called Gracious Lady and decided I wanted to make a card that had a vintage and elegant appeal. I started with a black base card (5" x 7") and covered the front with a decorative paper and a coordinating decorative paper.

I stamped the lady in black and backed the image with some ivory colored and black card stock. I tied a black ribbon and bow around the card then attached the main image at the left using pop dots to raise the image. I stamped a second image and cut out only the lady. I attached her using a pop dot under the head and glued the bottom of the image flat on the card to give her dimension.

Stamped Image - Hero Arts Gracious Lady
Decorative Paper - Deja Views Wedding Paper
Black Ink - Versafine Onyx Black

May 26, 2016

Card Inspiration

It's funny how sometimes certain things you see inspire you to make a card. I recently purchased a large lot of scrapbook magazines for a friend of mine at a yard sale. Even though I don't scrapbook, I decided to take a look at a couple of the magazines. As soon as I opened the first magazine, a layout grabbed my attention and I immediately thought...Oh, that would make a cute card!

I followed the design of the scrapbook page layout and the card below is what I came up with. I really like it...and decided that now I have to go through all the scrapbook magazines (before I give them to my friend) to see what other inspiration I can find.

Peacock Image - Stampabilities
my friend Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Stamp Ink - Stampin' Up! Pacific Point