Sunday, January 18, 2015

Smokey Garden Rose

     Here is another card made using Elizabeth Crafts "Rose"die. This one just in time for Valentines Day. 
The Background: 
     1. Clear heat emboss "Love You More" (Gina K) sentiment repeatedly on pink card stock.
     2. Distress with Certainly Celery, Smokey Slate, Soft Suede.
     3. Rub embossing with tissue to remove distress ink from embossed sentiments.
     4. Mat on Celery card stock and then attach to shimmer gray card base.

The Rose
     1.Die cut Rose Bud on transparent double-sided adhesive. 
     2. Peel away one side; cover sticky side with microfine diamond glitter.         
     3. Attach hot pink, die-cut rose bud overlay to glittered rose bud.
     4. Add die-cut stem and leaves.
     5. Mat to shimmer gray card stock.

The embellishments
     1. Celery, striped organza ribbon
     2. 3 black heart-shaped glittery brads

Inside of Card

Amusing - Hearts - #3 -*
Die Cut Divas - DieCut - #155 -*
My Artistic Adventures - Love - #1 - *
Robyn's Fetish  - Vintage Look - #3 - *
Stamp TV - Double Talk -*
That Craft Place - Love/Valentine - #4 -*
The Ribbon Girls - Pink - #11 -*

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love Bugs

     Here is my January SWAP. The only requirement is that I use Doodlebug paper collection called "Lovebugs". Just completed 13 of these, plus 2 kits, so that my daughter and sister can make one too. 
      This card starts with a 4 x 4 black card base. The sentiment is from Gina K's Simple Things stamp kit. The flower is put together with a gem brad. The acrylic tag is heat embossed with a black ladybug. There is a 2 1/2 inch piece of hot pink baby rickrack to separate the stripes from the patterned paper. 

Butterfly Spot Challenge - Thank You w/Butterflies - #24 - *
Mod Squad - Thank you - #21 - Top 3 - Woo Hoo!
Badge Earned - Nov. 18, 2014
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Valentine - #21 - *
Stamp TV - 4 x 4 Thank You -*
      Another version of the card - appropriate for your sweetheart. For this one I used the sentiments from Paper Smooches called "Giddy Bugs". 

Inside of Card

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Golden Thank You

     The Christmas holiday season may be over, but it is time to make cards for the next season. 'Tis the season to send thank you cards.
     I made this thank you card to send to my brother for a special Christmas gift he sent. 

      I started with Bazzil's Dotted Swiss paper - Mud Puddle - on an ivory card base. I embossed shiny gold paper using Darice's "Clock Background" embossing folder. I placed decorative edge at the bottom of the card made with Bazzil's Dotted Swiss paper - Mud Puddle using EK's edge punch "Dotted Wave". 
     I embellished with a clear plastic tag on which I heat embossed "'Tis the Season" with gold embossing powder. I added a Gina K gold cord bow, a gold brad through the hole in the tag, gold centers for the watch faces. 
Inside of Card


ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes - #139 -*
Corrosive Challenge - Shiny & New - #7 -*
Country View Challenge - Something New to You(Embossing on plastic) - #28 - 1/31
DL Art Thankful Thursday - #42 - 1/10
Stamp TV - The Midas Touch - *

Golden Birthday

     I needed a masculine birthday card for a gentleman in our dinner group. 

     I started with Bazzil's Dotted Swiss paper - Mud Puddle - on an ivory card base. I embossed shiny gold paper using Cuttlebug's "Happy Birthday" embossing folder. EK's "Dotted Wave" edge punch made an elegant band. Two layers of ribbon are centered across the band with a "Happy Birthday" buckle embellishment.


ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes - #139 -*
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes - #89 - *
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes - #60 - *
Stamp TV - The Midas Touch - *
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes - #18 - 1/9
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes - #128 - *