Saturday, July 23, 2016

Merry Wonderland

     I am not a CAS kind of cardmaker, but today I decided to try the white on white. I trimmed a strip of white card stock to 1/4 inch wide. I glued the sentiment on it and pop dotted it to the card base. I really liked the effect, but I would like to try a slightly grayer white card stock behind the sentiment. That is the way it appears on the reindeer card which gave me the idea.

     The focal point is heat embossed as well as the snowflakes and sentiments inside the cards. I used a partial focal point heat embossed on the envelopes.  

Inside of Card


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pink Rose

     We see inspiration everywhere we look. I have a rose figurine that was my mother's. I must have looked at it 100's of times, but today I saw it on a thank you card. Here they are pictured together.

     For the card I started with Gina K's large rose stamp from Frame & Flowers. This is a three stamp process, so my MISTI came in extremely handy! I embellished with a gold Sakura gel pen. The gold stem is from Elizabeth Craft die: "Rose". The sparkly flourishes as well as the curly ones are Elizabeth Craft: "Flourishes & Branches" with gold Starfoam stickers. The mat is Bazzill Feather Boa which is a sparkly paper. 

     I'm gifting this to a great friend for a lovely birthday present.   

 (Inside of Card)


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Friday, July 8, 2016

Gingham Bouquet

     This is my take on "fantasy flowers" -- making flowers that are not realistic. I thought this was a particularly fun assignment.
     This project is made almost entirely out of Gina K products. The colors for the ink and card stock are Jelly Bean and Wild Wisteria. The pattern paper is from the "Sending Love" collection. 

      The stamp sets are: "Frame & Flowers I" and "Tiny Textures". The die cuts come from "Frame & Flowers I and II", "Lace Corners Set", "Buttons 3", and "Dragonfly" (Elizabeth Craft). 
     I used a flower to tool kit to shape the flowers and leaves and placed purple twine in each flower center.
      Box cards are always a hit. Can't wait to gift this one. 

 Back of the box
Another pic ... just because.


Cardz 4 Galz - Gingham - #2  - WooHoo - Spotlight Winner!!!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Farm Portal

     Every year I make a farming birthday card for my oldest brother. For this one I used Theresa Momber's "Country Roads" stamp sets and Gina K's "Frame and Flowers".

     I used a die cut to cut the center of the frame and placed acetate between the black card base and the ivory. All of the stamps are on the front are from "Frame and Flowers" which came with dies. 
     The inside of the card was done using masking. I was trying to make a cornfield. Not sure how successful I was on that one. 

 Inside of Card


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