Thursday, April 23, 2015

FEMININE BIRTHDAY CARD

This was stamped three times across a top fold card using the floral stamp in the "So Very Grateful"  SU set.

After coloring in the images with markers, I glued on tiny flower embellishments I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago.  Then I added the sentiment which is from an old SU set of wooden stamps, "Wonderful Words."  Since it will be a birthday card, I handwrote the word "you" underneath the "e" in "Celebrate," following the curve of the stamp.

To pull all the purple colors together, I used deckle-edged scissors along the bottom and added a 3/4" strip of purple pearlized cs on the inside and another narrow strip along the top of the card as a finishing touch.

The colors are a little bright; but after the winter we just had, I think it will be a welcome change!




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MASCULINE CARD?

You don't usually expect to see pink blossoms on a masculine birthday card, but this is one exception.  It went to a friend of ours who lives just outside of Washington, D.C.  Since his birthday was at the height of the cherry blossom season,...well, you get the idea.

Inside reads, "with a cherry on top."  I also added, "Hope you get to enjoy the cherry blossoms!"

I think it got a laugh.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FLOWERS THAT FLY

Couldn't resist CASEing Jill Foster's design HERE.

Using the  SU! Papillon Popourri and coordinating punches, I came up with this arrangement on a standard sized card.

The dashes on the left are from a Sale-a-Bration pad of vellum which I cut to 3/4" and taped to the cardfront with Vellum tape.  For the panel, which is popped up with dimensionals, I first white embossed the floral stamp from SU! Pocket Silhouettes, sponged over it with Broken China Distress ink, and added the jute.

The message (Technique Junkies) is stamped with Versafine Smokey Gray which matches the gray on the vellum strip.  The butterflies are colored with glitter pens and attached with glue dots.  The dots were added due to a tiny smudge that needed to be "camouflaged." 

Thanks to Jill Foster for a beautiful design!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

AMAZED CAT

This cat's eyes caught my eye in the Technique Junkies booth at the Stamp Show, and I couldn't resist.  I found the greeting in a birthday set at the Sweet n Sassy booth, and they make the perfect pair!

A very simple card to make. I started with Versafine Smokey Gray ink; colored the eyes, nose and mouth; added the saying and sponged the edges with gray.  After mounting it over the plaid dsp on an ivory card front, adding just one glittered brad and rounding the upper right corner, the card was done.

Easy!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ANOTHER NEW STAMP

Since I use a lot of butterflies on my cards, when I saw this stamp at the Stamp Show, I knew it would get a lot of use.

The two small punched butterflies were sitting on my table from a previous project, so I had just what I needed to make use of my new stamp.  This is also the first time I've used this sheet from the Painted Blooms dsp from the SU! Sale-a-bration catalog.

I'm really happy with the way this folio card came together!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

HIDDEN LETTER BIRTHDAY

I'm enjoying this newly-learned technique from Online Card Class!

TIP:  To add another word close to a raised image, place it on the bottom of an acrylic handle with the letters upside down.  Then stamp from the top of the raised image, which would no longer be in the way.  Of course, it would have been much easier to stamp it before adding the raised letters, but I forgot.

Monday, April 6, 2015

A PRE-SUMMER'S CAT NAP





This stamp by Impression Obsession reminded me of our tuxedo cat who loves to snooze in "her" chair on the front deck.  Today was the first day warm enough to sit a spell after a long, bleak winter!

I'm looking forward to doing the same thing in another few weeks...