Monday, July 21, 2014

Punch Art Wrenches

It's Monday again and here is another masculine card.  This card was for my brother-in-law who is a mechanic and it incorporates some punch art.   To create the wrench you will need a strip of basic gray card stock that is 1/2" wide and about 2 3/4" long; at one end you will adhere a 1 1/4" circle that was punched using the word window punch and at the other end is a 3/4" circle that was punched around the itty bitty flower (hopefully this make sense).

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Black, Bordering Blue, Island Indigo, DCWV Metallic
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  1 1/4" & 3/4" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch ,Oval Nestabilities Die, Herringbone Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Mini Silver Brads, Dimensionals

Friday, July 18, 2014

Minecraft Birthday

This is a card I made for my nephew.  He loves playing Minecraft and he loved this card.  It wasn't difficult coming up with the elements to put on the card (use google)...but all those 1/4" square pieces...ugh!  I don't think I'll be making another one of these cards any time soon.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Sayings II
Paper:  Whisper White, Green Galore, Gable Green, Black, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  1/4" Square Punch, Tombow Adhesive

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Day

This is a card I gave to one of my friends for their birthday.  I love how the hardwood stamp and the hexagon hive thinlit contrast each other and the bright flowers just sort of bring it all together.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hardwood, Flower Shop, Happy Day
Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 2-Step Bird Builder Punch, White Embossing Powder, Lace Doily, Pearls, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Graduation Cards

I know most of you have probably already completed all the graduation cards you will need for this year but I'm slow in getting my cards completed and posted.  I try to incorporate the school colors for graduation cards and I needed a card for my niece who lives in Florida (green & black) and a card for my nephew who lives in New York (orange & black).  It was nice not having to come up with two different designs.  All I had to do was change the colors to match the school colors.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Word Play
Paper: Whisper White, Black, Garden Green, Garden Green DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Ink:  Black, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware Stylized Silver, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bright Quilt Squares

I wanted to use some of the bright card stock that was discontinued and came up with the idea of creating a quilt.  This technique could be used for many cards as long as the stamp image can fit within the parameters of the square.  For this card, each of the squares is 1 1/4" so the completed quilt section measures 3 3/4" x 5" which works perfectly for a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  With All My Heart
Paper:  Whisper White, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion
Ink:  Versa Mark, Black
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals