Saturday, July 31, 2010

Big Birthday Pieces

This is for a nephew that is turning 12, which means he is at that in-between stage now, not quite a teenager but not a little boy. I wanted something fun but not too much like a little boys card. I stayed with primary colors but with a little more sophistication than just red, blue and yellow which I think keeps it from being to juvenile. The navy and burgundy help to tone down the brightness of the yoyo yellow.

Supplies Used: Paper: Naturals White, Yoyo Yellow, Baroque Burgundy, Not Quite Navy; Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Baroque Burgundy, Not Quite Navy; Stamps: Big Pieces, Little Pieces, Birthday Wish; Other: Various Circle Punches, Mat Pack Kit, Dimensionals

Friday, July 30, 2010

Elements of Style in Amethyst

My card was totally inspired by this card I saw on Splitcoast. Karen Barber does amazing work! I was nervous putting the vellum card stock through the xyron machine after I had it all colored. I figured that if it didn't work then I would just make something else. I'm so please with the way it turned out. I love the technique of the double embossing and I'm sure I'll try this again. I made this for my sister's birthday and even though I've never actually seen a purple rose it's my sister's favorite color so I went with it.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy, Vellum C/S, Almost Amethyst DSP; Ink: Black Pigment Ink, Various SU Markers; Stamps: Elements of Style; Other: Black Embossing Powder, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Half Pearls, Navy Organdy Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Masculine Birthday

This card is for my teenage nephew. I have a difficult time trying to create masculine cards. Maybe that is because I don't actually own many sets with a masculine theme to them. Of course the stamp set "Party Hearty" isn't actually masculine but with the colors that were used I think it works.
Supplies Used: Paper: Forest Foliage, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; Ink: Forest Foliage, Soft Suede, White Craft; Stamps: Party Hearty, Canvas, Studio G Clear Stamps (birthday sentiment); Other: Crop-a-Dile, Forest Foliage Eyelets, 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Friday, July 23, 2010

Because I Care

I had another sympathy card to make for a friend of mine who just recently lost her father. I wanted something soft and pretty and thought the hydrangea would help me get that effect. The flower blossoms were colored with certainly celery, almost amethyst, mint melody and bliss blue. It is hard to see in the picture but some of the blossoms were highlighted with frost white shimmer paint to give the card a soft glow. I used old olive for the leaves and stem and I wish I would have colored them using a blender pen so that it would have been softer. I'll have to remember that for the next time.

Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Almost Amethyst, Mint Melody, Almost Amethyst DSP; Ink: Palette Noir Black, Almost Amethyst, Mint Melody, Bliss Blue, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Certainly Celery; Stamps: Because I Care; Other: Vanilla Organdy Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

White Wedding

Friends of mine got married recently and their wedding invitation was very simple and elegant and I wanted to create an elegant card for them. I used whisper white and shimmery white card stock and various embossing folders to create this card. A very simple but elegant card.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White; Ink: Basic Black; Stamps: Oval All; Other: Vintage Wallpaper, Birds & Swirls and Just My Type Embossing Folders, Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, White Organza Ribbon, Heart Charm, 1/2 Pearls, Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Anniversary Medallion

My son and daughter-in-law celebrated their 3rd year anniversary this year. I needed to make a quick card since I remembered their anniversary at the last minute. This card came together quickly but looks like it took a lot longer to create. I stamped the medallion image using versa mark ink onto the designer paper and embossed it using white embossing powder. The image seemed to be missing something and when I saw the "medallion" image in the stamp set "Cute by the Inch", I thought it would be perfect for the center of the large medallion. I attached the ribbon with a brad from the silver style hodgepodge hardware set and then stamped and attached the sentiment. It took me less than 10 minutes to create this entire card from beginning to end.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Brocade Blue DSP; Ink: Brocade Blue, Versa Mark; Stamps: Medallion, Cute by the Inch, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Other: White Embossing Powder, Silver Style Hodgepodge Hardware Brad, Rhinestone Brad, Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vintage Birthday

This card was for my oldest sister who turned 68 on July 11th. Don't be fooled by the title of my post because "vintage" doesn't describe her at all. The only thing vintage was the title in the stamp set I used. She definitely doesn't look 68 and up until last year she worked 2 jobs (1 full-time and 1 part-time). She is an amazing woman and I'm proud to have her as a sister. Her favorite color is red and I really wanted to use a few of the new SU colors so I chose Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso and they look amazing together. All of the flower images were attached to the card with dimensionals and the leaves were adhered after the flowers were attached. The most difficult part of this card was cutting out all of the elements.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark; Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Warmest Regards; Other: White Embossing Powder, 1/2 Pearls, Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Whoo Graduated?

This card was from my niece who graduated from high school this year and her school colors are black and orange. Not my favorite color combination (unless its for Halloween). I didn't want to end up with a card that looked like it was made as a Halloween card and I had seen various punch art owls created and so I had to try it for myself. What could be more perfect for a graduation card than an owl! I didn't have anything to make a tassel with except ribbon so I just kept fraying one end until it was the length I needed and attached it to the orange "mortar board" with a black brad. Of course I had to add the googly eyes to make him even more whimsical. My niece loved it.

Supplies Used: Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla; Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel; Stamps: Event Full, Say it with Scallops; Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Modern Label Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brad, Rhinestone Brad, Googly Eyes, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Graduation with Style and Elegance

This card was for my friends' daughter who graduated from high school this year. I wanted something simple but with some style and elegance to it and hopefully I achieved it. The school colors are navy and white so I wanted to use those colors. The brocade image was inked using Night of Navy and stamped off twice before stamping onto the card stock. The words were then stamped over the image in Night of Navy. The effect is very striking and elegant looking. It is a very simple and clean card which gives it a more elegant style.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy DSP; Stamps: Friends 24-7, Graduate from My Sentiments Exactly; Ink: Night of Navy; Other: Night of Navy Eyelets, Night of Navy Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, July 16, 2010

With Sympathy

I'm finally back! I think my last blog post was in early April just before we had our kitchen remodeled and new flooring installed. It took just over a month before it was all completed, including painting 5 rooms and we love it! The next few posts will be of cards that were created in the last couple of months. There was no time or space to stamp during our remodel and now that I have my space back I am anxious to create even more.

This card I made just before our remodeling project started and I never had the chance to post it until now. A very simple layout with few embellishments but I like the simplicity of the card.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Almost Amethyst DSP; Ink: Palette Noir Black, Almost Amethyst, More Mustard, Old Olive; Stamps: Friends 24-7, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Other: Scallop Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Dot Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Dimensionals