Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday Wish

Another one of my co-worker's had a birthday last week and this was the card I made for him. This was a quick card to create. I needed something that would be good for a young man of 25 but I didn't have a lot of time to make the card. When I found this background paper in my stash I thought the colors would work great for a guy's card. The layout is simple and basic - perfect for a guy card. Of course I didn't notice that the word "poop" was basically front and center on the card. When the card was passed around for everyone to sign it was noted by another co-worker. Of course we all had to laugh and nobody took offense to it, not even the birthday boy!

Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Ballet Blue, DCWV Background Paper; Ink: Ballet Blue, Soft Suede; Stamps: In the Stars; Other: Large Star Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Giga Oval Punch, 3/4" Twill Tape, Eyelets, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Foam Daisies!

My original idea for this card was to make my own flowers from felt and flower dies but, when I was at Michael's, I saw a package of these pre-cut foam daisies that already had adhesive on them I thought I would try to create a card using them. The package had purple, pink, yellow, orange and green foam flowers in it in various sizes. This card was for a co-worker's birthday and her favorite color is purple. It was very easy to put together and I think I created this card in less than 10 minutes. The card base is the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and the white layer was cut at 4" x 3 1/2". Before removing the adhesive backing from the foam pieces I decided where I wanted each element to be and then adhered them to the white layer. The rhinestones were attached using crystal effects. The sentiment is from the Chit Chat rub-ons and then I added the ribbon to finish.
Supplies Used: Paper: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White; Other: Lovely Lilac Grosgrain Ribbon, Chit Chat Rub-ons, Foam Flowers, Rhinestones, Crystal Effects