Thursday, September 29, 2011
I created and posted a card almost identical to this card a few days ago and I needed to make another birthday card and since the supplies were already on my craft table I went with it. You can see my previous card here. I did change a couple of things. Instead of three layers for the large flowers I only used two and I used the trio flower punch on the small flowers instead of the boho blossoms punch. The border for the sentiment was punched on the top using the scallop trim border punch and on the bottom using the scallop edge border punch. The remaining details for the rest of the card are the same.
Supplies Used: Paper: Naturals White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Spring Showers DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive; Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Bring on the Cake; Other: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Summer Sun Corduroy Brads, Fire Rhinestone Circle Brads
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This "floral" arrangement was created for a co-worker. I have made various arrangements for her to give as gifts at the many weddings or events she attends. This arrangement was for her to give as a wedding gift. The wedding colors were green and chocolate. She provided most of the supplies along with 25 one dollar bills. Since I have made other arrangements for her I wanted to make something a little different. I started with creating the flowers using the dollar bills. I wasn't sure what kind of flower to make using the dollar bills so I went searching on the interent and found this tutorial. I made 4 flowers using 4 one dollar bills and 3 flowers using 3 one dollar bills. I also made 12 flowers using Hershey kisses as the centers and two 3" scallop circles punched from chocolate chip card stock as the flower petals. Once I had all the flowers made I just started arranging them in the vase that was filled with glass pebbles. To finish the look I created a large bow and added that at the front of the arrangement.
Monday, September 26, 2011
This is the matching bookmark I made to go with the card that was posted yesterday. The card was given to a friend of mine who loves to read, along with a gift card to Barnes & Noble. I have often suggested that she invest in a Nook, Kindle or E-Reader of some sort but she insists that there is something about actually holding a book that no electronic device can replace. Since she is so adamant about having the actual printed book to read I thought I'd make her a matching bookmark to go with her card and gift. I began with a tutorial that I found here on Splitcoaststampers. I used always artichoke, barely banana and very vanilla card stock and spring flowers designer series paper. I followed the basic instructions in the tutorial using the eyelet border punch along the bottom edge and the designer series paper as my layers. The flower was inked with cameo coral and then the center was colored using a chocolate chip marker and then stamped onto very vanilla card stock. I used a circle cutter and cut out the flower image. The stamped image was mounted to a circle of always artichoke and a scalloped circle of barely banana card stock. The seam binding ribbon was attached and then the stamped image was adhered using dimensionals.
Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, Spring Flowers DSP; Ink: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip; Stamps: Love & Care; Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Circle Cutter, Scallop Circle Punch, Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals
Sunday, September 25, 2011
For this card I started with a sketch from Splitcoaststampers (SC347) and for my color choices I started with the discontinued card stock that I still have and need to use. The card base is a standard A2 card in very vanilla which was then layered with barely banana card stock, always artichoke card stock and spring flowers designer series paper. I embossed a piece of always artichoke card stock using the square lattice embossing folder and layered it on to a piece of barely banana card stock. Using the Love & Care stamp set I stamped the stems on a piece of very vanilla card stock using always artichoke ink and then stamped the flower image using cameo coral ink. The stamped piece was mounted to barely banana card stock and then always artichoke card stock. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Bring on the Cake and was stamped using always artichoke ink on very vanilla card stock and mounted to always artichoke card stock and then barely banana card stock. To complete the look I created a no-tie bow using organdy ribbon (also discontinued) and an antique brad and attached it to the sentiment piece.
Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, Spring Flowers DSP; Ink: Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral; Stamps: Love & Card, Bring on the Cake; Other: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Organdy Ribbon, Antique Brad
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I can't believe my last blog post was a month ago. I'm not sure how that happened since I have made several cards and I even remembered to take pictures of some. Now that I'm actually sitting here updating my blog I'm going to try and post what I can. So over the next couple of days I'll try and have something for you to see.
For this card I wanted to make a card using a fancy fold that I've been seeing lately on Splitcoaststampers and they even have a tutorial. I created my card base using close to cocoa card stock following the instructions in the tutorial and then set that aside until I had all the other elements created.
Using the flower stems from Fabulous Florets I stamped them on naturals white card stock using old olive ink. To make the large flowers I punched out 3 flowers using the fancy flower punch and chocolate chip card stock. I then ran them through my paper crimper and then crumpled them into a ball and just kept working with the paper until the fibers broke down so that I could separate each flower. What I ended up with was 6 flowers. I stacked 3 of them together with the sueded side up, inserted a summer sun corduroy brad in the center, attached them to the stamped flower stems and then mounted the piece to the card base. The birthday sentiment was stamped on naturals white card stock using chocolate chip ink and then adhered to a piece of chocolate chip card stock that had one edge punched using the scalloped edge border punch. I then punched out 3 flowers in chocolate chip card stock using the smallest flower from the boho blossoms punch. These were also crumpled and separated the same way as the large flower but instead of a corduroy brad I used a rhinestone brad and attached them to either side of the sentiment and attached it to the card base. The 1" sides have a strip of designer paper mounted to a piece of chocolate chip card stock and then attached to the card base.
Supplies Used: Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Natural White, Spring Showers DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive; Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Bring on the Cake; Other: Fancy Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scalloped Edge Border Punch, Summer Sun Corduroy Brads, Fire Rhinestone Circle Brad