Monday, March 28, 2011

*********************RAK JustRite 051


Before my week turned topsy turvey (please say a prayer for my gravely ill grandaughter who has been in ICU for a week) I thought of all the kindnesses received from friends and family.  Besides making cards, I enjoy creating a floral landscape in my front yard.  A neighbor often provides me cuttings from her garden.  With this Just Rite challenge - an act of kindness/thank you I thought to create a "May Basket" to leave on her door.  I created the basket using a double folded flower cutout that I surrounded with an eyelet ruffle. I covered the base with a floral patterened paper and outlined it with a bit of May Arts gold cord.  A dull red scalloped circle was placed in the center and (look closely) embellished with "stitching".  I used blue Imaginisce and Prima flowers and 2 blue rhinestone swirls to create my garden.  Tucked into my basket is a packet of Morning Glory seeds (we enjoy sharing a cup of coffee in the morning sometimes) and a card  which thanks her for her friendship.  The card uses May Arts ribbon, Dew Drops, paper rose, and Just Rite stamps (than you and flower on patterned paper).  A hanging tag complete this RAK using Just Rite stamps (border and sentiment), Tim Holtz acyrlic tag, Copic Markers and May Arts ribbon.
 For this project, I used Just Rite Stamps from:  You Inspire Me and Plant a Little Love Set.
 May you also reap the harvest from seeds of kindness!...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

************Flowers Sparkle

                                                                                                                 I love satin and glitter; lace and sparkle!  Spring flowers and gardens.  Just Rite and Joan's Garden -challenges mixed with the MoJoMonday design layout inspired this card.  One of my favorite techniques is image stamping on a piece of acetate, then painting the design with glitter and that is how I began using a Just Rite's Plant a Little Love Set stamp.  Using Spellbinders circles and scallop circles I layered the flower.  Note the border design on the light pink paper was made using the tiny little stamp from Just Rite's You Inspire Me.  Doesn't it make a perfect frame for the glittered flower!  If you look closely a tiny seed pearl accents the space in the border stamp area.  The accents on the pink scallop and the defining lines for the paper placement were made using (oh my gosh did I really do that?!) by cutting up a lacey headband that "was" supposed to be given to my grandaughter (my bad!).  The pink flower and the pink "paper" layer were created by crocheting a length of May Arts satin ribbon.  A flourish of crystals and oh, did I mention the beautiful paper from K and Company.      A personally created card deserves a personally created envelope, and with a beautifully embossed piece of wallpaper, a couple of coordinating embellishments (I'm loving making ribbon roses these days!) .........  Welcome Spring!                                                                                                                               

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday and a Stick Pin

A beautiful piece of paper from K and Company embossed with a favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder is the base of this card.  Add a strip of silk ribbon, a couple rows or lace, a double silk bow, a ribbon rose, and a handmade stickpin.  The sentiment on this card (Have a Fabulous Birthday) is from JustRite's You Inspire Me set.  I placed it on a circle punch and created shine and dimension by using Sakura Crystal Lacquer.  With a matching decorated envelope here is a Spring birthday card for a special lady.

*******************Big Red Bow

 I just love working with MayArts Silk ribbon and when I saw The Shabby Tea Room 051 color challenge (red, white, black with a hint of chartreuse  Classic Elegance) I envisioned big bow and pearls.  JustRite's challenge 050 this time is birthday or spring.  SoooooooI wondered if I could create a card to combine the two.  Starting with layers of white and black cardstock, I then embossed a top white layer.   I made a pearl accent to put in the center of the large red bow using a "ribbon slide".  Using JustRite's Happy Birthday to You (I masked off the 'to you' part) from the 10 Designer Centers and Borders collection; I stamped it on a white oval paper that I'd edged with black ink.  Now how did the Happy Birthday get shiny?  After stamping it with red, I rewrote the words with a thin line of white, dries clear glue!  I lastly edged some paper flowers with black and dropped a seed pearl in the center.   With a matching envelope...if it is your birthday...this card is for you!