Monday, March 19, 2012

Not Always a Stamp

I made these cards to include with the presentation of a color corresponding Prayer Shawl.  Inside in a personal message of comfort.
Card Parts:
 -Paper: white cardstock and colored scraps
 -Die:  Marianne embossing /die
 -Misc:  Pebbles chalk, - May Arts silk ribbon,  Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Sunday, March 18, 2012

JR #68 Amazing Card for an Amazing You

Put the ingredients listed below and voila! the above card emerged.  First I covered the white sticky piece of paper with a piece of lace.  Red glitter was liberally applied to the entire surface.  Once the glitter was shaken off, the lace was removed and the red/white glittery background was created.  The flowers were stamped, colored, and then cut out and cut into individual pieces (fussycut). The Just Rite sentiment was stamped onto a  die cut leaf. Distress ink was sponged onto the leave.  The flower pieces were covered with distress crackle. Once dried flowers, leaves, and flourish were inserted into a slit made in the ribbon that had been tied around the   "lace" background.  A double black bow was added and a bit of interest was added with the oval jeweled brad.
The whole of this was then mounted onto a black cardbase which had first been covered with the original lace. 
Card Ingredients
Paper:  Black Cardstock, White one sided sticky
Stamps: Just Rite With Sympathy and You Inspire Me
Markers: Copic R14, R24, R27, R29, 110
Ink: Memento Black, Distress Barn Door, Distress Crackle
Glitter: Martha Stewart Garnet
Die: Memory Box Flourish, Spellbinder Leaf
Ribbon: May Arts Black Silk
Oval Brad

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Color Me Silver or Purple JR #68

Choose a color....first Silver, then lavender. Hrad to choose, so I made one of each! I used a template for a mug that I had and printed it off, first on silver then on white cardstock  I outlined the "inside" with coordinating black cardstock/lavender foil.  Using a die I cut the two flourishes and liberally applied the butterflies.  "Dream Big" is the sentiment I chose to compliment the project design.  It is too warm for cocoa, so I chose a single packet of Lipton's Green tea (yum!)  Using a black and white design paper I covered the tea packet, added a bow, and slipped it inside the mug.  I'm thinking I will use these mugs as a "gift card" holder for an upcoming graduation gift.  It was fun to design each mug with subtle differences.For example, on the lavender card, the image was stamped directly onto the mug; on the silver mug I embossed "Dream Big" onto a torn circle upon which the JR butterfly garden stamp was first used.
Card Ingredients
Lipton Green Tea to Go
May Arts Silk Ribbon
Black, Silver, White cardstock
White Glitter paper, lavender foil wrapping paper
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Just Rite Stamps


When Joan's Garden's challenge this week identified recycling a round container, I almost (but not quite passed)...round container?? hmmmm.  Then reading Selma's blog I had an oh my goodness moment...I had in the refrigerator a Laughing Cow cheese container.  After dumping the cheese, I brought the empty container to my craft table and contemplated.  Flowers and Lace.  So first I painted the outside of the container a silvery color (I used Luna Lights paint), then I banded it with a piece of black cording.  I traced a Spellbinders circle on a piece of glossy black cardstock (which had been highlighted with Luna Lights paint - purple, silver etc) and cut it out.  Happiness! it just fit the inside of the lid.  Next I took some floral "pebbles" (like Dewdrops) and glued them around the edge.  Lace....flower.... so I took a length of lace and wound it into a flower...glued it down, then decorated with small premade flowers.  Guess what I am now storing in this container?  Nope, punched out butterflies actually.  I'm not going to throw those Laughing Cow containers away anymore!! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yellow Tulips for Outlines March Sketch#42


Challenge number 42 at Outlines Rubber Stamp Company ( ) inspired me to create the card shown below.

Ingredient List:
Tulips Bleach It or Not
cardstock (black, yellow, white)

Pebbles Chalk
Copic Markers (Yellow, green, black)
Black Soot  Distress Ink                                                                                                      
Spellbinders Die (labels 1)
Pop dots
May Arts Yellow Silk ribbon, 
Black and white twine.
Yellow Crystal

I stamped the image twice and cut out the images with Labels One.  The inner part of the outer frame was highlighted with black copic marker (Just a little bit lopsided lol!) I turned the uncolored image to a 90 degree angle and mounted it on top of the colored image using pop dots.  The whole was then mounted on a larger Labels One that had been distressed. A ribbon flower and a bit of twine embellished the length of ribbon that I placed under the top frame. A black  5" square card base was used.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Elzybell for Joan's Garden Challenge

It was time to make a card again!  Due to health/surgery of my husband, crafting had been put on hold.  I worked on this card for a Joan's Garden challenge.  Blue, Green, Flower,oval  and corner embellishments were the criteria.   I love this cute Elzybel stamp which created the centerpiece of this card. Copic markers, stickles, sizzex folder, distress 3 dies (Marianne? and Spellbinders for scalloped oval,  swirl and 3D corner flowers,  blue brads blue floral crystals, and a pressed daisy flower tinted with green are what I used to put this card together.  Happy to be making a card!