I started with a picture I took of leaves that had fallen on our sidewalk. The yellows and browns of the leaves just looked so pretty against the grain o the sidewalk. I used that picture as the background of the card. On the color wheel, purple is opposite brown, so I chose a purple May Arts silk ribbon, twine, and a large brown brad (unknown) and a couple of small purple brads to create a dimensional bow and attach the ribbon.. Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) was smudged around the edge of the photo. The Thank You stamp is from Just Rite. Mounted on a cream colored cardstock and attached to a light brown card base, the card is finished. I lined te inside with a cream colored paper. Thank you very much!
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Hard to believe that little bundle of Grandma's joy is turning 4. She dances around the house singing "Let It Go" and loves watching Elsa create her ice castle (video). I was inspired to use Frozen imagery to create a special glittery (girl after my own heart lol!) birthday card. Now, the mechanics of the card:
Punches: snowflakes, Martha Stewart
Ribbon: May Arts
Dies: Spellbinder circles and inverted circles
Rubber stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk; Distress Evergreen Bough
Bling: Swirls unknown
Stickles Stardust, Artic Ice, Silver
Copic Marker: B97
Crystal Lacquer over Elsa image
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
|Inside card with fence photo and personal message|
First of all let me thank Polly's Paper Studio from whom I cased this card. I was so totally impressed with it as I scrolling Pinterest for thank you card ideas. I wanted a special one to give our son. While out of town, he surprised us by building a new fence for us. He gave up a couple of golf days to get it done before we returned home! He screwed each picket to the header boards...wow! a fence to last my lifetime. I printed a 8 1/2 x 11" picture of the fence to create the inside of the card. A personal thank you message was printed on top of the photo. Then the page was mounted to the inside of the card
May Arts Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Photo Images from Internet: Golfer, postage stamp
Photo of completed fence
Friday, February 21, 2014
Oh I needed a card for a baby shower! From a folded piece of cardstock, I cut out the letter "E" to recognize the first letter in the baby to be's name. On the front of the card, I punched out letters for baby's whole name and glued them over the previously embossed background. Seem binding edged the fold and buttons embellished it. Open the card to the inside an several stamps were used to welcome the arrival of the baby. I was amazed at how many markers I used to get the very basic color design. A personal message was written on the back of the front of the card. I might have to play with using letters to form the card base for other card needs.
Stamps: Alias Smith and Rowe (handprints)
Hampton Art Stamps (tiny little things message)
Inkadinkado (animals and sweet baby message
Ink: Distress (faded Jeans)
Embossing Powder: Zing (powder)
Copic Markers: E17, E31, E33,Y13, Y28, B06, B52,N6, BV29, RV11
Embellishments: Buttons, Seam Binding (from stash)
Thursday, February 20, 2014
A background die became the card. Mounted on a dark burgundy cardstock I had first coated the die cut with glitter. The card base is a dove grey and I used a copic marker to color the edge. Then using the color wheel I decided on ribbon, tied a bow and with a few embellishments the card is complete.
Spellbinders Die:- Butterfly Magic
Ribbon: May Arts-Silk
Glitter: Art Institute-Butterfy Bush
Cardstock: from my stash
Copic Marker: R59
Premade silk flowers, pearl spray, brad
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I made this card after seeing it a couple of years ago on Connie MacFarlane's blog (www.paperpleatsandribbonroses.blogspot.com) Not exactly duplicated...but close enough! After seeing her card, I was inspired enough to purchase the stamp so make her card my way. After coloring the image with Copic Markers and then cut it out - I guess the current terminology is to fussy cut.... I misted the cut out image with Tattered Angels (maybe seen in the closeup picture...it adds such dimension!) Layers and ribbon and pearls and card is ready to share.
Flourishes stamp set (Magnolias)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pearl)
Copic Markers ( E30, E31, E33, E37, YG 61, YG63, Y18)
Spellbinders (Floral Ovals)
Background Die (don't recall the company sorry)
May Arts ribbon
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Several years ago a card using this stamp was posted on Splitcoast...Loving the stamp I searched and searched for it. Initially, I was unable to get the stamp, but the lady who had originally used it was kind enough to send a stamped image and a piece of the ribbon she had used. I do recall she lived near Sioux City, Iowa; but can't locate her name. I was fortunate to make contact with another lady (see zebra card below) who had the stamp and sent it to me.... Forever in debt to both these special stamping gals. Finally, I got around to making the card...and here it is. Unfortunately, I do not know who made the stamp. (if I ever find out..I'll edit this post) What does this giraffe seem to be saying?
Update: The stamp company is Nature Images (unfortunately no longer in business I think)
Monday, February 10, 2014
Such a fabulous stamp! I wish I knew the manufacturer...I wish I could remember the name of the lady who as a favor and an act of kindness sent me her rubber stamp a couple of years ago. With "life impacts" I'd not found the time to make a card with it until now. . And, of course her envelope/return address is either long gone or lost in the house...somewhere. What I remember is that she is from Nova Scotia and her website featured cards and recipes. I wish she knew how much I honor her for her kindness to a total stranger. That being said....here is the card. The image makes the card which is enhanced a bit with Crystal Effects, a bit of Bakers Twine, a pearl dot and odds and ends of paper/cardstock. The zebra print is from Hobby Lobby.
Update: I was "driven" to find out the who and what after my initial post... Success!! The stamp is from Natures Image (a small family business that sadly is no more)
Saturday, February 8, 2014
(http://www.pinterest.com/pin/559501953677824589/) The pattern called for Chroma Yarn which was lovely to work with! Not a difficult pattern, just lots and lots of steps and pieces. When I crochet, the part I like least is weaving in all the tail ends. This one must have had a thousand!! Call this a work of love for a beloved daughter.