Friday, January 27, 2012

God won't give me anything I can't handle

Kindred Creations has yet another great new digital kit coming out today, the Chocolate Sky paper pack.
Some friends have been going through a rough patch lately so I decided to make a card for them.  I love this quote by Mother Teresa and printed it out using the font Kaufmann BT along with the digital papers.  I rotated the striped paper 45 degrees before cropping it to size.  I cut out the quote along with the two patterned papers.  I matted the larger paper with dark brown card stock just smaller than my card base. I then cut a piece of white card stock and edged it with the Martha Stewart Deco Flowers PATP punch, then cut the second patterned paper to fit just inside the edge of the flowers to create a thin border and edged the patterned paper with a Prismacolor marker.  I matted the quote with some coordinating DCWV card stock and adhered all the layers together, adding a layer of foam adhesive under the white decorative border.  I then used the Martha Stewart twig punch as well as the Nellie Snellen Leafy Branch punch to create foliage from the white and DCWV card stock.  I coloured the white twig punchies with the Prismacolor marker and layered them onto the two corners of the striped paper and added a number of Prima flowers which I centered with pearls.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Computer Guy Birthday card

I have to say Mo Manning has some incredible images for young boys, which are sometimes a little hard to find... and digi is so easy to buy in a pinch and work with that same day! Love that! I needed yet another birthday card for a young boy and this image suited him well.

I started by printing the Mo Manning digital image onto X-Press It card stock and colouring it with Lyra artist and Sansodor.  I then printed out some DCWV 300DPI digital papers.  I stitched them together with a card stock mat and layered them together.  I double matted the image.  I added three diamond eyelets onto the green paper and added some Liquid Pearls to the center of each eyelet.  I also added a photo turn to the top of the matted image.  I then adhhered the layers onto the white card base adding the image with foam adhesive.  Lastly I stamped a Whimsy stamped sentiment onto the yellow card stock with navy ink and added it to the top right hand corner of the image with more foam adhesive.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Baby Girl Baptism

I used another Mo Manning digital image and the coordinating Kindred Creations Cutie Pie Farm kit to match the Baby Boy Baptism card.
I started by printing the image onto X-Press it card stock and colouring it with Lyra artist pencils and Sansodor. I went over the lace of the dress with a Sakura Stardust glitter pen to add a little girly sparkle.  I printed the papers from the Kindred Creations Cutie Pie Farm kit.  I layered the pink striped paper over my card base then added a strip of the green dotted paper which I wrapped with  a piece of ribbon tied in a bow.  I then used the Martha Stewart Deco Flowers PATP on the brown dotted paper and lined the inside with the floral paper.  I adhered it to the card using foam adhesive and slipped the ribbon bow through the brown card stock.  I then also added the image which I cut out in a circle using foam adhesive.  I added some Prima flowers with Pearl and pearl stamen centers to the top right hand corner.  I punched and cut various leaves from the green dotted paper to finish off the floral arrangement.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Baby Boy Baptism card

For this card I used a Mo Manning digital image as well as the Kindred Creations Sweetie Pie Farm digital kit.
I printed the image onto X-Press It card stock, coloured it with Lyra artist pencils and Sansodor.  I printed the papers from the Kindred Creations Sweetie Pie Farm kit as well as the a few star embellishments.  I layered the blue striped paper over my card base then added a strip of the green dotted paper which I wrapped with  a piece of knotted ribbon.  I then used the Martha Stewart Deco Flowers PATP on the brown dotted paper and lined the inside with the star paper.  I adhered it to the card using foam adhesive and slipped the ribbon knot through the brown card stock.  I then also added the image which I cut out in a circle using foam adhesive.  I added some swirls cut with a Marianne Designs die and the the stars from the kit to the top right hand corner.  The stars were adhered using some more foam adhesive.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Shower card

This was a super quick card I made.  Seriously I didn't get home from my shopping trip which included buying the shower gift until 7 pm and the shower was scheduled at 7:30.  I hadn't eaten (managed to grab a banana) and needed to change... I did arrive just a few minutes late but I think I still did great.
I quickly printed out the verse in purple onto cream card stock (which I'd had the fore site to find ahead of time).  While browsing through her registry I got the impression she liked purple, hence the purple colour.  I cut it using a Marianne Design die.  I took a cream KaiserCraft card base and lined it with the purple card stock.  I then adhered the verse.  I added some Prima flowers, added pearls to the centre punched some leaves from green card stock using a Nellie Snellen punch. Super quick and appreciated since I knew the brides mom was an avid scrapper, and it turns out so is the bride.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Birthday Hockey Card

I created this card for a boy who just loves to play hockey. In the fall I had the opportunity to watch him play and taken some pictures, so I was able to go back and find out his team colours. So I used his team colours for this card.
I started by printing out the Mo Manning Hockey Boy image.  I coloured it with Lyra artist pencils and Sansodor, and matted it with an amber card stock.  I then printed some patterned paper from the Kindred Creations Black and White digital paper kit available in the store now.  I started with a square base and layered it with a slightly smaller layer of the stripes 2 paper.  I then took a piece of the herringbone paper and matted it in the amber card stock and stitched them together.  I then took a piece of the spots 2 paper the width of the card and matted it with the amber card stock and used a zig zag stitch along the top and the bottom.  I took a piece of yellow mesh and wrapped it around the card a third of the way up the layer, along with a piece of twine which was threaded through a black button and tied in a bow.  I then adhered the image over that with foam adhesive.  Lastly I embossed a Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals stamp along with a Just Rite border stamp onto the Herringbone patterned paper and adhered it with some more foam adhesive.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas Welcome

Over the holidays I took the time to work on a canvas for my entryway.  I painted the whole thing using stencils cut with my Silhouette.  I like the way it turned out, and I have plans to do at least one more for the rest of the year.  Maybe over time I will add other ones for other seasons of the year.
I ended up having to take the picture with a flash to show the colours of the wall and the canvas.  The entryway is north facing and we've had some dreary days so it's difficult to get a great picture.  I may update this when I have the opportunity to get a better, less flashy picture.