Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Girl with Bunny

I also created a card for my little niece who also celebrated a birthday.

I took a white card stock base I layered it with pink card stock edged with fruit punch Stickles, then a layer of purple card stock embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder, and the edges stitched with white thread.  I then layered a strip of white and pink card stock across the bottom half of the card.  I coloured the girl with bunny digital stamp (if you know where I may have picked this up please let me know) with artists pencils and Gamsol.  I then cut around the stamped image and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive squares.  I added pink rhinestone strips along the edges of the pink card stock strip.  I then stamped the Inque Boutique sentiment using Cool Peri Adirondack ink.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Skateboarder Birthday Card

This card was for my nephew who just celebrated his 8th birthday.
I cut a star from white card stock and acetate.  Then I offset the shape twice to cut the star outline from white card stock, which I inked with green Adirondack ink, and cut the inner star from Around the Block Player 2 paper. I then cut the skateboarder from dark green card stock and  covered in Pewter Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.  I adhered the green and red star onto the acetate star, and then the skateboarder on top of that.  I punched a hole in the left point of the star. I sewed the dark green button with twine to the white card stock and going through the punched hole of the acetate star, as well as sewing through the Jenni Bowlin Journaling Stars ticket. I add a green die cut 8 to the ticket.  Then a cut a strip of white card stock and shaped the ends.  I used a CTMH birthday sentiment, and dark green Adirondack ink to stamp the sentiment on the card stock and attached it to the lower points of the star allowing it to bulge slightly.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Moose Card

Here is a very quick and simple card I created to match a gift.

I layered the base with the gift wrap and added a black card stock mat, and a gift wrap mat.  On top of that I adhered the moose scene die cut. I wrapped the gift with a wide black satin ribbon.  A card sure to impress the men in our lives.  The gold and black is still elegant enough to satisfy me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

International Card Making Day Spirited Scrap

Here is the card this Spirited Scrap will be creating.  It is a delightful card with a hint of a coffee scent to perk up your friend on a blue day.

Supply List:
card stock or patterned paper- at least 4 1/2 x12"
2 small pieces of card stock at least 3x4", one must be a light colour
3x4" transparency or a piece of clear plastic from some packaging.
a 4 1/4x5 1/2" envelope.
adhesive of your choice.
foam adhesive 3/16" wide.. thicker is better.
      You could use a wider one if you cut it in half.. or use a lot of small squares.
      You may also find this in the adhesive section of the hardware/$store for mounting pictures.
Treat yourself to some freshly ground coffee for the day, reserving 1 tsp and 3 whole coffee beans
scissors, printer
embellishments to dress up the card

Step 1:
Print the template on the back of the card stock or patterned paper using a borderless print.  If you only have a 4 ½” wide piece of card stock you may want to print on scrap paper, then tape the card stock over the scrap paper template in proper position using scotch tape and run it through the printer again.  Cut out the card base, score and fold.
If you want to cover it in patterned paper you can use the single layer (at the side of the template provided) as a template.


Step 2:
Print out the quote “A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.” onto scrap paper using your favourite font in a 1 ½” column using a font size so that the quote is also about 1 ½” tall.  Set the colour to coordinate with your paper if you like.

Cover it with the 4x3” piece of light coloured card stock, tape it down and run through the printer a second time.

Using your favourite oval cutting tool (or the template in step 1) cut an approximately 3 ¼ x 2 ½” tall oval around the quote.  Cut a second oval from the other piece of cardstock and another oval out of the center so that you end up with a ¼” frame (approximately; it must be wider than the foam adhesive).
Also cut a slightly smaller oval from the transparency or clear plastic.


Step 3:
Glue the transparency oval to the back of the oval frame.

Adhere the foam adhesive all the way around the frame making sure it stays on the oval frame.  (The paper backing will not bend like the foam adhesive and pop off during the process.) 

To add more dimension remove the paper backing from the adhesive and add another layer of foam adhesive. 

Place ¼ tsp of coffee grinds on top of the quote.

Glue the dimensional frame carefully to the quote making sure it lines up. 

You have now created a shadow box. (You can also use individual foam squares making sure the squares butt tightly against each other so that your filler stays inside the shadow box)


Step 4:
Glue this to the front of the card base.

Then glue three coffee beans to the top right hand corner of the shadow box. (I did it the other way around and found it hard to add the glue to the back of the shadow box while the glue on the coffee beans was drying)

Decorate the card further as you wish.
I used two Prima mulberry flowers centered with a coffee bean, surrounded by Martha Stewart twig punch die cuts and a piece of narrow brown satin ribbon tied in a bow.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

September Card Tag

I was given this card by Robin to lift and this is what I came up with.
I started with a red card stock base, I then took a piece of blue card stock and cut half of this file which I added to the lower portion of the base.  I covered the top with a scrap of Fancy Pants patterned paper.  I covered the seam with a piece of blue satin ribbon.  I placed a blue paper rose on the center of the ribbon and placed twigs punched with a Martha Stewart punch cut from coordinating Fancy Pants paper under the flower.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Becca's International Card Making Day sketch challenge

Becca, the owner of Kindred Creations offered up a Page Maps card sketch for her challenge in honour of International Card Making Day.

I created a base from white card stock and covered it in dark pink card stock.  I then layered on a piece white card stock edged on two sides with the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch.  I then covered that with a piece of light pink card stock.  I placed a Kaiser Craft Paper Flower, covered with a pink button tied with a piece of narrow white satin ribbon tied in a bow.  I placed a circular washer of dark pink card stock under the flower, and pieces of Kaisercraft Rhinestone Flourishes around it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

International Card Making Day Challenge

I offered up a simple Challenge for International Card Making Day at Kindred Creations this year; it was to create a card using only 3 elements plus the card base.  A simple card for anyone who enjoys card making to grab a few minutes and create a card, or even simple enough for someone who has never made a card to try their hand at it.

I created this simple card using a brown cardstock base.  I ran a piece of light purple card stock through the Cuttlebug with Tim Holtz Damask embossing folder.  I tied a piece of sheer brown dotted ribbon into a bow using the Bow Easy  and  used a length of ribbon to tie it around the top half of the card.  I finished the card off by adding 3 light purple ribbon blossoms around the bow for an easy elegant card.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We've got Class

I created this layout using the Die Cuts With A View Hittin' the Books 2 digital kit. I layer two of the papers over top of each other and stitched the right hand side using a zig zag stitch.  On the left hand side I added the green ribbon to which I added a buckle I created from a frame in the kit.  I added some bump mapping under the buckle to add realism to the ribbon.  I cut the title from another patterned paper in the kit.   I took buttons by Gunhild Storeid and covered them in patterned paper, and added them to the bottom left hand corner with a green ribbon bow also by Gunhild Storeid.  She also has some great cluster frames, one of which I turned on it's side and overlay with one of the patterned paper in the kit, and added pictures to it.  I then added my journaling using the font Kids First ABC.  Lastly I added the appropriate shadows to each layer.