Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wedding card

I managed to sneak in a card between the wedding ceremony and the reception (I did have a store bought card sitting around from before my card making days just in case).  The bridemaids were all in yellow, which is what I drew my colour inspiration from.  I started with a ready made base and added champagne Versamark ink to the edges.  I layered that with yellow card stock embossed with the Kassie's Brocade embossing folder.  I then cut and embossed another piece of white card stock with the Spellbinders Labels 18, then printed the verse on it, placed it back in the Spellbinders die and inked the edges it with more Champagne Versamark.  I mounted the label on the center of the card with foam adhesive and added KaiserCraft pearls to the corners.  I then added a floral arrangement to the bottom left hand corner.  I tied a sheer white bow using the bow easy, and used some flowers from the dollar store, pearl sprays from the wedding supply section, and leaves punched with the Martha Stewart Twig punch.  Clean, simple and elegant is just perfect for weddings.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wood Post

I added the words Birthday Party to the sign.  I then printed it out in dark brown.  I coloured it with Lyra artist pencils and cut it out.  I then mounted it with foam on a cream coloured oval cut out with Spellbinders.  I created a dark pink card base and added patterned paper from the K&Co Sola Mat Pad which I stitched around.  I added a some crochet trim near the bottom of the card.  I then cut out another  piece of patterned paper using the Spellbinders Label 18, which I matted with brown card stock.  I mounted this on the card using foam adhesive and mounted the cream card stock on this.  Lastly I added a Zva rose and 2 rosebuds among leaves punched with the Martha Stewart twig punch and some pearly stamens to the bottom left hand corner and some pearls to the upper right hand corner.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday Boy

I created a birthday card for a little boy using a Dustin Pike digital image.
I printed the image and coloured it using Lyra artist pencils and Gamsol.  I used a white card base and layered it with dark blue card stock and patterned paper from the K&Co Hopscotch Designer Mat Pad, stitching some of the layers together.  I then used Staz On ink to colour a piece of drywall mesh and adhered it to the card.  I matted the image with the blue card stock and stitched around it as well and adhered it to the card with foam adhesive.  I printed the birthday boy sentiment and the ticket onto paper from the Hopscotch pad.  I adhered the sentiment  under the image on the right hand side.  The ticket I placed under a Kindred Creations chipboard star that I painted orange, and a button I threaded with orange embroidery thread.

Friday, May 13, 2011


I started by printing out the digital image on Xpress It card stock, which I then cut out, I coloured the white petals using pearl paint, and added a few highlights using Lyra artist pencils.The rest of the card is coloured with Lyra artist pencils and Gamsol.  I also coloured a second copy of the cup and coloured it and popped it up on foam adhesive.  I took a card base and cut the patterned paper from the K&Co Hopscotch Designer Mat Pad slightly smaller than the base.  I then took another of the papers from the pad and used 2 Spellbinders Labels 17 to cut a frame and embossed it.  I also placed the dies on my background patterned paper and traced between the two, cut it out and flipped the center over to show the opposite side of the paper.  I stitched around the outside of the green paper and adhered the three pieces to the white card base.  Then I popped my image into the frame using foam adhesive.  I then cut out two corner flourishes from the Spellbinders Fluer de Lis accents and embossed them and mounted them on the corners of the frame with foam adhesive.  Lastly I added some clear KaiserCraft jewels to the flourishes.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Blue bonnets

 I used the blue bonnets digital image for this card .  I've been on a purple kick lately, so I used my Twinkling H20's to colour the blossoms and my Lyra watercolour pencils. I then took the Wisteria Moments Apple Blossom Time digi kit and printed out some of the papers.  I then started with a 5 1/2" square base and layered the papers on the base.  All the layers were stitched and some were matted with card stock. The plaid paper was matted using a piece of card stock cut with the  Spellbinders Fleur de Lis border dies.  I then cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels 4 and adhered it using foam adhesive.  I then stamped the Just Rite sentiment onto purple card stock with purple Adirondack ink, and the border on white card stock. I layered them and then matted in green scalloped card stock and attached it to the card using foam adhesive.   I added a green ribbon bow gathered and attached with a purple brad.  I also added a butterfly to the right of the image and added a few jewels for his body.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Forsythia and Flowering Almond

I created some hybrid cards using some precoloured images.
For this first card I used the Memory Makers Bohemian Summer digital kit with the forsythia precoloured image.  I created the whole card front in GIMP and printed it out.  I added drop shadows to each of the layers.  The torn paper was created by me using one of the papers in the kit.  After cutting and folding the card I added 5 KaiserCraft green jewels to the left of the image.
For this card I took the flowering almond frame image and the Kindred Creations Butterfly Garden digital kit.  I created a file for the card in Gimp and created the card base with the two patterns, then a matted piece of patterned paper, the green piece of card stock and the digital image to which I added the verse.  I printed out the file, cut the base and folded it.  Then I cut out the other pieces I printed, and layered them all onto the card.  I added the flowering almond frame using foam adhesive. Lastly I added some jewels  where the two patterned papers meet on the base of the card as well as 3 pearls above the digital image.  Lastly I added a white butterfly between the blossoms of the digital image.

These precoloured images are a great easy way to create a quick card, and the great thing about an almost all digital card is that if I ever want to create a second or third card, the file is sitting on my computer and all I have to do is print, cut, fold and add a little bit of bling.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jean-Luc playing ball with Claude

I created this card for another round of card tag, and was given this card by Rhonda to lift.  I was inspired by the scalloped ovals and the bow along the bottom of the card.  I stamped the Stampavie image Jean-Luc playing ball with Claude onto oval white card stock and coloured it using Lyra artist pencils and inked the edges green.  I matted it with a blue scalloped oval and I stitched the layers together.  I took the same blue card stock and created a blue card base.  I then took a K&Co Hopscotch Designer Mat Pad sheet, distressed the edges and sewed around it.  Then I took another strip of paper, distressed it and sewed around it and  layered it over top.  I wrapped crocheted trim and green ribbon around the two layers and adhered on the back, then tied a bow using the bow easy with the green ribbon and adhered it to the center.  I then used the Spellbinders in Spades dies to cut corner pieces from another sheet of patterned paper and adhered them under the corners of the scalloped oval mat.  I then mounted these layers onto the patterned paper using foam adhesive, just above the bow.  I adhered it all to the base and added 4 KaiserCraft pearls to the corners of the card.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sugar Nellie Girl

I used another Sugar Nellie image for this card, Girl 3 and the sketch from the Sugar Nellie blog.  I coloured the image using Lyra artist pencils and a gel pen. I matted it with the Spellbinders lacey ovals. I used an 5 1/2" square card base and layered it with card stock and patterned paper from the Pink Paisley Sweetness collection.  I stitched the various layers together and mounted the matted image using foam adhesive.  I took three white paper blossoms, painted them to match the pink dress, added these interesting white buttons that make the perfect center for the daisy shaped blossoms.  I tied a bow onto the buttons using painted crochet cotton. (I have a quirky pet peeve about unthreaded buttons :P )  I added them to the card as indicated on the sketch and tucked some white leaves punched with the Martha Stewart twig punch behind them.  I added three white KaiserCraft pearls along the bottom of the vertical strip, and a white satin bow tied with the bow easy to the top right hand corner to finish off the card..