Monday, September 26, 2011

Fallen Leaves

I used the Kindred Creations Fallen Leaves digital papers.  I printed the digital stamp, coloured it with Lyra artist pencils and cut it out.  I layered five of the digital papers and stitched them onto white card stock.  I took a square white base and added a layer of stitched reddish brown card stock, the four digital papers on the white base, then added the last digital paper that was also stitched onto white card stock.  Lastly I added the leaf image with foam adhesive.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tall Daisy

I started with a white base and layered it with green textured card stock and pink card stock that I ran through the Cuttlebug using the textile embossing folder.  I tried to do a little something more unique for my stitching.  I sewed the layers together with my sewing machine and placed white twine underneath the stitches.  I coloured the tall daisy using Lyra artist pencils and Sansodor, cut it out and mounted it in the card using foam adhesive.  Next I cut Label 4 from white and dark pink card stock, I stamped the Whimsy sentiment onto it and mounted it on the card using slightly thicker foam adhesive.  Lastly I added 2 pearls to the label to finish it off.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Guest Designing for One Crazy Stamper: Card #2

I'm back to show you another card I created for One Crazy Stamper.  I decided to create a masculine card this time around.

I started this card by choosing the Ai Original Ed Fronts-n-Backs stamp.  These Fronts-n-Backs stamps are amazing because they have matching stamps with a font and back view of the image, which is perfect for repeating on in the middle or back of the card.  I thought it would be perfect to use with a clear acetate front card this time around.  I started with a dark green Bazzill card base and cut a hole in the front larger than the largest Spellbinders Labels 18 die.  I matted a piece of paper from the Fancy Pants Beach Bum 6x6 pad with dark blue card stock and stitched it together using my sewing machine, and cut the center out using the largest Spellbinders Labels 18 die.  I lined the back with clear acetate and adhered it to the front of the base.  I stamped Ed onto X-Press it card stock using Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured it with Lyra artist pencils, which I then blended with Sansodor and blending stumps. I cut the images out and added the front of Ed to the front of the card on the acetate. I added a dark red button which I threaded with Sew Easy Fancy Floss tertiary twine before adhering to the bottom left hand side of the card front.  I took a piece of silver wire, shaped it into a fishing hook, wrapped three little chicken feathers onto it with sewing thread, to make it look like a fly fishing hook.  I hooked it onto the mats and adhered fishing line to it which I then wrapped around the button and brought back to the right hand side of the card.  I stamped the Whimsy Party Mini Letter Seals stamp onto the front top right hand side of the card in Versamark and embossed it in white embossing powder.

 I then went to the inside of the card.  I line the right hand side with with dark red card stock and paper from the Fancy Pants Beach Bum pad, stitched around the layers again.  I stamped two Whimsy Treasured Moments tickets onto Beach Bum patterned paper using Adirondack and CTMH ink, cut them out using the Whimsy ticket die and stapled them to the bottom left hand side and adhered it all to the base. I took another Whimsy Party Mini Letter Seals stamp and stamped it onto the top right hand corner of the card using CTMH olive ink.  I lined the other side with orange card stock and more Beach Bum patterned paper, which I also stitched together, and cut the center out with the Spellbinders Labels 18 die.  I added a piece of Tim Holtz film strip using a screw brad to the top left hand side.  I carefully layered it onto the card lining the die cut up exactly with the die cut on the front of the card.  I then glued the back of Ed to line up perfectly with the front of Ed on the acetate.  I then wrapped the fishing line around to the inside of card and adhered it under the right hand side of the mats.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

X's and O's

I started this card with a light green card base and layered a wine red card stock over top which I then stitched together.  I printed out the tic tac frame and sewed along the lines separating the squares with a straight stitch.  I then went along those stitches with black embroidery floss.  Next I hand drew a line outside of the frame and cut along the outside as well as the small inner squares.  I ran this through the Cuttlebug with the Kassie's Brocade embossing folder.  I mounted it on the base using foam adhesive.  I then printed out the O's on the same light green as the base and the X's in a slightly darker green, and mounted them on the base using a thicker layer of foam adhesive.  On all the hearts of the X's and O's I added some Prima flowers and a heart shaped jewel.  I cut a tab from a Spellbinders Label 8 die from black card stock and cut it in half.  I stamped the CTMH 'with love' sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then placed it under the frame on the left hand side of the card.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest Designing for One Crazy Stamper

I have the privilege this month to design for One Crazy Stamper, an amazing online store with an amazing assortment of current stamps and card making products as well as copics and their prices are great to boot!  They are also opening a brick and mortar store in Bolton Ontario this month!
This month at One Crazy Stamper they are hosting a sketch challenge.  You have until the end of the month participate in the challenge and have a chance of winning a prize pack from Your Next Stamp.  Create it a card using this sketch and link it to the One Crazy Stamper blog.
For my card I rotated the sketch so that the embellishments would be on the left hand side of the card (though I did keep the sentiment right where it was).
I took the Stampavie, Cherie with her best friend Blondie stamp, and stamped it onto X-Press It card stock using Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I then coloured it in using my Lyra artist pencils, and blended using Sansodor and paper blending stumps.  I added some finishing touches with gel pens, like her belt buckle, jewelry, and scarf,  Blondie's bow, and added some golden brown highlights to her hair.  I cut out the image.  I started with a green sheet of Bazzill card stock for my base and layered it with Prima Annalee paper and DMC card stock, which I all machine stitched together.  I then cut a circle from some Prima Annalee paper and stitched the edges, then bordered it with die cuts using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Parisian Accents die set.  I used EK Success 3D foam dots to mount my image onto this and then added Kaisercraft pearls by the center of each diecut.  I then mounted all of this to the centre of the card using more foam adhesive.  I wrapped 7 Gypsies Savannah seam binding around the front of the card to the left of the image.  I took some more seam binding and using the bow easy, I tied a bow and added it on top of the seam binding about one third of the way up the card.  I then created a floral arrangement by the bow using Zva Creative flowers, Prima Flower of the Month May Lily flowers, stamens from the cake decorating department, unknown leaves, and the Martha Stewart twig punch.  Lastly I took some Whimsy friendship ticket and treasured moments ticket stamps and stamped them onto Prima Annalee paper using Adirondack and CTMH ink, and cut them out using the Whimsy ticket dies in my Cuttlebug.  I layered them and tucked them under the foam mounted circle in the bottom right hand corner of the card, and added another Prima May Lily flower and stamen, along with a punched twig leaf.