Sunday, March 27, 2011
I am trying to get a large variety of cards made up using up some retired paper. This card uses Barely Banana and Whisper White cardstock. The inks used are Barely Banana & Apricot Appeal. The sentiment is punched using Stampin' Up! Modern Label and Decorative Label Punches. The onesie stamp is from the A Slice of Life level 1 hostesss stamp set. The Welcome Baby is from the Something to Celebrate Level 2 hostess stamp set. Both are hostess sets frm the current Spring Occasions Mini Catalog. I also used the Dots embossing folder and scallop trim border punch. I used a whole roll of the thin ribbone (awesome find from a dollar store!) and ran out so used Very Vannilla seam binding on the rest of them.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I have had this idea in my head for awhile. It is a bit detailed so I decided to make a video to show you how to do this one. I used Pale Plum (retired), Pretty in Pink, and Very Vanilla Cardstock. I made my own patterned paper on the very vanilla and embossed it with the square lattice. All the details, sizes, etc in the video.
Pink Passion was the card stock on my agenda to use up for these cards. Pink Passion is the base color embossed with the Framed Tulips SU embossing folder. I then fit a piece of Whisper White in the frame and embossed it with Swiss Dots (I tried a few & this was the one I liked the best for the white inside). The flourish, butterfly, and Bliss stamp are all from the SU Bliss stamp set. The sentment "Birthday Bliss" is from the Birthday Bliss stamp set. The layered color is Bermuda Bay. The ribbon is misc from a craft store. I also used the SU Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch to frame around the ribbon. Various oval punches for the sentiment layers.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I think I made 36 hippo cards and 24 frog cards!! They were a lot of fun. I also made another Create-A-Critter card but you are going to have to wait to see that one until I can post the cards I sent to my DSS -- on May 1 -sorry!
The hippo and frog were both cut at 2.5 inches.
Hippo card details -- I used Brilliant Blue cardstock, Crushed Curry (yellow frame) & ribbon, and black for the mat. The black is embossed with a dots folder, the hippo is made from SU Brilliant Blue DSP - I cut one to look more girlish and another set to look more boyish (the one with no flower on the rump!).. added some googly eyes & pop-dotted him/her up. The stamp sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.
Frog card -- Glorious Green cardstock base, Summer Sun is the yellow embossed w/ TH Rays embossing folder, MS ribbon punched on the edges of the yellow & black base. I emossed the frog with one of the folders from the Animal Prints CB set, cut a smooth yellow tummy for him and inked the edges in green. The sentiment stamp is SU Unfrogettable cut with 1 3/8" circle punch layered on Glorious Green scalloped circle punch. Ribbon is misc (used up another whole role + -- yay!)
I just realized it has been quite awhile since I made any posts. I have been super busy creating probably around 150-200 cards! I have a bunch of loose sheets of card stock that I wanted to use up so I made a lot of the same cards to give as gifts or maybe try to sell a few.
Back to the card... :) I made around 60 of these. The branch is the Spring Blossom SU set from the Spring mini. I stamped the image on Very Vanilla cardstock in Chocolate Chip, then colored the image in with Mellow Moss and Pretty in Pink markers. I then embossed the whole image with the lattice SU embossing folder. The base cardstock is Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip. I inked the edges of the vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip ink. I was able to vary the sentiments since this is such a universal card image and design. On some I used Chocolate Chip ribbon and on others Mellow Moss (used up a whole roll of that!!) The inside I decorated with various punched flowers.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
DH's B-Day is coming up & I am pretty sure he would rather have a convertible than a mini van (ok, so would I, but not practical! LOL!) .. I had this idea in my head for awhile. I started with a black a2 size card base. I found some light blue pattern paper in my stash, some green (I think this is from the retired SU Manchester DSP). I used nesties for the clouds and the sun. The sun has Happy Birthday stamped in just a slightly darker color - I wanted it to blend in more than stand out. I tore my green paper, inked up all the edges, then distressed the edges. I used a white ink pen on the black paper to create the road. I was really pleased with how this turned out. Let me know what you think. I also added Crystal Effects to the windshield (which doesn't show well), and glitter pen to the chrome areas on the car to make them shiny!