Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Make it Monday #78

This was my post for Paper Temptress today so all the paper used came from Paper Temptress. I decided this would be my entry for Make It Monday  I am stepping a bit out of my box on this one. I am not really one to make a card that isn't mailable in a regular envelope, but I saw these flowers in my Cardmaker magazine and just had to try them. I did not have the exact punch, but made do with what I had. I cut a piece of Sandy Stripe Vellum (Peachy Velvet Stripe would substitute well) 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 and then used a border punch on the piece. I scored it to coordinate with the pattern and accordian folded the piece. I glued the ends to make a circle. I pushed the circle down and glued the flower to a 1 inch piece of scrap cardstock. The card base is Basis Light Yellow. The pink layer is Mountain Rose Glimmer and Magenta Basis. The green layer is Serpentine Mica/Meltallic and Teal Basis. I then just had to add a little ribbon

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Here is my card for the monthly challenge at Midnight Madness.  This is my birthday card for my daughter.  Her birthday is on the 25.  This stamp and embossing folder set is made by Hero Arts.  The color was added with the colorbox stylus and I used distress inks.  I also added some distress inks to the flowers.

DYSU #59 and Make It Monday #76

Just have not been in much of a card making mood lately.  Trying to get back into it.  This is a belated birthday card for my Father-in-law.  The technique is from Technique Junkies and is called Layered Masking.  The challenge at Do You Stack Up is layering.  I also need to get an entry into Make it Monday.  The stamp I used is from Stampscapes and the sentiment is Stamping UP

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dry Erase Board

This is my project for my Paper Temptress post today, so all the beautiful paper is from Paper Temptress.  I saw this wonderful easy idea on the Gina K Designs site. This is done with a inexpensive plastic picture frame that has a foot on the back side. You can do this in any size, but I did mine in 8 x 10. I cut the base from Blueberry Brown Bag. I cut the corners with a Martha Stewart corner punch and put squares of the Brown Bag behind the corners so the design could be seen. The center is cut from Laser Silver Lustre. I added some old paper and frayed burlap distress ink to that piece because I wanted a cream look. The flowers are cute from Cranberry Brown Bag. This was a Stampin Up flower die that cut and embossed. I love the Brown Bag cardstock because I could sand the raised part and the Brown Bag showed through. The leaves are Olive Brown Bag. Sorry the picture isn't the greatest. That's what you get for waiting until the last minute to get your post ready. I had to try and get a picture with out glare and that was really hard to do in the evening.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Makeover Monday #12 and DYSU #57

This is a card I made for a girl at work that is having a baby very soon.  The idea came from Makeover Monday.  Thought this would be good for the challenge at Do You Stack Up also because the theme was anything goes.   I cut the train out with my Slice.  The border is a Martha Stewart punch.  The stamps are from a clear set I had from Paper Studio. 

Make it Monday #74 and Partytime Tuesday #53

This is a card I made for a swap at Technique Junkies.  The technique used is called burnished embossing.  I really did love the look and it is very simple.  You emboss your image and then use the same color of ink as the paper and highlight the image.  All the stamps used are from Stampin' Up.  I wanted to use this card for the Make Monday Challenge and also the Partytime Tuesday Challenge where the theme is anything goes.