Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I used the sketch from Card Positioning Systems for this card. Papers used were CTMH Animal Cookies and CTMH cardstock in Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue and White Daisy. Buttons are CTMH, and the ribbon is unknown from the stash. Tools used were Cuttlebug with Nestabilities and EK Success Corner Rounder. Sentiment is from For Every Occasion and is stamped in Sunflower.
This baby congrats card was made following this week's Mojo Monday sketch (which I took minor liberties with). This card will be accompanying a late baby gift (which I will post at a later time). I really love the blues and yellow together. I would have liked to have had (wait for it Sue) orange flowers that matched the thin orange stripes to add a bit of contrast, but I think it turned out well. The patterned papers and textured (darker blue) cardstock are DCWV. I also used CTMH cardstock in Crystal Blue and Sunkiss Yellow, CTMH inks in Crystal Blue and Buttercup, CTMH buttons, Imaginisce flowers, and Karen Foster Design floss. Stamp sets used were CTMH Reminisce (sentiment in the box)and Moments (flourish).
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Once again I'm completing two challenges with one card. The sketch is from Mojo Monday. Make sure you participate in this week's challenge, they will be giving away up to seven Verve Stamps stamp sets. The OCC challenge for this week was to create something for the moms in our lives. I made this card in 5 X 6 1/2, I just didn't think an A2 size was good for a Mother's Day card (is it just me, or are all of the store-bought Mother's Day cards HUGE???). The papers are CTMH That's Amore, with cardstock in Garden Green, Blush, Chocolate Brown, and Tulip. The ribbon is also CTMH. I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder and Nestabilities Labels One. The green label was actually cut out by using my Coluzzle swivel knife to trace around the same die I used to cut out the pink label. Stamp set used was CTMH Say It In Style. Inks used were Blush (sponged on the pink label) and Tulip. I was about to say that I didn't go crazy with this card because I wasn't sure that my MIL would appreciate the effort that goes in to a handmade card, but once I typed it all out, I realize that I did put a lot of work into this. She'd better appreciate it!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The first card was made using a pretty paper I bought specifically to do this challenge (Jolly & Bright Holly Stripe Shimmer Glitter Paper by Heidi Grace Designs). It is hard to tell, but this paper has a very light pink base color. I also used CTMH Evensong Background and Texture paper, and CTMH cardstock in Baby Pink, Garden Green, Barn Red and White Daisy. Stamp sets used were Snow Friends and Christmas Melodies. Circle and Scalloped circle were cut with Nestabilities and mounted on 3-D Mounting foam, and the Snowflake brads are from Michael's. The snowman's hat was colored with CTMH markers, and his shadow lines were accented with White Snow glitter by Inkadinkadoo. Organza ribbon is from CTMH.
The second card was made using DCWV papers, and CTMH cardstock in Barn Red, Colonial White and White Daisy. His shadow lines were dusted with tiny glass beads, his hat was stamped on and cut from the striped paper, and the sparkles are from my stash. The snowflake was heat embossed in white powder on Barn Red cardstock and mounted with 3-D Foam Mounting Squares. Stitched ribbon is CTMH. My Christmas card box is getting full, I like it!!