Monday, July 28, 2008

More to share...

So... like I said in my previous post, I have been busy... I just couldn't share because the recipients hadn't received their cards yet... so, I'm here to share a few more.

First up, I have a card that I cased for the layout. I don't know where I saw it, or what the fold-type is called... I'll call it another type of Gate-fold card. I used my Polkadots and Paisley stamp set along with my Garden Whimsey set (have I mentioned how much I love my Garden Whimsey set???) I used Pretty in Pink and Rose Red ink and cs... I also used Shimmery White CS for the focal point. I think the Corner adorner is from SU, but I might be wrong. I made three of these cards and sent one to one of my SBS10 sistah's, one to my neice, and the last one to a dear friend of mine. All three were used as birthday cards.

The next card is one I made for one of my best friends, Anette, for her birthday (which was Saturday)... Anette's favorite color is green, so I had to use it... The scalloped edges were made with a Martha Stewart border punch (I don't know the name of it). The stamp is Cuppacakeabella from http://www.stampingbella.com/, and the sentiment is from SU!'s Sincere Salutations stamp set. My colors were Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Real Red... not one I would've originally put together, but I like the end result. Of course, I went Stickle-crazy... on the cupcake, the & the dress! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE stickles! After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend and stickles constitutes as papercrafting "diamonds" in my book!


This next one is nearly the exact same card with a ton of color changes... I made it for one of my SBS10 sistah's... I hope she loved it! It was so fun to make!

This last one is one I made for two different people... One for my friend's (Suzanne) birthday, and the other, I changed the sentiment to say "missing you" for my GodDaughter, Lindsay. I used my nesties on this one along with my Martha Stewart border punch (that I don't know the name of). This was a sketch challenge of some sort, but it's been so long, I don't know whose it was... if it was yours, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due! :) My colors were Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip for this card. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations (love that set too!) and the grapes are from Gorgeous Grapevine (now retired) from SU!)

I suppose that's all for today...

SYKE!

I'll give you just one more...
and I saved the BEST (in my little 'ol opinion) for last... I used my Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge for this one... I am sooooo beyond pleased with how this card turned out. I wanted to make a card to send to my parents while they're away on vacation just to "check in" on them & see how things were going.
I cut these chickens out 4 times just to get the result I ended up with. It's a lot of layering and pieceing together, but totally worth the work! The "egg" behind those chicks was a bit of "work" too... It started out as a piece of Very Vanilla CS... I color dusted it with Close to Cocoa and used my Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add a few spots. Then, I embossed it with Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder & stuck it in the freezer for a couple minutes. When I took it out of the freezer, I folded it back & forth a few times to create the "cracked egg" look. This technique is called Cracked Glass and you can find the real tutorial for it HERE. To make the background, I cut thin strips of Bravo Burgandy and Ruby Red cardstock and layered them onto a sticky piece of Chocolate Chip to get kind of a "barn door" effect. I color dusted it with Chocolate Chip and then layered it onto my card base. To finish it off, I used my word window punch to cut the space for my sentiment (which is hand-written in my chicken scratch) and added buttons to balance it out on the other side. I doodled around the edges to bring it all together & I must pat myself on the back for this one... I am BEYOND PLEASED with this card!
Okay, for real this time, I'm off to do some more creating! Have a blessed day!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

All of these card are sensational. I'm luck to been able to see some of them in person. They are truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I really enjoyed this past week. Can't wait to see you soon. Your BFF, Penny

Trudi said...

Love all the cards, but the Chicken one is fab!! Hope everything is going well.

Debbie Yates said...

I love being the recipient of your cards and reading how you created them - you're the best - we're doing just fine having a great time! We are heading to GA tomorrow and Dad leaves on Friday for Fresno, California - he's building a Fredrick's in a mall there. 2200 miles.....I'll talk to you soon...great job on the cards!!!

Latisha said...

Great cards..love the bellas!

Chris said...

these are fabulous cards!!!

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