Friday, May 28, 2010

Card - Get Well

I made this card for a guy at work who had surgery last week. I found a card with the general idea on Splitcoast Stampers. I made it a half sheet card so there was space for people from work to sign. The squares are 2.5 square in 6 different green patterned paper. They are layered onto a black layer which provides frames for the squares. This was mounted on a pea green card. I placed a beige then a striped gross grain ribbon over the left hand side split. The sentiment was color printed as well as the greeting inside. I had a visit with him today and things are coming along well.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Holiday Challenge - Choc Vanilla Red & Kraft

I made these cards in response to Tracy's Holiday Challenge. It is a color challenge to include chocolate, vanilla, red and kraft. I made 6 cards alternating red and chocolate panels on the kraft card front. I stamped the snowflake greeting on vanilla with chocolate chip ink. Punched them out with the scallop punch and mounted onto the card with foam dimensionals. I added a vanilla ribbon over the join of the panels. I added texture to the wider panel with the Cuttlebug Victorian embossing folder.
I made 6 cards.
Total Christmas Cards = 39

Friday, May 21, 2010

Scrapbook Layout - F of S - Kindness

I'm working on a scrapbooking bible study for the fall. Here's my first sample page. The right hand page has four quadrants - Family, Work, Church and Strangers. What can I do to be kind to the people in each group. The circles on each quadrant merge in the centre. The small circle represents my life which is fuller when the life of those in each quadrant merges with my life. The left page has a scripture verse, a story from the bible and a prayer.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Card Kits - Christmas - Gingerbread Man

These card kits were prepared for someone who runs classes in a shelter. They were designed to be put together with few tools.

This gingerbread is great. I used 12x12 cardstock. It was cut down to three 4 x 11 inches cards which puts the fold at the top. The cardstock creates the feel of a textured fabric. The gingerbread was cut in a color that matched one of the stripes in the background. The gingerbread's white icing on the arms and legs was created with a white marker. A piece of red cardstock was taped behind the hearts on his tummy. The gingerbread was glued to the card front then the black was added to the eyes and smile. The oval greeting was cut with a Cuttlebug die and the greeting was stamped with green ink. The greeting was threaded onto the ribbon. The ribbon ends are scotch taped on the inside of the card.

Card Kits - Christmas - Joy to the World

The raspberry foil paper was trimmed to the card front. The greeting was ripped on the top and bottom. Then it was glued to the lower third of the card. The star is cut from silver cardstock with a Sizzix star die. It was glued above the greeting.

Card Kits - Christmas - Poinsettia

The olive green decorative paper was trimmed and glued to the card. The color printed greeting was cut short on the right hand side and glued to the card. The poinsettia was created with 2 Stampin Up! five petal punches from copper foil paper. I added a small rust five petal punch. It was all held together with a copper snap. I curled the top petals to give the flower some dimension. The poinsettia was held in place with double sided tape.

Card Kits - Christmas - Snowflake

The decorative paper was trimmed and ripped on the bottom and glued to the card. The 1/4" gross grain ribbon was passed through a slit in the fold and tied on the front. The greeting was color printed and punched with the Stampin Up! window slot punch. The greeting was placed above the ribbon.
The snowflake was cut with the Cricut. I layered a small five petal punch and held it all to the card with a lavendar brad.

Card Kits - Christmas - Red Heart

The greeting was color printed on the bottom on the card. A green glittered handmade paper frame was cut with a Sizzix die and mounted on the top of the card. The heart was cut from red cardstock then embossed with the Victorian Cuttlebug folder then placed in the centre of the frame.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Card - Sending you Smiles

Here's a bright little card. I found the inspiration in one of my Take Ten magazines. It's a great mag for quick card ideas.
I used a EK Success border punch on the black layer which was placed on a white card. I stamped several happy faces on yellow cardstock with black dye ink. The stamp is from a kid's set I've owned for 20 years. I punched them out with 1" circle punch and loaded them into a glassine envelope. I color printed the greeting and layered it onto red gingham strip. Added the extra smile over the sentiment and it was done! In the mail for my card exchange.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Photo - Spring in Alberta

You have to be prepared for surprises when you live in Alberta. This is what it looked like going to work this morning. Heavy wet snow has been falling for half a day with little sign of letting up. Can you believe that 2 weeks ago I was in shirt sleeves and sandals? We are grateful because we really need the moisture for all the growing things and keep the threat of fires at bay.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cmas Card Challenge - May - Candles

Candles are part of the Christmas season representing light in the darkness. You could create candles with stripes of cardstock in seasonal colors with handcut flames, die cut them, press emboss and chalk them, stamp them, and of course much more! What technique are you going to use?
I chose gold embossing a stamped image which I watercolored. The image is by Hampton Art Stamps. I used several different colors and a couple of layouts. I applied a light wash over most of the cardstock then chose coordinating colors to highlight some of the elements in the image. Once dried and pressed I ripped the edges to reveal a white edge next to the light wash.
Left: I layered the stamped image on gold paper to coordinate with the gold embossing then added them to a coordinating card. I smudged the edges with a coordinating ink pad.
Right: I chose 3 pieces of cardstock in the same color family. Layered the white image on a light layer and punched the right edge with the MS Arches border punch. Then onto the middle layer and onto the dark card.
Made 7 of these.
Total Cards made: 33

Charmaines's Card: Good Job!