Saturday, January 31, 2009

Card Club - January - My Daisy Art

On this card I used my own art. I designed and created the daisy. Having decided on a monochromatic look I made it the color to match the scrapbook paper I selected. Dug through my button selection to find a button to match. Then into the fiber stash for some turquoise yarn and it's glitzy which is a bonus. A Zot was used to mount the button to the centre of the flower. Again I made some yellow ones as well.

Card Club - January - Cuttlebug Embossing

I try to add a variety to my card selections for any month. This card would be great for a guy. The antiqued gold metal key is mounted on an ivory circle of that has been smudged with ink and then added on top of a gold circle. Those graduated circle punches from Stampin Up! are great. The ribbon is Martha Stewart twill tape. Easy cuttlebugged embossed layer. I made this one in brown, green, and black and white with a red heart on the circle for those who wanted a card for Valentine's. Another very versatile layout. The size is a #9 envelope which takes paper on the 8.5 inches.

Card Club - January - Chocolate pink silver ribbon

This card was a last minute addition to card club due to time constraints. I started with the ribbon - chocolate, pink and silver - great colors. Browsing through scrapbook paper I found the right paper, added a pewter flower brad, die cut a butterfly in silver, color printed the greeting and added the ribbon. The butterfly needed a little something so I colored the body with a chocolate brown marker and added stitching around the square.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Card Club - January - Word Window Punch

This is one of the cards for my Card Club in January. Very simple design which lends it self to many color combinations, and several occasions. I usually use an exacto knife to make the slit in the fold of the card so I can pull the ribbon through but I had my Stampin Up Word Window punch handy and it was just right length for 3/8" ribbon so I just did it. It worked wonderfully. The girls thought so too.

The Blogging Experience

This blog stuff is a bit of a process. I had to find a vision for what I wanted to cover in this blog then work through the technical issues. I think I have a handle on both with further to go on both counts.