Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Photo - Spring Flowers

I took a few hours off on Sunday afternoon and headed to the Muttart Conservatory for some picture taking. It was a great afternoon. The spring flowers were in the Feature Pyramid. They had tulips in several colors, daffodils and paperwhites, lilies just in time for Easter. I took about 300 pics. I took of few and created the collage posted here. I wandered the grounds some with a temperature of 15C.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Card Club - March - Monarch Butterfly

This a great looking card. It has different fold in it. The card stock paper is cut 11 x 4.25" then scored at the 5.5 then again 8.25 which is halfway on the card front. I folded the short flap back onto the front towards the centre fold. I cut the scrapbook paper to the card front with a small border. I then glued the rectangle onto the small flap first then turned the card over and trim it even with the fold. Now the leftover is glued to the card back which creates a full rectangle on 2 levels. The black layer was designed to leave a even border all the way around. The gold paper was trimmed to just a bit smaller. This layer was then glued only on the left side an attached to the small flap. The butterfly was adhered to the gold layer with a Zot. Check out the right hand picture to see the fold.

Card Club - March - Ribbon Slider

This paper was purchased as coordinating scrapbook paper. The card stock is a nice neutral beige color. I cut the paper to the card front size then cut both sheets at 1.5 inches then just swapped the patterns. I placed a slider onto the red ribbon with a heart punchie as an accent. The ribbon is placed over the join between the papers and taped to the inside. I offered a red apple as an alternative punchie shape. We had several color options in this design.

Card Club - March - Flower Trio

The cardstock is a great denim color which matched the scrapbook paper very well. I repeated the lines in the paper by ripping the paper vertically. I glued the 2 pieces leaving a space of cardstock onto which to place my flowers. I punched 3 flowers in a color that brought out the golden yellow in the paper. I mounted the flowers with denim blue eyelets

Card Club - March - Shimmer Watercolors

We had a good time at card club last night. I wanted to offer the option of an Easter card if some of the girls wanted one. I chose this image with spring colors.
The central image is a color printed watercolor which has been shimmered with Perfect Pearls distributed with alcohol in a mister. The frame is created with 1" stripes of paper in coordinating colors. The girls had the option to stamp a "Happy Easter" greeting in a coordinating ink color on the horizontal strips.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Card - Baby Boy

Here's a great card for a precious little boy. I started with the ribbon which I found in clearance at Michael's. Blue, tan and brown. I embossed the card with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder, then wrapped the ribbon around the card. The tag was cut with a Sizzix Scallop Tag die, onto which I layered a small corner rounded rectangle. The giraffe was created with a Cuttlebug die. Tied the tag on with a piece of jute.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Card - Watercolor Thank You

I did these for my Card Club incentive. The watercolored image is from Magenta stamped in permanent black ink. I loved doing the images. It's been a long while since I took out my wc palette. A lot of different color options. The greeting is a small clear stamp set. I mostly painted the bird different shades of blue with a pink or red heart.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Simple Cards with Holder

Another set of simple cards. A lot of color options and uses small scraps of paper. I started with buttons in my collection and went from there. I layered 2 contrasting Stampin Up! Five Petal punchies and layered to button in the centre. A Zot holds the button down. The paper piercing are made with a Cutter Bee Bug that pierces a single row of holes. You just push it along and the wheel turns to create a line of nice evenly spaces perforations. I used my Scor Pal to make sure the lines were straight. The cardholder is my sisters design. The holder holds 4 cards and envelopes. I offered these as incentive to my Card Club participants.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Christmas Card Challenge - March - Gingerbread

Gingerbread can be men or women. They can be different colors. I like chocolate, but they could be tan, beige, and many various brown colors. Can they be red? Gingerbread houses work. Check out your stash for gingerbread stamps, die cuts, paper, brads. What types have I missed?

Here's my card for this Challenge.
I started with the striped gift wrap and found the other elements to match. I chose a red cardstock and the silver layer is again a nice heavy textured gift wrap. I die cut the gingerbread out of chocolate brown cardstock with Sizzix die. I layered a small piece of red behind the hearts on his belly. I added the the "icing" to his arms and legs with a Galaxy marker. I touched his eyes and mouth with a black markers as they are quite small. The small tag I cut with a Cuttlebug tag die then layered it onto the same cardstock red and trimmed it by hand. I stamped the snowflake with chocolate brown ink.

I made 6 of these cards to add to my stash.
Total Christmas Cards: 12.

Therese's card for this challenge. http://tmalakart.blogspot.com/2010/03/christmas-card-challenge-gingerbread.html
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