Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Something Borrowed for Monkey 105

I made this card for the A La Card Monkey Challenge this week. In addition to the sketch, an element of the card had to be borrowed from a stamping buddy. My regular stamping buddy is out of town, but fortunately, I had borrowed the leaves and branches die from her awhile back and made several branches out of several different papers before returning the die to her. With that in mind, I had to come up with an image that would work with the branches. I chose the little deer from the Forest Friends stamp set. I stamped him in Soft Suede, added the leaves and branches and free-handed the grass in Old Olive. I added a little rhinestone for the accent in his eye. Here's a close-up:

The DSP is Nana's Kitchen from DCWV. The sentiment is from Pretty Postage and stamped in Island Indigo and punched with the postage punch. The background layers are all Island Indigo. Here's the sketch for this week:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Did Someone Say Cupcakes?

Yep! That's the theme with this week's sketch at the A La Card Monkey Challenge. Sounds yummy doesn't it?
Here's the sketch this week:

And here's my card:

The background is a DCWV paper that has cupcakes and other confections. I layered it with a pink - which may be Melon Mambo, but I'm not sure. I'm also not sure what the blue is - it was in my scraps. I embossed the blue strip with - wait for it - CUPCAKES. The image is from the set It's a Loop Thing. I stamped it with Stazon black and colored it with Bashful Blue and Marina Mist. I added some glitter to the "icing". The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist and is from the "It's Your Birthday" set. It's punched with the decorative label punch.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Baby card for special friends

Some friends of mine just announced that they are expecting their first baby in November. Seemed to call for congratulations, so I got to work:

The base of the card is Daffodil Delight. There is a layer of a shimmery green and then Recollections paper of little chicks. I cut the ovals out of the green and DSP layers using framelets and attached a piece of white cardstock with the image stamped on it underneath the cut ovals. The image is from the Goody Goody Gumdrops stamp set and is probably the only baby-ish image that I have. I colored it with markers and, to add some depth, I traced around the inside of the scalloped oval with Certainly Celery. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Old Olive, which is also sponged around the decorative label. The corners of the chick paper are punched with the ticket punch and then pink & blue brads are attached (and to the label as well. I also made an envelope for the card with the same chick paper. Since I'll be hand-delivering the card, there won't be an issue with the P.O. lol.

Egg-cellent Easter

I made this card for this week's A La Card Monkey Easter + sketch challenge. The sketch is a pretty simple one:

What a cute little bunny! For my card, I chose a base of Daffodil Delight. Then I added a layer of a shimmering green pastel that I ran through the polka dots embossing folder. The Easter egg and chicks are papers that I got from Michaels and they're separated by a strip of Marina Mist that was run through a different embossing folder. The image and sentiment are from the Eggcellent Easter stamp set. I stamped the image with Stazon black and colored it with markers. I added Dazzling Diamond dust to the chick so he would be "fuzzier". I outlined the whole image in Bashful Blue. The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist. I chose the ovals from the Ovals Original die, because after all, when you're talking about eggs, what other shape would you choose? lol. I topped everything off with some SU Brights brads and some egg-stamped ribbon that I found at Michaels.