Sunday, March 3, 2013

Easter Swap

I made this card for a swap that I'm doing with some friends. The card is Pool Party, punched with a Martha Stewart lattice border punch. I added a 1.5" strip of Twitterpated DSP on the inside to peek through the lattice. You can see it here:

On the front of the card, I used a framelit to cut a large scalloped oval of Primrose Petals and embossed it with the polka dot folder. The image is an Inkadoo stamp. I stamped it once in Stazon black (you can't see it) and traced that image with Bashful Blue then used the next smaller framelit to cut it out of white card stock. I stamped the image again in Soft Suede on Barely Banana card stock to give it that straw look. I cut the basket out and, using the black stazon image as a guide, adhered it to the oval with dimensionals. I stamped the image again in Gumball Green on white and cut out just the contents and stuck that on the basket for the Easter "grass". Then I stamped the image once more in Soft Suede on white and colored in the eggs with various markers. When that was done, I cut out the eggs and stuck them as a final layer on the basket. A Pool Party ribbon completes the image.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny wishes and is stamped in Primrose Petals on white. It is punched with the Word Window punch and attached to a piece of Primrose Petal card stock punched with the Modern Label punch.

The little bunny is an embellishment that I found at Michael's.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Butterflies, Pearls and an Anniversary

I made this card for my friend's 30th wedding anniversary. I found the paper at Michaels, it's Recollections "Teal Butterflies". It seemed to scream for some SU Calypso Coral & Pool Party card stock. I embossed the Pool Party layer with butterflies and added some punched from Calypso Coral card stock and in-color DSP. To pop the butterflies up, the top half is on dimensionals, the bottom is just glue dots - it really made them stand out a bit. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny wishes set & is stamped with Midnight Muse. It is punched with the Word Window punch and then placed on a piece of Calypso Coral punched with the Modern Label punch. The ribbon is Tangerine Tango from the current Sale-a-bration catalog. Since the traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearl, there are orange pearls on the butterflies & the label.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Here's the card that I made for my hubby. The base is Cherry Cobbler, with a layer of white that was embossed with the SU Holiday Frame folder and the corners were punched with an EK corner punch that I borrowed from a friend. A scalloped Cherry Cobbler heart, with a small heart punched out of some Recollections paper is attached to the center. The "keys to my heart" are a Sizzix die cut out of some yellow glitter cardstock. Hope you have a great day.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Get well soon

I made this card for a friend who is having surgery this week. The card itself is Lucky Limeade that was embossed with the Lacy Brocade folder. I added a strip of Twitterpated DSP backed with a strip of Island Indigo. The image is a Stampendous Peanuts image. Linus is tending to Snoopy. I colored the image with various markers - mostly the same colors as are in the DSP. I spritzed it with Smooch Spritz (Vanilla Shimmer), then I backed it with some more Island Indigo and added a Mistletoe ribbon. I printed the sentiment out on the computer, attached it to yet another strip of Island Indigo that was punched with the Modern label punch and added some green pearls.