Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Here's my take on the sketch...
I embossed my red card base and then cut a circle in dark green. Next I used the Cardinal folder to emboss the circle. Then I sprayed copper color spray all over the circle and waited for it to dry so I could glue it down. I kept this one pretty simple.
Thanks for looking,
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Here it is again. Above is the photo-edited version, while below is the straight from the scanner version (I still don't see the red looking like it does in real life in either photo).
I used Magic Mesh and since I didn't have to adhere it down with extra adhesive, I'll have to hope it stays on. The corners were created with my Creative Memories punch and the sentiment was made with my computer. The candle image is a CDAC Progressive Challenge image colored with my alcohol markers (no matter what I tried to do, I couldn't get the shading of the white candle to show up). I also used the gold glitter specia pen on the candle and the yellow one on the flame.
Thanks for looking,
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I used this sketch to make a 4.25 by 5.5 card instead of a square card.
I typed the sentiment and printed it with my printer then punched them with my Creative Memories circle punch. I also used the CM circle pattern to cut the larger circle. I cut 1.5 inch strip of paper and ran it through my cuttlebug with the Plum Blossoms folder. To make the flower behind VERY, I used two white acrylic flowers from Queen & Co. Fab Flowers "hottie" but to make them red, I used Alcohol Ink in Cranberry to get them that dark color. It's also the same red, just not as concentrated, on the large circle in the corner.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here's another CDAC Progressive Challenge image. I also did a Sew Many Cards sketch that I found and a color challenge by A Muse Studio to use French Roast Brown and BubbleGum Pink. The Pink paper is a digital paper called DiamondGirl from Gina K at Stamp TV.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
And here are the cards I made with these sketches...
Although the sketch has measurements, we didn't have to follow them. This card has a simulated marble background that I created with the Adrondack Alchol inks then used the leftover ink in my blending tool to darken the edges of the red card base. I used a pre-printed sentiment and a former CDAC progressive challenge image that had been colored with alcohol markers.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
This is an image from a previous CDAC challenge. It's hard to tell but the dress and shoes are glittery because they were colored with the Specia pens. Also difficult to tell, the flowers have a little Matte Accent dimension on them. The background was made by taking the edges of border stickers and randomly applying them to the card front. The edge of the image circle was edged with red, while the purple circle and the sentiment "plaque" was edged with green.
I forgot to give this card to the little girl it was intended for (hubby rushed us out the door before I was ready) and had to give her a store bought card.
PS Please excuse me for not responding to your comments but Blogger changed something and now I can't stay logged in when I use IE as my web browser.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This card, is also a card using one of the free images for participapting in the Progressive Challenge at CDAC
Also, this weekend, I got a Just Cards magazine because I got published again. I dont have it with me at this computer to tell you what page to look at, but I'm happy to be in there again. It give me "validation" and encouragement since I don't do those beautiful yet froo-froo type cards (I can't imagine the postage required to mail one of those).
Thanks for looking and Happy Fall Y'all.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It's a little difficult to see this card but it has an extra fold. The darker part on the left is the outer layer/fold and then there's another fold/layer (that almost reaches the folded edge of the outer layer) with the little butterfly in the upper right corner and then there's the inside of the card for writing. I think it's called a trifold card but I staggered the folds. Then, I used my Sure Cuts a Lot program to cut the scalloped frames (one white, one gold and they were different cutting files so they aren't exactly the same) and the butterflies in three different sizes. The blue striped/zigzag circle in the middle was actually inspiration from a mistake. I cut a circle the wrong size (I realized it when I started cutting but figured I might as well finish the circle and use it for something sometime) then cut the circle in the correct size. Now I had two different sized circles and thought, "Why not keep making smaller and smaller circles and use it because the stripes should make an interesting pattern if I alternate which direction the stripes go." so that's what I did. The final thing I added was the bling, golden rhinestones, to each scallop that showed (which was all I had in that color/size). Because of the fold I gave the card base, I decided that Iwasn't going to use a ribbon (plus I didn't find any rust/blue/gold color I liked).
Thanks for looking,
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Progressive Design Challenge image. I left off the sentiment (where the date from my camera is) so I can put in there what I need like Thank you or Happy Birthday or whatever.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Second thing you'll notice is the lack of horizontal ricrac on the middle paper. I thought the dotted lines that looked like lined paper was reminiscent of kindergarten and the ricrac or ribbon would hide them.
I use three sheets of designer paper from the same pack (a Hobby Lobby exclusive - or at least I didn't see it anywhere else and I got it several years ago and never saw it again) and mounted it on brown cardstock. The ribbon was a Martha Stewart package of pre-made bows on close out at Walmart that I had to glue on because the adhesive had already "given up". And lastly, the image that I colored with my Bic markers is from the CDAC Progressive Challenge. I participated last month and got new images to play with this week. Hopefully I can do it again and continue to the end of the challenges.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Well, putting in the photos, I discover that I forgot the three accents in the upper right corner. Oh well.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I decided to make a center opening card with this sketch.
The photo quality is a bit low but otherwise I think you can see the card. I used red pre-rippled cardstock, brown adhesive ribbon, and green dotted paper. Since the stamped image didn't show up well on corrugated paper (that's a butterfly in the red square with gold brads), I stamped Thanks! on a scrap of cardstock then cut it out closely and used pop-dots to lift it up.
Monday, August 8, 2011
It's kind of hard to see (don't know why it ended up looking so small - must be the ribbon extending above) but this is a bookmark card that I made so I'd have another Birthday Card ready to go (Septemeber is full of B-days). I may have to try and get a better scan of the card - or at least of the colored image so you can see the details better. I colored my image with Prismacolor and other alcohol markers. I used Glossy Accents on the cherries on the cake and on the buttons on the coat. The rectangular edge of the image was distressed and mounted onto tan cardstock. I used that same tan cardstock to stamp the sentiment then mounted it on dark aqua cardstock. The ribbon on the detachable book mark was put thru a hole but the ribbon was too stiff to make a good knot, so then I glued it. The glue made the paper weak so I added some scrap of cardstock to reinforce the area and stapled the ribbon. I stamped a small polka dotted gift box on the plain side.
I made this card to fit specific challenges:
First I got the image for a Progressive Challenge. Do this first challenge to be able to particpate in the next one. I got half a dozen images to chose from (you'll see the some of the others in other cards soon) but I thought this one could make a good B-day card.
Another challenge this can go for is Spots and Dots by Stampin' for the Weekend.
Also Raise the Bar has an open, anything-goes challenge.
Be sure to check out my other cards (there'll be another new one tomorrow/Tuesday). Thanks for looking at my creation.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Here is the card sketch for this week: And here's what I came up with:
I kept it pretty simple. I used two pieces of sheer wired ribbon (one of them doesn't have the wire anymore because I played with it too much) for the decorative edge and a shorter piece that I ran a bit of thread thru the middle to draw up and gather for the "bow" that I glued onto the ribbon. Then I used a Big&Juicy rainbow pad (the purple end) to stamp the swirls and dark brown ink to stamp the sentiment.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I wasn't able to put the finishing touches onto my June sketch card back when I started them in May but for now I think I'll just post them anyway. The first three just need to be mounted onto a card base. The last one needs something in the square but it's already on a card base. I can make it into a birthday card, or another Thank you card.