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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 1-25-11

This week's sketch and the square card I made with it.
I used a lot of scrap and pre-printed stuff so I don't remember where I got the flowers (I hand drew the vase however) nor do I remember where the Thank You in the circle came from either.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 1-18-11

The sketch and the card:
I colored the ice cream cone to look like cherry or strawberry flavored ice cream (thus the darker spots). I used a couple of digital printable papers for what the ice cream is on (the distressed stripes are from The Angel Company and the wacky plaid is from Hershey Scrapping). The circles are punched with Creative Memories and were made with alcohol inks on glossy paper and ran thru the cuttlebug to emboss the daisies.

Then I get the not-so bright idea to make the stamped word "Celebrate!" easier to see by adding glitter to it. I think it makes the word harder to read now. :(
see what I mean?

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 1-11-11

Another CAC sketch card for you.
And here's the card I came up with...
I embossed the top green piece then used glue to add glitter. The bottom was a piece of scrapbook paper that I stamped "thank you" over and over and over again. LOL
I am trying to make several cards in the new envelope size. I can't seem to find at my local Walmart the 5 3/4 by 4 3/8 inch envelope anymore. All I find is 6 1/2 by 4 3/4. So this card {and last week's cards (and next week's card too)} is 4 by 6 inches.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Create-A-Card sketch 1-4-11

After Christmas break, it's time to get back to making cards and time for create-a-card sketches. Here's the first sketch of 2011.
And I made this card first:
I use an image I had already colored (by Sweet and Sassy), mounted it on the same green cardstock that is on the side and that has the sentiment on it. The sentiment was framed with a Creative Memories pre-cut frame and the ribbon was a peel and stick from Walmart.

I thought the green one was a little plain so I made this one next.

I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the card base and the cardstock on the side. I use a red CatsEye inkpad to color the the raised image on the pink cardstock and I sanded the raised embossing on the red. I used a Fluffles image, colored with watercolor markers and a glittery paint in the middle of the largest flower. I had some tiny flower punches that I had ran thru my xyron a while back so I decided to use them here. The Thank You sentiment is a Studio G stamp that I cut out, and mounted on some bright pink cardstock (same as around the image above).

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year.