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Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CAC 8-23 sketch card

I embossed with gold powder the sentiment and used a fancy corder rounder, otherwise, I think this card is self explainatory.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CAC 8-16 sketch

Well, putting in the photos, I discover that I forgot the three accents in the upper right corner. Oh well.

I did keep this card pretty simple. I stamped on light pink paper a circle and placed the sentiment inside. I placed a ribbon behind it, V-cut the ends, and put it on top of the paper rectangles. I inked the edges of all the rectangles and stuck them all down.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CAC Sketch card 8-9

Time for another Creat-A-Card sketch:
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.

Thanks for looking,


Monday, August 8, 2011

Bookmark Card

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

CAC Sketche card 8-2

It's been a while since I made a card. Summer's about over and it is time to get back to work (thank goodness - summer break wears me out with the extra house work {this year: new roof, painted the dining room and hallway walls plus the regular yard work, swimming lessons, sorting out too-small clothing, stopping the fights between the boys, etc.} and I'm ready for meeting my new student). Back to school means making sure I have a minimum of 5 birthday cards in my drawer to give to my co-workers (4 Core teachers and the Special Ed. case manager; if I find out the birthdays of any of the Encore teachers (art, music, P.E., Family and Consumer Science, Health, Gateway to Technology, etc.) and if I need more, I can always make more to finish out the school year. I also like to have a couple of thank you cards ready (esp. around Christmas and end of school).

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.

Thanks for looking. Until next time....