Monday, February 9, 2015

Anniversary Card

Here is a card I made for my parents anniversary.  The card is 5.5 x 4.25, and is a top fold card.

I used the following to make the card:
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Assorted Words - 343
  • Cricut Art Philosophy
  • Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk, Rhubarb Stalk, Sweet Plum
  • EZ-Des Nine Patch Set A
  • 1" Square punch
  • Candi pop dots
  • KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square
To make the card:
  1. Using the 1" square stamps, stamp a variety of images with the Memento ink
  2. Cut the squares out with the square punch
  3. Cut a dark red piece of card stock to 5.25x4"
  4. Using the Laser Square, attach the stamped squares to the red card stock.
  5. Cut 2 hearts from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The white heart at 2.5", and the dark red heart at 2.25".
  6. Attach the two hearts together and add the Happy Anniversary sentiment
  7. Using the Candi Pop Dots, add the heart to the card.

Monday, February 2, 2015

My first Shaker Card

I've recently seen many shaker cards and decided to make one.  The card is 5.5 x 4.25.


I used the following to make the card:
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver and Gold embossing power
  • Spellbinders circle die
  • Various colored sequins
  • Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars glitter
To make the card: 
  1. For the front of the card, cut a piece of patterned paper to 5.5 x 4.25. 
  2. Using the Spellbinders circle dies, select a die that is large enough for the stamp.  Decide where to cut the circle on the pattern paper, and cut the circle.
  3. Stamp the sentiment on the card front (I used the pattern paper as a template as to where to stamp)
  4. Back the circle with acetate.
  5. From the Make a Wish stamp set, randomly stamp stars with Versamark, and emboss with gold and silver.
  6. Using foam tape, tape around the circle, making sure that there are no gaps (or the sequins and glitter will fall out!)
  7. I added the sequins and glitter to the card front, making sure that they were clustered around the sentiment
  8. Line up the patterned patter to the front of card and attach it firmly.
  9. Since it seemed that there was more needed to the front of the card, I added some additional sequins.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Birthday with Mama Elephant

Here are 2 birthday cards I made using the Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set.

Both of these cards are 5.25x4.5 and were made with the following:
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • WOW Metallic Brass Embossing Power
  • Versamark
  • Distress Ink Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn (used for the lighter colored card)
  • Pan Pastels 430.5 Magenta, 250.5 Dairylide Yellow, 640.4 Permanent Green Shade (used on the darker card)
To make the cards:

  1. For the darker card, I randomly added the Pan Pastels to the card stock, making sure to overlap the color.  The Pan Pastels were then sealed. 
  2. For the lighter card, I used watercolor paper, wet it and then randomly added the distress ink. 
  3. Once both were dry, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, then added the embossing powder, and heat set. Both were then cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.
  4. A larger rectangle was used to cut the backgrounds. 
  5. All pieces were then added to the card fronts. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Gold Star for you

Here is a Gold Star card - its 4.25 x 5.5.

I used:

  • Glitter Ritz Champagne Glitter
  • Sookwang tape
  • Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

To make the card, I first attached the Sookwang tape to white card stock.  I then used that in my Cricut, and cut various size stars from the Artbooking cartridge.  I then exposed the sticky part of the tape and added the Glitter Ritz glitter, and burnished it.  The stars were randomly added to the card front.  I added pop dots to the largest star before attaching it to the card.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quilted Get Well Card

Here is a quick get well card.  This card is 4,25 x 5.5.

To make this card, I used:

  • Various papers from the Authentique Thankful Collection
  • WPlus9 Quilt Cuts 2
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society Stamp
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
To make the card, I cut the quilt square from several different sheets of the Authentique paper.  I then added these to the background.  The final quilt square was then matted.  The sentiment was stamped on Authentique paper and then trimmed to size and added to the card.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs Blue Bird Card

Here is another Thank You card.  This card is 4.25 x 5.5.

For the card I used:
  • Minds Eye Meadow paper stack
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society "Thanks so much" stamp
  • Memento Danube Blue
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs 709 Bird dies
  • Glitter Ritz Royal Blue and Light Copper
  • Sookwang Tape
To make the card, I added the Sookwang tape to white card stock.  I then die cut the birds.  After die cutting, I exposed the tape, and added the Micro fine glitter and burnished it.  I cut the background paper to the size of the card base and attached it.  The birds were then added.  The sentiment was stamped with the Memento Danube Blue ink.  Wink of Stella was added the leaves of the paper for extra shimmer.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Penny Black Thank You Card

Here is a Thank You card I made using the Penny Black Botanical Notes stamp.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5.


For this card I used:
  • Penny Black Botanical Notes Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: T0, N5, E31. E33, YG21, YR7, YR14, YR18, YR31, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, G21, G24, G46
  • Greenhouse Society "Thanks" stamp.
To make the card, I stamped the image with The Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored the image with the various colors o Copic markers.  The image was then trimmed to size matted, and added to the front of the card.