Monday, January 25, 2016

Bird Crazy - Belated Birthday Card

I forgot a birthday!  It usually doesn't happen, but I was able to quickly make this card:

I used the following to make the card:

  • Bird Crazy Stamps and Dies
  • Crazy Things Stamps and Dies
  • Crazy Talk
  • Glossy Accents
  • Zig Kuretake Watercolors
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
To make the card, I stamped the bird twice with Versafine Black Onyx ink.  (Twice so that I could cut the eyes beak and wing separately). The hat, gift and balloon were also stamped the Versfine Black Onyx ink.  I used the Kuretake watercolors to color the images.  Since I have never used the Kuretake watercolors, I chose some random colors.  Once all of the images were dry, I cut them with the dies. 

To assemble the card, I used pop dots for the eyes, beak and wing.  I also used pop dots to the bird when attaching it to the card base.  The sentiment was stamped and bakers twine added for the balloon string to complete the card.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Raking Day - MFT Thankful Friend

Once I saw the Thankful Friend stamp set from MFT I knew immediately who I wanted to make a card for.  My dad!

My dad "invented" a holiday for the grandkids - called Raking Day.  This holiday falls every year, when most of the leaves are off the trees.  All of the grandkids would help rake the leaves into big piles, and then jump into them.  Unfortunately, all of the grandkids are older now, and Raking Day is history.  So, to keep the memory of the holiday, I made this card.  The card is a shaker card and is 4.25x5.5.

For this card, I used many different products!
  • My Favorite Things - Thankful Friend stamps and dies
  • Spellbinders - Square Dies
  • Copic Markers - BG13, BG15, BG18, BG11, R24, C3, C1, C5, 91, B95, B97, B99, YG61, YG63, YG97, YR12, YR14, E50, E53, E31, E33, E35, E37, E42, E13
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa
  • Distress Ink - Weathered Wood, Stormy Skies
  • Stampin' Up - Lovely as a Tree Stamp set
  • Various Sequins
  • Recollections Glitter Shapes
  • Craft Foam
To make the card:
I partially die cut using the largest square in the Spellbinders set.  I cut the top and two sides.  I then partially cut with  the Thankful Friends die, after carefully lining up where she would be within the window.  The bottom area was cut using an Xacto blade and ruler.  I then stamped the girl with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  She was then colored with various Copic Markers.  The grass was also added with Copic Markers.

The leaves were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Ink.  These were then colored with Copic Markers and die cut. 

The trees in the background were from Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree and stamped with Memento Rick Cocoa and Cottage Ivy.  The grass area was colored with Copics using the same colors as the front of the card,  The sky was done by sponging Stormy Skies and Weathered Wood.  This was also done on the frame area of the front of the card. 

Craft Foam was cut to 4.25 x 5.5 and using the same size Spellbinders die, the square area cut so that it lined up with the front of the card.  I added acetate to the front part of the card, and then added the Craft Foam, making sure that it was well adhered.  The window area was filled with sequins in fall colors, and glitter.  The backing was added, and the entire thing added to the card base. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

More Lea France Templates

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I love Lea France templates.  You can get so many pictures on one page. For those of us who take too many pictures and have to scrap all of them, these are a perfect solution.

Here are two pages I made with two different templates:

Iris Template (I think this one has been discontinued)

Grid Template