Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Card Club - Oct - Paper Buttons

The paper buttons were cut from card stock with the Sizzix Buttons sizzlet. The narrow gross grain ribbon I bought at Michael's in the value bin. I made several color combinations. A couple were baby cards. The punched holes at the top and bottom were created with the tools in the other photo.
The red plastic canvas, a push pin and a thick computer mouse pad. I think is a great use of plastic canvas. Just stick to the same corner in each square and you have a line of evenly spaced holes. Give it a try.

Card Club - Oct - Embossed Foil

I bet you would not guess that the accent on this card is recycled foil. I had the girls at work saving the foil from applesauce and yogurt containers for my class. They were wondering what I was up to. I cut the foil with my Sizzix circle die and the cardstsock circle with my Creative Memories circle cutter. They were glued together. Then the circles were embossed in a small Cuttlebug embossing folder. Works very well and looks great. The greeting was stamped below the accent. The strip was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.

Card Club - Oct - Prima Flower

I bought these Prima Flowers in a tin a while back. Of course I chose the Bright ones and they are about 3" in diameter. There was aqua, green, orange, pink, red, yellow, turquoise flowers.The white square is 3" square where I have punched the Martha Stewart Arches border punch on opposite sides of the square. A flower brad holds the accent together. Then I slid the cardstock strip through the slots and glued it down on both sides. This allows the accent free to move around. The girls had the choice to make it a wide card as well.

Card Club - Oct - Embossed Half Circle

I found inspiration for this card in a card magazine. The cardstock is colored with an light cardstock embossed layer. I used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirl and the Spots embossing folders which loosely translated into cards for ladies and guys. The ladies card had this 60's daisy punch and the guys had a circle with a punched star. I used the Stampin Up! 1.75" circle punch to create the space for the accent. The Happy Birthday greeting was stamped with white craft ink then embossed with clear powder. I realized that I should use white embossing powder to help it stand out. The stamp is from a Michael's $1.50 set.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Card Kits - Christmas Cards

This is a simple elegant card. The star is cut out of wonderful textured gift wrap paper with the Sizzix star die. The vellum is ripped on both sides and folded to the inside of the card and taped down with double sided tape. The greeting's color is coordinated with the card stock color. It is color printed and punched with the Stampin Up! word window punch and glued to the card. I made kits with green, purple, brown, and blue card stock. Very versatile design.

Cards Kits - Christmas Snowflakes

It's the time to be thinking about Christmas cards for those of us who make their own. The cardstock is navy with white speckles purchased from a place in the US that my sister visits occasionally. The tag is a Sizzix Clearlits Circle Tag Die which is a good size of 1.75" round. You can see through the die because the plastic is clear. It's very cool. The three snowflakes are large plastic confetti I bought at after Christmas sales a couple of years ago. The greeting is color printed and mounted on a navy layer. I love this narrow gross grain ribbon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Scrapbook Layout - Pink Flamingo

This is a 2 page layout from a class I recently attended. It is Stampin Up! Pink Flamingo designer paper on Real Red cardstock. I really like the paper selection. The colors are vibrant and punchy. I created my flowers with the 5 petal punch with brads in the centre. A word is meant to be above the turquoise rectangle on the first page but since I have not decided which pictures are going on the it I will wait to add the word in black letters. It was a good evening.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cards - Kid Cards

I set out to use a scrap piece of gift wrap. I thought this would make very nice cards for little girls. I was right. The paper had Snow White, Mulan, Ariel the mermaid, Jasmine, Rapunzel and more. I had to do a bit of research just to figure out which was which. The stamp is a clear set from Michaels in the $1.50 bin. I used a tiny brad to dot the "i" in the stamp. The colors were great.

Cards - Kid Cards

I thought I would work on cards for kids. I had purchased some balloon punched shapes a while back so I designed with those in mind. I thought they would make birthday cards for boys. I tried a new Cuttlebug embossing folder (Distressed Stripes). I made a variety of color combinations. This was traditional primary colored one very suitable for boys. I drew the strings in with a black marker. I wish I owned this punch.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Art - Alchohol Ink Backgrounds

I tried my hand at alcohol ink backgrounds last night. I've made some with my sister on several occasions so jumped in and I tried it solo. I am working on a couple of Christmas projects and needed some cool backgrounds. I used liquid acrylic paint with rubbing alchohol. I applied the liquids to glossy coated cardstock with a felt on wood block tool. It was a lot of fun and I have quite a few color options to choose from.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This is a picture I took last year. It was a great day and the fall colors were spectacular.
I hope that you will have a great Thanksgiving Day and give thanks for the blessings in your life. I will celebrate with family and it will be very good.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Card - Daisy Punch - Another presentation

Here's another card I've created with that flower punch. This time I punched the cards then stamped the greeting in black and used colored inserts in a variety of colors. Worked very well.

Blogger Comments - Click on the post

I became aware this summer that it was not obvious that you can leave a comment because the comment link is not appearing on the post listing. I've been able to determine that viewers can leave comments by clicking onto the posting then the post comment message appears. The comments link can appear on the posting list but I am at a loss after research in help file and blogger forum to make it appear. Please leave a comment if you are so inclined.

Blog Header - My Art

I know I just put up a new header recently but I really wanted my own art on my header. I did some background paper with my sister a couple of weeks ago. I scanned a small piece for this project. We used watercolor and painted it on wet cotton paper. We added coarse salt to create the white sparkles.