Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I splattered gold paint onto red 24 lb bond then cut the 8.5x11 in half. I folded the 5.x5x8.5 in half leaving me a sheet 2.75 x 8.5". I cut slits into sheet from the fold to about .5 inch from the edge. Then I opened the paper and stapled the ends together. I punched a small hole on both sides and added gold cord.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I started with the handmade paper. Black with purple, plum & copper. Taupe with white, gold & silver. I embossed the 1.5" inch on the right hand side with the Stampin Up! Finial Press embossing folder. I placed the ribbon right next to the edge of the embossing and taped the ends to the inside of the card. I cut the flowers with the Sizzix Flower Layers #2 die. One in moss green and the other in the handmade paper. I chose a silk flower in coordinating colors. All this is held in place with a jumbo brad in a matching color.Top: I chose a gray card stock for the bottom card. Then I placed silver ribbon along the edge. The ivory silk flower worked well with the warmed toned handmade paper. I selected a silver brad.
Bottom: I chose a plum cardstock for the top card. Then I placed copper ribbon along the edge. The purple silk flower worked well and then the copper brad matched the ribbon.
Tip: I soaked the small silk flowers in a mixture of tea to cut the whiteness of the flowers which worked better with this color scheme.
I started with a white card. I glued the greeting onto the embossed square and trimmed it to the edge. Then I adhered the gold strip to the embossed square and trimmed it as needed. This layer then was added to card front. I removed the release paper from the sticker and placed it on the intersection of the gold and greeting.
These are 2.5 square enclosure cards I made as an incentive for my Card Club participants. I tried several styles. Top right is purple daisy confetti on a white circle on a scallop with a rhinestone in the center. Middle right is yellow scallop with white circle with black star in the center. The bottom right is recycled greeting cards. I punched elements from used cards and layered it on coordinating card stock on white cards. Top middle is a Spellbinder curly square with a red circle with a yellow star.
The envelope is made with the Sizzix Petal Card die on 50 lb paper. I have included white circle stickers to keep the envelope closed once ready to give.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It's good to see the end of some supplies because there more waiting in the wings to take it's place.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Left: Printed the greeting then punched 1.375 circle in bashful blue then a 1.25 DP circle with a white snowflake punch held in place by a tiny white brad. Right: I placed a rectangle on the left side with a wild wasabi scalloped border. I mounted a white snowflake held with a brad. The snowflake was cut with the Cricut Winter Lace cartridge.
Friday, January 6, 2012
I'm working on thank you cards for the gifts I received this Christmas. For this card I started with a black card, I trimmed a piece of foil paper to 4.00 x 5.25" and the snail adhesive worked the best for gluing it down with out marks. I adhered a snowflake I cut with the Cricut Winter Lace cartridge on the top left hand corner with a black brad. I cut my greeting with the Cricut "Just Because Cards" cartridge. And held it in place with snail adhesive.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
My Christmas card box is empty ready for new cards starting right away. I'm feeling better so that is a great way to start the new year!
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