Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #11

This is for the Sunday Sketch Challenge on The Sweetest Thing blog. You can see the sketch there. For my card I used a Sizzix Embosslit for the butterfly. I cut it out of acetate. I used alcohol inks Bottle and Terra Cotta colors with the Copper mixative to color the butterfly. Used the same colors on cream cs to punch out the matching flowers. I added Stampin'Up green glitter to center of flowers. Used the Fiskars Effervesense border punch for the scalloped look on center horitzonal panel. Also, used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for ink edges of cream panel that butterfly is mounted on. Heat embossed sentiment with bronze powder. Stamp is from Sandy Lions (I know, have been using that one a lot lately!). I believe the top panel of dp is Basic Grey and unsure about the vellum panel on bottom.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Alcohol Ink Collage Card

I held onto this card to post until after I shared it with my Design Divas. We had our first challenge within the group and it was to use alcohol inks on a project. This was mine. I used Cranberry and Gold Mixative alcohol inks on glossy cs. Used the script stamp, face stamp and small and large pocket watch stamps with StazOn ink pads (black and red). The key is from Lost and Found. The sentiment was done by using the Fiskars Upper Crest border punch on all three colors and punched on both sides to create the double top note effect. Then stamped sentiment and layered and pop-dotted it. Matted on gold cs and then onto a burgundy card.

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge 23: Celebrate Spring

Here is my card for the Cuttlebug Spot Challenge 23:

As much as we all look forward to temps cooling off at the end of summer, we long for temps to heat back up for Spring. That is what inpspired the sentiment, "Brrrr" ing it! :) Here is what I have done: I used the Cuttlebug Embossing folder D'Vine Swirls on the yellow cs, the lavender cs (and punched scalloped photo corners with the Paper Shapers punch) and on the white cs for the base layer of the sentiment; also, on the yellow flower. I used purple ink to accent the edges of the white card as well as the other white layer. I am new at this paper piercing thing and tried using a swirl stencil to paper pierce the right side of the card. The butterfly is a Hiedi Swapp (acetate) ghost. I used purple alcohol ink with a silver mixative on it to give it some color---see close up pic. Let me know what cha think...............

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tim Holtz inspired card

This card was made for my son's Birthday. Inspired by Tim Holtz---I used the gears and snaps from his Ideology line. I used my friend Sheryl's Cricut to cut the gear shapes out of cs. I used that as a stencil for the background strip of paper on the right of the card. I used Ranger Distress inks Peeled Paint, Tea Dye and Weathered Wood. I added the gears in the shaker box on bottom left. The rest of the cut out gear parts I colored with the same ink pads and added to the card. Happy B-Day Raymond!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenges: Cuttlebug meets Cupcake, Be Inspired #24

Here is my submission for the Cupcake Challenge on Cuttlebug Challenges this week. I just simply added glitter as the frosting on the cupcake----it really didn't need much more! I am loving these challenges! I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the white layer which was punched on top with the Fiskars Violets are Blue Oval border punch; used the music embossing folder on next pink layer (this card was supposed to contain an ITune gift card); used the cupcake postage stamp embossing folder on the top layer. And used the Fiskars Effervesence border punch on the black layer on the right side of card.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Alcohol Inky B-day Card

I finally got around to using one of the pieces I made at Pez-a-Doodle's Alcohol Inky Event. This was made with glossy cs and alcohol inks. I used the new color, Cool Peri on this. Stamped and embossed with black powder the clock and face images. I added the "Time Flies" sentiment later. Double matted it, with border punch on white layer. Then added to a periwinkle card (which was Cuttlebugged with the Swirls Embossing folder). I still need to send Marti her thank you card for that but haven't gotten around to that either. So, thanks, we had a blast and you will get your card soon :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another Submission for Cuttlebug Challenges

Be Inspired #23: Using Punches in unusual ways! for Cuttlebug Challenges

So, I couldn't resist doing another card for this challenge. This time I went with the "hour glass" shape that I referred to in the first card I posted for this challenge. I created the hour glass by using the Fiskars Upper Crest border punch---punching it just once on each side of the 3/ inch piece of cs (lining up the image making sure to punch a mirror image). Then I cut the "tips" off (see above pictures). I did this 3 times, on white and gold cs and acetate. On the white and acetate layers I also trimed off the "frame"part of the hour glass. I glued micro beads onto the acetate layer to simulate sand; taped this on the white layer and then that onto the gold layer. The background paper was done with alcohol ink (Currant and Gold mixative colors) on glossy paper. I used the script embossing folder on this sheet and the Martha Stewart Eyelet border stamp on the bottom. Stamped and gold embossed heart w/wings image on black cs and cut out. I cut wings off of heart and attached to hour glass. Pop-dotted the heart and added to card. The large clock stamp is by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous; small watch stamp by See Dee; Heart with wings stamp is by Studio G; "Time Flies" stamp by SandyLions. Used Paper Shapers scalloped photo corner punch on gold cs and used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on them.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cuttlebug and Punches, Be Inspired #23

Okay, so here is my submission for the Cuttlebug Challenges: Create using punches in unusual ways: Be Inspired #23
For this card I started by using the Fiskars Effervescence border punch on the right edge of the pink cs---making sure not to punch to the top and bottom of the paper. I then used the Fiskars Dandy Doodles border punch on a slightly longer black piece of cs. Then "threaded" the pink cs thru the slit made by the punch on the black paper. I left the black paper underneath to show thru some of the holes; adhered white paper under the other holes in the pink cs. Finally, I used the Fiskars Upper Crest border punch on a 1 1/4 inch piece of both pink and black cs---only once, then turning the paper around to punch a mirror image; this leaves you with a kind of hour glass looking piece of paper; I cut the "hour glass" frame off. I repeated this with a 1 1/2 wide piece of white cs; I layered all three pieces (offsetting the pink and black) for the base to the stamped sentiment. I adhered this piece with foam tape. Hope you like it!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mosaic B-day card for Mom

Okay, so I owe this one to Sheryl.............she was telling me about a challenge that included a mosaic design. I looked it up but didn't start a card until later. I just had the mosaic theme on my mind when I designed the card and went with it. Later, I went back to the blog with the challenge and it was actually a specific mosaic design called "serendipity" which was quite different than a typical mosaic. Anyway, I love how it turned out even though I couldn't use it for the challenge :) Thanks Sheryl (hee hee).

The card if for my mom's birthday. Happy B-Day Mom!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Teacup Card

Hey, I did this teacup card from a sketch at Stamps and Smiles. They just started doing Thursday challenges!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My submissions for the Cuttlebug Spot and Papertake Weekly Challenge challenges

Used the thanks cuttlebug folder for the background; used the flower border folder for the bouquet then sanded it to show white core; used white pen to dot inside of scallops and paper pierced outside in between scallops; added pink beads to orange fiber. The Papertake Weekly Challenge was a pink, orange and brown theme. Cuttlebug Spot challenge was to use a bow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Here is my submission for the Friday Sketchers challenge this week. I made if for my friend Cindy's birthday. Let me know what you think!