Friday, August 29, 2014

Finally Friday and Card #5 from "The Mess on my Desk"

Hello!! The weekend is finally here. Whoot, Whoot!! Ok, I shouldn't be celebrating after only starting back to work on Tuesday but I am. I would rather be home having fun in my craft room!

Today is just a quick post with yet another card I created using what was on my desk. It is EXTREMELY simple and literally took 10 minutes to complete.

You cannot tell from the lighting in this photo but the whites really do match!! The die cut lion and sentiment are from Paper Trey Ink's "Sweet Baby" set.

The little banners were cut from scraps of red paper.  I will admit that this is not my most creative card but it works for what I wanted to do. It was the last card I created out of six so I was losing steam.

I want to thank you for stopping by this week to view all of my creations. Have a fabulous weekend and tune into next week for some more cards created from the mess on my desk!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

The "Mess on my Desk" card #4

Hello everyone!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. It is almost time for a three day weekend and I cannot wait. I know, I know, I just started back to work but I am already tired!!

I used My Favorite Things set "Sweetheart Birdie Brown" to create this card.

I had die cut, stamped both the bird and Birdie, as well as colored each in using Copic marker's months ago. I did try to do a pleat technique on Birdie's dress but it was an epic fail. I just wound up making it blue. I did do a little cross hatching on her hat to make it look like straw. That part wasn't a failure!!

The first thing I did was trim a piece of patterned paper into a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" rectangle. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink and adhered it to a white card base. Next I die cut and adhered a piece of yellow card stock over the pattered paper. I then die cut a fence out of a scrap of kraft card stock and adhered it to the middle of the yellow card stock.

Birdie and the bird where then adhered using foam adhesive. The sun was created by using a vellum flower with a die cut sentiment circle over it. Both were in my pile of stuff. The last touch was to use my clear Wink of Stella pen to put a little shine on the bird and into the middle of the sun flower.

After planning this card, it took me all of 15 minutes to put together. That includes the die cutting of the fence and card stock paper. It usually takes me two hours to make a card so I am happy!!

Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Have a great night!!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mess on my Desk Card Day #3

Hello everyone!! I am officially back to work today so I am trying to post this before I start. I enjoyed my summer off so much and am not ready to go back. The summer went by way too fast!!

Today I am posting a card that I created using the Paper Trey Ink stamp set "Pedal Pusher." For some reason, I had to have this set. Then it sat in my never-been-used pile for months. I pulled it out to play with before I went on vacation but never made a card with it. The bike was half put together in a pile of stuff on my desk. Yup, another "what is on my desk" card.

I figured I post the mess on my desk so you could see what I am up against. This is the stuff I can see too. I have a little box full of die cuts and such that I don't look through enough that has tons of things to use too.

I did a lot of fussy cutting with the bike. I die cut and stamped it in three different colors-Pure Poppy, black and gray. I then fussy cut it to assemble so that the chain was in gray, the handlebars and seat in black. I cheated with the pedal by coloring that in with a marker. Shhh-don't tell anyone!!

To make the wheels, I actually used a mask to get the gray "spokes" and the black "tires." I didn't have time to make a card with it so I set it aside for another day.

This card design is a CASE of a card design using this set by Dawn McVey. Here is the link to Dawn's card. Her card is a little more bright and happy then mine but I chose the colors for a reason. I thought the red and yellow would pop more if I used a black background.

I used a basic black card base and layered a piece of patterned paper by PTI that I die cut using an MFT die. I then adhered the bike to the card. Usually I would use adhesive foam but because I had several layers of card stock on the bike, I didn't think it needed it.

I then die cut two banners, one in red and one in yellow, out of scrap paper. I used a masking technique when I stamped to split the sentiment up for the two banners.

I adhered the banners to the left hand side of my card and then added a few enamel dots.

My last step was to add some diamond Stickles into the flowers on the front of the bike to give them a little shine.

Inside I added a white die cut rectangle to make it easier for me to write something when I send the card. I also added a die cut heart that was hanging around.

I LOVE how this card came out and want to make a set to give someone for Christmas. What do you think?

I am entering this in to this months STAMPlorations August Challenge-Stamps and Die Cuts.

I appreciate you stopping by. Tune in later this week for a fourth "what is on my desk" card. Have a great day!!