Friday, January 10, 2014

Paper Trey Ink Gracious Vases Sympathy Card

It is FINALLY Friday!! Hooray!! I hope you had a fabulous week. Today I am posting a quick card I created for my friend who lost her Aunt to cancer a couple weeks ago. I made it especially for her-smooches Sue if you are reading!!

I dug out my Paper Trey Ink Gracious Vases set to create the card below. The card was so easy to make-stamp, ink and card stock, with a little glossy accents. I need to do more cards like this.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Paper Smooches Free Spirits Cards

I had a lot of free time on my hands last weekend and so decided to sit down and make some cards. However, when I did, I found out that I had lost my mojo!!! This led me to go through my Pinterest card board and copy a card from there.

When I saw this card by Kim S., I knew I had to get the Paper Smooches Free Spirit stamp set. I knew there were so many cute cards I could make. I decided that since I loved her card so much that I would see what I could do to recreate it. Here is my take on it:

Of course since I had to make the card my own so I added a piece of black scalloped card stock behind the stamped image, changed out the black bow for a silver one and instead of using sequins, I used rhinestones. I also did not have her cool stamp she used for a shadow so I had to make my own. I like how it came out that I made two!

I just changed up where I put the rhinestones for this card and the embossing was more precise. Aren't they cute? I did not put anything on the inside at this point but am chewing on what type of sentiment could go inside. Any suggestions?

After I created these, my juices were flowing so I decided to make a birthday card for my brother with the same set but using the martini glasses. 

For this card, I die cut two martini glasses out of a piece of 4 by 5 1/4" white card stock. I then stamped the green stripes and the black sentiment. Next, I placed the piece on top of a white card, traced the glasses and then stamped my martini glasses with gray ink. I did some masking to stamp the olives in green and the toothpicks in kraft ink. I then used foam adhesive to adhere the die cut card stock over the stamped base. I added red rhinestones and glossy accents to the martini glasses. 

I like this card but I did make a huge mistake on it. You see where there looks like silver stripes? That was NOT supposed to happen. I used a Wink of Stella clear pen and it turned out silver. I am very disappointed in this product. Many famous stamp bloggers RAVE about this pen and the two card classes I have taken online have used it. Neither resulted in it looking like this. I only wanted to add a little clear sparkle, not a silver line! So needless to say, I think this card would have looked better if I had just left the green stripe.

That is all for today. Thank you for looking. Have a happy Thursday!!


Merlot Card

Martini Card
Stampin Up! Old Olive and Mellow Moss ink

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Favorite Things Card Sketch 157 Challenge

Hello! I just wanted to share a quick card I created for the My Favorite Things card sketch challenge. The challenge was to create a project using the sketch below.

I am not sure why I had such a hard time with this sketch but I did. I started off knowing what colors and what kind of card I wanted to make. I decided to create an simple Valentine card so that I would be ready for the upcoming holiday.

I used My Mind's Eye "Heirloom Collection" paper and die cuts for the arrow, the patterned paper and the sentiment banner to start off the design. I used My Favorite Thing's "Blueprints 1" Die to die cut both the patterned paper and the black frame for the sentiment.

For the paper strip in the middle, I stamped it with MFT's "Right This Way" arrow stamps in different sizes with Paper Trey Ink's Berry Sorbet Ink. I then stamped the hearts with Pure Poppy Ink using Paper Trey's "Heart-2-Heart #3." I then mounted the strip over the two strips of black paper that I die cut. The glitter arrow was adhered next.

Using foam adhesive, I adhered the sentiment strip with the tab that I created using a die from MFT and a sentiment from PTI. Using even thicker foam adhesive, I adhered the two hearts. (I always try to buy different kinds of foam adhesive so that I can have different heights on a card.) The last step was to cover the hearts in Candy Cane Stickles in an attempt to match the arrow.

I really like how it came out even though I wasn't sure at first if I was going to pull it off. Thank you for looking!!


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