Tuesday, June 21, 2011

365 Cards: #112 Paper Pieced

On 365 cards the idea yesterday was to paper piece a stamped image.  I thought of this stamp by JRL designs called "Peace on Earth Angel".  I colored in blue with markers around the stars on her cape.  I paper pieced her hair, the stripes of the flag on her dress, and her polka dot sleeve.  I used stickles for sparkle on the flame of the torch, and added a terrific patriotic ribbon across the top.  Happy 4th of July!  ~

Sunday, June 19, 2011

365 Cards: #111 Sketchy Sunday & PIO #25

I love this new sketch on 365 cards today!  I thought of this terrific medallion stamp called "Long Life" by Inkadinkado right away when I saw this challenge.  I embossed the image in pearl lustre hematite by Stampendous.  I couldn't figure out what to do for the lines at first, so I started digging in my charm drawer.  I found the fish charm first, then I had the idea to use buttons.  I cut the metal loop off the charm and the shanks off the buttons so they would lie flat, and added the gold ribbon to form the lines.
This card also works for this weeks challenge at Pile it on where they want you to "show some metal" on your card.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

365 Cards: #110 Movie

I can't wait to see this movie ~ My daughter said "Mom...really?" so I may have to borrow a toddler... but I'm going!!  :)
I love pooh bear & I still have my original bear from when I was 8 yrs old (note to self..take a picture of him for blog)
When I saw the movie challenge today on 365 cards I was excited to use my pooh bear stamps.


Less is More #20 Monogram

This week on Less is More The challenge is to do a monogram card.  I used the letter "M" for measure and added twill with a ruler printed on it for texture.  I stamped the image with Stampin Up's Chocolate chip craft ink and embossed it in clear powder to bring out all the fine details. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

365 Cards #109 Movie

Today on 365 Cards I saw the "Transformers" movie poster and went "gulp" ~ I gave it some thought, and came up with the idea of doing a tri-fold card since it reminds me of the transformer toys with all it's moving parts.  I used the black and gray with some metal embellishments, and added a pocket for the giver to slip some cash or a check inside.   

Thursday, June 16, 2011

365 cards #108 Mega Movies

Today on 365 cards we were asked to make a card using this movie poster as inspiration.  I saw all that red and thought of the coke glass I had in my stash.  I also recently purchased ticket embellishments from KrazyKateDesign on Etsy.  I  kept adding paper layers, ribbon, twine, and metal stars, until the card front was complete.  I added a small envelope to hold a gift card, movie tickets or cash to the inside of the card. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

365 cards: #99 It's my party

On 365 cards today the challenge is to create a birthday card that you would like to receive.   My birthday is in November so I really like the fall colors that are around at that time.  I love sunflowers, and this paper from The Angel Company looks like sunflowers to me.  The paper pack is called whimsy blossoms, which fits these flowers perfectly I think.  I added the sentiment "To a Wonderful Friend" because it's great to be a friend, but to be wonderful too..now that's a compliment!. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

365 Cards: #98 Happy Anniversary

On 365 cards #98 = Lucky #13.   The object was to use 13 of something on your card in honor of Heidi's 13th wedding anniversary.  I chose 13 hearts and I added a red and white bakers twine bow for some fun.    I really like that stampin up sentiment set with the word window punch, it really helps finish a card fast!  I dug through my red scrap drawer and I just kept punching out those hearts ~ very therapeutic :)
Now I need to make another card just like it for my anniversary with 11 hearts and I'll be ahead of the game this year. 

365 Cards #97 Sketchy Sunday

Yesterday was sketchy sunday on 365 cards.  when I saw the columns, I thought of the fluttering butterflies stamp that I have from The Angel Company.  I added rhinestones and stickles for added bling.  I kept adding details like the corner mount, and then finally cut out one of the butterflies and used a pop-dot to raise him up before I called the card complete.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

365 Cards: #96 Ad Inspired

I love butterflies! the ad challenge on 365 cards made me pull out my punches and use one of my butterflies to create this happy little card.  I love the sentiment: "Your love has given me wings"  I made the one purple butterfly 3d by stamping him and then stamping and cutting him out and mounting just the middle to the card front and adding glitter and rhinestones for bling.  I could've added a light swirl in the background for some movement, but I didn't think of it till I finished! always next time ~

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Less is More #18 Monochromatic

Today on Less is More the challenge is to create a monochromatic card.  I love the simplicity of not trying to match colors and patterns together, so this was a delightful reprieve.  I added a little bling to my button to go with the shimmer of the sheer ribbon for some extra ~ pop ~
The card and stamps are available to purchase in my Etsy shop.