Thursday, March 15

quiet birthday...

Having a friend who is going through a lot of change in her life and it is keeping her very, very busy.
So I decided to send her a quiet birthday card this year.

The base card is tan card stock with a layer of red and then a layer of the patterned paper.
I cut out two strips of card stock and flagged one end each before applying them to the card front.
The tag is the same tan card stock that i stamped with the image from Newton's Nook Designs "Newton's Naptime" using Adirondack slate ink.
He was colored with Prisma pencils.
I trimmed the top to make it look like a tag and punched out the hole with a 1/8" hole punch before attaching the red & white twine then attaching it ti the card front. 

family... this case my son and his daughter.

After finding this stamp at Unity Stamp Co. my first instinct was to buy it, then I thought "not for one card", then I realized that she will always be his little girl and I could do different techniques for each year!
This year's cad is fairly simple, I stamped the image from Unity Stamp Co.'s "First Love, First Hero" on cream linen card stock with StazOn jet black ink.
The "Dad" is part of one of the verse stamps from the same set and to get only the "Dad" I colored it with Distress black soot marker.
The coloring was done with Prisma pencils.

Wednesday, March 14

one smart cookie...

In this case it is a friend who needs to retire and finally filled out the paper work!
Lawnfawnatics Challenge with dies

The base card is white card stock.
Using two sheets of Lawn Fawn patterned paper I cut two 4"x 5.25" pieces and took one over to the BigKick to cut the "lane" for the cookie to run down with one of the dies from Lawn Fawn "Simple Stitched Hillside Borders".
I moved the die down the width of the cut and die cut again.
Now where the stitches were I trimmed it out with scissors to allow easy flow.
Next step was to foam tape the separate pieces to the other piece keeping the foam tape away from the die cut edges, again to allow flow.
I stamped 9 cookies from the Lawn Fawn "Smart Cookies" set using kraft card stock and Adirondack espresso ink.
Once I trimmed them out with scissors I ran my Distress espresso marker around the outside edge of each cookie.
Gluing 7 cookies at the card bottom stops the main cookie from sliding off the card.
Next I used glue dots to attach a circular slider element to the center of each cookie and slide it down the top of the die cut area.
To stop the cookie from sliding out at the top I die cut a plum card stock pot using Lawn Fawn's dies that coordinate with "Stuck on you" stamp set and glued that to the top.
On white card stock I stamped the words from Lawn Fawn's "Smart Cookie" set with Adirondack eggplant ink.
Once that was trimmed out and glued to the card front I taped the whole thing to the base card.
He's how it looks...


Tuesday, March 13

little monsters...

Another week as the March Guest Designer for CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge...

This card has a black card stock base.
The main piece is white card stock with two little monsters from MFT Stamps "Monster Sized" set stamped into the sketch corners with MFT Hybrid black licorice ink.
They were colored with Chameleon markers CG8 grey and PK5 Fushia.
I added some white gel pen around the outside of the eyes to make them pop!

Sunday, March 11

black card stock coloring...

This is why I do challenges...
it reminds me of work that I love to do!

On black card stock I stamped the flower from Woodware Craft Collection's "Mosaic Flower Window" using Versamark ink, black embossing powder and heat set it with a heat tool.
Then it was time to play with my Prisma pencils.
Once it was done I trimmed the around the image and layered it with textured brown card stock, black card stock and finally a cream card stock base card.