Hey there my bog friends! I have sooo many good things going on in my life right now,…….holy cow!! The most important right now is I have Grandchild #4 due any day now!! I’m super pumped to meet the precious little bundle I can’t even tell you!!
I was playing around with some of my stock pile of embossed cardstock and came across a card in one of my cardmaking magazine that sent me in this direction. It’s just a tiny card measuring in at 4 x 4, but I think packs a bit of a punch for it’s size!
I really like the pop of color the teal brings to the card! And I have a confession to make…..I’ve had this Baker’s Twine forever, and this is the very first strip of it I’ve ever used……geesh! Seriously?? lol.
‘Thanks So Much’ sentiment came from my Fiskars ‘So Much Thanks’ stamp set. I really like how this little card turned out.
Check out the beautiful painted box in behind my card. My very talented Mother painted that quite a few years ago and I absolutely love it.
Thanks so much for stopping by again for a peak…..I hope to see you soon!!
Hello again! Round two for the inked backgrounds for Lauren’s challenge to us last week on the Mix It Up thread. This is one technique I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. It took me two kicks at the cat to get it somewhat the way I wanted it. It’s the Faux Letterpress Embossabilities technique from the resource page on SCS.
I used my Tim Holtz Postmark embossing folder and the Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I brayered the ink onto one side of the embossing folder, put my cardstock in the folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug! How cool! The ink transferred to the part of the embossed image that stayed flat. I really like the look of this. I added a vintage looking tag with some swirls wrapped around it and a strip of lace on the bottom of the tag.
I added some lace along the folded edge of the card as well to tie it all together, stamped my Friend sentiment to the front in the Frayed Burlap and pop-dotted the vintage image to the card front. The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart ‘Find Your Style’ stamp set. I love that stamp set…..very vintagey.
Now, onto this weeks challenge card where we had to use up any scraps we had on the table…..this proved to be rather challenging for me this weekend as we were at the cabin and the only scraps I had there were from the two cards I’d just made! Come along and see….
Okay, this is the last post for this little sprint…..really!! I think I’ll head to bed after this one….lol. This card was also made for the Virtual Stamp Night over on the SCS site, however, like the first card I made….I didn’t get it completed within the 45 minute time frame. Oh well, no biggy…..I’m sure I can still use it or sell it!! Now I know you’re all probably real surprised that I chose a Victorian theme for this card…..I can’t help it…..my mind just goes all vintagy on me when I start making cards….lol.
This card was done with paper found in a paper stack I found when we were over in Hawaii at their local Wal-Mart of all places!! This is from a pack made by Colorbok called “Rosewood”. Yup, a whole paper pack of vintagy goodness!!! Anyway, this is a 4″ x 8″ card and will fit into a business size envelope. The sentiment was stamped onto the torn piece of DP and inked with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. The entire piece of paper the sentiment is on was torn, distressed and inked with the Tattered Rose distress ink as well. The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart set called Celebration. I’ve added some half pearls and a swirl of half pearls to the one end of the card. I also put a strip of lace on the bottom of the card front and trimmed it with a couple of strips of mini half pearls.
The main piece of DP was also distressed and inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink before it was attached to the card front. Then the card front itself was also distressed and inked with the Vintage Photo distress ink. The beautiful flower is from a package of six from the local Dollar Store and inked with my Tattered Rose distress ink and attached to the card with a glue dot. I love those flowers and they came in a few different colors. They fit in quite well with my vintage style I must say…..lol.
So, that’s it!! I’m all caught up. I’ll see what I end up creating tomorrow and see what other inked up backgrounds I decide to try for Lauren’s challenge this week. There are sooo many on my list of techniques to try…..time will tell!! Till tomorrow my blogging friends. Thanks so much for your clicks onto my site……it’s funny how I’ve started to watch that silly number now…..oh well.
Welcome my blog friends!!! It’s my turn to host this weeks Mix It Up challenge over on SCS. Come on over and check it out here!! So, my challenge to the lovely and talented ladies was to come up with a card utilizing buttons……but not just any ole’ button glued onto a card. Their buttons have to be incorporated right into the card and become one of the components of the card…..teehee. Here’s what I came up with for them as a sample of what I’m looking for…..
I used my buttons to form the heart for my card…..and to fill in the gaps, I glued little half pearls between them.
For a bit of a vintage feel to my card, I actually attached a piecce of fabric to the top of my cardstock, wrapped some lace around it and accented the lace with more pearls.
Here’s the whole card! The sentiment I stamped directly onto the fabric with my brown Memento ink. It’s a pretty simple lay out but I really like how it turned out! It helps when you have a Paper Crafts magazine to CASE from!!! lol
I’m off to make another one. I have another idea rolling around in my little head so I want to get it made before I forget what I was goingn to do!!
Hello to my blog friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I didn’t get as much time in as I thought to play in my therapy room, but that is okay. I was able to make a card to play along in the Mix It Up! challenge thread. Ashdale (a.k.a. Lisa) started the thread where we have a different host each week and there are pretty much no rules……kinda. 😉 You really should pop on over…..we have allot of fun there. So, this week we have the wonderful Muscrat (a.k.a. Kathy) hosting and she brought us a doozy! Our challenge was to create a monochromatic card, right down to any and all embellishments used, ink, paper, etc. I love the look of the monochromatic cards and I really thought this one was going to be easy…..pfft…..ya right!! Me and my bright ideas decided I’d do a white card….pretty simple…..I have lots of white paper, white ribbon, white pearls…….but white ink for a sentiment on white paper…..ya, never thought that one out so well….lol.
I made a 5×5 card and used paper from my Recollections cardstock paper and the Precious Metals pack. I love the shimmer of this paper and thought it would work great for a monochromatic card. I ran a stip of it through my Cuttlebug and used my Swiss Dots folder. I also cut out a doily using my Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge…….have I told you how much I LOVE this cartridge?? 😉 Okay, maybe a few times. That beautiful lace flower is from a strip of lace my mom and I purchased when I got married 32 years ago. Neither one of us can remember why we bought it anymore, we never used it, and I’m sure glad now we didn’t and that mom found it and cut some for me to use too!! The front of the flower where you see the pearl drop is actually open and filled with a little bit of cotton. That’s how we bought it…..it’s just beautiful in real life.
I did actually figure out what to do for my sentiment, I used the white embossing powder, from Stampin’ Up!, that our hostess with the mostest gave me in my Phyced Valentine package over in the Secret Valentine thread. I was very lucky to have her as my Secret Valentine and she sent me the most beautiful package…..I think I drooled all over it for a day before I dared to take anything out of it to use. So ya, there is my sentiment. It actually shows up pretty good in real life and says “Love is spoken here.” The sentiment is from my Close To My Heart Treasure Life stamp set. I use that set allot as it has some very nice sentiments and flowers in it. The ribbon is from our local Dollar Store again. I’m very lucky they have a half decent scrapbooking section here or I’d be hooped for any supplies at all!!
Here’s a closer look at that awesome doily die cut from my CTMH Art Philosophy cartidge. I cut it out at 3.5″ and added some little butterflies I punched out using my Creative Memories butterfly punch. I added some pearl drops to the body of the butterflies.
So, here’s a view of the whole card. I added a grouping of pearls on the corners of the cardstock that was embossed with the swiss dots. These pearls are from Close To My Heart and come in a package of 36 in four sizes. I really like them. I also used a pearl swirl in behind the lace flower and I’m not sure where that was from as I’d thrown the packaging out…..ooppsss!! There you have it…..my version of the monochromatic card! I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by!