Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Circles and Dots

This card is for The Shabby Tea Room #11 Challenge to use tea/tea pots or dots. Well, I'm a dot kinda gal! I love all things dotted: blouses, decor, ribbon, cards, you name it. With that said, one of my favorite embossing folders is the Dotted Swiss! I thought a couple of things came together for the "dotted" theme: circles, lollipops, jewels and brad.

This white card base has a Yoyo Yellow layer followed by a piece of real sweet sparkly paper. Over that I took a piece of Real Red and embossed it then cut the bottom with the Spellbinders Scallop Border die. Another piece of the sparkly paper was cut with a Circle Nestability with a Yoyo Yellow piece cut with a larger Circle Nestability. The smaller circle was matched to the bottom piece, raised on foam adhesive and placed on the yellow circle. This was then raised with more foam adhesive and placed "in line" with the design. A couple of small clear rhinestones were put in the middle of the lollipops and a couple were put in the border cut. After all of this was adhered, a very pretty sheer yellow ribbon was wrapped around the top portion of the card. The "wings" of a red fire circle rhinestone brad were cut off and adhered to the center of the bow.

I love the bright, happy, sugary sweet little card. This designer paper is filled with glitter and sparkle. The picture does NOT do it justice. The lemony yellow almost makes your mouth water!

Stamps: None
Paper: White, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, The Glitter Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Misc: Spellbinders Jumbo Scalloped Border Petites, Circle Nestabilities, Clear Yellow Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones, Fire Circle Rhinestone Red Brad (SU), foam adhesive

Monday, May 24, 2010

A "Speedy" Challenge

For you stampers out there, you probably get the title. Yeah, I'm referring to Speedy the Cat! This is my first challenge with Mark's Finest Papers. Don't know why this has escaped my attention before but this is only their 4th challenge. This one is to create a card or project with an animal on it.

The one I want to share is a teeny, tiny card with a little bird on it. I hope birds can be classified as an animal...hmmm. The card is actually the More Mustard piece. It lifts up for a tiny message. I cut a piece of Old Olive from the Fleur de Lis Pendant Spellbinders die as a base. The "card" is a 2x4 piece of More Mustard folded in half. A scrap piece of Naturals Ivory was Cuttlebugged with the Textile EF and cut a little smaller to fit on top. I used two graduating Nestabilities Squares for the main image with the Old Olive piece raised with foam adhesive. I thought the Naturals Ivory was a better choice since it was a little had a more "natural" feel to it. The tiny bird from PTI's Everyday Button Bits was stamped in More Mustard with an Apricot Appeal button placed in the center and the tiny wing stamped in More Mustard and cut out and placed on the button. On the inside is the sentiment, "hey there, chickadee". It's the sweetest, teeniest card. Hope you like it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Simple Case of Casing

I wish I could take credit for this card but I can't. The changes I made were: the upper portion in a different stamp, the sentiment, the main image stamp and color of button. Okay, it may seem I've changed a lot, but it looks a lot like the original.

Using a Kraft card base, I stamped the larger Damask design in Rose Red. In the spaces between the large image, I used a smaller Damask stamp and stamped it in Versamark. A piece of Baja Breeze was stamped lightly with the Linen stamp in Blue Bayou. To the side, the sentiment from the Damask Designs stamp set in Blue Bayou. Adhere this on the card base.

Small twine was wrapped around th card and threaded through a Rose Red button and tied in a sweet little bow.

Stamps: Damask Designs (PTI), Linen (SU)
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze
Ink: Rose Red, Blue Bayou, Versamark
Misc: Twine (SU), Rose Red Button (SU)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Stampin B's #59 Challenge

This card reflects my love for the beach...rather, just hints at it. It is a standard but landscape card using 3 circles (the challenge). I had these inchies that I'd been wanting to use and thought it just perfect for this challenge. The focal image was more emphasized with the addition of the texture of the Bahama Beach Mudd Puddles. This is the coolest stuff!!!

I used stamps from Michael's dollar bin by Studio G. from three different sets. Images were colored with Copics and Clear Stickles were added to the waves. Each image was raised on one foam adhesive before placing on the orange circle. The main image (center) was raised with foam adhesive x 3. Hope you enjoy this...because I'm headed to the beach!

Stamps: Studio G (3 different sets)
Ink: Black Memento Ink
Paper: White, Only Orange
Misc: Copics, Bahama Beach (Mudd Puddles), Clear Stickles, foam adhesive

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Little Distressing CAS #WT270

I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted!! I have taken a break mostly because things were everywhere...some packed and some not. My lack of posting isn't that I hadn't wanted to, mostly been quite busy lately and disarray.

This card is for the WT270 challenge. Distressing is one of my FAVORITE things to do!! I was glad to see this challenge. I used a sentiment I really liked. You can use this card anyway by using any color combination and end up with a great looking card, fast and easy. Felt a little patriotic, so I went with the red, white, and blue theme. This sentiment would make a great graduation card, too. The card base is 6x3. Stamps used were from the Seeing Stars set from Verve.