Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yellow and Blue Swap Card

I bought this die from CropStop a while ago at a very cheap price, but found it hard to work with, since it's an odd shape for standard A2 cards. However, it fits perfectly on the 4 x 6 inch cards that I've used lately. I had intended to use the vanilla card base, but it looked better on white. This is for a color swap in my little stamping group. The colors (in case you couldn't guess!) are blue and yellow. I cut the blue piece using the die from Couture Creations. Then I matted it with yellow and trimmed the yellow down so it didn't show on the edges. I stamped the sentiment, then cut the tag with a Spellbinders die. I sponged blue ink on it before removing from the die. I added hand-doodled dashes along the edges.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pine Branches Christmas

Another Christmas card for today. I had to try out another new punch:)

The punch I used for the pine needles is from Martha Stewart. I scored lines with my Martha Stewart scoring board. The sentiment - which I THINK  is from My Sentiments Exatly - was embossed with puffy green embossing powder. The card base is kraft.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Christmas Joy

I found this already-stamped panel in with my "card parts" and thought I'd make it into a simple card. I don't know off-hand who makes the stamp. It was stamped on textured red cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut the white frame from shimmery paper. I mounted the image panel on a white card base.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Gold and Black Birthday

I was shopping one day last week, and went to Marshall's. I really do not like shopping, but I had some time to kill. I had no idea that they would have any craft items there! I bought two Martha Stewart punches and some markers at a great price.

I used some shimmery gold paper for this design. I used one of my new punches. It was an extra-deep one, and I punched it from the top and from the bottom, lining them up. I added a thin gold strip across the top. I matted on black. I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink and gold embossing powder for the sentiment.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pink and Black Birthday

A very simple birthday card for today. I've been trying to work on several things simultaneously, and making a little progress with each task. This one is using "card parts." The flower was cut a long time ago with my Cameo Silhouette. I added the "stitching" lines with a white gel pen. I mounted the flower on Dimensionals. I found the thin black strip of cardstock by my paper cutter and thought it would work well. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.

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