Friday, November 28, 2008

Another Kristina Challenge

Hello Ladies!

I hope you all had a very fun, joyous and filling Thanksgiving. I know I did and will be over at my in-laws today finishing off that turkey.

Although I knew what I had wanted to do with this challenge I must admit time totally flew by and while I was getting ready to head out for some sales today, remembered I hadn't created my card yet so to the drawing board I went.

These were the color's we were supposed to play with.
and this is what i came up with.

My base cardstock is an 8.5 x 5.5 piece folded in half to create my standard A2 size card. Along the bottom I stamped polka dots in Real Red. I then adhered my sticky cut letters across the top, peeled off the backing and poured dazzling diamonds over them. You'll notice that on the 'T' is a tad of white, well.... that is where my 'M' overlapped the 'T' and the protective layer didn't remove. Whereas if you look at my last 'S' on Christmas, you'll notice the top swoosh of the 'S' is missing and thats because when I removed the 'A's protective cover, it took part of the 'S' with it. Tricky tricky I tell you! I then wrapped a piece of satin black ribbon around the bottom and adhered with a silver brad. Although this card was a tad time consuming, definately NOT a mass producable one, I really like the look of it and a good gf of mine will be receiving it.

The Deets:
Cardstock: Real Red (102482)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Sticky Cut letters (111109)(from Making Memories, I am attaching SU product number since when I bought these SU had not released their's), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Silver Brads (104336), Powder Pals (102197, black satin ribbon

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Deets:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red and Summer Sun
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 1/8" circle
Accessories: Coluzzle, Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Signo Gel Pain

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Amanda!

My co-worker has birthday tomorrow and what stamp set says young, hip and cool? She's All That.

I don't know about you but I struggle with longer images, so we really only have two options. Either a 3x6 card or a 4.25 x 5.5 card with a top crease.

I started off with a 4.25 x 11 in basic grey cardstock folded in half. I stamped the word celebrate from Celebrate Everything on the cardstock using my stamp-a-ma-jig. I then cut a piece of real red dsp and layered that upon a piece whisper white piece which I punched with scallop edge. I stamped She's All That with Versa-Mark and then embossing with clear embossing powder. I rounded the corners and added some retired DSP which I held together with a rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit. I popped this up with dimensionals.

I love it! Reminds me of my private school days...

Thanks for peaking!

The Deets:
Stamps: She's All That (retired), Celebrate Everything (109525)
Paper: Basic Gray (108692), Whisper White (100730), Real Red DSP (retired)
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Corner Rounder (109047), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Pretties Kit (109114)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch

I love the winter. It just makes me want to hole up in my craft room and create.

A friend of mine recently found out she was pregnant and although I already congratulated her, there is nothing like receiving a handmade card.

I based my card off of this sketch. You'll notice that I altered my card a tad compared to the sketch, but lets start with the basics.

Since the pregnancy is still early and they won't be knowing the gender of the baby anytime soon, I wanted some paper which would be gender neutral. I wanted something fresh and fun and chose this paper from American Crafts and since I love pink chose my cardstock based off of the flower found in the paper.

My base layer cardstock, Cameo Corral, is 8.5x 5.5, folded in half to create a standard A2 card. Now, instead of having a longer panel, I stamped the left hand side of the card with a stampset from MS. I love the certain oommpphhh it gives it. I then layered the AC paper onto Summer Sun cardstock punched with the scallop edge. I took some retired In Color ribbon from last year and looped that around the Summer Sun layer and slid it through a flower ribbon slide. Now, I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of acetate, adhered sticky tape onto the left edge and adhered that to the ribbon. I added the final element, which were the flowers, also from AC, put a flower brad through them and popped up on dimensionals to the card.

I absolutely love this card(!) and will be sad to see it leave!

Thanks for looking!

The Deets:
Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous (109493)
Paper: Cameo Corral (100475), Summer Fun (103124), American Crafts paper, Acetate
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Accessories: Retired ribbon, Hodgepodge hardware (111325), felt flowers from American Crafts

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #30

Woooohoooo...thanks to the extension of the deadline I was able to submit my card for the weekly color change. I usually end up posting after Kristina has already disabled Mr. Linky.

This weeks color combination is: chocolate chip, elegant egglpant, pumpkin pie, so saffron and whisper white.

and this is what I created:

I used So Saffron as my cardstock with the SAB chocolate chip rub-ons (now retired) running up along the side of the card. I added purple and orange brads as the center of two of my flowers, and stamped the sentiment in Whisper White craft ink.

An easy peasy 5 minute card and one that will probably receive many oohss and ahhs.