Friday, February 27, 2015

February CCC Card

My February Card Chain Challenge card goes to Betty.  The March sign up is going on until March 7th and you can sign up here.  I opted to go with the theme of St. Patrick's Day.

I inked up three Paper Smooches die cut shamrocks with Brilliance Galaxy Gold then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. The bit of notebook paper was cut using a PTI die.  My card base is Very Vanilla from Stampin Up embossed with St Pats Day background embossing folder by Darice.  I looped a long piece of gold thread (manufacturer unknown) and placed it under my shamrocks and my vellum greeting piece. The greeting is from Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes.




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Unexpected

I received a Valentine from my blogging friend Greta, and she so generously included a stamp set that was a duplicate of one she had.  Its a schmoozy set, and hubs will be the recipient of quite a few cards from this set on my next trip out to California - Thanks Greta for the new stamps.

I thanked Greta but also wanted to send a card...isn't that what we card-makers do?

I was trying to channel Shari Carroll and her wonderful collage style.

I love these browns, tans and coral pinks together.  My card base is from A Muse Studios and I cut three tags usind Pretty Pink Poshes stitched duo tag - onc from patterned paper I won from Michele, one from kraft, and one from vellum embossed with one of the Lifestyle crafts Wishing set.  The die cuts Sending and Thanks are from Simon Says Stamp and were cut from some orangy on orange polka dot scraps.  I used a mocha shade of embroidery thread to tie the tage together and added a thing bit of coral colored chevron ribbon I picked up in California last fall - I am not sure who the manufacturer is (boo).

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Another Birthday

I am trying to get my Guy Card mojo back.  I have been putting off making this birthday card, because I just couldn't picture the card I wanted to make.  Push came to shove and this needed to be mailed...so I had to hunker down and get it done.

I decided to go with my comfort zone...water colors and Stampin Up's The Wetlands stamp set.  Nature seems a good image type for a male card.


I started with Bristol Paper and an almost dry brush loaded with Distress inks in Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire; then added a bit of Scattered Straw and my background was done.

 I used Ranger Black Archival ink to stamp my images, some of the reeds were second generation stamping to give a feeling of distance.  I used a stamp a ma jig to place the sentiment since these were cling stamps and you cannot see through them.

I cut my panel using Simon's stitched Rectangle dies, matted it with a bit of black and mounted the whole thing on to a Stampin Up Baja Breeze card base.

I decided to off set the panel a bit and add some manly chevron natural twill ribbon to the left side to balance the sentiment on the right.

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