Thursday, April 30, 2015
The bird's nest is essentially made by wrapping linen thread around two fingers several times and then adhering to the card. Then after you've fussy cut the bird adhere it on top with a dimensional. I used the discontinued Blendabilites to color my bird but think if I did it again I'd get better robin look by using markers. Live and learn!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hint: to get the knots on the ribbon lined up they way you want; attach a flat piece of ribbon to the card front, then knot a smaller piece of ribbon to that flat piece. Then you can slide that knot wherever you want it.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
About the same time my set arrived I received the Stampin' Up! demo's magazine and they had used the loon image with a couple of stamps from Work of Art set to make a small square gift card. So, I modified that a bit to make this card. So quick and easy to get this look.
And speaking of loons... and no, I'm not referring to my friends in this photo but I am holding a glass of Loon Juice. Loon Juice is the name of The Four Daughters Winery's cider. I joined this crew for an afternoon excursion to the winery. Some of us enjoyed tasting and some just enjoyed a drink or two. But we all enjoyed the food. We each ordered an item off their Sunday menu and then passed them around to share. Delicious! And what a fun group to be with yesterday afternoon.
Friday, April 17, 2015
This card front had me looking through my stamp sets for the words "sweet" and "girl". Sweet comes from You Are Loved stamp set and girl from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. Once I found the stamps I wanted to use I just used my black marker and stamped them on the front and then adhered the b-a-b-y that I cut using my Big Shot.
CASE: Deanna Jean
Friends just had a little girl and the photo they sent out for the birth announcement is beyond cute! I used the image that was in the Best of Brides and Babies 25th Anniversary stamp set. Can you see that I stamped a second time on Designer Series Paper and then fussy cut the little onesie out and glued it down over the stamped image on the card interior.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I had this little scrap of Designer Series paper sitting on my desk and lots of these retired buttons and ribbon. So, it just made for a very quick card. The sentiment is from Another Thank You stamp set which is still available.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
CASE: Amy O'Neill
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I've used the retired Secret Garden stamp set and Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand ink pads to stamp the flower and leaf images. Then I used my black marker's fine tip to doodle. I've ordered the journel pens and will give them a try when they arrive. I'll let you know which I like better for doodling. You can doodle as much as you like. I kept it pretty simple.
The little welcome tag was punched with the Decorative Label punch with just half of it peeking out. Welcome comes from Warm Words stamp set.
Monday, April 13, 2015
I heat embossed the expression to give it a little pop. The flowers were stamped with Pool Party ink on Pool Party paper.
You will want to be sure and let the flower image dry completely before stamping the expression to heat emboss. I didn't on my prototype... I thought it was dry but there are little bits of green embossing all around the expression. So on the remaining bookmarks I made sure to give them more time to dry.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The bottom photo shows how simple the fold is.
Start with a 5-1/2 X 11 inch piece of card stock.
Cut 5/8" off one short side
Score at 4-1/4, 5-1/4, 6-1/4 inches.
Flip over and score at 4-3/4 and 5-3/4 inches.
Fold back and forth in zig zag fashion to get fold as shown in photo above.
Decorate front and inside of card.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
The bottom card uses a piece of the Sweet Taffy DSP. That gave me the jumping off point for my colors. The sentiment is from the Pictogram Punches stamp set. The larger stars were cut using my Stars framelits and the smaller star in the sentiment was punched using the star in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
CASE: Laurie Zoellmer