Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Buzz & Bumble Birthday with Seminole Patchwork

I created two birthday cards using the new Buzz & Bumble paper from Close To My Heart and a patchwork pattern from the quilting world. You will find a picture tutorial for this pattern below.

Supplies: Both cards are standard A2 size
Paper - Buzz & Bumble, Florentine, Cocoa & Champagne CS (CTMH), Classic Ivory CS (Flourishes)
Stamps - Buzz & Bumble WOTG, Happy Birthday (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Cocoa (CTMH), Copics - B32, 34, 37, YG93, 95, 97, YR12, 18, 20, Y21, E40, 42, 44
Accessories - Milestone Shapes, Hemp, Bouquet Assortment, Burlap Ribbon, Artisan Studs, Cocoa Button (CTMH)

Seminole Patchwork Pattern:

Cut five strips of paper 6" x 1/2" - 2 each of two different patterned or plain paper and 1 of a third paper choice that will run through the center

Glue the strips to a piece of cardstock (I used a Tombow glue runner), using the edges of the cardstock to line up your strips, as shown above. Trim away the excess cardstock.

Cut this piece into 1/2" wide strips as shown above. You should end up with at least eleven usable strips.

Glue these strips one at a time to a piece of copy paper (you could use cardstock but your piece will get quite thick) starting at the lower left corner of the copy paper lining up the edges at the side and bottom. Continue to glue down your strips, offsetting each strip by 1/2" to the right and lining up the squares on the strips until they have all been glued down.

Using a ruler and kraft knife trim off the outside triangles as shown (you can also make a mark with a pencil for the cutting line at each end and use your paper trimmer). Repeat on other side.

You now have 6 1/2" of usable trim for your project.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Flourishes Pick 1 Challenge

It's release week again at Flourishes and time for another challenge with the opportunity to win the entire release. This 'Pick 1 Challenge' requires you to pick one of three sketches, one of three colour schemes and one of three embellishments. I finally got the chance to ink up this beautiful stamp set 'Apple of My Eye', which I have had for a little while but just haven't had the time to use. Love how these green apples turned out.

Here are the choices:

Supplies: Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Paper - DP- Chantilly, Pear CS, Buttercup CS (CTMH), Classic Ivory CS (Flourishes), Neena Solar White (for image), Black CS
Stamps - Apple of My Eye, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - E31, 42, 44, R000, W00, W1, Y00, 02, 11, 21, YG01, 03, 13, 67, 93, 95, 97
Accessories - Ribbon (Offray), Buttons (CTMH), Black waxy flax (CTMH)
Other - Score board (Martha Stewart), 3D foam

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Buzz & Bumble Thank You

Here is my last chalkboard card for a while featuring one of the new paper packs from CTMH - Buzz & Bumble. You can find some great instructions here by Betsy Veldman for the chalkboard technique.

Supplies - Card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Paper - Buzz & Bumble, Creme Brule CS (CTMH), Black CS
Stamps - C1549 - Buzz & Bumble WOTG, D1361 - Thank You, D1528 - Jardin Flair (CTMH)
Ink - Versa Mark, White embossing powder, White Daisy (CTMH), white pencil
Accessories - Artisan Studs, Burlap Ribbon, Black button, black hemp (CTMH)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Another Chalkboard Card

I have been having some fun making cards using the chalkboard technique, see previous post here. Here is one I created using the beautiful new paper pack 'Chantilly' from CTMH.

Supplies - Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Paper - DP - Chantilly, Buttercup CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH) Black CS
Stamps - B1332 - Good Times, CC1020 - It's Your Day, C1257 - Happy Birthday, C1549 - Buzz & Bumble WOTG, D1258 - Friendship Word Puzzle, , D1352 - It's Your Day, D1506 - Family Love, D1530 - Cricut Artiste (CTMH)
Ink - Versa Mark, White Embossing powder, White Daisy (CTMH), White pencil
Accessories - Black Hemp, buttons, Buttercup ribbon, Sweet Leaf ribbon, Autumn Lane Assortment (CTMH)