Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Baby Boy Congrats - Card Patterns Sketch #134

Nothing quite says purity and innocence like a newborn baby so I like to use a lot of white when making baby congrats cards. This card is for my new great nephew Case (I now have 24 great nieces/nephews).

I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use some of my new ribbons from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Love this wide May Arts blue and white check ribbon. I used this week's sketch from Card Patterns for inspiration. (The sun was hiding this morning so my picture isn't as pure white as is should be, the card is gorgeous in person.)

Supplies - Card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper - White Daisy and Sky cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps - Say It In Style (Waltzing Mouse)
Ink - Sky (CTMH)
Accessories - Ribbon (May Arts), buttons, charm (CTMH), white floss (DMC)
Other - Lacy Squares (Spellbinders), Swiss Dot folder (Provo Craft), border punch (Martha Stewart), 3D foam

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Orchid Card - Timeless Tuesday #136

The Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC136 this week is to create a girly card. Well, this card started out really girly in my head, but after changing out the paper I was going to use for something else it didn't quite turn out as I had originally intended. Still very happy with it though.

Supplies - Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"

Paper - DP - Enlish Rose (Kaisercraft), Silhouette (CTMH - retired), Black & green CS (Bazill), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Orchids (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo (CTMH)
Accessories - lace (Kaisercraft), satin ribbon (fabric store), resin charm (CTMH)
Other - Spellbinders Plain Ovals (large & small), Labels 18

Monday, September 19, 2011

Another Poppy Patch Card - CASE Study Challenge #57

Here is a card I created for the CASE Study Challenge #57 and using the "Out of the Box" technique again - although in this case perhaps I should say "Inside of the Box". Love the combination of kraft, black and white, be sure to check out all of the fabulous cards by the CASE Study design team.

Supplies - Card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Paper - Kraft, Black and White cardstock
Stamps - Poppy Patch (Flourishes), Say It In Style (Waltzing Mouse)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Black pearls (Kaisercraft), Black hemp (CTMH), silver charm
Other - Plain Circles large and small (Spellbindersz), 3D foam

Friday, September 16, 2011

Poppy Patch Card - Flourishes Sketch Challenge

I put this card together quickly today to meet the deadline for the Flourishes noon time Sketch challenge FLLC911A. This is an older stamp set, but new to me and I was really excited about using it. I am still working on my colouring with Copics, but am slowly getting there.

I used the same technique for extending my image beyond the Spellbinders die-cut as I did in my previous post. You can view a tutorial on the Flourishes website here. Love this technique.

Supplies - Card size is 6 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Paper - Designer Paper - Roxie (plaid), Silhouette (dot)- retired, Grace - retired (CTMH), Black CS (Bazzill), Neena Classic Crest Solar White CS
Stamps - Poppy Patch (Flourishes), Card Chatter - Thank You C1381 (CTMH)for inside
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo (CTMH), Copics - R02, R14, R27, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y21, Y35
Accessories - 1/2" black seam binding (MayArts), Black Waxy Flax, Bamboo Button (CTMH)
Other - Reverse Wonky Rectangles (Spellbinders), 3D foam

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Orchid Card - CASE Study #56 & Flourishes Fall Fashion Challenge

I created this birthday card using the CASE Study #56 challenge and colours from the Flourishes Fall Fashion Challenge. I love this 'Orchids' stamp set from Flourishes. I used a couple of techniques posted on their site - check out the tutorial "Out of the Box" by Iwona Palmountain to learn how to extend part of your image beyond the edge of a Spellbinders die and the tutorial "Adding Dimension" by Dina Kowal to pop some of your stamped image. Love how these turned out.

Supplies - Card size is 6 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Paper - Designer Paper - English Rose Collection (Kaisercraft), Mistletoe (CTMH), White Daisy, New England Ivy and Bamboo CS (CTMH), Neena Classic Crest Solar White CS
Stamps - Orchids (Flourishes), Happy Birthday (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Gypsy (CTMH), Copics
Accessories - 1/2" pleated white satin ribbon, 1" crocheted ribbon, 1/2" seam binding - dyed with Gypsy reinker (all May Arts), Bling Assortment, Bamboo Waxy Flax (CTMH)
Other - Spellbinders - Plain Oval Large and Small, Labels 4, 3D foam

Friday, September 2, 2011

"Gus" Birthday Card - Mojo Monday 206

Hey all, I've been away for a while. Had a wonderful visit with my oldest daughter and next week my youngest daughter is coming home, so I thought I had better sneak a card in here. My brother-in-law is celebrating his 60th birthday, so I had to pull out my favourite digi image "Gus" from Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Normally I make these cards more simply with white bases and some contrasting bright colours, but I liked the sketch at Mojo Monday this week so I thought I would try something a little different for 'Gus'. I used one of Close To My Heart's new paper packs called 'Dreamin'. The opposite side of these papers, have beautiful floral designs, but for this card the more geometric patterns suited a masculine card better.

I paper pieced the robe and slippers and coloured the image with Copics.

Supplies - Card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Paper - Designer Paper - Dreamin' (CTMH), Brown cardstock (Bazill), Bamboo and Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps - 'Gus' digi stamp (Bugaboo), Card Sentiments - D1111 (CTMH - retired)
Ink - Chocolate (CTMH), Copics, computer
Accessories - Anitque Copper brads, Flourishes Foundry Access. (CTMH), 1/2" brown satin ribbon (Offray)
Other - 3D foam