Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

Have you heard?
My Creative Time is having their first ever design team call!!

The fabulously talented Emma is searching for a select few to showcase her wonderful stamps. Unfortunately I don't own any of Emma's stamps at this time so I had to use a set that I already own. If I was making this card with Emma's stamps I would have used the Pain Pain Go Away! set and the "No more tears . . . everything will be fine" stamp.

For my project I created a get well card for my husband's grandma who is in hospital back in England. The overall effect of the card is to look like a tissue box.

This card is a standard A2 with the background paper cut 1/4" smaller. The base layer of the tissue box is popped with Pop Dots as thick as I could find. The top layer is also popped but with dots as thin as I could find. The tissue is your typical kleenex cut to size.

I used my Wild Card cart to cut the pink frame from page 81 at 4". I cut the circles on both sides off and backed it with plain paper that I stamped my sentiment on.

If you would like to enter Emma's design team call head over to My Creative Time for all the details. You have until midnight Saturday.

The Details:
DCWV Cardstock Stack Brights
ki Memories Enchanting Paper Pack
Puffs Plus Tissues
Martha Stewart Cherish Punch
Wild Card Cartridge page 81 frame feature cut at 4"
Inkadinkadoo "Just Saying" stamp set
Color Box Chalk Ink Chestnut
Pop Dots

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thank You Card

This card is super simple to make so I'll just highlight the fun parts.

First the stamping.
I used distress ink, simple enough, then wiped off the flowers with finger and colored them with a marker. Now for the interesting part, I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped on water color paper.

Now the sliver stripe.
This is super simple but very cool. Simple run a line of adhesive, this one was dotted as opposed to solid. Lay a sheet of silver transfer film over it and rip off like a band-aid.

Friday, October 7, 2011

As promised

As promised here are the details of one of the cards I posted about during the K. Andrews, Getting Cricky, link up party.

This card is made with Graphic 45 paper.

Start with a double sided piece of 3.5" x 9" cardstock
Score (or fold roughly) at 1/2, 2 1/2 and 6 1/4
Fold the 1/2" score up exposing the back side of your paper and glue
Fold at the 6 1/4" score to create a pocket
Take a 3 1/2" x 1/2" piece of paper and place it about a 1/2" from the bottom of your pocket
Using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher, staple your strip in place while also securing your pocket
Staple at the top of your pocket also
Take a piece of cardstock roughly 3" long by however wide you would like (mine is 2 3/8")
Apply a strip of glue on the very top edge of your card only and, with the card closed, position so the bottom of your card will be behind the strip.
Close the card and round the corners
Now that your pocket is done, stamp on a tag, add some ribbon/tulle/twine/etc, round the bottom corners and ink the edges.

Simple and beautiful. This would be great for gifting gift cards.

I'll have the details of the other card for you tomorrow. Until then I'm off to continue participating in the October Sketch-a-thon. Every week day this month Tammi and her DT are posting sketches and challenges in the forum with a chance to win some beautiful collections of paper including BoBunny "Forever Fall", Fancy Pants "Oct 31", MME Lost and Found 2 "Rosy", Bella Blvd "Too Cute To Spook" and October Afternoon "Sidewalk". Individual challenges may have prizes associated with them too along with some fun games. Make sure to check out the blog too. Every Thursday Tammi posts a sketch. You have all month to finish them. The first sketch of the following month a winner will be drawn for a fabulous paper collection. My Scraps and More is a smaller community that's very welcoming and fun. I invite you to join us.

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday - Recipe Challenge (yellow (my shade is very muted), ribbon, ink, flowers)
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Fav Technique (inking or fun fold cards could be considered my fav technique (love both))