August 26, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

Hello everyone.  I needed a card for a special young woman who just bought her first house.  I used the Good Neighbors stamp set for this little cutie.  The trees and houses in this set are adorable.  I created the cloud background using bashful blue ink and a template I made of acetate and punched out with the scallop circle punch.  The hills were made using my Nesties and a kind of textured image from the Watercolor Minis stamp set (retired).  I then ran it through my Big Shot using the dotted swiss embossing folder.  Voila!  instant hills.  The fence is a MS punch.  The sentiment is from PTI.  The little house is popped up on dimensionals.  A couple of rhinestone gems in the corners finish off this one.  Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

August 23, 2010

Simple Froggy Thank You

Hello everyone.  Today, a clean and simple card showcasing the main froggy image.  I think some of the most difficult cards to pull off are simple design.  This one lets the main image take center stage.
I stamped the image from the A Flower for All Seasons set in Black Staz On ink and colored it with Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi markers.  I popped this white layer up on pop dots onto a frame of Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in black and drew a box around the card using a black marker and ruler.  I also drew a box, in the same manner, around the main image.  A couple of embossed lines were added using my Score Pal and 3 green gems make the centers of the flowers sparkle.  All of this was placed on a base of white.  Quick and simple, but a lot of fun to make.  I hope you give it a try.
Thanks for stopping by today.

August 10, 2010

It Was Just Calling to Me!!!

Hi Everyone!  I woke up this morning thinking I was hearing voices!  No, I'm not crazy (I guess that's a matter of opinion really), but I think my blog (sorry I haven't posted in awhile--busy summer) and Cricut machine were calling out to me for some attention.  I haven't been the best about keeping up. 
I needed to come up with a card for my 7 year old nephew and thought this rooster image would be perfect.  It's from the Cricut cartridge called "Just Because Cards".  The colors I used were for today's color challenge over at SCS--baja breeze, poppy parade and crumbcake.  Don't those colors make great tail feathers?  I stamped the chicken wire background in soft suede ink and sponged around the edges.  I also sponged the white circle using baja breeze.  It's supposed to represent the sun coming up in the morning (I guess you have to use your imagination on that one--I was running on only one cup of coffee).  I added a google eye to finish this one off.  Thanks for stopping by today.