February 22, 2011

Support for a Rainy Day

Hello Everyone.  Today's card was a lot of fun to make and I just love the clean look of the design.  I used a MFT stamp set called Rain or Shine.  The 3 windows in the card front were done using a die from PTI called Take Three.  I punched 3 white squares using the 1 1/4" punch and stamped the raindrops using Marina Mist ink.  These were glued onto a strip of Marina Mist cardstock and positioned it in the inside of the card.  Each raindrop, the dots on the umbrella and the puddle around the boots were dabbed with a clear glitter pen.  It looks so pretty and sparkly.  Thanks for stopping by!

February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day for My Honey

Hello Everyone.  Today I thought I'd show you the Valentine's Day card I came up with for my husband. I really love the simple, but elegant look.  Perfect for a man, don't you think?  I used the Have a Seat and Filled With Love stamp sets.
The card base and the main image are made of white cardstock.  The striped designer paper is from the Taste of Textiles collection.  The scrolled cut out is done with a  Spellbinders die and the sentiment is punched out using the small oval punch.  All red layers are Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The shadow under the bench was done using a Copic Marker.  It gives the bench a solid foundation so that it doesn't look like it's floating. 
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

February 14, 2011

An 80th Celebration

Hello Everyone!  This card was created for a very special lady for her 80th Birthday!  Can you imagine celebrating an 80th birthday.  I hope I make it! 
The card base is white, the next layer and the main card color is baja breeze.  I added a layer of not quite navy and on top of that, 3 strips of woodland walk designer paper.  They're cut just small enough to leave some of the not quite navy paper to show through, creating frames for each strip.  Nesties were used to create the circle and scalloped layers.  Before taking the white circle out of the die, I hooked up a light blue copic marker into the air brush tool and sprayed lightly so that when I removed the paper, a white ridge on the edge remained where the die covered the paper.  I paper pierced the circle using a round plastic canvas sheet used for cross stitch or needle point.  It's got a grid of different sized circles, making it easy to find the right size needed. 
A white piece of cardstock was run through with an embossing folder and placed at the bottom of the card.  I created the numbers using my cricut.  A sheer organdy ribbon and a heart charm complete this one.  The ends of the ribbon were slightly curled by carefully heating it with my heat gun.  It takes just a second and gives it a slightly crinkled look. 
Hope you enjoyed this one.  Thanks for stopping by!