Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hello from Paris

My quest to use the cast off scraps from cards gone by... after finding a border punched piece and a few butterflies I quickly made this card in 15 mins!
 Die cutting the Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Eiffel Tower from a piece of plastic to use as a mask, I sponge Soft Suede ink over the mask.
 Finding a paper doilie I sponged that all the way around as I wanted it to match, while I thought to lay it down on a piece of cream writing paper, it helped me to make my inside of the card as well as an accent piece.
 Added a couple butterflies and sentiment and the card quickly came together.

Three quick cards from scrap pile

I've been reorganizing and came across a container of cuttings and scraps, no big surprise. So last night I created a set of three cards.
I kept the cards plain for now until I need a sentiment added.
Border punch from Martha Stewart
Sentiment locations are a die set from Spellbinders Fancy Frames Tag Two.
What a beautiful die set which I bought years ago at AC MOORE. Embossing folder from Darice.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

French Foliage one layer card

Here's another single layer sponging masked card.

 I punched a square from a scrap piece of cardstock and sponged on one card Purely Pomegranate and on another Concord Crush.
I also stamped the French script stamp in the masked off area with the same stamped color.
 I added leaves using Wild Wasabi
 Then masking off the leaves, I stamped over then with the splatter stamp in Pear Pizzazz
Finished it off with a couple score lines to make a couple note cards.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Far Out Star Trek Birthday card

Dave's birthday card, since the movie just came out this was perfect timing to make this card.
 Far Out sentiment from Stampendous, Happy Birthday from SU Grunge Rock set.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Center stair step birthday card

I saw a similar scene card on Pinterest (I'm into scene cards lately) and wanted to make a birthday card for a friend who is celebrating a birthday on Sunday.
Here are the steps I made to make this card.
I made a center stair-step card with 1-inch side panels.
Cutting a separate piece of card stock at 3 1/8" x 3 3/8" I used the following SU ink to sponge the background. Starting with the lightest color.

The sentiment piece is 3/4" x 5 3/8"

I removed the sun mask and sponged a little over it to soften the edge.
Then with a stamp from Studio 111 (Michael's craft store clearance for .50) I double stamped the image over the 3 panels.
Bird and sentiment from Stampin Up.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Well Wishes

My friend told me his step mom was rushed to the hospital tonight, after praying and receiving an update I wanted to make a card. Being it's 11pm I was able to make this quick 3 layer card.

Envelope is made with a Stampin Up punch, embossing is from a Darice folder, butterflies are a punch from Martha Stewart and sentiment from SU.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Directions on scene card

I made another scene card, this time it was requested that I make a one layer card for a friend. Because of that I was able to take step by step pictures.
 I die cut a 2" circle from a piece of white card stock and temporarily glued it to my base white card.
I placed a scrap piece of card stock to cover / mask off the top 2/3 of the circle.

 Using these three colors I sponged the ocean to the open area of the circle.
 This was the results.
 Taking a 1" circle I temporarily glued it to the left middle of the scene, this will create the setting sun or moon depending on how you view it.
 I then flipped the mask to cover up the ocean to now create the sky.
 These are the colors I used to sponge the sky.
 This is the results. I then took Wild Wasabi ink (not shown) and stamped the sea grass from SU set Wetlands a couple times. I added the sentiment as well, oops a little crooked. Darn.
To finish it off I scored lines all around.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Scene card Single layer Thinking of you

I wanted to make a card that perhaps could also be a little art picture for my daughter to be able to hang or leave the card up for a bit.

When I saw this type of sponging on Pinterest it came to mind.
The layer itself is a very thick cardstock raised on foam squares on another layer of white.
My next post, I'll take step by step photos of my process.
I chosed to put the sentiment on the inside as to keep with the thought of a picture / wall hanging that it could mimic.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Best Wishes

Well somehow I misplaced the wedding card, so I created this one to mail. Strangely so....I like this one better than the double Z fold one.
 Classic two birds using Stampin Up bird punch
 Added a heart and sentiment. Mounted using two SU Punches
Inside, I bordered with the beautiful Martha Stewart heart punch, sentiment from Trust God SU stamp set.
Done! Simple! Off to mail with a note. For all I know, the card may be with the gift! Ha. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Birthday Greetings

With this large lace stamp I used that as the background (tone on tone) .

Added strips of paper at 1 1/4" x 3", trimmed at various lengths.

 The sentiment is from Wetlands SU set.