Monday, January 31, 2011

Sympathy: Sponged Thinking of You

I needed two more sympathy cards, so I made similar designs. I stamped in brown, then embossed with a clear embossing powder. I used a 1" square punch in a scrap piece of card stock as a template for my sponging. I used orange and sponged the squares in a somewhat random pattern.

The first card was what I planned in my head. The second card used dimensionals to cover an ink smudge from my finger. I like both cards.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day Boxes

My grandson Patrick is in Kindergarten, which means I got to create Valentine's Day boxes for his 24 classmates and 2 teachers. The above boxes are for the teachers; they have Hershey's kisses in the box.

The boxes for the classmates have conversation hearts and a Bakugan valentine inside.

Sizzix die for the box
SU paper, punches, stamps
Computer and printer for the printed names

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Christmas: Holiday Greetings

A clean and simple card, I ran the white card stock through the Cuttlebug, added the sentiment, and added bling. I rounded the corners of the white, adhered it to red, and then adhered it to another white card stock. I love this embossing folder for the elegant look.

Christmas: Peace Joy Love

A Stampin' Up retired set was used for this card. I stamped the tree and the sentiment in green. I colored the tree with my water markers. I then ran it through the Cuttlebug, ticket punched it, and added brads.

Christmas: Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Using some very old Hero Arts stamps (20 years or so), I created a window by cutting the stamped image into four equal panes. The sentiment is Stampin' Up. I am still working on one holiday card per week.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sympathy: Tree

While I had out my stamps for sympathy cards, I made this card also. I used the dark brown and off white colors as the base, choosing orange for the ink. A little bling in the corner and sponging the edges finish the card.

Thinking of You: Flourish

I needed a sympathy card for a coworker. I liked the designed of my previous card and had lots of scraps from that project. Thus, this card and the last card look a lot alike. I switched the base color to yellow. I used pearls as the accent on the flourish.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thinking of You: Tree

This card is very basic in its design, but elegant in its simplicity. The yellow and orange card stock were both sponged with chocolate chip ink. The tree and the sentiment also use chocolate chip ink. Three small stick-on gems finished the card. This card is for my friend Mark, so it had to be manly!

Thank You: Spinning Wheel

I received this beautiful stamp from my friend Sue for Christmas. Of course, I had to use the stamp for her thank you note.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thanks a Bunch with Asparagus

I received a set of vegetable stamps from my friend Julie at Christmas. Thanks a bunch just seemed to fit the bunch of asparagus. I used the monochromatic wild wasabi theme to make the card more elegant.

What a challenge it was to design a card using vegetables!