Sunday, September 18, 2011

Green and Pink Happy Birthday

This is a card that uses more scraps. The bottom, green panel is embossed with the Sizzix Flowers embossing folder. Scraps from Basic Grey's Sweet Pea/Alyssa collection are layered on top, with a border cut from Spellbinders' Fleur De Lis border die. The sentiment panel is cut from Spellbinders' Fancy Tags Three Shapeabilities set. The sentiment is from The Angel Company's Trendy Greetings and the panel is bordered with Crystal Stickles. I cut the green swirl from the Basic Grey paper and used some butterfly punches to move the eye along.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome Jack - Vintage Baby card

One of the attorneys in my office commissioned me to make "the most beautiful baby card, customized with the name Jack". I actually gave this a try one night and came up with a result that I didn't care for at all. It certainly didn't qualify as the most beautiful baby card. I found a vintage carriage an decided to go that route. My style is decidedly not vintage, so I did some blog hopping and took some inspiration and a sketch from the Just Give Me Stamps blog where Julie does beautiful vintage work.

My card uses "solid" paper from the My Mind's Eye, 29th Street Market paper collection (Peaceful Dream - Consciousness/Dreamy paper pattern), and patterned paper from Heidi Grace Designs', Shimmer Glitter Paper, Tendril Vines. The baby carriage is Hampton Art's Carriage stamp, stamped in Burnt Umber Palette ink, and the image panel is sponged with Ballet Blue Palette ink. Because I don't usually do vintage, I had to spray some white lace, and cream ribbon with Tattered Angel's Crushed Shells spray. I stamped the ribbon with "welcome" from The Angel Company's Laughter Hostess set. I added a flower and button from Making Memories' Ava Buttons and Blossoms collection and cut out the word "Jack" from the Cricuit Platin Schoolbook cartridge.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flower Pattern Kindness Card

In my endeavors to clean up the desk by using scraps, I got side tracked. I still had the pad of Bo Bunny paper out that I used in the "Treasured Friends" posts from July. As I flipped through the pad, I saw this basically white pattern with little flowers that had been one of my favorites when I got the paper pack. I found that the perfect accents for it were black, and a light green paper that I'd never used before. This is my result. I love how the black pops the pattern right off the light green, making this one of my favorite cards in a while.

This card uses a Martha Stewart border punch on either side of the patterned paper panels. The sentiment comes from The Angel Company's Kindness stamp set. The flower was cut from Spellbindeers' Flower Creations Shapeabilities die, embossed and inked with Claret Palette ink and outlined with Crystal Stickles. The black swirl behind the flower is a partial image cut on the Cricuit using the Damask Decor cartridge.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Amberly Grace Flower for a Friend

Using something several times is the surest way to remember it. So here is a third card I made using Heartfelt Creations' stamps and matching Spellbinders dies.

This card utilizes The Angel Company's Amberly Grac paper collection. The background is distressed and edged with Gingerbread Versa Magic ink. The flower is Heartfelt Creations' Innoscents Flowers chalked in blue with a glitter border. The edge design is Spellbinders' Fleur De Lis, cut, embossed and inked with Ocean Depth Versa Magic ink. The sentiment panel is cut from Spellbinders' Beaded Circles Nestabilities die, also embossed and inked with Ocean Depth Versa Magic ink. The sentiment itself is from The Angel Company's Tag Tidbits set.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blossom Birthday

This is another card I made using Heartfelt Creations stamps with matching Spellbinders dies.

This card uses The Angel Company's Juliette paper collection and matching ribbon. The background is embossed with one of Stampin' Up's Sizzix folders. The sentiment is T.A.C.'s from Trendy Greetings stamped in Burnt Umber Palette ink. The border at the bottom is a Martha Stewart border punch. The flowers are stamped from Heartfelt Creations' Flora Grande stamp set, cut with Spellbinders' Blossoms 3 Nestabilities, with a coffee ground and glitter center.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Birthday Sunflowers

Last spring at the Adventures in Stamping show, I bought several stamp sets from Heartfelt Creations that had matching Spellbinders Dies for cutting them out. There was a demo at the booth that showed how to make a template to line up with the stamped image so that the cutting came out just right. I finally got a chance to play around with those stamps and die cuts.

This card is made from brown, yellow and turquoise solid papers. The turquoise panel is embossed with the Dot embossing folder by Darice. The sentiment panel and mat are cut from Spellbinders' Labels Nine Nestabilities and the flowers are Aztec Gold Sunflowers by Heartfelt Creations cut with Spellbinders' Blossom 2 Nestabilities. The flowers and sentiment panel are accented with chalk. For the centers of the flowers I used leftover, dried out, coffee grounds mixed with glitter. The sentiment is from The Angel Company's Trendy Greetings stamp set.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tulip Spray Birthday

This is another birthday card using Basic Grey Sweet Pea/Alyssa scraps from my table. The tulips are from The Angel Company's Floral Trio and the sentiment is Stamping Sensations' Thoughts Just for You #2. The tulips are colored with Copic markers RV32, RV34, G21, G24 and the ribbon is YR23.