Monday, May 30, 2011

In Honor of Our Military

I was playing with some papers this weekend to create some masculine cards for my CBL Club. One of the paper collections I was looking at was The Angel Company's Just Like Dad paper. I had a general idea in mind, and was just putting the papers together. I gave my husband the choice of several and one he picked was a camouflage paper, because he was in military mode. When I started making the card, the camo paper didn't really work, so I didn't use it. But since we were both thinking of our military, I made this card with the camo paper instead.

The stamp is one my Mom got for me from a Stamping Up party. It's colored with copic markers. Skin: E000, E00 & E01. Uniform: YG11, YG13 & YG93, Water: BOO & B95, Flag: B95 & R24. When I put it next to the paper, the colored panel looked a little too bright, so I toned it down by stippling Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink on it.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another Simple Sympathy

I like making simple sympathy cards because that just seems to be what's called for. This is the second card we made in the Create-A-Bunch Club in February to offset the more elaborate wine card. Unfortunately, I needed to use this card right away when my boss lost his mother.

All of the components of this card use The Angel Company products. The paper on the left border is from the Maggie paper collection, the leaves on the lower right are from the Deco Designs stamp set, stamped in Versa Magic Aloe Vera ink and the sentiment is from Savvy Sayings.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friends are Like Wine

I got the inspiration for this card while blog hopping. It's completely different from the card I originally saw except for the colors and loosely, the sketch. The card I saw used flowers, but I immediately thought wine, so I played around and came up with this.

I used the card for the Create-A-Bunch Club and it's been one of the most popular to date.

The purple and green panels of the card use some old double-sided Paper Adventures paper and the brown strip is from The Angel Company's Amberly Grace collection. The grapes are from The Angel Company's retired Fancy Fruit two-step stamping set, using Versa Magic Concord Grape (what else?) ink and Palette Jardin Moss. The sentiment is from Stamping Sensations' Thoughts Just for You #1 set stamped in Palette Noir and Charcoal ink. The purple background is textured with the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder and the ovals use both the Nestabilities Large and Small Oval sets combined to make the border layer smaller.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pretty Lillies

This is a card I made a few months ago, when I just felt like coloring. The stamps are Stamping Sensations Botanical Collection #1. I used Copic markers to color the image, but I didn't write down the numbers this time. The ribbon is from The Angel Company's Mimi collection, and has been accented with some Gold Stickles.

My mom saw the card right after I made it and wanted it for a friend, so it was put to good use even before this post.