Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happily Ever After

When I made the civil union card from my prior post, I actually created two cards, since I wasn't sure what kind of look my friend was going for. This was the second card I made for her to choose from (except this card originally had a blue circle cut from the same Circle Hearts Nestabilities die, and the white panel I ultimately put on the pink card, could have been layered onto the circle hearts, had it been her choice). When she chose the other one, I brought this one home, and kept thinking that it needed a castle to go with the happily ever after theme. I found this castle in a set of Disney stamps someone had given me and changed up the card to match the theme.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage Birthday

The Create A Bunch at Lunch group asked me for more feminine birthday cards, so this month, we did the one from my last post, and this pink and green one.

This card uses some old Basic Grey paper from the SweetPea Jack Collection that I had in my stash. I used my Cricut Gypsy to amend a label from the Lacy Labels cartridge to fit the size I wanted for the card, and cut some flowers from the Walk in My Garden cartridge as well. The sentiment panel, with the Happy Birthday greeting from The Angel Company's Trendy Greetings stamp set, is layered over a pretty pink ribbon I got from Michael's on Black Friday last year when they were all 75% off.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

More Tulips

In a prior post, I had submitted a purple and green tulip card that I made for a friend's birthday, and said it might amend it a little bit for my Create A Bunch at Lunch group. Well, here is the amended card.

This card uses cheery red and yellow. The white background panel is sprayed with a yellow watercolor mist. The flowers are stamped with The Angel Company's retired Dancing Tulips stamp. The flowers are stamped in Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance ink, and the leaves are Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance ink. This time I stamped them more in the middle of the card, and placed a ribbon directly below the flowers. Stamping the flowers in the middle left room at the bottom for the Happy Birthday sentiment from The Angel Company's Ordinary Greetings stamp set.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pink and Green Flower Card

This is a card I made for a friend's birthday, before I came up with another one that I thought suited her better.

This card uses some scraps of Colorbok's Baby Girl Stripes that I had left over from some unconventional Christmas cards I did last year (and never got to post because things were so crazy). The image panel is stamped with The Angel Company's retired Fanciful Flowers stamp. The leaves and stems are in Versa Magic Sage ink and the flowers use the rock n roll technique and Versa Magic Pixie Dust darkened with Pink Grapefruit ink and highlighted with Crystal Stickles. I also found that Paper Trey's New Leaf Ribbon matches exactly with Queen & Company's Grass Green pearls.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Civil Union Card

One of my friends from the office commissioned me to create a civil union card for a ceremony she was attending this week. She figured it would give me a challenge and it would provide her with a card she was unlikely to find in a shop. The one qualification I had was that it had to be sized properly to hold money.

This is the card I came up with. It uses both sides of some double-sided K & Co. paper I had in my stash. I also got a chance to use one of my newer Martha Stewart border punches, and the Heart Circles Nestabilities dies. I used my Cricut to cut two engagement rings from the Wedding/Marriage cartridge.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sweet Pea Garden Card

One of my favorite attorneys in my office had a big birthday the other day. Her assistant was making a big deal out of it with a gift on the 15th of each month preceding the actual birthday on July 15th, things like a gift certificate to get her nails done one month, and flowers on another. I don't remember what all. She wanted to culminate it with cards from everyone in the office. This is the card I made for her.

It uses Paper Trey's Sweat Pea stamp colored with Copic markers. The flowers are RV02 and RV04, the leaves are G21 and G24 and the background is B0000, B00. All of which is blended with the colorless 0 Blender which was laid down before the coloring began on each section. The green paper is from a St. Patrick's Day collection that a friend gave me, and the border is punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

The inside of the cards uses a sentiment from DRS and a scrap of the green paper punched again with the Martha Stewart border punch.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Purple Wedding Card

One of my co-workers got married recently, so I made this card. It's a little strange to me, because I usually use wedding images, or black and white for weddings, but this one seemed to need something very quick, with color.

The background is stamped with The Angel Company's Damask Backgrounder stamp in Lavender Sachet Palette ink, and the sentiment panel uses my new Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 dies that I got for my birthday. The sentiment is from TAC's retired Elegant Greetings set.

I made the card the night before I needed it, and took the picture in the copy room at work, so the lighting is horrible.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just A Note

I had some fun just playing a little and came up with this card that uses the Quarter Note Cricut cartridge and music note border punch I got for my birthday. I layered these on top of a grey panel that was embossed with the Allegro Cuttlebug embossing folder and a sentiment panel cut from Spellbinders Labels 2 dies which I stippled with Malted Mauve Versa Magic ink and stamped with The Angel Company's Flourishes stamp set and Just a Note from their Trendy Greetings stamp set.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to a Trasured Friend!

This is a card I made for a friend whose birthday I didn't forget, but I was traveling that day and I didn't call or even text. I know, bad friend! But we were able to get together recently and I gave her this card then.

It uses Bo Bunny paper as the background and a scrap of pumpkin that I had in my scrap bin (I'm trying more and more to use those scraps up). The image panel is stamped with a partial image from Taylored Expressions' Discover Your Wings set inked with Hint of Pesto, Sea Breeze, Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Versa Magic ink. The sentiment is from The Angel Company's retired Here's To You stamp set, and fit the space perfectly. The image panel is accented with a few Grass Green pearls.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dancing Tulips

This is a quick and easy card a made for a friend for her birthday. In fact, it's quick enough that I may use a variation of it for the Create a Bunch Club this month.

I was basically able to use scraps I had on hand for the green and purple layers. The image panel is stamped with The Angel Company's retired Dancing Tulips stamp set using Versa Magic Aloe Vera for the stems and combining Spring Pansy and Purple Hydrangea for the flowers. It seemed too empty at the top, so I added some lavender pearls to try to fill it out.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

This is a card I made from a sketch on Heather Scott's blog, Oz-somestamps.

The card uses the same American flag paper that I used in the Kindergarten graduation card. Truth be told, I made this card first, and then used the scraps to make the graduation card. This one was quick and easy to put together with the accent of the stars and oval left over from my gypsy cutting a while back ago.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Tom and I have some friends that share our anniversary (today), albeit a few years later. Every year I try to make them a 4th of July themed anniversary card. This is the card I came up with this year.

The paper is Patriotic Burst from The Paper Studio coupled with stamped stars from Stampin' Up's old Stars and Swirls stamp set and a sentiment from The Angel Company's retired Greetings stamp set. I used a scrap of blue paper, punched with the Fiskar's Treading Water border punch with punched out red stars glued to each of the scallops.

Our friends are coming down from Milwaukee to have dinner with us at The House of Blues Foundation Room and should be en route now. Hopefully she hasn't looked at my blog on her smart phone during the ride down.