Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hey Chick!

I had seen several different versions of this "chick" and thought it would be a cute idea for a card to send to my daughter. I'm still using my supplies of discontinued card stock. To create the chick I used yoyo yellow card stock and the mega scallop circle punch for the body and the scallop circle punch trimmed for the wings. The feet were punched using the boho blossoms punch and only orange card stock. The beak is a square of only orange card stock folded in half. For the eyes I punched 2 white and 2 yoyo yellow circles using the 1" circle punch and 2 brocade blue circles using the 1/2" circle punch. I trimmed the yoyo yellow circles to create the eyelids. The edges of all the yoyo yellow pieces were sponged using so saffron ink and then the chick was assembled. The card base is a 5 1/2" square of whisper white card stock that was layered with yoyo yellow and razzleberry lemonade DSP.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Brocade Blue, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps Casual Alphabet; Ink: Black, So Saffron; Other: Mega Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Melon Mambo Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Dew Drops, Dimensionals

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tender Toile Easter

I can't believe how long its been since I posted something on my blog. I know that Easter has passed but I'm going to post the card that I gave to my son and daughter-in-law. I wanted to try the faux fabric technique and thought that this stamp would lend itself well to that. The image was stamped with versa mark ink and embossed with black embossing powder and then using a bleach pen I bleached out the bunny and the leaves. Once the bleach was dry I colored in the leaves using a pear pizzazz marker, punched out the image with an oval punch, embossed it with the square lattice embossing folder,distressed the edges and then mounted it to the scalloped oval. I used card stock that has been discontinued since I am still trying to use up my old supplies.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Eggplant Envy, Mauve Mist; Ink: Versa Mark, Black, Pear Pizzazz; Stamps: Tender Toile, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Other: Black Embossing Powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Bleach, White Taffeta Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Rhinestone, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Friday, April 8, 2011

Twin Monkeys

This card was for my niece who had twin boys this past Sunday. She did a monkey themed nursery and I thought I would try and incorporate that into her card. I posted a card earlier this week with a monkey on it but in order to have two monkeys on the card front I needed to make them smaller than my original punch art monkey. I used most of the same basic punches but made modifications so the finished monkeys wouldn't be so large. Once I had them made I knew that I wanted to have one of them hanging from some vines and decided to add in the tree with vines. To create the tree I punch 6 ovals from crumb cake card stock using the 3/4" x 1 15/16" oval punch and then snipped off the rounded parts. I then stamped the ovals using the textured image from "The Art of Life" stamp set and sponged all the edges using crumb cake ink. To create the palm leaves I used the 5 petal flower punch and punched one in certainly celery card stock and one in wild wasabi card stock. I then cut each one into 5 separate petal pieces and snipped around each one to create the palm leaf and then sponged all of the pieces using wild wasabi ink. The vines were created using the branch from the 2-step bird punch and the sizzlits scribbles swirls with certainly celery card stock. Once all of the pieces were punched, stamped, and sponged they were adhered to the card front using tombow adhesive. Before adhering the swirls vine piece I attached the baby monkey using dimensionals and then wove the vine piece through the tail and glued to the card front. I actually like the smaller monkey more than my original creation.

Supplies Used: Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Animal Stories DSP; Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi; Stamps: The Art of Life, Karen Foster Snap Stamps Mini Casual Alphabet; Other: 1/4", 1/2", 1", 1 1/4"Circle Punches, 3/4" x 1 15/16" Oval Punch, Trio Flower Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, 2 Step Owl Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Large Oval Punch, Sizzlits Scribbles Swirls, Word Window Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Paper Snips, Tombow Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Stars

I needed another card for one of the guys I work with and I didn't have a lot of time to complete the card. I started with a 4"x5" piece of very vanilla card stock and using the Martha Stewart scoreboard, scored lines at 1" intervals both vertically and horizontally. To make sure the stars were centered in each square I used my stamp-a-ma jig. I stamped all of the green stars in the grid and then all of the blue stars. The vanilla card stock was layered onto a piece of chocolate chip card stock measuring 4 1/8" x 5 1/8" and then added to the card base of taken with teal card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". To create the banner I stamped the sentiment on a piece of very vanilla card stock measuring 1" wide and used the photo corner punch to create the fish tail and did the same to a piece of chocolate chip card stock that was 1 1/8" wide. I wanted the banner to extend beyond the card and cut the ends of the vanilla and chocolate chip card stock to the desired length. To finish the card I punched out stars using the small and large star punches and layered them together with a silver brad and attached to the banner with a dimensional.

Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery; Ink: Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip; Stamps: Darling Dots, Occasional Quotes; Other: Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Silver Brad, Dimensionals

Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Monkey

A friend of mine had a baby boy a couple of weeks ago and I needed a card. I bought the baby an outfit with a monkey on it and thought I'd try to make a card to match so I gathered together my punches and got to work. Once all of the elements were punched out the little baby monkey came together quickly. I won't go into detail on putting the monkey together but I will give some tips. I punched out a large oval as a base to glue the body and head to so that I could work with each section separately and also so that I could use a dimensional for the head section. The arms, legs and tail were all glued to the back of the body section before attaching to the oval base so that it has a clean look on the back. For a complete list of punches used see the supplies list below.

Supplies Used: Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Animal Stories DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Stamps: Tiny Talk; Other: 1 3/8", 1", 3/4" 1/2", 1/4" Circle Punches, 3/4" x 1 15/16" Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Word Window Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Tombow Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, White Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Felt Alpine Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals