I needed a card for my sister's birthday and she is also a stamper but hasn't used washi tape yet so I thought I would send her some inspiration. This card is basically a case of a card created by Sandi MacIver. I didn't own all of the items she used for her card but she deserves the credit for the design. This card came together very quickly and needless to say I had to pay extra postage to have the card hand cancelled but it was worth it.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Bring on the Cake Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush Ink: Strawberry Slush Accessories: Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Brights Buttons, Pearls, Rhinestones, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots
This is the other card I made for the July 2013 CCC using red, white and blue. I chose another sketch challenge, but this time I used the sketch from CAS196. Here is a link to the gallery. The banners are 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" wide and I just varied the length so that the banners didn't cover my sentiment. I used my bone folder to give the banners a slight curl and only attached the banners at the top to give the card some movement. I found the metal snowflake in my stash and I'm not sure where I picked them up.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Greetings of the Season Paper: Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP Ink: Island Indigo Accessories: Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Silver Snowflake with Rhinestone Brad, Paper Snips.
I finally finished the cards I made for the July Christmas card challenge. The challenge was to use red, white and blue. I actually used very vanilla for the white because the designer paper I wanted to use has very vanilla in it instead of white. This was the first card I made and I was at a loss on what to create and went in search of a sketch and chose sketch #42 from the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenges. You can see the sketch here. To create the cherry cobbler layer for the sentiment I cut a rectangular piece that measures 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" and punched out 2 circles using the 1" circle punch. I attached the circles to the ends first and then layered the sentiment on the rectangular section. The flags strips were cut at 3/4" and 1" wide and then I just varied the lengths. I used a 1/4" strip of silver glimmer paper to create the tops of the ornaments and then trimmed them to fit.
Supplies Used: Stamps: More Merry Messages Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Festival of Prints DSP Ink: Cherry Cobbler Accessories: Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
I'm not sure where I saw the idea first that used heart punches to create strawberries but I finally got the chance to create my own card using the same idea. I opted to use the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit to make the "strawberries". I stamped the vine using an image from Flowering Flourishes and added my strawberries and blossoms to the vine with dimensionals.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Flowering Flourishes Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Yoyo Yellow Ink: Old Olive Accessories: Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Branches with Leaves Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Mini Punch Pack, Scallop Eyelet Border Punch, Circle Nestabilities Dies, Crop-a-Dile, Paper Doily, Gingham Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
I may have gotten carried away with the mosaic tiles for this card but the stamp set is called "Mosaic Madness". This was made for a very special friend so I didn't mind all the work that went into creating the card. The most time consuming part was getting everything lined up - thank goodness for my stamp-a-ma-jig and grid paper!
Supplies Used: Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa Ink: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
This is the other quilt card I made for the June 2013 Christmas card challenge. I was inspired by this card created by Nancy Riley. The center is a 1 1/4" square and the dsp strips were all cut at 1/4". I basically followed the instructions Nancy provided and although it was time consuming I like how the card turned out.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Heard from the Heart Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP Ink: Real Red Accessories: Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Dimensionals
I have a couple more Christmas cards to post yet so I can get caught up on the challenges. The June 2013 Christmas card challenge was to make a quilt card. I'm not a quilter so I had to do some searching to find some easy instructions and I found this card made by Karen Barber. She had good instructions on her blog but I did modify the square size to suit my card. I only made four of the quilted star cards so in order to complete my goal of eight Christmas cards per challenge I decided to look for different quilt instructions for the other four cards. I will post the other design tomorrow with links to the instructions and my inspiration.
I don't know where the time goes, but I'm finally getting back to posting some cards. This was the card I made for the May 2013 Christmas card challenge. Actually, I made 8 cards but they all look basically the same. It was a sketch challenge and this is what I came up with. I did modify the sketch slightly by having the background layer larger than what the sketch showed. I think I ended up using most of the large felt flurries that I had left from a couple of years ago.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Short & Sweet Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP Ink: Black Accessories: Felt Flurries (Large & Small), Snow Flurries Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Brads, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals