Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Congratulations Wedding Card

My friend just got married on Valentine's Day. I made this card using the same layout as my last card, except I used the edge instead of the border in silver metallic card stock. I used white on white attaching the Framelits Labels which I ran through Sizzix Starry Night #2 Textured Embossing Folder.
Detail of the embossing accent.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Card

This card was a challenge for me. Making guys cards look nice without looking too feminine. I usually like to add flowers, buttons, brads and ribbons.
To make the card I cut out 40 using a Cricut in silver card stock. I cut white card stock using SU! Framelits Labels then ran it through the embossing folder. See detail below.

Also, I just fell in love with this new border punch. It's by ek success brands. It's a 2 in 1 punch. It can be a border or it can be an edge depending on what setting it's on. Not too girly, right? I think the black, white and gray looks a little grim for a birthday card, but I figure he's turning 40 so I kind of wanted to emphasize that he's over the hill. Hahaha.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Buttons Part III

Simple Thank You Card

I made this simple Thank You card using SU! new flower and punch combo. I put a cute pearl button in the center. It fit the stamp image so perfectly. I kept it neutral and simple. Again, I used a Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I just love those.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Buttons Part II

I made the same layout, same card, different colors. This one is for a dear loved one's birthday that is four days before St. Patricks' Day. I didn't really mean for it to come out so green. I make a lot of cards this color because green is my favorite color. Green is pretty neutral and not too girly. For the card base I used white card stock. Tap all over lightly with VersaMagic Tea Leaves ink pad. You want to use a fairly dry ink pad otherwise the white won't show through as well when you sand it. I ran it through the embossing folder and then lightly sanded just the peaks with sand paper to bring out the white. For the lower right flower I basted along one side of the ribbon, gathered  the ribbon to create a flower, then sewed the button to the middle.
Materials used:
SU! Apothecary Art set, Framelits Labels, Old Olive ink pad, Mellow Moss ink pad, Celery card stock
VersaMagic Tea Leaves stamp pad
Sizzix Starry Night #2 Embossing Folder
White card stock, clear button, silver brads, mini flower punch, 1/2" x 6" green/white ribbon
Ribbon flower detail with button
Stay tuned for more buttons.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Button Craze

I'm really into flowers nowadays. They are so easy to make and really give your cards a pop! The buttons make for a great center and I went crazy at the fabric store this past week finding some nice ones. Also, I just received my order from SU! and am really excited about their new framelits. To make this I first embossed the kraft colored card using an embossing folder. I love using embossing folders. It gives your background dimension without adding color. Very subtle. I distressed all pieces before assembling to give it that aged vintage look. Also very in right now. For the lower right flower I cut a 12" x 3/4" strip of DSP and scored it every 1/4"; accordion folded and then secured it onto the card and added the button.

Paper flower detail and button

Materials used:
SU! Framelits Labels, First Edition DSP, Apothecary Art set, Marina Mist ink, Brocade Blue ink
Jim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Bazzil Kraft Card stock
Sizzix Snow Flowers Embossing Folder

Well, thanks for sticking with me. I know it's been a while since I last posted. Life has been crazy busy as I'm sure you all know as well.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!