Friday, August 27, 2010

More Cards to Share & New Video Coming :)

I am a bit behind, again, in posting my cards for the challenge.  I have been battling not feeling well for a few days now.  I have good times and bad times, as we all do.  It is just so frustrating when I am having troubles.  But now to the important stuff ~ the cards~!

The card above was really fun to do.  I used my new Winter Frolic cartridge that hubby picked up on eBay ridiculously cheap!  I love when we accidentally find amazing deals.  I cut the ornament using glitter cardstock in white, green, and silver.  The green went well with this polka dot background from Imaginisce's 2008 Snowy Jo paper line.  The chipboard is from Karen Foster Design - 2009 package.  The ribbon is from Offray.

I made that cool ribbon treatment using ScorTape.  It was super easy to do, and it looks so cool.  I was thinking this technique would look great on a shabby chic card.  I was thinking it would be cool to run a decorative or double stitch down the center of the pleats and then add buttons or something cool.

Now for today's card, I used the same die cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge, and I coupled it with a tree branch I found on there, as well.  I cut the ornament this time using my Imaginisce Snowy Jo paper line, and then I added the accents cut with white and silver glitter paper.  I set the ornament aside, and then covered the entire paper portion with Glossy Accents, and let it dry.  I only put it on the patterned paper.  I left the glitter paper un-covered.  I found that cool pine needle stamp on an Inkadinkado stamp set I had.  I traced the branch on the card in pencil, then stamped the needles, erased my lines, and adhered the branch.  I trimmed it to fit the card.  The sentiment was stamped using Bamboo leaves Memento ink on an oval cut from the Lacy Labels Cricut Lite cartridge.  I punched a hole with my Crop-a-dile, then added the twine.  I cut a small strip of plaid cardstock for the bottom (about 1"). I rounded the corners with my WRMK Corner Chomper (love this tool).   When my ornament dried I added it with foam tape, tied on the tag and added the ribbon.  I used foam tape to keep the tag in place.  Viola!  Day 26 is in the books :)

I also finished two card in my card pile.  I am super late on sending a birthday card to two family members!  I am so bad!  I finished the masculine card.  I do love how it turned out.  Most of the stamps are Tim Holtz stamps.  I used creme de chocolat Glimmer Mist and  baby's breath Shimmerz spray over my Tim Holtz masks on some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby. After it dried,  I stamped on the various images from Tim Holtz.  Then I added my Happy Birthday using Versamark ink and an Inkadinkado stamp set embossed with jet black embossing powder.  I tied on a grossgrain brown ribbon, and then added a button with Making Memories twine.  I matted the finished piece on black cardstock and adhered it to the front of my kraft card base.  I hope he likes it -- even if it is a couple of weeks late.

Okay, lastly, -- promise not to laugh!  I mean it.  Is a Father's Day card.  I know.  You are cracking up now aren't you?  Well, I had the card front partially made, and I decided I should finish it...finally...  I used the same technique as above for the card front.  I used stamps from Inkadinkado and Papertrey, Ink.

Okay, we are back up-to-date on my projects.  I am working on a cool video (well, at least I think it is cool - haha), for making flowers using regular old textured cardstock and Copic airbrushing.  I am pleased with my test  flowers.  I can't wait to use them on a project, and share the video with you!


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