Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Graduation Card

I made this card for a friend's graduation from the PSW course. I'm very proud of her for going back to school and getting her certificate. I cased the idea from this wonderful card on SCS. TFL

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Birthday - 10 year old boy.

My son needed a card for his friend's 10th birthday. Gotta love the CB folders for a quick and easy card! I embossed Core'dinations black magic cs and then sanded the raised edges. The oval is raised off the page with 3D foam squares.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dry Embossing on Vellum

Trying some different things I haven't done in awhile. This time - dry embossing on vellum using a brass stencil I got in the dollar store. There is an embossed rectangle around the roses but it doesn't show up very well because the colours are so light.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Masculine Birthday - Easel Card

My second easel card. These are so easy and fun to make. Made this for my fil.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's Day #3

Of course I had to make a card for my hubby who happens to be the best father in the world! This is my first time making a card with the grunge technique. I've distressed the edges on cards before, but not quite to this extent. I'm pretty happy with the results which means I will probably be trying this technique again sometime.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Father's Day #2

This Father's Day card will go to my father-in-law. I used pencil crayons and gamsol, as well as chalk to colour the image. This image is from the Lovely As a Tree set from SU and comes in very handy for masculine cards. The white cs in the bg has been embossed with a plaid stripe pattern, but doesn't show up too well in the picture.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father's Day #1

This is a clean and simple Father's Day card that I made for my Dad. A couple of stamps and 3 layers of cs and voila...done!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wedding Card

I was asked to make a wedding card for someone and have decided to make several for her to choose from. This is the second one so far, but I'm sure there will be a few more to come! The roses were coloured using pencil crayons and gamsol. I finished the blooms off with a fine white glitter.

This post and the last couple of days were all scheduled posts so that I have a new post every day for awhile. I've still got 3 Father's Day cards to post over the next 3 days, so stay tuned!

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Roses

I don't know why, but for some reason I am really enjoying making clean and simple cards lately. I coloured the image on this card with pencil crayons and gamsol, then finished it off with fine pink glitter. Aren't sparkles just the perfect finishing touch?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Smoosh Technique

I've been trying a couple of different techniques, and for this card I attempted the Smoosh Technique. I cut an oval out of white cs, then cut another oval the same size out of a transparency. I stamped the roses on the transparency with permanent ink. Once dry, I smeared the white oval with diamond stickles and placed the transparency over it smooshing the stickles! The diamond stickles is very sparkly under the transparency and unlike glitter, you don't have to worry about it flaking off. I completed it by matting it and gluing the silver cording around the edge. TFL!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rose Tutorial

This picture shows the supplies I used. You can use any flower shaped punch or die cut similar to mine. If you have 3 different sizes it's easier, but I only had two. You could probably even get away with just one, and cut the edges to make the flowers 3 different sizes. I'm using a small dollar store punch, but you can make them whatever size your punches are. I showed the big pink punch because I used it to punch my smallest flower.
This picture shows how many flowers I punched and the sizes. As you can see, because I only had 2 different sized punches I used my scissors to cut the edges to make the one flower slightly smaller than the 2 bigger ones. The next step was to ink the edges. I inked both sides so the pink can be seen when the petals are bent up.
Then I bent the petals up on each one. The smaller the flower, the more I bent the petals up. You can see how the smallest flower looks pretty crumpled in.
The final step is to assemble and glue the flowers starting with the biggest on the bottom and ending with the smallest on top. The pearl is the finishing touch. Re-bend the petals as needed. The picture makes the smallest flower look flat, but it is really quite bent. It must look flat because I took the picture straight on.

As you can see the roses are pretty easy to make. You can use coloured cardstock or just white cardstock and ink it to match the ink on the card. If you have a leaf punch you can add leaves as I did in my card below. I inked them to match as well. I'm guessing if you make a bigger rose, you may need to add an extra layer or two to fill the flower out. The finished size of my flower is only about a 1/2" in diameter.

Clean and Simple Roses!

I continued to have fun making flowers the other night, and decided to try my hand at making a rose. Our town is called the Rose City and we celebrate a Rose Festival in June. That, as well as the fact that my sister's middle name is Rose and her birthday is in June, inspired me to make her this rose birthday card. She is also a cardmaker/scrapbooker so I think she will appreciate the fact that the roses are handmade. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, and really like that it was simple and easy to do. I definitely consider it one of my favourites that I've made lately. TFL

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers!

The other night I was in the mood to play around with making flowers...can you tell? I used several of the punches I had and just went crazy making as many different kinds of flowers as I could come up with. Then I spent 3 days trying to figure out how to place many of them on a card and this is what I came up with. I really wanted to try it with a monocramatic scheme.

This card was going to be for my sister who is having a birthday soon, but I ended up making another card I liked even more (which I will post tomorrow hopefully). It has flowers, but not nearly as many! I was inspired to make a card using roses since Rose is one of her middle names. Check back in and you'll see a card I can certainly say I'm going to include among my favourites.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bridal Shower Cards

I don't know about you, but sometimes I just don't like the final results of a card and so I keep on until I get one I'm happy with. I went to a bridal shower recently and made several gift cards because I just wasn't happy with the final results of each one I made. Obviously these are the cards I didn't use, but if you look below you will see the one I finally went with.

Note: The top card actually has an embossed square all the way around, but unfortunately the light in the picture only picked up the line on the top and bottom.