22 August 2012
Mojo Monday sketch needed to go manly for me. I found inspiration in an unexpected place--- Floral District designer paper. With so many blossoms, I didn't think I could find a design that work work for my manly theme. However, one of the "B" sides worked just great. All it needed was a little bit of soft suede sponged around the edges. It's hard to believe I used to dislike this color. Now I use it ALL the time! I went with the distressed look on my stamped piece. My distressing tool took care of the edges & my color spritzer added just enough to my repeated stamps. I even think the accidental stamping of the edge of this stamp adds to the distressed look. That's why I didn't redo it. I am the Accidental Stamper after all. My very favorite part of this card is the combo of the embossed scallops & the pierced ones along the side. It was such a fun alternative to a punched piece of paper. The card didn't really need another layer & this way I could include that element more subtly (and use even more toys!).
13 August 2012
Mojo Monday card on MONDAY. That hasn't happened in a long while. :) Tomorrow is the start of a new school year for me and I hope to get off on the right foot. Hence actually focusing on my Mojo Monday sketch. I know my organization is bound to deteriorate as a new job begins, but I wanted to start with things as well off as possible. That way, they have a lot further to go! :) I've been eyeing this pattern from the Floral District designer paper ever since it arrived as part of my title benefit bundle. Isn't it lovely? I knew I wanted to create something elegant with it. However, I was struggling a bit until I added Night of Navy to my color mix. Originally, I had a Tangerine Tango pennant on the far right, but that just wasn't doing the trick. I was inspired by some simple Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon and decided to sponge my layers with Night of Navy as well. The overall effect could work for any occasion from birthday to sympathy. I like to keep things versatile because you never know what sort of card you'll need next. Do you recognise the leaf stamped on the small rectangle? It's from the Language of Friendship set & is designed to punch out using the XL Bird Punch. I just inked that bit of the image with my markers so the leaf could fly solo on this card. Perhaps I would punch some leaves to go with it next time around? We'll see what folks decide to do at class this month. I bet no two cards look alike. That's one of my favorite parts of class!
12 August 2012
The Color Throwdown for color inspiration & found this week's pallet includes Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray & Very Vanilla. Since I really wanted to use pearls on this card, I replaced the Very Vanilla with Whisper White & then just went for it! I've never used hot glue with paper crafting before. Wow, was that easy! And no hassle at all thanks to my Silicone Sheet. I didn't even have to worry about burning myself because I could glue straight on to the sheet. No need to hold anything and glue at the same time. Excellent! I was a little startled to find that I have four different sizes of scallop circle punch now. How about that? Oh, and there is also the scallop circle Big Shot Die. Tee hee... I love creating layers!! This card ended up as an easy show stopper! I don't think it'll fit in an envelope though...
09 August 2012
08 August 2012
how to make a Dr Who card" . What could be more perfect? Of course, I had to modify things just a bit AND I simply had to add a Tardis. What is the Doctor with out his Tardis? Now, I have new toys that would have made things even easier. At long last, Stampin' Up has self adhesive googles!! Yeahy! I'm a huge fan of things with google eyes, so you know I ordered those little guys right away. I also have a silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker which would have made the wording look ever so much better than the white crayon I used. But that's ok. Sometimes the Doctor just can't wait.
03 August 2012
01 August 2012
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