Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Double Gate-fold Cards

Three variations for
the double gate-fold card.
This card is sooooooo easy and
can be as detailed as you want to make it.
I got this idea and the instructions
from Technique Junkies
Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD.
Great CD. I can highly recommend it.

The base for the card is 5 1/2 x 12 inches.
Score for folds at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.
All of the papers used on cards in this post are from
DCWV Citrus Stack and Citrus card stock stack.
Punches are from EK Success and EK Success
Martha Stewart line.
Some Spellbinders Labels have been used as well.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wheat Thank You

I work for Nebraska Agricultural
Statistics Service. One of the many
different thing that I do is called
Wheat Objective Yield.
This involves me going out into
15 to 20 wheat fields every summer and
setting up small sample plots.
Every month I do counts of the
stalks of wheat, check maturity and
send small samples to a lab for examination.
From all of this data that I send in,
Nebr. Ag Stats and USDA can
make a fairly accurate estimate of
the wheat harvest.
While wheat harvest is over,
I am now involved in
Corn Objective Yield and am preparing
to go out into some corn fields and
set up sample plots.

The above card is the thank you
that I made and sent to every
farmer that allowed me to play
in their wheat field.

The wheat in the oval is embossed
with a goldish emblossing powder that
I got years ago from Think Ink.
Then the shadow wheat
stamped on the card base are
Distressed Ink Straw.
These where ink, stamped on
scrap paper and then stamped on
the card base for a very light shadowy image.

All of the sponging was done first with
Rangers Archival Russet and then just the
very edges with Rangers Archival Coffee.

The thank you is an unknown stamp.

I used two different Spellbinders Label dies
to cut the corrugated cardboard.
I think I like the second one better.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Lord Is My Strength

Here is another of the very detailed
and delicate cards that were inspired
by a card I received from
from my stamping pen pal,
Celia M.. She had no clue
what she started. This can be very obsessive.

The phrase has been designed in PSP X.
Spellbinders is the maker of the delicate
die cut square. I used two different
embossing folders. The flowers
and leaves are from Punch Bunch.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cowgirls Rule

This has to be one of my favorite stamps.
These cowgirls are just so cute.
The images have been colored with
colored pencils and blended with
baby oil on a blending stump.

The phrases are computer generated.
The dies are Spellbinders and Bosscuts.
Faux snake skin has been used on the
2nd and 3rd cards.
Most edges have been sponged with
a dark brown ink.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Black and White Elegance

I really really do love the elegance of
a black and white card.
The papers on these cards are from
an older stack call Formal Affair
by Scrap Works.

Note that each of the papers has been layered
onto plain black. I cut the very narrow
border with my Perfect Layers ruler.
The gross grain ribbon was attached to
the bottom two layers before
it was put on the white card stock base.

The phrases were created by me in
Paint Shop Pro X, then
cut out with Spellbinder's
Nesting Ovals.

These were very simple cards that
are easy to mass produce.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Double Gate-fold

The basics for this card came from
Technique Junkies CD.
Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts.
Thanks to Ginni S. who got for
me as a Christmas gift. It is a great CD
with lots of innovative ideas.

The paper is from DCWV Citrus Stack.
The punch is an EK Success from the
Martha Stewart line.
The scripture was created by me in
Paint Shop Pro X program.

Basic instructions-
5 1/2 x 12 inch piece of paper
score at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches
the rest you should be able to figure out from
the pictures.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waving cowboy

I began this card with a discontinued crackle paper
from Karen Foster Designs.
It was attached to the card front, then
sponged with Ranger Archival coffee color ink
around all four edges.
A mountain scene (stamp unknown) with buffalo
grazing was stamped with VersaMark and
embossed with fine line white embossing powder.

The cowboy, image by Viva Las Vegas Stamps,
was stamped in Ranger Archival black ink.
It was colored with colored pencils,
a blending stump dipped in baby oil
was used to smooth out the pencil strokes
and blend the coloring.
The waving cowboy was torn out of the
piece of white card stock and the edges
were "burned" by sponging with Ranger Archival
coffee and black ink.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What's Been Going On Recently

My husband, pictured above, hit
a deer with his motorcycle August 3rd.
After a trip to the emergency room,
I have been the nurse.
Praise the Lord he
only suffered some severe road rash.
It could have been a lot worse.