Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ruffled Valentines

Now these really aren't ruffles, they are scallops.
The larger scallops are from a Sizzix
extended cut die and the two smaller ones
from Quikuts dies.
The papers in the top card are from
DCWV Madly In Love Stack and the lower
from DCWV Rustic Stack.

On the lower card all the edges have been sponged,
which fits very well with the vintage rustic look of
the paper.
The Valentine stamp is unknown.
Punches, larger heart, Punch Bunch,
other punch unknown.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ivory On White

The above photo is a close up of the embossing.
The ivory embossing powder on white card stock
is so very elegant. It's a little hard to see in the
full photos of the cards, so here is a real close look.

All the die cuts are from Spellbinders.
Note on the cream fill-in on the little
flourishes from the Lattice Pendant.
It really makes a huge difference in the whole look.

The striped paper is from DCWV La Creme stack,
the brushed gold is gift wrap.
The stamps are unknown.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Computer Generated Phrases

I love to make cards with inspirational phrases.
The problem is that I frequently see a phrase that
is not a stamp. Oh dear, used to be a big problem.
Well since I took the time to do a long but very good
tutorial on PSP (Paint Shop Pro) I can now
play with the font, spacing and size of a phrase.
Printing out your own phrases has
the advantage of getting the exact size
that you want.
There are still times when I want to
stamp and emboss a phrase, but
I now have a choice.
For simple greetings, like happy birthday,
get well, thinking of you, etc I use Word.
I usually print off a two column sheet on white or
cream card stock, leaving enough
room between the phrases to use
a Spellbinders label to cut them out if desired.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


The phrase is one that I did myself in PSP.
The top and bottom half labels have been
cut with Spellbinders dies. The scalloped oval in
the middle was hand drawn and cut.
Ric rac is from a Sizzix extended die.
Papers are from DCWV Citrus stack and
Citrus card stock stack.

This is not a difficult card, it's all about
layers and color.

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Glimmer Mist Background

We all buy these wonderful products.
Then we use them immediately after the purchase
and then they sit in our crafting area gathering dust.
Personally, I make up a huge bunch to have
for "later". Well, it's later. (after at least 2 years)

I have a stack of Glimmer Mist and Polished Stone
backgrounds ready to use.
When I think of them they are very handy.
Sadly I am like most crafters, very visual.
If it's not sitting in line of sight, right in front of me,
I forget about them.
So, I have started to dig through my hidden stashes,
searching for old "now new" goodies.

This card has a Glimmer Mist background.
It was created on a 4.25 x 5.50 piece of card stock
and then attached to an A2 card base.

I stamped this image with Versa Mark and
embossed with fine line black embossing powder.
The edges of the card are then
heavily sponged with Ranger's Archival
black ink.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I Am With You Is 41:10

First step - White card stock embossed in
a Sizzix embossing folder.
Next in line, DCWV Citrus stack and Citrus
card stock stack. With DCWV card stock
punch-around-the-page (EK Success Martha Stewart)
and attach the matching glitter paper.
On this one I rounded the corner
because the corner was rounded with
the punching as well.

The scripture is computer generated in PSP.
It has been cut out with a Spellbinders Label.
I did not want as wide a border as the next size
up Label would provide, so on DCWV Citrus
card stock stack paper I drew around the same
Label that was used to cut out the scripture
and hand cut with a scissors.

The final cut was a bit of the corner punch
on the upper right had corner.