Saturday, June 30, 2012

Take Refuge In The Lord

Another lattice card.  Just in case you haven't noticed by 
now, I really really like this lattice die by Cheery Lynn Designs.

This time the card base is first covered with a beige and
white scrapbook paper, aka DP, aka designer paper.
The lattice is attached over the DP.
I use Crafter's Pick Ultimate glue.
A small amount is squeezed out on an old CD
and picked up with a toothpick.  I use
that toothpick to carefully apply glue in tiny dots 
all around the edge of the lattice and in each area 
where the lines of the lattice join.  This gives
a secure attachment to the card base.

The phrase is computer generated using
Paint Shop Pro X.  It has been die cut using
Spellbinders nesting rectangle and a Label die cut under that.
These were given a 3-D look by gluing cut up
flat pieces of paper egg carton.

The flowers and leaves where punched with
my trusty Punch Bunch punches.
The white flowers are from a pearlized white paper.
The center is a pearlized gold paper.

Gift wrap attached to card stock was used
to create the paper for the Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly.

Three pearls were place in the upper right corner of the
scripture as a final design element.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Butterfly on a Bush

This was so much fun to design.  My goal was to let
as much of the background and lattice show as possible.
I wanted a dainty branch with tiny Babies Breath type flowers.

The mottled greenish background is 
made with Glimmer Mists on white card stock.
It has been attached to a white card base.

The large white lattice was cut from a die
made by Cheery Lynn Designs.
The green branches are also a Cheery Lynn Designs
die cut that has been carefully placed
to give the appearance of a single branch.

The tiny white flowers are from a Punch Bunch punch.
They have been shaped with a stylus and a
gel pen was used to color the centers.

The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Designs die.
It was cut from gift wrap that had been
glued to card stock.
Plain vellum was used to create the second layer
of the butterfly wings.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thinking of You

When you make cards a gifts you have to think generic.
This phrase can be used for just about anything because
someone can write their sentiment on the inside.
It will work for birthday, sympathy, get well, etc.

The white card base is cover with a medium lavender
light weight card stock.
One of Cheery Lynn Designs lattice die cuts
was attached over that.

The phrase is computer generated in PSP X using
the free font Mutlu.  I cut it out in a long rectangle
and then rounded all four corners.
This is mounted 3-D over a Spellbinders Label die
that has been textured using Cuttlebug's dotted Swiss folder
and is also a 3-D over the card base.
I use cut up pieces of paper egg cartons for the 3-D projects.
I am recycling, I am frugal, ok, I admit it, I am cheap.
I never run out of paper egg cartons like I have pop dots.

The flowers are from lavender vellum.
Leaves, flowers and flower centers are all from
the wonderful line of Punch Bunch punches.

The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut.
It has been cut from gift wrap that is attached to light 
weight card stock.  The under lay of the butterfly
is plain vellum.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Three "Thinking of You" Designs

 The back ground on the top card is Glimmer Mists on
white card stock.  This was attached to the card base.
The back ground on the last two cards is a
Karen Foster DP (for those of you who asked and
who were not brave enough to ask DP stands for designer paper or scrapbook paper). 
The white die cut lattice that is on all three cards is
a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.

The phrase has been computer generated using the Mutlu font.
They have been cut out using Spellbinders Labels and Ovals.
The flowers and leaves have been punched using Punch Bunch punches.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just a Note

This is a classic "Thirds" card.
The bottom two thirds of the card is covered 
with a Karen Foster DP (designer paper)
that has a floral pattern.  The top one third has
a coordinating green Karen Foster DP.
Marking the division between the thirds is a
band of dark green card stock that
has been cut with a border punch and a
narrow strip of the green paper has
been mounted on that.

The phrase is one that I have created in PSP X,
and cut with a Spellbinders oval die.  (Paint Shop Pro 10)
The lovely flourishes on either side were
die cut from a Cheery Lynn Designs die.

This is a very simple design, yet because of the colors
and placement it is very striking.