Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Psalm 118:29

A friend gave me some gingham card bases.
 I have been amazed that this turned out as great as it did.
Gingham is just not my thing, but boy I really like this.
May be doing some more gingham stuff.

The fancy white oval is a Spellbinders die cut.
The scripture is Psalm 118:29. 
It has been created in PSP X and 
cut with a Spellbinders Label die.
It has the flat portions of a paper egg carton
attached to the back to create 3-D.

The Olive Branch die cuts are from
Cheery Lynn Designs and the flowers and their
centers are from Punch Bunch punches.
The flowers have been shaped for added dimension.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thanks So Much

Begin with a plain white card base.  Now round the edges
and sponge those edges with a Rangers Distressed Concord Grape Ink.

The phrase is stamped with the purple ink.  I used a 
straight edge and click blade to cut it out.
Again round the edges and sponge with purple ink.
Layer onto a medium lavender card stock.
Trim to a narrow border using layering rulers,
round the edges and sponge with purple ink.

The upper square begins with a musical score background stamp.
It was inked with a gray ink, stamped on scrap paper and then
stamped on white card stock.  This gives a shadowy image.
Now swirl on inks beginning with a purple, then a lavender and finally
a  rose shade.  All in Rangers Distressed Ink.
Using a Spellbinders square die to cut the
music image to a square and round the corners.
This is placed on a Spellbinders Lacy Square die
cut that was done in white card stock.
The next layer down is the same lavender
card stock that was used under the phrase.
It was trimmed using the layering rulers.
The edges were rounded and it was sponged with
purple ink (Ranger Distressed), then layer on white,
trimmed with layering rulers, corners rounded
and again inked with purple ink.

The white die cut corner that is over the
music square is a Cheery Lynn Designs
die cut.

I used cut up pieces of the flat part of egg cartons
attached to the back of the pieces to
give a slight 3-D appearance.

The rounded corners and sponging with
purple ink on almost all the pieces really
pulls the card together and gives it
a very harmonious feel.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Die Cuts and Geometrics

The card base is a plain black card stock,
all other papers are metallics.
Die cuts are from Spellbinders and
Cheery Lynn Designs.
The patterned paper is unknown.

The outer corners on the above card are from an unknown
company.  I got them at a convention and have no idea who made them.
I really like them.  They are a little touchy to use and require
very exacting placement to cut evenly.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Wedding In Paradise

 You will note a huge gap in my blogging in October.
Well I have the best excuse ever.
 We went to St John's Island, US Virgin Islands for
our daughter's wedding.
Above is a picture of our daughter on the beach
at Trunk Bay.  Her gown is just stunning.
 Here are mother and daughter just before we
left for the ceremony.
 A sunrise view of Big Cruz Bay from the beach
at the Westin Hotel where we stayed.
 A sunset picture of Cruz Bay from the deck of the
High Tide Restaurant where we enjoyed a wonderful 
wedding supper.
The beach at the Westin Hotel.
The only fly in the ointment to a perfect trip was the sand fleas.
A least I am no longer itching, LOL.

Psalm 143:8

Three circles cut with Spellbinders Nesting Circles dies.
The two circles that are DP (Designer Paper) have the 
edges sponged AFTER they were removed from the die.
The circle with the computer generated scripture

The ink used for sponging on the circles and
the embossing folder (Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes)
was a Ranger Distressed Ink.  I think it was 
a medium brown.

The green flourish was a Boss Kut die.  The polka dot flowers
are from a DCWV stack, on of the childrens stacks.
I really do not remember which one, LOL, I have too many
of them and I think I lost the cover to this one.

The flowers and leaves were punched using
Punch Bunch punches.  If you want a high
quality punch combined with great service,
I would definitely recommend Punch Bunch.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Praise the Lord!

 Pink and white.
Praise the Lord!
I was playing with scraps.
Die cuts from Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn.
Border punches and pearls.
And an embossing folder.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Lord Is My Strength

I love this card.  It turned out exactly like
I saw it in my head.  That doesn't always happen.

The white card base is covered with a DP
from the Ella Blue stack from Paper Studio.

The scripture was created in PSP X by me.
Raised over it is a frame made from a 
Spellbinders Label die and a nesting circle die.
I tape them in place on the card stock,
cut and then with the tape still holding everything
in place emboss with the rubber mat.
In the lower and upper left corners
are Cheery Lynn Designs corner die cuts.

On the right side of the framed scripture are
two of the branches joined to form 
 an arch over the scripture.
The branches are from Spellbinders
Cherry Blossom die.
I used a corner punch for the little
flowers and brown gel pen for the 
brown center.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A speical card

This has to be one of my favorite phrases.
Now for the construction of this design.
The card base is a cream card stock.
The die cut over the top of it is a Cheery Lynn Designs
die that is a real challenge to cut.  But boy howdy 
are the results worth it.
My best method was to run it back and
forth through the die cut machine five or six times
and then take a piece of doubled card stock 
about 1/2 inch wide when folded.
I place it over the die just a short distance
from the edge, fun it through twice,
the move the folded shim over just
enough to cover the next section.
I do this until I have worked my way across the die.

The phrase has been cut with an oval and
layered over the next size oval.
Tiny flowers and leaves decorate the upper left edge.