Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Sympathy Card

A simple design that is just so pretty.
The corners of the plain white card base have
been rounded and then the edges sponged with
Adirondack stream dye ink.
This ink was also used on the edges of
the punched flowers, the phrase
and the oval DP die cut.

The two die cuts are Spellbinders.
Flowers shaped from Punch Bunch punches
and the elegantly curved olive branches
are die cut from a Cheery Lynn Designs die.

A blue/green glitter glue has been used
for the center of the flowers.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blue Rememberance

The phrase was created by me using PSP X.
It was die cut using a Spellbinders die.
Note that the phrase is towards the bottom
of the die cut, this allows for more
embellishment at the upper portion
of the die cut.

The white card base has had the edges sponged with
Adirondack Stream dye ink.  The edges of the
shaped and punched flowers have also been
sponged with this ink,  In addition the flowers
have a blue green glitter glue as their centers.
Flowers and leaves are from Punch Bunch punches.
Several sizes of pearls are hidden about in
the flower arrangement. 

The DP has been layered over dark blue card stock.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Someone Remembers in Blue

I saw this phrase somewhere on a blog or Splitcoast and
immediately had to make up several versions in 
Paint Shop Pro X. 
It is so perfect for so many different occasions.

I began the design with a white card base.
The corners were rounded the edges heavily sponged 
with Adirondack Stream dye ink.
The remainder of the ink left on the sponge
was swished over the entire card face.

Using a Paper Studio paper called Antique Brocade
and Spellbinder Cardmaker die a frame was cut.

The phrase was cut with a straight edge
with the edges sponged with the Adirondack Stream ink.
I used the flat pieces of paper egg cartons
on the back of the phrase to create a 3-d effect.

A McGill punch is used for the white and blue branches.
The blue branches are just white ones that were 
sponged with the Adirondack Stream ink.
Flowers are from Punch Bunch punches
with the edges again sponged with the Stream ink.
I used a stylus to shape the punched flowers.
The centers of the flowers are blue green glitter glue.
The flowers are arranged over the branches
with pearls scattered about.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ephesdians 6:10

A wonderful scripture and another one
of my favorites.

This starts on a white card base.
A peach piece of card stock was cut to
be slightly smaller than the card front.
then a Cheery Lynn Designs lattice die cut
was placed over that.  It has been cut down enough
to not show underneath the window layer that is on top of it.

The window was cut with a Spellbinders Label die.  Note that 
the window is positioned to leave more space at the bottom to 
leave more room for embellishment.

The flowers were punched with a Punch Bunch punch
and shaped with a stylus.
The leafy stem is a die cut as well.  
I got it at a convention and have no idea who 
the manufacturer is.

The scripture was created in PSP X and 
die cut with a Spellbinders label die.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lattice in a Window

This card begins with a white card base.
Next layer is a Cheery Lynn Designs
lattice that has been lightly sponged with a 
very light brown ink.

A piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch white cards stock
has an aperture (window) cut using a
Spellbinders Label.  I cut it leaving more space
at the bottom to make room for embellishments.
The aperture has been lightly sponged as has the
outer edge of the piece and attached over
the lattice.

A Bosscut die was used to cut the greenery
and Punch Bunch punches were used for the 
flowers and the flower centers.

A white Cheery Lynn butterfly that has
been sponged with the light brown ink
is on the greenery in the upper right corner.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Polka Dot Posies

The first step is to cut a piece of card stock slightly smaller than
your card base and attach it to the card base.
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder that had a 
matching border for this design.
A piece of card stock was embossed in the folder,
cut down and attached to the colored card stock
on the card front.
Now a 4 x 5.25 piece of white card stock
is used with a Spellbinders label die.
The die was centered on the paper and
taped into place with low tack masking tape.
After cutting the aperture the border embossing folder
was used on the left edge.
Flat portions of paper egg carton were attached to 
the underside and it was glued to the card front.

The pink polka dot flowers were punched with a 
Punch Bunch punch and shaped
using a stylus.
The green centers are glitter glue.
Glitter glue was also thinly spread over the greenery.
I also put a small dot of clear glitter glue in each 
little round polka dot on the embossed portion.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Cornerstone

The flower image was stamped with a light brown.
That same ink was used for sponging on the edges of 
the phrase, image and card base.

I used some plaid Christmas wrapping paper
that has been attached to card stock with spray glue 
as the subtle dash of color.  It was run through
a corrugator for a little more texture and interest.
Three tiny beige pearls  were placed
at lower mid point of the Spellbinders label die cut imgae.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Another Christmas Card

The Spellbinders Ornament die is again used for this card.
I love this die, it is so easy to decorate and the end
result is so impressive.

The embossing folder used for the background is from Cuttlebug.
I used a glossy white paper.
It was layered over a dark green that has
been trimmed to a narrow margin using 
layering rulers.

The ornament has been cut from a polished stone
piece from my stash.  I have a stack of various
polished stone pieces ready to use.  It is a rather
messy technique and it is also addictive.

The bronze metallic looking embellishments on
the ornament have been made using a bronze gift 
wrap that has been attached to card stock using
spray glue.  This is another thing that I do in 
huge amounts at once because of the mess.
I have a file with all kinds of gift wrap
attached to card stock for die cutting and backgrounds.

HINT - shop now for glitzy shiny gift wraps for die cutting
and backgrounds.  The gold especially is usually to be found
only at Christmas.  I use it year round.  The gift wrap is so so so  much 
less expensive than the scrapbook store gold paper.