Monday, July 30, 2012

You, you, you

 There were several ready to use card bases clogging up my 
drawer.  The bright yellow textured cards just screamed at me 
to finish them.  Somehow I think the phrase just goes with
the bright cheerful yellow.
 The strips of scrapbook paper are left over from another project
and I could not bear to throw them away.
The yellow and the DP go together very well.
Products used:
Spellbinders oval and rectangle dies
mirror turquoise paper - DCWV
strips of DP - unknown
embossing folder
phrase - computer generated using Paint Shop Pro X

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Four Scripture Cards

 Each card has a white card base.  And each card base
is covered with a different texture that was made
using embossing folders.
 The scriptures were designed using various fonts
and the Paint Shop Pro program.
They have been cut out using four different
Spellbinders Labels dies.
 The DP is all from one stack.  I have lost the cover
and so have no idea who the manufacturer is.
One of the main reasons I love using stacks
is that usually all the colors coordinate well.
I have noticed with DCWV that you may even 
find matching colors in different stacks. 
Scriptures used are:
Psalm 124:8
Luke 19:10
Psalm 29:2
John 11:25

Thursday, July 26, 2012

our God

Nehemiah 9:32
Here is a scripture that I am in awe of.
This speaks of the power and glory of my God.

The card base is plain craft paper card stock.
That diamond pattern scrapbook paper is from a 
Paper Studio's Everyday Kraft stack.
Since this card is for my pastor to use the
black and craft colors are a perfect  choice
for the masculine look.

The DP is attached to black card stock and 
trimmed with Perfect Layers rulers to a narrow border.
A narrow black strip has been added to 
each side as the final touch for the strip.

The Paint Shop Pro generated scripture has been
die cut to a rectangle, attached to black card stock
and the card stock has been trimmed to a fairly
narrow border with my trusty Perfect Layers ruler.

In the upper right hand corner are three
evenly spaced diamond shapes.
(aka - a square on end)

Monday, July 23, 2012

You are such a blessing

The whole card is done in very soft subdued and subtle colors.
Begin with a white card base.
Over that is a soft tan and white piece of DP (designer paper
or scrapbook paper).  Attach the smaller of the
Cheery Lynn Designs French Lattice.
The phrase was done in Paint Shop Pro.
It was cut out with one of Spellbinders label dies.
The label die under the phrase has been textured
in an embossing older.

The flowers were punched using Punch Bunch punches
and shaped with stylus.
The soft green flourishes are from a Bosscut die
and the leaves of the same soft green are from
Punch Bunch punches.

Three small pearls accent the phrase.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dealing with the heat!

 Our cats stretched out on the just watered grass
in the shade.  This is how cats deal with the heat.
The littlest kitty sleeping on the deck.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Sympathy Card

Lots of texture in this design.
I began with a white card base.  
The bottom 2/3 of the card is cover with a lavender
card stock that has been textured in an embossing folder.
The top 1/3 of the card is covered with a darker
lavender card stock that is again textured in 
an embossing folder.

The white dotted Swiss textured scallop covers
the joining of the two shades of lavender.
Over this is a scripture that has been created in
Paint Shop Pro X.  It was cut out with a
Spellbinders oval die and layered on dark purple
card stock.

Accenting the oval are punched and shaped white flowers
that were punched with those fantastic Punch Bunch punches.
The green flourish is a Bosscut die that has been
cut apart and tucked under the flowers and oval.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lattice with purple

I tried a variety of backgrounds with the 
Cheery Lynn Designs lattice.
This time it is a plain lavender card stock

The flowers are a mauve with yellow centers
and the leaves are an almost lacy look that
I think is intended as a pine bough.
Well it is multiple use now.

The butterfly is cut from metallic gift wrap that
has been attached to card stock. 
The under wings are vellum.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Branch With Blue Flowers

I just love this card.  It is so simple and yet
so very elegant.

Begin with a white card base.  
Use a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of white
card stock and the
embossing folder of your choice.
 Attach this to the card base. 

The brown branch has been cut with a Tim Holtz
Sizzix die.  It had a bird on it, which I cut off.

The flowers are from blue vellum and 
punched with Punch Bunch punches.
The flower centers are from a sun burst punch
using white card stock.
Leaves are a pale green and hardly 
noticeable, but do add a lot to the over all look.

The phrase is computer generated in
Paint Shop Pro X using the Mutlu font.
It was then copied to Word where
I could get it to the size that I wanted
and print multiple phrases on the same sheet
of card stock.
It was cut into a rectangle, attached to
the same blue vellum that the flowers
are made of.  I used a Perfect Layers ruler 
to cut the borders all exactly the same.
The finishing touch is a tiny blue flower
with tiny pale green leaves on 
the lower left corner. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Flourishes and Flowers

 A very clean and simple design.  
I played in my studio and came up with three different versions.
The one above is a single flourish stamp.
It was stamped with VersaMark and a
glitter rose embossing powder for some glitz.
The flowers are from Michael's Recollections line
of paper flowers that are purchased in a glass bottle.
Tiny rhinestones are in the center of each flower.
I used one of my small phrase stamps combined with
a raspberry-ish ink.
 This one is on black card stock.
Two flourish stamps were used with
gold embossing powder.
The small phrase has been embossed with
fine line white embossing powder.
The flowers are from a pearlized paper.
Here is a glittery teal embossing powder
makes this flourish outstanding.
The butterfly has been covered with fine glitter,
shaped with a stylus and has rhinestones covering it's body.
The small word is stamped in black ink.