Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scrap Flower

There was a project that used several different
coordinating papers.  Now I am a paperaholic of the first order.
I just hate to throw away those scraps.
I saw a card similar to this one and had the Cuttlebug
die for single flower petals and so set to work.
The petals are put in backwards, with
the rounded edge to the center.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Man Card

When I think of cards for my husband I think of cards 
with a definite western flavor.

This card has a cream base card that has the front cover with
faux snake skin that I  made.
The punched border is from dark brown card stock

A piece of card board box had one sides outer layer
carefully removed, it was then die cut with a
Spellbinders Label die, had dark brown ink
sponged over the top to catch the high portions
and then more heavily inked on the outer edge with
dark brown and black.

The phrase has the corners punched and the edges sponged 
with brown and then black inks.  It has been centered on the card boards.

The horse shoes are die cuts from and old Sizzixlets set.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines Day cards

 Layers, embossing folders and die cutting
are the basic techniques used in these cards.
 The phrases are created in Paint Shop Pro X,
copied to Word and sized to fit my Spellbinders dies.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Because I Care - One

This phrase is one of my favorites because it can cover
so many occasions.  I just write Happy Birthday, Get Well,
With Sympathy or whatever on the inside.

I began the design with a plain white card base
that has the edges lightly sponged in maroon ink.
Maroon paper is used as a narrow border under the
Victorian DP  and under the oval die cut
computer generated phrase.

An EK Success punch was used for the
maroon trellis type border.

The DP (design paper) was cut to
5.25 x 4 inches, attached to the
maroon card stock and trimmed to a 
narrow border with layering rulers.