Thursday, September 26, 2013

Another Fancy Fold Card

The base for the card is a piece of card stock that is
5.5 x 6.5 inches that is folded in half.
Since this is an A2 card (5.5 x 4.25 inches) when the
black oval was place I had it on a cutting mat that had
a measuring on it.  That way I could place the oval 
so that the card was 4.25 inches.

The black and white floral base is stamped in black in
and layered over black card stock.
I think the stamp is from Stamp Camp, but am not sure
as I have has it for a long time.

Ready To Print Freebies

I have been trying to put ready to print phrases on this blog.  I use them a lot on my cards and really wanted to share them with you.  I have had a few glitches along the way.  I am still working on it and hope to have it all figured out soon.

When it is actually up and working correctly you should be able to click on the phrase that you want, this you will go to a place called Drop Box and in Drop Box it will say DOWNLOAD.  When you click on download a Word document should open up or you may have to open it in your download. 

The document will usually have two columns with 8 to 12 of the same phrase or scripture.  You should be able to save this to your computer to use over and over.  If I can ever get it to work it should be fantastic. 

The last glitch came when I upgraded my ipad to the latest OS and it apparently erased everything that I had in Drop Box and File Box.  I was NOT happy.  So I am starting over.  It is a fairly simple process once it is figured out, but time consuming.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Using Designer Paper, Stamps, Punches and Dies

 There are three version of this type of design for you to choose from.
The top and bottom have the entire card front cover with 
designer paper (aka DP or scrapbook paper), 
while the middle card has designer paper mounted
on a coordinating card stock.

In each card the strip phrase was printed with a long space
between the phrase so it could be cut and have the 
punched or die cut dark blue mounted on it.
Phrases are available and ready to print on the
right hand side bar under Ready To Print Freebies.  
Double click on the desired phrase,
then click on download and a ready to print Word document
should open up for you.
You can save these to your computer for use again and again.
 The gingham is stamped from Impression Obsession's
Cover A Card gingham stamp.  I LOVE this stamp.
It looks just like gingham.  It looks great stamped on 
a plain brown paper bag.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vintage Truck

The truck is by Kitchen Sink Stamps.
They are a rather complicated to stamp, but the
results a well worth the effort.  This particular design
takes seven different stamps.  As you can see the
end results are fantastic.

The black layer is the first one on the card base.
I used a plaid embossing folder for the
masculine texture.  After that the clothe ribbon
was attached.

Now the truck image is die cut with a Spellbinder's
rectangle die.  It is attached to black and then red.
Each layer cut with layering rulers.

The phrase is also two different stamps
that are in the vintage truck set.
It has been stamped with VersaMark
and embossed with fine line black embossing powder.
It has been cut into a rectangle and layered over
black card stock.  A screw head rivet is placed
in one corner.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Framed Flowers

Framed Flowers

1.  Cover a plain white A2 card base with lavender card stock.
2.  Sponge the edges with purple Distressed Ink.
3. Cut a frame using one of the Matting Basics dies that is slightly (about ½ inch) smaller than the card front and one of Spellbinders Label 29 dies. Center the label die inside the mat die and tape the dies in position, cut and emboss.
 Emboss with rubber mat.
     To create a 3-D effect I attach the flat part of cut up paper egg cartons to the back of the frame. 
4.  Using white card stock, die cut Memory Box’s Bella Bouquet.  I had to cut
     part of the die cut off to get it to fit inside of the frame.
5.  Place the flower die cut on a coordinating piece.  In this case I have used
     an alcohol ink technique called Polished Stone, done on glossy card stock
     for a background that does not overpower the die cut and provides
     good contrast.
6.  Cut the coordinating piece slightly smaller than the frame and attach
     to the back of the frame.
7.  Center the framed layers on the card base and attach.
8.  Lay the Memory Box flower die cut inside the frame.  I had to cut apart
     the die cut to get it to look right.  When you are satisfied with the look,
     attach the die cut to the background.
9.  Embellish the lower right hand corner with three shiny bling pieces.

For product to make this design and many other fantastic goodies please visit Classy Cards N Such.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Simple Sympathy cards

 These are pretty simple and basic cards.  
I get requests for sympathy cards so have been making
a lot of them lately.
The top one is over DP (designer paper aka scrapbook paper)
The Spellbinders Filigree die cut was done
in pale pale green.
The phrase is also a Spellbinders die.

The bottom card has a brown textured layer
over the card base.
The die cuts used a Spellbinders.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Elegant Sympathy Card

A very very simple and yet elegant sympathy card.
Black and white is such a striking color combination.
A DP was cut to 5.25 x 4 and layered over black, then attached to 
a plain white A2 card base.

The phrase was computer generated, cut with a
Spellbinders oval and place on another Spellbinders die.
Simple, easy and elegant.