Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Congrats Baby Foster

My doodles aren't the best, but it does add a little to the card. This is a square 4 1/4 inch Whisper White card. I started with a Shimmery White square, with the elephant from Year After Year stamped in Basic Black onto the center of that. I colored him in with my chalks & Blender Pen and doodled around the edge with a Black Journaling Marker. There's a Basic Black, then Soft Sky, and finally Not Quite Navy square behind the elephant. Then tie a white Organdy ribbon around this part and knot once. When knotting the second time, insert a small piece of the Black & White ribbon, so that the white is knotted over it. I stamped the sentiment from Holidays & Wishes in Black onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched the ends of it with my Corner Rounder Punch. Then I did the same with a scrap of Basic Black and attached them all to the white, square card.

Pocket Card

This card is a pocket. The card you write on is the part that you pull out of the center. It was fun to make, everyone loves it, and it's nice to have something different. Start with half a page of Certainly Celery cardstock and fold it in half. All of the stamps on this project are from Polka Dots & Paisley. I stamped polka dots first with my VersaMark ink pad onto the Celery cardstock. Then punched half of a 1 1/8 inch circle out of one of the sides. Ran SNAIL adhesive down each side and glued down. Then stamped paisleys in black onto the Whisper White cardstock, and colored a bit of the paisleys in with my Blender pens and Chalks. Then matted with Basic Black and Rose Red. For the tag, I stamped the flower in Black and the outline in Red. The tag is punched from Rose Red and the smaller one is free-hand to make it smaller. Then I glued a piece of ribbon tied in a knot on top of the tag and attached to the card. (I'd recommend a pop-dot here, it would make it look so much better - but I didn't think about it last night!) Then for the inside, adhere a white square to a larger Mellow Moss. Punch a Red 1 1/8 inch circle, fold in half and attach to the top center. Punch a 1/2 inch black circle and adhere to the front of the Red circle, punch a 1/4 inch hole through all layers and tie a ribbon through. It was really an easy project, but sure gets some WOW's.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Anniversary Card

Stampin' Up! releases 6 new colors each year, and they are only available for that catalog year. I was excited to be playing with the new colors today. They go so well with my old favorite, Chocolate Chip! I folded and stamped the 4 1/4 by 8 1/2 Purely Pomgranate cardstock with my linen stamp in Chocolate ink. Then I stamped the flowers from Year After Year onto River Rock cardstock and ran the edges in my chocolate ink pad. I punched 1/16 inch holes and inserted silver brads into the center of each flower. Then I placed the piece of Chocolate cardstock in the center of the card, letting it go off the top. I used the linen technique on the Very Vanilla cardstock and distressed it in the ink as well. Then, using my Chocolate marker, I stamped a portion of the sentiment from God's Blessings onto Groovy Guava, cut it out and ran the edges of it in Chocolate ink as well. Then put it all together. I decided last minute to add some flowers to the card, so I used my marker again to ink the flower and stamp only that in the background. I improved this card greatly by stamping the flowers again onto the Guava cardstock and cutting them out and putting them onto the River Rock flowers.