Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
These are some of the cards I made using the March kit I received this month.
The envelope liners were so pretty and would be just wasted inside the envelope bottom, so I cut off about 3inches off the bottom to use on the cards themselves. Now this is a trick I learned from my artisan friend Mercedes- to use the angles in the hexagon punch to make the banner bottom - it makes for a less harsh angle then the square punch- See, Mercedes? I really did think it was clever..... I was not being sarcastic!
I would use a gently hand in applying the gold foil paper to your project though- liquid glue like tombo multipurpose shows through with lumps unless you smear it evenly on the back. If you press too hard on the SNAIL it can show through as well so use gentle pressure to leave as little indentation as possible. I scattered the gold shimmer dots- which are self adhesive around and tied the gold bakers twine which amazingly cost the same as the regular bakers twine to add extra sparkle.... I actually liked the card even without the stamping- oh so not me to say that but this time I think it is true- like the stamps that came with the set though for something more geometric I think. I do need some occasion to send the congrats cards though....
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I originally tied a ribbon around the bottle, added a tag, tried baker's twine but it just did not look special enough. Then I remembered this lovely tag and I stamped it using Strawberry slush and embossed it clear then diecut it and then stamped it again on basic grey and cut out the banner and layered it on top using dimensionals. That was easy but to attach it to the bottle, I tried to put it over the bottle cap but it looked too "strangulated"
Then I remembered all these little bags I have been saving from all the past orders so I popped it inside the bag, punched a few holes on the top, threaded the cherry cobbler baker twine through the vintage faceted button and then through the bag, tied it off. Now it was a perfect foil to clip on the tag in a beautiful and relaxed way. I hope she enjoys it.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
So I used money as template- this is
8 1/2 x 7 inches Real Red CS. ( I like to make templates based on 8 1/2x 11 cardstock) scored at 2 1/2 and 7.
I took a piece of 2 5/8 x 6 3/4 piece of Crumbcake CS to decorate the front and stamp the sentiment from Sweet Essentials stampset.
I diecut the Summer smooches DSP (retired) that I had left over from last year using the Banners Framelits die- you can cut 3 sheets of DSP at a time because it is thinner than CS- so this gets really easy- diecut a bunch and you will have ready made envies for all those occasions- I used a strip of CSP on the inside to accent it and low enough to peek-a-boo to the front- tied the linen thread and used buttons left over from last year's sale-a-bration packs and voila- easy peasy money holder a special someone's birthday....
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I just adore this Sweet Sorbet DSP from Sale-a-bration. The colors are somewhat unexpected and I love it that it's already been done for me so I just case the color combo!
Add the big jewel crystal and mount the flower with dimensional over the blue flower you stamped already in the base white cardstock - it adds a little dimension and interest but still a very clean card. Enjoy and Case away
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The base cardstock is Tangerine Tango that I embossed with the Arrows textured impressions EF on the right side only. Took a piece of whisper white, inked up the stamp with Old Olive, Elegant eggplant and tangerine tango. Wrapped the white CS with Gold Baker's twine and used dimensionals to mount it on the Old Olive piece that was stamped with sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts in Elegant Eggplant ink.
I corner rounded the 2 pieces to add a little less angulation to the card and another easy peasy card.