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Another card for Dad

I made this card for my sister to give to Dad for his 75th birthday next week:
I used the Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge (TECC74) as my inspiration, although my image is a little bigger than the sketch shows.TECC74(sketch)
The card base is Baja Breeze and I layered with textured DSP from S-U (retired). I added a vertical layer of Close to Cocoa. The old geezer is from Golden Oldies (Stampin’ Up) & he was stamped in Jet Black Staz On onto watercolour paper. I sold my Baja Breeze ink pad so I improvised and used Sage Shadow and Bashful Blue to colour in his shirt using an aquapainter. His pants were watercoloured with Close to Cocoa. I used Blush Blossom for his skin and used Chocolate Chip for his sandles. I added a layer of Close to Cocoa and Baha Breeze behind the main image. I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto whisper white and used the large oval punch along with the label punch to finish it off. I’m sure Dad will get a kick out of his cards. Now I’ll have to make him another one to give him from his grandkids!


July 27, 2009 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment

Poppy’s Birthday

I made a couple of cards to give to my dad for his birthday next week. This one is for the Prairie Paper & Ink (AMYRS72) Sketch Challenge from last week:
I used Kraft card stock as my base and added a panel of S-U DSP from the last catalogue. It has a great texture. I layered some Bravo Burgundy tied with Kraft taffeta ribbon on top of that. My golfer is from the And Many Mower set from Stampin’ Up. I stamped it in Timber Brown Staz On onto watercolour paper. I stamped the image again on the same DSP and paper pieced the shirt and hat. I used an aquapainter and ink from the lid of Blush Blossom for his skin as well as Creamy Caramel mixed with Close to Cocoa for his pants and Bravo Burgundy for his shoes. I used my nesties to cut out and layer he main image. The sentiment is from the same set. Hopefully Dad will like it! I’ll post the second card separately.

July 27, 2009 at 10:07 pm Leave a comment

A new week…

It’s finally sunny!! Yippee!! We’ve had such crummy weather over the past week – it’s so nice to see the sun. Why did I decide to make a Christmas card? I don’t have an answer for that one! Here is my submission for today’s Mojo Monday #97 Challenge:


My card base is Taken with Teal and I layered Ruby Red on top of that. I used Holiday Lounge DSP on top of the Ruby Red layer. I added Riding Hood Red ribbon around that to tie the patterned paper together. I stamped the ornaments (Gina K. Designs) with Basic Black on Gina K. 120 lb. card stock. I stamped them again onto Taken with Teal and Ruby Red and cut them out and adhered them. I used circle nestabilities and popped that up. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set. I added large red brads and the photo corner punch according to the sketch. Thank for having a look.

July 27, 2009 at 9:56 am 11 comments

LSC230 – Baby, you can drive my car…

Here is my submission for today’s Splitcoast Limited Supply Challenge to use a car or other drive-able machine.
I stamped Riley in black Stazon on Watercolour paper and then used my aquapainter and ink from my stamp pad lid to colour him in (Clos to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Bravo Burgundy, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Crushed Curry). I used Kraft card stock as my base and layered it with some license plate paper I’ve had forever. I layered Riley on some other patterned paper laying around. I stamped the sentiment from Loads of Love and punched it using a 1″ circle punch and layered that with the Designer Label punch and a few pewter brads. I popped the sentiment up with a dimensional. Thanks for having a look.

July 24, 2009 at 10:47 am 2 comments

Butterfly Wishes

I combined Splitcoast’s SC238 challenge along with the Raspberry Suite #12 Color Challenge
Here’s my card:
I used Bravo Burgundy as my card base and layered it with DSP. I used the butterflies from For All You Do and stamped them in Melon Mambo (I want to dance every time I write that!!) and cut them out. I stamped the dotted background onto Very Vanilla with Certainly Celery and punched it with the 1 1/4″ square punch. I used the square scallop punch with Bravo Burgundy as well. I used Certainly Celery and Bravo Burgundy for the thin horizontal panel. I tied Melon Mambo around it. I popped up the butterflies and finished them off with stickles down their bodies. See you next time!

July 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

CC228 – Splitcoast Color Challenge

Here is my submission for today’s Splitcoast Color Challenge. I also combined it with the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge (FTL 51).
I didn’t realize when I was making the card that mine looks quite a bit like the sample on the website – we used the same stamp set (I looked at this challenge a coupe of days ago and only printed out the sketch). I haven’t used “For all you do” before today. I really like it and will probably use it a lot. My card base is Not Quite Navy and it is layered with Really Rust that I ran through the Big Shot with the new texturz plate. I used the Top Note die as per the sketch. I stamped the flowers in Pretty in Pink and added pink rhinestone brads. I used some paper flowers and leaves to tie in the colours. I stamped the sentiment in Not Quite Navy. Here’s the inside of my card:
Have a wonderful day everyone!

July 21, 2009 at 11:43 am 1 comment

I just can’t help myself…

I haven’t made cards in weeks, and today I made 3 for the Mojo Monday 96 Sketch Challenge.
I used Sahara Sand as my card base and layered Ruby Red and Holiday Lounge DSP. My sentiment is from Sweet Seasons. I used my nesties and a couple of blingy snowflakes and a snowman as embellishments. The card measures 5″ x 5″. I think that’s it for today!

July 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm 3 comments

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