Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sympathy Card

This is the sympathy card that I made for my Daycare Provider. I love how this one turned out, however my inspiration for this card came while I was looking through Pinterest. I always have a hard time making sympathy cards and find that I sometimes need a little help getting started, so I usually browse through Pinterest or Blogs to get the juices flowing. I find that I always make them using black and white so I really tried to stay away from those to help make the card a little more .... pretty? Not quite the right word but I imagine you know what I mean. I think I will make a few more of these to have on hand


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Perfect Blend Birthday Card...

This is the card the card I created for my Stampin Six groups to make at our January gathering. I had been wanting to make a card using the new Coffee Cup stamp since the new catalogue came out in July.

I started with a base of Costal Cabana. I then added a layer of Pumpkin Pie that had been stamped with the Dictionary background stamp using Pumpkin Pie ink. I then used the new Cheveron Border punch to punch out the pattern along the left side allowing the Costal Cabana colour to show through.

I used the Bread Tie die from Chalk Talk to cut my Crushed Curry paper. I then distressed the tag with the lines from the Gorgeus Grunge set and some Crushed Curry ink. To finish of the tag I wrapped some linen thread around the top and tied it with a bow.

To make the cup, I stamped the base on Sahara Sand cardstock with Sahara Sand ink. I stamped the cup again on white paper using Sahara Sand ink to make the lid. The band is made from the Designer Series Paper "I am Me". I then made a banner with the Bitty Banners stamp set and some Costal Cabana ink. Iwrapped my banner around my mini dowel securing it with some liquid glass. After assempling the cup I used a exacto knife to cut a slit in my lid to allow my stick to slide through. I mounted the cup to the card using some foam squares.

I finished off the card with two tabs on the wight side cut from the "I am Me" designer series paper and the word window punch. To give the illusion of mini brads, I punched some circles with a tiny hole punch and added some liquid glass to them.