Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Blog Hop - tissue paper

This month's challenge was to use tissue paper in a project. I chose to use the faux silk technique. I crumpled up my tissue paper and then smoothed it out to stamp on. After stamping, I glued it down to my white cardstock and proceeded to make my card.

Details: stamps - A Little Argyle, Masculine Motifs; ink - Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate; paper - stampers select white, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate; accessories - tissue paper, Top Note die (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!), corner rounder punch (SU!), rustic jute button twine (colored with E40 Copic marker), Hawaiian Shores buttons, dimensionals

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hearts speak

This card is a bit outside my normal comfort zone, but I love the way it turned out. This is based on yet another sketch in Go To Sketches, this one on page 83. I was digging though a bunch of patterned paper and came across this great argyle paper, which was exactly what the sketch seemed to want. All of the paper is from the All Fall collection by Fancy Pants. I cut the flowers with the Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies, then stacked them up and put it all together with a rustic wood button tied with rustic jute button twine. The sentiment is from the Friendly Words jumbo wheel from Stampin' Up! Mine is cut up into separate sentiments and mounted on EZ Mount.

Details: stamps - Friendly Words jumbo Wheel (Stampin' Up!); paper - All Fall collection (Fancy Pants); ink - dark chocolate; accessories - dark chocolate satin ribbon, Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies, rustic wood buttons, rustic jute button twine

Friday, April 23, 2010

You make my heart sing

Oh, I had so much fun making this card! This is another sketch from Go To Sketches (page 28). I got to use some of my favorite patterned paper of all time, as well as the new anniversary set, Round & Round. And bling! Lots and lots of bling - 15 little rhinestones in all.

Details: stamps - Round & Round, Bird Watching; paper - white, Green Tea Leaves, spring moss; ink - pure poppy; accessories - 1 3/4" circle punch, circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Friday, April 16, 2010

A very bright dotty card

Did you get your copy of Go To Sketches yet? No??? Run right out and get it now! There are some really fun things in there to shake you out of your crafting rut. This card was made using one of the sketches in there. I have a zillion sheets of fun patterned paper, so my only real dilemma here was deciding which paper to use. The circles were cut using a 1-inch circle punch. I love the silly little bird!

Details: stamps - Shapes By Design; paper - white, Lime Rickey (Basic Grey); ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories - 1" circle punch