Wednesday, December 5, 2007

cards for you finally eh?

This first card I used Flat white cardstock from Carousel as my cards base, I then cut out a piece of patterned Christmas paper from the huge stack of patterned paper from Michael's by Provocraft) and it was called Holiday Slab V. Next, I stamped the image from my Season of Joy stamp set on a piece of white flat cardstock using my SU ink pad called "Always Artichoke" and then I attached it to a piece of Mellow Moss cardstock, then to a piece of red cardstock using my photo squares. Next, I stamped the little flowers down the side of the Sentiment on the Mellow Moss cardstock using the "Bravo Burgandy" SU ink pad. Then I attached both of those pieces of paper to my patterned paper card base at an angle, I thought it looked better at an angle. I think it needs something else a ribbon perhaps?? Let me know what you think please :)!

The second card that I made I used another piece of patterned paper out of the Holiday Slab V, but this time I used Bravo Burgandy cardstock as my base...then attached the patterned paper to the Burgandy using photo stickers. Next, I stamped my images onto a white flat cardstock. This time I used the stamp set called " Simple Snowman", what a cute set eh? I colored him in using my set of Tombow markers, and also some of my Prismacolored pencils....I attached him to a piece of Bravo Burgandy cardstock, then used my Ticket punch on the corners. I attached both of those pieces to my cards base, I also added a sentiment (yes, Julie I even layered it) to the bottom right hand corner and I am glad I did that because it was a nice touch to the card. For the sentiment layers I used Bravo Burgandy and also a small piece of Mellow Moss. Speaking of Julie, she has some yummy blog candy up for grabs, hurry over there before it is too late. Sorry, should have posted this sooner :(!

For my third card, I used Mellow Moss as my cards base, then I used some pretty patterned paper that I got from the "Autumn Leaves" patterned paper slab called "Smitten" ( you can these slabs from Walmart). I cut out a small square of this patterned paper, then used the ticket punch on the corners and then I stamped my image onto a white piece of cardstock. The image I chose to use this time is a CTMH (Close to My Heart) set called " A Birthday Wish", I colored this little dog in using both my Tombow markers and also my Prisma colored pencils. I cut the little dog out, then used some Pop up dots to attach him to the small square piece of Mellow Moss and then they attached to the square piece of patterned paper. Before I attached these to my card base I stamped the word "boy" all over the card using my versamark stamp pad, which I thought was a neat background to use for this card. Then, I attahed the stamped images and all its layers to the cards base and stamped the sentiment inside the card "welcome little one".

The fourth card I made, I used the same cardstock for the base ( Mellow moss) and the same patterned paper but this time I cut out a piece of the patterned paper to fit so it would cover half of the card. Then I stamped, colored in the dog (same markers and colored pencils as the above card) and I cut him out! Next, I attached the dog using Pop up dots to the center of the the patterned paper is on the top half of my card and the Mellow Moss is showing on the bottom. I also used the same sentiment for the inside of the card "Welcome Little One". I plan on using one of these two cards for a friend of mine whom is having her little boy any day now, think I might use the one with the "boy" stamped all over the card base. What do you think??

The fifth card that I made, I used Bravo Burgandy for my cards base and then I stamped the Baroque Motif large Swirl on the cards base using my Versamark ink pad. Then I used my Stampendous white glitter over top of the Versamarked image, the left over glitter came off easily and I didn't have to use a brush to take off the left over glitter. Next, I stamped out the small flower image using mellow moss ink pad on a piece of scrap white cardstock and then I attached each of those flowers over top of the glittered image using pop dots. Finally, I took the sentiment "Cherish" and stamped it onto the Bravo Burgandy cardstock using Versamark. Then I took my gold Embossing powder, and I took off the left over powder using a brush and me blowing across the stamped image gently over the sink so I wouldn't have the left over powder blow over everything else. I then used my heat gun and embossed the word "Cherished" in gold...turned out better than I thought it would :)!

Going to be making more cards today, will post them later :)!! Hope everyone is staying warm, and having a great stamping day or work day :)! I know some of the cards I just posted are simple looking, but sometimes simple is the way to go...right?

Starting to wonder where all my readers are, lol, haven't had a lot of posts lately and so I thought if I added some of my cards I will get replies again :D! Tee hee, what!! I like getting replies :)!


Julie Mutch said...

These cards are just sweet, Catherine. You asked for suggestions on the first one, maybe you could add a couple of little ribbon tabs off to the lower left hand side of the image.

Just fold two - 1 1/2 inch pieces of grosgrain ribbon in half and use double sided adhesive to attach underneath the square. You know me and my way of thinking, embellishments are your friend, embrace them! LOL :)

Gotta go get Alex at school. I'll chat with ya soon!