Thursday, April 29, 2010

floral note cards

Today I have a set of 4 floral note cards to show you. I always like the floral stamp sets, but rarely use them. I decided to make a set of 4 note cards (and finally use my floral sets) that would make a nice little gift for someone special. I kept these simple because I made a few sets. Each card is done in a different color, but all the cards are tied together with the use of the green for the sentiments and leaves and the green jewels. Thanks for looking!

PTI-stamps(Year of Flowers:Sweet Peas, Year of Flowers:Daffodils, In Bloom, and Friends til the End); White cardstock
Stampin Up-Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ink, Elegant Eggplant cardstock and ink, Purely Pomegranate cardstock and ink, Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink, Kiwi Kiss ink.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Congratulations-Enjoy the Ride

I couldn't wait to use this cute car image from PTI's new set Enjoy the Ride. I especially like that you can add little sentiments to the liscence plate. I think I would probably give this card to someone who just found out they were expecting a baby. Once I stamped the car, I cut out the windshield and adhered come cloud patterned paper (Stampin Up) behind it. It kinda makes it look like the sky is being reflected in the windshield. I then added some Ranger glossy accents to the windshield and proceeded to get it all over everything! I also added the jewels for headlights and paired it with the heart paper from Doodlebug. The heart paper is from a line that has alot of bright colors and peace signs in it so, I think it will make another appearance with this little VW image in the near future.

Cardstock-PTI and Stampin Up
Patterned Paper-Doodlebug and Stampin Up
Ribbon, Stamps, and ink-PTI

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

The challenge this month for the PTI blog hop is to use tissue paper. As soon as I read this challenge, I knew what I would do...go back to Kindergarten. : )The technique I used (if it can be called a technique) was something I learned to do in Kindergarten. I remember making many ornaments with tissue paper in Kindergarten-one of which I still have and it hangs on our tree every year! First, cut the tissue paper into small sqaures and add a layer of glue (I just used Elmer's)to the area you want to cover. Then, take a piece of tissue paper and wrap it around the eraser part of a pencil (in this case, I used the end of a paintbrush because the area I was working with was so small). Last, use the pencil to stick the tissue paper in place.I thought this would be the perfect way to make fluffy clouds for this card.

I had decided days ago that I would make the above card for the blog hop. Then, I was sitting in church to day and my daughters dress inspired me to make a second card. Here is her dress:

I thought the sheer ruffle on the hem of the dress would translate well into a tissue paper ruffle. The ruffle turned out fine, but it was a little lighter black than the ink and ribbon, so I decided to add Shimmerz paint (in pixie dust) to the tissue paper to give it some shine and darken it up a bit. The problem is, the Shimmerz paint makes the tissue paper look more like a plastic garbage bag than sparkly tissue paper. Who knew that would happen?! Ha Ha. Here it is anyway....

I hope you enjoy my cards and the rest of the blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock, Ink, and Stamps-PTI and Stampin Up
Patterned Paper-Stampin Up

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Welcome Home

Today's card is a fun little welcome home card that I made using patterned paper by My Little Shoebox. I started by cutting out a strip of the houses and then cutting out an individual house from a scrap piece. I adhered the individual house to the strip of houses with dimensional foam so that it pops up off the paper. I added Ranger glossy accents to the windows and added Amuse twinkle stickers to the lamp and trees. I stamped the sentiment last which ended up being a mistake because all those other layers got in my way. It came out too light and I had to go over the sentiment with a fine tip black pen. So...that is why some of the letters in the sentiment look crooked-Oops! Hope you enjoy!

Stamps: polka dot basics, boards and beams-PTI
Cardstock: melon mambo, old olive-Stampin Up, spring rain-PTI
Border punch: Stampin Up

Saturday, April 10, 2010

CPS 161

Here I am posting my card for the CPS sketch challenge at the last minute again. I changed up the layers on the sketch a little bit to fit my focal piece. The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. Kiwi Kiss cardstock and light pink buttons are by Stampin Up. The stamps (Big and Bold Wishes), Hibiscus Burst button, and Enchanted Evening cardstock are by Papertrey Ink. Speaking of Papertrey...head on over to Nichole's blog and check out the sneak peeks of all the goodies they are releasing this month. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rain or Shine

Here is a card a made a few weeks ago, but forgot to post. When I found this paper at my local scrapbook store, I immediately knew I wanted to make this card. The paper is by Prima Marketing from their Umbrella Collection and is called Sweet Talk. I cut down a section of the paper to highlight the gators and then cut out the umbrella and the heart conversation bubble from a scrap piece. I adhered both pieces with pop dots and added Ranger glossy accents to the umbrella. The sentiment on the inside of the card is by Papertrey Ink (Scattered Showers) and the cloud patterned paper is by Stampin Up.