Monday, June 28, 2010
This is the first one I made. I know I have said it a million times, but I love the Thrift Shop line by October Afternoon!
This next one is the one I used for PTI's blog hop the other night.
For the next two cards, I wanted to go a little more masculine so I used papers from Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend line (Ilove Cosmo Cricket, too!).
This Moxie Fab challenge was totally inspiring for me and so much fun! If you would like to play along, head on over to the Moxie Fab blog. Hurry though, the challenge is over at midnight! ;)
Friday, June 25, 2010
I love the vintage looking paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop line. It just so happens that a few of their papers from that line include the colors I chose for the hop tonight. I wanted to create a focal panel that would look a little vintage as well. So, I decided to make my focal panel look like an old sign/advertisement/postcard type design. I stamped the bike image from Everyday Button Bits and colored it in. I then used the 2nd largest solid circle from Beautiful Blooms 2 to stamp the black wheels. I finished off the bike with buttons in an aqua mist color. They were a little too new looking so I rubbed my chamomile cube over them to distress them a little. I also used the tea dye duo to ink the edges of my focal panel to make it look more vintage. I then stamped my senitment (from Enjoy the Ride) in Pure Poppy and used the 5cents stamp from Friendship Jar and stamped it in Aqua Mist in the upper right hand corner. I thought the 5cents stamp would give my focal panel the look of an old sign that I was going for. I also used Fancy Flourishes to add a fun little swirl underneath my focal panel and some satin cream ribbon to make a little ribbon tab. I love how this card turned out and actually made quite a few of them in different color schemes! I hope you enjoy the hop!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
For this card, I cut and scored a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and stamped my clouds onto it. I then die cut the white tag and threaded it with Simpy Chartreuse ribbon, added my Orange Zest buttons and adhered it to the Bermuda Bay piece. For the pop-up part I used a piece of Simply Chartreuse cardstock and stamped it with Polka Dot Basics in Versamark Dazzle ink. I then cut a circle from Orange Zest cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with my Sunshine impression plate. I folded my circle in half, adhered it to the chartreuse piece and tied on a piece of twine. For the focal point I used Up, Up and Away and paper pieced the kite. I distressed the edges, matted it on Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhered it to the charteuse piece. The first time I saw one of these cards, I was a little intimidated, but it really is quite easy to make and so much fun! If you would like to play along, head on over to the Papertrey Posse blog (papertreyposse.blogspot.com ) and check out the details.
Papertrey Ink: cardstock (simply chartreuse, orange zest, white), ink (true black), buttons (orange zest), ribbon (simply chartreuse), stamps (Up, Up and Away and Polka Dot Basics), Sunshine impression plate, tea dye duo
Stampin Up: cardstock (bermuda bay), ink (kiwi kiss, white)
October Afternoon: (patterned paper-Fly a Kite)
Versamagic: chalk ink (aquatic splash)
Spellbinders: ribbon tag trio
Twine, Prismacolor marker
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I printed the bottom part of the sentiment off the computer and then used rub-ons to spell out Family. The heart is from PTI's Heart Prints. I also used a stamp from Wedding Day to add detail to the brown strip, but it doesn't show up in the picture. The patterned paper is just a piece I picked up at Hobby Lobby, but I can't remember who the manufacturer is. Thanks for looking!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Papertrey Ink-stamps (day at the beach/ up, up and away (cloud stamp-but it doesn't show up in the photo)/ scattered showers additions), cardstock (white, dark chocolate, kraft), ink (pure poppy), tea dye duo
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Papertrey Ink-stamps (scattered showers, scattered showers additions), ink (true black, lemon tart), dies (clouds), cardstock (vintage cream, dark chocolate), tea dye duo
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I have to admit that when I first saw these colors I wasn't sure I was going to play along with the challenge. These colors together are more of an earthy pallete than what I normally use. I wasn't sure I could put something together that would work. But, a challenge is kinda like a Double Dog Dare-you just have to do it, or at least try. My brain just wouldn't quit trying to figure out what to do with this color challenge. Then it dawned on me that Autumn Abundance would be perfect for this pallete. I am so glad I did play along. I am now loving these colors together and I am very happy with how my card turned out! Thanks Jessica for making me step outside my color comfort zone! : )
Papertrey Ink- stamps (autumn abundance, through the trees), cardstock (summer sunrise, terracotta tile, enchanted evening, white), ink (enchanted evening), twine
Misc.-Nestabilities, Copic markers, adhesive pearls
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Papertrey Ink- stamps (All-Star Team, Have A Ball), ink (true black, hawaiian shores, lemon tart), cardstock (white)
Stampin Up-ink (night of navy, real red, old olive, pumpkin pie), cardstock (sahara sand, night of navy)
American Crafts-patterned paper (Junior line)