Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch Challenge 107

This is my entry for the card challenge over at Card Patterns this week. Not sure why I have decided to make two sort of "thinking of you" themed cards in a row but here it is. The pattern papers are from October Afternoon's Fly A Kite collection. The stamped image and sentiment is from Hero Arts' Wishing You Were Here stamp set. I paper pieced the cushions and added some Kaiser rhinestones on it for that extra oomph... :) The border punch is from Martha Stewart and its the Doily Edge Border Punch.

I punched two eyelets into the yellow damask paper and looped seam binding through it to make a pretty bow. I LOVE seam binding!!! So many things you can do with it! I recently bought a lot of eyelets from American Crafts so thought I'd make use of them.

Hope you liked my card and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Get Sketchy Challenge #79

This is my challenge entry for GS Challenge #79. I made a pretty simple card without too much layering as I have not done that in a while. I knew I wanted to use kraft cardstock and my new stamp from the collaboration between Hero Arts and Basic Grey. After looking through all my patterned papers (not that there are many), I finally decided to use a simple polka dot background from Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather Collection. I sprayed the patterned paper with Glimmer Mist in Pearl to give it an extra something something. :)

The sentiment and the bee image is from Basic Grey's What A Pear stamp set. I stamped it using Hero Hues Chalk Ink in the colour Latte.

The flower was made using Hero Arts Cling Stamp in Luscious Bold Flowers, a new collaboration stamp set with Basic Grey. I stamped the largest flower on Cosmo Cricket's Wanted Collection patterned paper and embossed in white. Then I used the medium sized flower stamp and embossed with Lindy Stamp Gang's two toned embossing powder in Reindeer Moss Green. The smallest flower was embossed with LSG's Midnight Bronze Obsidian embossing powder. I put the different flowers together with a jewel brad from American Crafts. Here is a closer look at the flower.

On the inside of the card, I used Martha Stewart's Wild Flowers Border Punch to add a little more interest. I also sprayed the patterned paper with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hanging Chipboard Birthday Sign

This is a birthday sign that I made for a friend whose birthday falls in March. I thought the Fancy Anya from The Greeting Farm absolutely fits the description of her. I coloured her in with Copic markers. The sign is cut out of chipboard with the Tim Holtz Baroque die and I used the American Crafts Adhesive Backed Fabric Paper as the background. I cut the doily background using the Dainty Doily die from My Favorite Things. I then used some Prima pearls and mulberry flowers as embellishments. I distressed the mulberry flowers with Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz.

The butterflies were punched out of Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness Collection patterned paper. I added some stickles on the butterflies for some shine. Here is another close up shot of the butterfly.

I also decorated the back of the sign with my birthday wish to her. The square with the sentiment is cut out using Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Lacey Scalloped Squares. The butterflies are punched out with Martha Stewart punches. I used Prima pearls as embellishments with buttons on banners that were cut out using the Rounded Banner Trio die-namics from My Favorite Things.

Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting my blog!