Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lemon Zinger

So, with a week to go, I've finally got my card for the HCCC completed. Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute! :)

Here's a close-up of my paper-pieRcing. I pierced the corners of the yellow cardstock that is layered under my stamped images.

The layout for my completed card was taken from an old Mojo Monday sketch (I was feeling extremely un-creative and could not for the life of me think of a layout of my own).

I really enjoy the yellow/grey/white colour combo. I glued some 'dazzling diamond' sparkles on the stamped images, layered them on the yellow cardstock and the popped them up with some dimensionals.

Super cool. Way fun. Can't wait for next month's challenge!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blog Candy

What an amazing way to celebrate a birthday - giving unto others. Hopefully whoever wins all of Debbie's blog candy will use it to bless others.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Mojo Monday 137 Challenge

Happy Weekend Everyone!

I decided to try my hand at another Mojo Monday challenge. I really liked the layout for this week (see picture on the right) and I was inspired right away. However, it actually took me three nights to pull all of the elements together and complete the card.

I thought the panel of 4 squares was an interesting design element. Right away I was inspired to create a "film strip" type of feature for this section and incorporate it into the card.

Here's a look at the finished product:

My spin on a non-traditional Christmas card. I don't like using traditional Christmas colours, and thought the colour combo in this patterned paper was so great. And I really love how the "film strip" panel turned out.


I tried to find a square punch that I could use to make life a little easier, but I couldn't find one, so I cut out all of the squares by hand with my paper trimmer, and then punched holes down the sides. Love the finished result!

The 'merry' and 'Xmas' are heat embossed in white so that they pop on the cardstock.

These three flower brads kinda faded into the background, so I thought if I glued some sparkles on them, they might 'pop' a bit more on the card.

Overall, I really like this card. Love the colours. Love the layout. LOVE the film strip feature. What do you think?

Monday, May 03, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

I had the opportunity to make some cards with Angela this weekend, and I needed to make a card for my father's birthday.

Two birds, one stone.

This is the end result of 3 hours on the road, 2 beers and a couple hours of stamping fun:

Pretty nice, huh? Hindsight being 20/20, I think I would have tilted the kraft cardstock layer in the other direction to balance the angle that that stamped 'celebrate' image is tilted.

Still love it though. It was my first time sewing, and it turned out pretty well for a first try. Woohoo!

Here's a close up of the layers:

I had a blast creating this card. Will probably have to make a few more using this design.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Stamp: 'Celebrate' (SU)