Tuesday, October 18, 2011

3 New Cards

What a busy time! Between birthdays at work, an anniversary, Halloween and Thanksgiving, I've been spending a lot of time in the craftroom!

Here's my first of three cards to show you today:  a birthday greeting for a co-worker who is a fellow cat lover:

I chose some nice flocked polka dot paper by DCWV topped off with one of my favorite Penny Black cat stamps, cut out with my scalloped Spellbinders die. I used Aleene's Tacky Glue on the hearts and added Martha Stewart's fine red glitter for a touch of sparkle. A polka dot ribbon from my stash and round black jewels added to the dots design. Colouring the cat was done with Copics C1, C2 and C3. N1, N2 and N3 for the cup and some R21 for the cat's nose and ears. The sentiment was cut using a Cuttlebug Emboss Plus die set.

Here's another co-worker card, this time a Get Well Greeting to cheer her up:

This card uses an Inkadinkado stamp, Memento ink, Fancy Pants "Baby's Breath" paper and Copics G20, G21, G24, G82, G85, Y11, Y15 and Y17. The stamped image was cut out and popped up using foam dimensionals. The sheer ribbon is Celebrate It from Michaels.

And speaking of "Celebrate", here is a simple card I made for my Mom and Dad's 63rd anniversary!

I used my Cricut for this one, cutting out the "Celebrate" from the "Tie The Knot" cartridge. Wild Orchid flowers were coloured with Y21 Copic and the sheer ribbon was again Celebrate It from Michaels. The beautiful paper is K&Co.

Whew! I have also been busy making a whole slew of my very first ATC (Artist Trading Cards) and will post those when I can (I want them to be a secret to the recipients).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Trick or Treat!

"O" is for October, Orange and Octagon!

Here's a sketch I came up for the front of my easel card:

And here is what I have been working on for a few days:

Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (second only to Christmas), I wanted to create a "costume parade" of sorts with my stamps. Here we have Pirate Tilda, Sherwood Edwin and Princess Tilda all ready for Trick or Treating!

Each one also has their very own treat bag to collect some yummy goodies; these were made on my Cricut and decorated with die cuts from the Cricut as well. I also used it for the front sentiment and the little bat on the back. Pirate Tilda is sitting on my set of three pumpkins and another pumpkin with leaf is set forward of those. If you want these digital images for your own Halloween / Fall cards, you can get them HERE at my DigiDrawn site! Both Edwin and Princess Tilda fold down to allow the card to close flat, with the Trick or Treat flap holding down the front of the card.

I used K & Co. papers, Recollections sparkly wires (recoloured with my Copics), Recollections ribbon and a black cat button on the title bar. Other supplies used was some gold Stickles and Memento ink.

Here are the Copics I used:

Pirate Tilda:
E0000, E00, E01, E02, E99, C1, C3, C4, C6, N2, N3, N4, N6, R43, R46, R59, Y11

Princess Tilda:
E0000, E00, E02, C0, C3, Y11, Y28, V000, V12, V17

Sherwood Edwin:
E00, E01, E02, E31, E35, E37, E55, E57, E59, G20, G21, G24, G28, Y15, Y17, Y19


YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR24, G20, G21, G24, G28

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