Monday, November 18, 2013

Black & White Christmas Card

It has been so long since I posted my last entry!  I have been traveling, camping, and just generally goofing off.  I have made lots of cards, took pictures of them, but never got them posted.  I was always needing to get them in the mail, so they would get there in time, then another adventure would pop up.

This week, I am entering the black and white card Christmas card contest at Joan's Gardens.  This is kind of ironic as the last contest I entered featured a black & white card and used some of the same dies. I love the Fleur De Lis Squares, and use them quite a lot.  They are so lacy and pretty!

Items Used:
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares from  Joan's Garden
Stampin' Up! Deer from My Digital Studio "Warmth & Wonder"
Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch, discontinued, but Joan's Garden has some dies that are almost the same.
EK Success Snowflake Punch - flower made by using two snowflakes with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page small snowflake center and a pearl from my stash.
That's it! This is a card that almost puts itself together.
If you are having trouble with the link for Joan's Gardens, the website address is:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Black & White Card

This card will be entered in the Joan's Garden's Black & White Challenge Week # 10

Materials Used:

Staples:  Black & White 160# Cardstock
Spellbinders:  Fleur De Lis Squares (From Joan's Gardens)
                       Bitty Blossoms (large rose) (From Joan's Gardens)
                       Floral Ovals (From Joan's Gardens)
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Fanciful Flourish (From Joan's Gardens)
Stampin' Up!:  Small Heart punch (small rose)
                        Butterfly punch
                        Vintage Postcard Stamp (discontinued)
Martha Stewart:  Pine Branch Punch (discontinued)
Cuddlebug: Kassie's Brocade embossing folder
Copic Marker: Black
Lace from my sewing stash

I embossed the front of the card with the Cuddlebug Kassie's Brocade folder.  Then I glued  the largest Fleur De Lis Square in the center with the two smaller squares on either side.  I cut a piece of black cardstock and glued it inside the front cover and attached the scrap of lace to it.  The large flower was made using the largest die from the Bitty Blossoms set and the smaller one was made by cutting out small hearts and forming them into the rose.  I stamped the lady at the desk with ink onto a white oval from the Floral Oval die, but it didn't turn out like I wanted it, so I used a black copic marker to go over it.  I placed the pine branches and flowers at the left side on top of the Fanciful Flourish.  I cut the butterfly out of a peice of Kassie's Brocade embossed card stock, attached feelers and pearls to it, and placed it at the top of the small rose.  I placed the pearls on the squares and oval last.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Birthday Card for Grandson


I used a pine branch & Happy Birthday stamps and baker's twine, from Stampin' Up,  a sticker bird, made the tent myself, and the bear is a Judith stamp.   When you untie the bow, the bear pops out.