Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sizzix Daisies #2 - quick flower card

This card is one of my favorites but it uses some retired colors:

Crushed Curry (Retired)
Green Galore  (Retired)
Bermuda Bay  (Retired)
Melon Mambo
Rich Razzleberry

The card base is Whisper White.  I cut strips of the other colors and ran them through my Big Shot with the Sizzix Texture Plates.  I then glued them together to make a rectangle, and trimmed it to size. I mounted that piece on Basic Black cardstock.

I cut the flower layers with Sizzix Daisies #2 die, then embossed them with a Texture Plate.  I curled the petals with a round pencil to give them some dimension.  The layers are attached with Stampin' Up Dimensionals (foam dots) - I stacked 2 between each layer.   I made "thread" for the button with a skinny piece of cardstock and attached it to the flower with a couple glue dots.  I attached the flower to the card with MORE Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry and punched it out with the Word Window Punch and layered on the Modern Label Punch outs.   I made the layered Modern Label by punching one Rich Razzleberry and one Melon Mambo. I cut the Melon Mambo punch out in half and placed it behind the Rich Razzleberry.  And yes, MORE Stampin' Dimensionals!! I attached this to the card with Dimensionals.

I admit it, I am a Dimensional junkie!

There you have it - a quick and easy card.

Thinking of You card - Stampin' Up redo

This is a Stampin' Up redo of a card I saw in "Cards Magazine." I will post the original if I find out it is legal. I made this card design for the SUDSOL swap at Baltimore Regional in October. Here are the deets:

Stamp Sets: En Francais, Printed Petals, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Old Olive 1-1/4" Wide Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brads, Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, Hole Punch, Thick piercing tool

Make a card base with 5-1/5 x 8-1/2 piece of Early Espresso card stock folded in half.

Cut a 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to use for the next step.

Cut a 2-1/2 x 5-1/2 piece of Whisper White and stamp with background stamp "En Francais" using Soft Suede ink. Ink the edges with the stamp pad and use the pad direct to paper here and there. Mount this stamped piece in the center of the Crumb Cake layer.

Tie the wide stripe ribbon with a small piece of string to keep it gathered. Attach it to the center of the layered piece.

Stamp the scalloped image from Printed Petals with Pretty in Pink ink three times on Whisper White and punch out with the Scalloped Circle Punch. Take each piece and scrunch it into a tight little ball and roll it in your fingers until it is crumpled all over. Open the piece, but do not flatten too much, and pierce a hole in the center for the brad.

Pierce a hole in the layered piece approximately 1-5/8" from the top of the piece and centered from side to side. You are piercing through the ribbon and the card layers.

Push the Antique brad through the punched pieces and then through the layered piece. The legs on the brad are not strong so do this carefully or they might break or bend back.

Layer your finished piece on the cardstock base. Ruffle and scrunch the flower layers for a 3D look.

Monday, February 15, 2010

My first post!!

I figured out how to edit my profile -- but can I POST? That is the question.

Success! it looks like I can... but I just bought an iMac and haven't uploaded any photos. So I took a picture of my most recent card with Photo Booth, but it is a mirror image. Why?? Exported it to iPhoto to edit but can't find a way to flip.

Well that is a project for another day. I love my new iMac but there is much to learn after using Windows almost daily since 1980.