Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Birthday - Masculine

My husband's birthday is tomorrow, so I just finished this card this evening, of course.  Why plan ahead?  lol  Anyway, the card was inspired by this card at split coast stampers
The original is a halloween card, but I thought it would be great as a birthday card.  I made my stamped circle and shadow larger than the scale of the original to accommodate the stamp I was going to use.  Both circles were cut with my Cricut Expression.  The card base is kraft paper, and the two layers of printed paper are from last year's Indian Summer mat stack from DCWV.  The stamped cardstock is ivory.  The deer scene stamp is by Penny Black.  I also used a bit of ribbon, which is brown with a blue thread running through it.  It is a little hard to see the colors, which are much more vivid in real life.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another Triple Layer card

This card will be used for the September card swap at stamp club.  I really love it.  I used gradient colors for the stamped images and the matting.  I am sure I will be making this type of triple card again, as I love playing with the gradient colors.

I do not have the info on the stamps.  I do know that none of them are Stampin Up.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Triple Layer Card - Snowman

We learned to make the triple layer cards last month at Stamp club.  I thought the layout would be perfect for my little snowman stamp.  He called "Snowman Skates" and is made by Whipper Snapper Designs .

The paper is white confetti purchased at Office Max.  The blue is Pacific Point from Stampin Up.  I also used Pacific Point ink for the stamped images.  Snowflake embellishments were done with a border punch for the sides, and a Cuttlebug die for the full snowflake that is layered and glittered.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Butterfly series card #6

Number six is also quite pretty.  I need to make another set of these.  They would be a wonderful gift set.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Butterfly series card #5

This one is my favorite.  I love the rich red against the black background.  Another triple layered butterfly for the embellishment.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Butterfly series card #4

Card number 4.  I layered 3 of the butterflies to make the embellishment.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Butterfly series card #3

Card number three in the butterfly series.  These cards were given away at our card swap.  Luckily, I have more of the mat stack so I can make more of them.  The inside was also cut with the top note die and stamped "Thinking of You" for the swap theme.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Butterfly series card #2

Butterfly card #2.  Same paper stack and embellishments as the last card.  I also used a small flat backed pearl on the butterfly center.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Butterfly card series

I recently purchased the Stampin Up top note die.  I love it!  I used it for a series of butterfly cards.  The paper is the DCWV Mariposa mat stack.  I could not decide how to use this paper, but once I received the top note die, I tried it with the paper and love the way the series turned out!  The card background is black, so that is why it is so hard to see.  I tied a bow with black ribbon for interest.  The butterflies are a Stampin Up embosslit (cuts and embosses in one step).  Super simple, but it looks really nice IRL.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Graduation card

It has been too long since I have posted.  I made this card for the daughter of a dear friend that graduated high school this year.  I scraplifted the idea from pinterest.  I wish I could give credit to the original pinner, but I do not have the reference now.  I used the congratulations embossing folder with my Cuttlebug for the background.  I welded and cut the monogram letters with my Cricut (using my gypsy to weld).  I cut an extra "S" and glued it on top of the monogram, using the school colors.  The cap was also a Cricut cut, but it has been too long and I cannot remember which cartridge was used.  I believe the letters were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.