Tuesday, March 15, 2011

You're My Pot o' Gold

I made this card for my boyfriend for St. Patrick's Day.  It turned out super cute.  :-)  I was having trouble uploading the inside of the card, but it says "My Pot o' Gold" and has two shamrocks.

  • 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card blank
  • Green shimmer paper
  • Gold shimmer paper
  • Black metalic paper
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Dimensionals

Friday, March 11, 2011

Key to My Heart

This one was super simple.  I think I am getting stuck in a rut of just doing flat cards!

  • 5 x 7 card blank
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  • Gold cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Cherry Cobbler classic inkpad
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Dimensionals

Birthday Honeydew List

I am really happy with how this card turned out.  :-) 

  • 5 x 7 card blank
  • White Cardstock
  • Certainly Celery Cardstock
  • Certainly Celery Classic Inkpad
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Dimensionals
I cut the melon slice from certainly celery at a height of 1.5 & 0.5.  I then cut the shift for the melon slice from white at the same sizes.  The white cardstock was heavily sponged and the edge of the certainly celery was also sponged (in fact, all of the layers of everything were sponged for this card).  I adhered the computer generated sentiments to a piece of certainly celery cardstock.  I then adhered these to the card base.  I added dimensionals to both of the melon pieces and then adhered them to the card base.

Very simple, but so cute!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thanks for Ministering sunset shadowbox card

I was asked to make some thank you cards for some women who will be ministering in May to our ladies fellowship group.  I was asked to try to make them Wyoming-esque.  So this is one of the ideas I had.  It is a combination of two different techniques that I have seen.  The first is called a shadowbox card and I have posted instrcutions on how to make this type of card.  Click on the shadowbox label in the list and it will give you the post with the instructions.  The second technique is to create a sunset effect.

  • Chocolate chip cardstock (for base)
  • 4 x 6 glossy photo paper
  • Black cardstock
  • White circle of cardstock
  • So Saffron classic ink
  • Pumpkin stayz-on ink
  • Cherry cobbler classic ink
  • Chocolate chip classic ink
  • Raffia
  • Modern label punch
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Dimensional
I prepared the base of the card (directions are in another post with the label shadowbox) and set these pieces aside.

To do the sunset effect, I sponged so saffron ink over the entire area of the glossy photo paper.  I then took the circle punchout and taped it to the glossy photo paper to mask off this area.  Using a brayer, I covered the entire surface with the pumpkin stayz-on ink.  Next I heavily sponged the sides with the cherry cobbler, making sure to get the ink also on the top of the card.  Finally, I lightly sponged just the sides of the photo paper with the chocolate chip ink.  I let this dry for a few minutes and removed the masking.  I adhered the mountains to this and trimmed the sides.  I then adhered this to the base of the card and put the base together.  I added just a little bit of raffia to the sides and added the computer generated sentiment with a dimensional.

Nest in a Tree card

This card was inspired by Jeannie Phillips on the Cricut messageboards about a year ago.  This is the second card I've made for my "tweetheart."

  • Always Artichoke cardstock
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • Bashful Blue cardstock
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  • light blue DCWV cardstock
  • 5 x 7 card base
  • Always Artichoke classic stamp pad
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
I cut the tree out of the chocolate chip cardstock (I believe at 5.5" high) and cut two of the shift feature for the tree at the same size out of always atrichoke (one of the trees, I cut a hole in the center using a circle from George).  I adhered one of the trees to the base and then used dimensionals to adhere the second one.  I inked around the edges of the tree with the always artichoke ink.  I added the leaves around the tree with mini glue dots.  I cut the birds out of bashful blue.  I just colored the hat with a black pen.  I cut the two hearts out of cherry cobbler and the nest out of crumb cake.  I adhered the birds inside the circle with a dimensional.

Very simple card, but I love how it turned out.  :-)