Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Anything but a Square card

JustRite Friday Challenge #073 - "Anything But Square"  is to create a card that is anything as the title says but a square.  For this card I decided to use Spellbinders Labels 22 as the start to my card.  I placed the die so that it cut off the plate to give me the top design.  The card was first cut to a 4.25 x 5.5 size then cut with the Spellbinder. From there I used Authentique paper  "Carefree" Collection Care and the JustRite stamp Botanical Medallions and Banners.  Copic Markers E37, E34, YG 93, YG 95, YR 16 and YR 18 were used to color the botanical flowers which were cut by hand. The Mediallion was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and distressed with Antique Linen and edged with Vintage Photo.  Since I do not have the die I cut this also by hand  The Vintage Photo was also used on the edge of the card and flowers.  Pearl swirls and a simple bow helped finish the card.  A tag stamped from the same JustRite set was added to the bow.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day weekend.  For those in my area I am busy working on those last minute card designs for the Christmas in Summer  workshops at Fond Memories that start this coming week.  Sorry I can not share any with you, but I have some I think everyone will enjoy.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sweet Wishes

When I saw this stamp set on the Penny Black site I just had to have it.  It is Go Green, but it lends itself to many other themes.  I used it here as a Special Day card.  Those animals in that car are so cute.  I colored it very similar to the sample on the package. (see the Copic picture below for the colors).  The image was cut by hand and pop dotted on the background. The sentiment and balloon are from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes.   I used Cover a Card stamp Distressed Dots with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink for the background.  The remaining papers are just brown, orange and desert sand.  The balloon was cut by hand then colored with a Copic Marker and  Glossy Accents was added for depth.  The corners were rounded to give a more finished look.   Hope you enjoy

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses is a card I made for Fond Memories.  I wanted to try something different so I hand cut my stamped image after it was colored with Copic Markers.  (Y23, Y38, E 18, B21, B32, B45, YG95).  An embossed piece done with a Spellbinder folders was distressed with the new Squeezed Lemonade and sits inside the cut circle.  The sentiment (Penny Black "Gratitude" )was cut with an oval die and distressed with the Squeezed Lemonade.  The paper is from WeR Memory's "Anthologies" line.  Spellbinder labels one and Grand labels one along with a classic circle were used.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Another with sympathy

I decided I needed to put a post on, but did not have time over the weekend to get creative.  It was a weekend filled with family.  This card was made as a sample for the JustRite "With Sympathy" set that I used for the workshop.  The flower is still on the card, but I used Momento brown and stamped it off before putting on the Neenah solar white paper.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Momento Black.  This was cut with a JustRite special die from Spellbinder and mounted on a Spellbinder Oval.  The paper is from Authentique an the ribbon was white and colored with Antique Linen.  Just wanted to share so Hope you Enjoy.