Monday, April 25, 2011

JAI 65 - Just Add Mateship/Friendship for ANZAC DAY

Seeing as it is a wet day here in Upper Hutt and I didn't have to work (I usually work public holiday Monday's) I decide to get into my craft room and make a card for this weeks JAI challenge

This is what I came up with.

I have used Pear Pizzaz and Peach Parfait card stock and inks and the stamp sets are You're a Gem, Create a Cupcake and Strength and Hope (all stamp set from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue).  I have sponged the edges and used a Stampin' Write marker to highlight some of the letters then with the addition of dazzling diamonds (on the 4 and the heart that is a bit hard to see), some pearls  and ribbon to finish it all off.

Then I made this one

Which used the same colours but I have highlighted the 4 ever using some hardware from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit and added rhinestones.

Happy Birthday Todd

OMG  I hadn't realised how long it was since I last posted something.  

Yesterday was the 21st birthday of my darling son.  Happy Birthday Todd  hope you had a great day.
This is the card I made him

I have used lots of techniques on this card that I have learnt from my wonderful friend and up line Paula Dobson. (Thanks Paula.)

There is brayering, sponging and masking involved in the background and the tree is from the Lovely as a Tree set which is a great set to used when making a masculine card (I also used the pine cone stamp from this set on the inside of the card). Have added a star using a rhinestone and white gel pen. 

I used Night Of Navy card stock for the card base and matted with Autumn Spice DSP from the new mini as well as some Confetti White card stock matting as well.  I had used confetti white for my stamping too.  The sentiment was printed out onto vellum card stock on my computer as I don't have any numbers and I used some hardware from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit.

On the inside I have added some brayering again and used sentiments from Occasional Quotes and Create a cupcake.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Just Add a Bag

This week over a Just Add Ink the challenge is a 3-D challenge.  It is to make a bag or a box.  I have decided to enter this tote bag which has been made with a paper bag.

I stamped a background with versamark onto the basic grey card stock and the flowers are cut out and stuck on with dimensionals. The bitti button has a thin piece of card thru the holes and is attached with a glue dot.  I have done a little bit of sponging in Blushing Bride on the Very Vanilla card.   I  threaded the ribbon thru holes at the top instead of making a handle.

Materials I have used are:
Vintage Vogue stamp set.
 Basic Black, Basic Grey, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock.
Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride and Versa mark inks.
Rhinestones, Pearls, Itti Bitti Button and Mistletoe ribbon.