Sunday, March 15, 2009
Well, I had been gazing at some other wonderful blogs and I realized how much chipboard letters I had and have NEVER used on cards. For this card, I cut stars from GBS at 1 and 1.5 inches. The embellies are from a button pack from M. Added 3D paint and ribbon to the letters for dimension.
For this challenge over at CPS, I choose these brown papers. Part of the "new" line of paper from M. The stamp is stampendous; from M as well. Lots of glitter and liquid glass on this one!! The flowers were cut using PS at 1 inch and the brads and ribbon - also an M purchase.
I had a lot of fun making this "springy" card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge and the 2s4y challenge. I know, it is late and I am still wide awake...although my children usually wake by 7:30 am so I better get to bed soon!! I used my nesties for this one. Words are computer generated and the flower was cut using PS at 1.5 inches. The leaves were also cut using PS at 1.5 inches with glitter stack paper. I added little pearls to the nestie edge to go with the challenge. The paper and ribbon is from M. I am really enjoying the new paper selection at M...it's about time!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Blog. The stamp is one of the dollar deals at M. The skittles, ribbon and button are also from M. The flower was cut at 1.25 inches and shadowed with yellow glitter cardstock. The words are computer generated and I added liquid glass to the wings on the chick.
This card was for the contest on the BBTB blog. I really liked the way this card turned out; shimmery and blingy (ot sure if that's a word...lol). The paper is Bazzill Bling and the scallops are from my nesties. The butterfly wings are from my George cart at 1.25 inches (I cut the tips off to make it fit under the handcut body). The rhinestones are from M along with the ribbon. The words are computer generated.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Recently on the Cricut Message Board, SusieB posted a card she did a couple of years ago and it reminded me that I did a few like that last year as well. So I decided to make a bunch like that in different colors. The bunny was cut at 5.5 inches from the DC cart and the flowers at .75, 1 and 1.25 inches on the PS cart. I chalked the edges, nose and ears and added glitter to the centre flower and nose. These were so simple and very quick to make up; I did it as an assembly line..lol.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
This card was on the Friday Sketchers Blog, so I thought I'd give it a try. I had a hard time incorporating a text into the card so I gave up and left it empty. The stamp is from stampendous (M had 40% off - woohoo). I used liquid glass on the cat nose, flowers and snail. I used my nesties for the scalloped circle and lots of pearls. The ribbon was also a great deal at M ($1.29 for 3 metres).
I am not overly impressed by this one...took hours and for what?? I took it apart a few tmes and I ended up leaving it this way. The bunny was cut from PDDU at 7 inches...used just the head. I chalked the edges for detail and glittered the flowers and bunny nose. The leaves were cut at 1 inch with the PS cart. I doodles the black lines around the edge of the card and used 3D paint for the dots. I used glitter paper pack for the background of the bunny and inside the flowers (used my hole punch for that).
I need to get a bunch of easter cards done for my next sale...here it goes, this one is for the Daring Cardmakers. For this challenge, patchwork was the dare. I cut squares at 3.4 inches and doodled on each one to make it appear as patches (as I have a sewing machine-but don't know how to use it...lol). I used nesties for the scalloped circles and the stamp is a M dollar stamp from last year. I added liquid glass to the chick and the words are computer generated (I ran out of ink-the words were faded so I had to use a marker over the words). The stars were from a CM punch...more dusting off before using...lol.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
My mom helped me find the directions for this origami shirt...it is so easy. Here is the first of many cards like this... I used CM striped paper and the word is from PS cart at 1 inch. I am really excited on other colored themes I can incorporate this shirt with...hmm...army, hawaiian...the possibilities are endless.
I am always stuck on male cards; they are so tough for me to create. It is my biggest challenge, so here is one that I think followed the theme quite well. My 12 year old daughter disagrees...she said the bling on the stars are not MANLY. I decided to not take her advice. Sorry Kali. The word was cut in shadow at 2 inches using the OA cart. The stars were cut using my small CM star punch. The paper is from Costco and the bling from M.
I am obsessed with the bunny on the PDDU cart...this one is cut at 8 inches and I used only the head for this card. The eyes are cut out, so what I did - placed black cardstock behnd the bunny and used 3D paint to make the eyes more realistic. I decided to not put whiskers as I already ruined one bunny this size trying that out. I guess the bigger the bunny, the less it needs?? The bling paper is from the glitter stack and the green background is Bazzill. Prima flowers, ribbon and cute green buttons, all from M. The scalloped edging is from that same old fiskar scissors. I was undecisive with the flowers; hearts or flowers?? My husband voted for the flowers...here's to you sweetheart :)
I saw something similar in a magazine, making cards in 5 steps or less...I thought I'd give it a try. This card took little time and I think it turned out pretty good. The letters are from PS cart at 1 inch. The flower is a prima and the ribbon is from M. The scalloped edge is an old pair of fiskar scissors (had to dust this one off!!).