The color challenge was Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and Cherry Cobbler. I found this challenge easy to put together being that I've been creating alot of Christmas cards lately besides Cherry Cobbler is one of my favorite colors and foods to eat. Too bad it's not on my diet and Zumba plan to loose another 20 pounds. I'm really glad that I joined the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday edition because it's keeping me on track to post on my blog even with me working full time and doing at least 5 hours of Zumba a week. I love all the ideas that are being shared and the instructions are right on. I'm hoping to create most of the ideas while I'm on vacation starting October 31st.
Monday, October 10, 2011
I love this kind of challenge mostly because I thrive on over the top wow cards but to be honest I would make more of this card only because it's easier than my pergamano cards. Any card that takes less than 2 or 3 days to make is something I will do again. Crazy I know but making cards like this lets me breath and relax in my life and I love making them!
Since I wanted to keep all the product Stampin'UP! that made me do something other than pergamano so what to do OK I love working with vellum why not pierce it into a frame. Now to find the best fit inside the frame the bells and boughs stamp set was a perfect fit in fact it looked like it was made for this card. Now the problem is how to attach it without making the vellum crinkle from glue. Oh I know some clear rhinestone brads and glue on the back of the vellum where it won't show.
My card need alittle extra so I added layers and hand cut them out attached with dimensionals and for the finishing touches I added the silver glass glitter with crystal effects and a white taffeta ribbon. Even though I'm crazy enough to make several of this card most are not so I believe this will qualify for the challenge. What do you think?
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I like the large buttons but I wanted to do something different and magnets where it. I didn't have enough time to sew this week so that limited me on my options but that didn't stop me. I also love to use up my extra bits of ribbon and dsp. I love the falling leaves stamp set and how you can use it for fall or even masculine cards.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
What a great gift for Christmas or a special friend's birthday! I love the matchbox die it really makes this project a wow by making a mini pedestal on top. The brads are the antique and the back of them where cut off and sanded and attached to french hooks. The paper on the matchbox die is from beyond the garden and the mini brads where used in the flower centers.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This was on display board at the downline meeting I went to. I love the look of black and white and the pink satin ribbon is just the right softness to finish the card off right.
Stamp the doily in veramark and wet emboss with white embossing powder. Cut and mat the pieces in pretty in pink and thread the ribbon through the center.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Please forgive the picture of a picture but I had to show this. What makes this a wow is looking at your punches in a whole new light instead of just punching shapes why not see what else they can do?
This card is framed with the decorative label punch and it will always match for layering since the card stock can only go in so far on the bottom but not the top of the punch.