Monday, November 22, 2010

Mouse and Butterfly

I know, it's a goofy title.  The butterflies are obvious in the winter white and marcasite embossing powder.  The mouse comes from the sketch challenge I played.  You see, this is a fabulous Waltzingmouse sketch

The butterflies were a special request by my daughter.  She wanted to have butterflies on the birthday card for her friend, Mercedes.  I chose the color scheme to match the gift bag we had ready to fill after our shopping trip.

With all the glitz of the embossing powders, I felt like I had to make the sentiment panel stand out a bit too.  I added dots like a marquee and went over the white and hot pink dots with a Sakura Clear Star gel pen to give them a bit of sparkle too!

I got the wonderful crocheted ribbon from Mandy at Limelight Papercrafts.  Incidentally, she is closing her shop and putting many items on sale.  You may want to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Well Scripted, Blue Skies (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Passion; Ink: Versamark, pink passion marker; Accessories: Marcasite ep, winter white ep, heat tool, May Arts black crochet ribbon, white gel pen, Sakura clear star gel pen, corner chomper, wide oval punch; Techniques: embossing.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not So Long This Time

I had a ton of fun making cards for VSN this past weekend and now it is time to share them.  I made this card for Denise's challenge to pop up your sentiment. I also found a Waltzingmouse sketch that worked fabulous with this challenge!  

I really admire some work done by Sarah Martina and find that she uses paint on her projects.  I just had to try, so I painted up my edges for a little more interest.  What do you think?

I also busted about a new to me cupcake punch and had fun with it!  It is so perfect, I just love it!  I see many, many more birthday cards in its future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Vintage Labels, Happy Moments; Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, BG Two Scoops dsp; Ink: Night of Navy; Accessories: MS cupcake punch, Stardust Stickles, curly label punch, 1 1/4" square punch, white acrylic paint, stampin' dimensionals, MM edge distresser.

Friday, November 12, 2010

And Still Not Found!

Man, has it been a long time since I have posted!  This card did not come without much anguish.  Not because it is a sympathy card, but because it is monochromatic blue.  Who knew that would give me such trouble?

Anyway, this was for a Flourishes challenge to make a card with a monochromatic color scheme.  I am happy to have it completed and like it even more as I continue to look at it!

I had sympathy in mind as my mother asked me to make her such a card.  Although, now that I think about it, I'm not sure if she needed a sympathy card or a "care and concern" type card.  Oh well, with VSN starting in a matter of minutes, I should be able to come up with something.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details -  coming soon.