Monday, March 28, 2016
This past Saturday my husband & I traveled up to Michigan to attend the Easter Vigil mass with my son and daughter-in-law Crystal. During this Easter Vigil mass, the candidates that have completed their studying to join the Catholic Church, in our case my daughter-in-law, receive the sacrament of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion. It was a beautiful mass & we were very happy for her! I made this card to give her for this celebration. Both the gold foiled card stock (from DCWV stack) and white square were die cut with the same stitched squares die set. Sorry, but I don't remember the manufacturer. The scripture, which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder, is from the Baptism & Confirmation Verses set from Our Daily Bread Designs. The gold ribbon I used for the bow came from Michael's. I think it turned out really pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Today I wanted to create a set of cards that I could donate, and decided to case a set of cards I saw on Pinterest using a rainbow of colors!! I had the exact embossing folder they used, and some of the exact fabric flowers they used...how weird is that!! The Happy Birthday embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, and I have no idea where the flowers came from. The Pinterest cards I cased used kraft paper for the base & ribbon for the cross hairs, instead I used matching paper for my cross hairs & card base. I love CAS cards & I really liked the results!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
I don't know how everyone feels about patterned paper, but I am definitely intimidated by it most of the time when trying to make cards, especially large bold patterned paper!! I've been searching on Pinterest for cards made with patterned paper & came across a pin for a One Sheet Wonder tutorial on the Craftsy website. (http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/11/one-sheet-wonder/) I picked out a bold 12 x 12 sheet of vintage looking patterned paper in my stash that I would never dream of using on a card, & went to work cutting all the measured pieces shown in the tutorial. I used black card stock scraps to back them. The sentiments came from sets by MFT , Simon Says, Avery Elle, and Recollections. I made 14 cards (2 of which are not shown..ran out of room in the picture) and I was so pleasantly surprised with the results that I will definitely repeat this process with another 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper. The picture does not really do them justice!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I'm always afraid to challenge myself to try a new card making technique...I'm one of those people that are sure I'm going to mess it up so I don't even try. This year I've decided that that's not going to happen. Who cares if I don't make it perfect...the fact that I've tried & created a nice card makes me happy!! I've seen a lot of really pretty card backgrounds made by blending inks. This particular one I on Pinterest looked so pretty, and I had a similar background stamp in my stash so I thought I'd try to recreate it. Sorry, I don't remember the name of the background stamp. I heat embossed it on card stock with white embossing powder, and then started inking over it with the only three blue Tim Holtz distress inks I have that would go together. I felt like it came out pretty darn good, then I really goofed. I didn't want to cover the background too much & decided to just add a bold black sentiment right over the front of the card, which might have been a great idea except that the ink wouldn't cover correctly where it hit the embossed parts....duh!! Then I thought it would be awesome to just stamp the sentiment on vellum & attach it right over top of the other one & no one would know the difference. The ink kept smudging on the vellum even after I used a heat tool, so I gave up and just matted the sentiment on card stock. You can still see a decent amount of the colors, and they're much prettier in person than in the picture. Forgot to say the sentiment is from an MFT stamp set called Amazing. Well thanks for stopping by!!