Friday, May 27, 2011
The first one uses Sandylion stickers on a retro/vintage paper from Hot Off the Press. Every father deserves a nice easy chair!
The second was made using all Mrs. grossman's stickers and I think the text says it all!
For the third card I finally gave in and used some alcoholic references (again dad deserves a drink now and then). These are stickers from Sticko/E.K. Success (they have a similar sheet for wine drinkers - oops I meant connaiseurs). The background paper is from Colorbok.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The first card uses free clip art from Dover Publications of a very majestic deer and his doe. Since the image was faily small I framed it in a set of alternating frames of black and burned orange. This not only enlarges the overall look but also to draws attention to the deer. The text is a sticker from Mrs. Grossman's.
The second card uses stickers and rub-ons. The main image is a golden fall tree sticker (PSX) that I surrounded by a black frame made up of lines done with a black marker (Sharpie) and some rub-on corners (Michael's). I edged the card with red ink to add some depth. The text is a sticker from Cloud-9-Designs/Fiskars.
These are simple cards which celebrate a special occasion for a special person.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The first card uses a pre-made card from Die Cut with a View that has an aged type background to it; which I enhanced by edging it with walnut colored ink from Ink It-up! The rub-on flowers are from Chartpack and actually have a distressed look to them already. The flourishes are also rub-ons this time from American Traditional Designs. To distress the flourishes I ran an eraser very lightly over them and then padded the flourishes and flowers with the walnut ink pad.
The second card uses more Chartpack rub-ons, this time bright red roses. To offset the roses I placed them on some texted paper I had left and which I cut out using a deckle edged scissor end edged with walnut ink from Ink It-up! Ithen mounted the panel on a deep red piece of paper which I also cut with a deckle edged scissor.
Each card has ample room left for any future text I may want to add.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The first card uses several layers of paper (some patterned, some solid) but all edged with walnut colored ink (Ink It-up!). To tie in the various papers I used a paper adhesive ribbon (Anna Griffin Christmas 2010 collection). The addition of the poppy rub-on (Chartpack) was the final step.
For the second card I used a pale yellowish green texted and patterned paper (K&Company) for the background which was mounted on a chocolate brown panel before beeing mounted on a simple white card. I used brown flourish with white flowers rub-ons (American Traditional Designs) to create the stems layer of my card. The second layer were the glittered flowers (Royal & Langnickel Brush Man.).
I wanted these cards to be usable for any occasion, so until I decide on how to use the card I won't add a text or greeting.
Friday, May 20, 2011
The first card uses a 3D sticker (Jolee's boutique/E.K. Success) of a classic car. I continued the color scheme of the car by using a white card as the background and then mounting the sticker on a white stripe edged in black. To add the text I drew in the car's antena using a black marker (Sharpie), cut the banner from paper and then added a computer generated text printed on a clear address label (Avery).
The second card also uses stickers (Paper House Productions) of classic cars but this ime I tried to simulate movement by staggering the images of the cars across the card. I added black rub-on flourishes (Heidi Grace/Fiskars) behind the cars to further add to the concept of movement. The text is again a computer generated one printed on a clear address label (Avery); however this time I used a script type font to emphasize the concept of movement.
The third card uses a rubber stamp image of a classic car (Inkadinkado) on a parchemnt die-cut background (Sizzix) using a marbled paper to simulate the look of an old map. To add to the "travel" idea I added a stamped compass image (Stampibilities). The car and compass were colered with pencil and the die-cut background was edged with brown ink. The text is also a rubber stamped image (My Sentiments Exactly).
The last card uses the image of an antique car from pre-printed card stock (Graphics 45). The background texted paper on the card is paper I've had for a while but unfortunatly do not have a manufacturer for and the stripe is cut out of a patterned paper (Hot Off the Press). I edged the card with brown ink and then mounted the car image on a chocolate brown panel. The text is again a computer generated text printed on a clear address label (Avery).
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The second card also reflects the lion theme but on a more child friendly level. Again I used a partial image from the "Indie Art Cricut" cartritge of a shield and the outline of the oval from the previous card using the "Lacy Labels Cricut" cartritge to create the illusion of a family crest. The lion and leaves are felt stickers from "Sandylion" .
The third card was made using the "Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations" die of a banner, shield and garland over a parchment die also from "Sixxiz". The crown is a sticker left over from a "Sandylion" princess sheet .
The last card truly uses a castle image. The background paper with teh castle image is from the "Die Cut with a View ' Once Upon a Time" pad which was cut using a deckled edged scissor (Fiskars) and edged with more walnut colored ink. The ribbon is a self adhesive paper ribbon from the "Anna Griffin" christmas series.
In all cases the text was computer generated in various fonts and printed on a clear address label from "Avery".
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The second card also uses an antique monochromatic background paper (K&Company/E.K. Success) edged with walnut ink and again I added a die-cut tag (K&Company/E.K. Success) for the text.
I'll add the text in the appropriate place once I figure out what it is! Any suggestions?
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Happy Mother's Day!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
These three cards are simple in theme and very elegant; which is why to me they fit Mother's Day perfectly.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The second card looks a little like an Easter card, but I thought the bunnies in a flower patch would work for Mother's Day as well. Again I used a K&Company/E.K. Success die-cut for the background; which this time I simple whited out the original text and replaced it with one of my own which again is a computer generated text printed on a clear address label from Avery. This time to add some depth I added some individual glittered die-cut flowers from K&Company/E.K. Success. To finish the card I layered the panel on a reddish paper to match the flowers (which I edged with gold sticker lines from Mrs. Grossman's) and then mounted on a pale orange card.