Sunday, November 25, 2012

Golden Wreath

While shopping I saw a beautiful card of a gold wreath ... for $8.00! I knew I could do something very similar for a whole lot less.

The card is a shimmering white paper from Bazzill Basics. The wreath is made up of three layers: The first layer is a circle made up of gold leaf sequins from Darice, the second layer is made up of gold foil paper from Hot off the Press that I punched with a pine branch hand punch from Mc Gill and the final layer are the golden faux gems stickers from Stampendous. I added a gold bow from Anna Griffin to complete the wreath and a gold text from Richard Marks to complete the card.
The papers, the bow, the faux gem stickers and the punch I already had. The sequins and the text sticker I had to buy. Even if I had to buy everything ... and yes that would have cost maybe more than the original card, I could make at least four (maybe even five) cards with the supplies. Plus I can also add "I made it myself!" and that's priceless.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving sunshine!

This year for Thanksgiving I decided to send out sunshine in the form of cards with sunflower images. Both cards were made with the same stickers: 3D vellum sunflowers from Jolee's Boutique/E.K. Success and glittered rub - on green flourishes from E.K. Success, what changes are the backgrounds.
The first card uses a simple dark brown panel cut out with a deckle edge scissor from Fiskars on a tan colored card. The second cards uses an embossed frame image from Tim Holtz/Sizzix in chocolate brown mounted with the center having been cut out using a Spellbinder oval die.on a simple white card.

Hopefully these will brighten the day of whoever receives them!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Layered Flower Garden

Sometimes I just make a card without a reason or occasion ...

This card is such a card. I was cleaning out my stickers and found several sheets with only one or two pieces left on them ... so I decided to put them together.  I started with a size A2 white card and a light blue die cut oval as a background. Then I added a garden scene sticker (Jolee's boutique/E.K. Success); which I embellished using individual flowers cut from a larger flower arrangement (Sandylion) and a couple of tulips (Martha Stewart/E.K. Success). To finish it off I added a text strip (K&Company/E.K. Success).