Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Card 2

Here is the third card for my auction basket (see previous post for the first two).  I stamped ODBD's Christmas Tree Collage on Very Vanilla in Gumball Green, trimmed it and matted in on a Primrose Petal layer that I punched with an EK Success border punch that I got at Wal-mart.  

I embosed the frame from SU's Four Frames and the sentiment from Best Yet (retired) in gold, using my Stamp a ma jig to line everything up correctly.  I punched it out with an SU punch and layered it on PP.  I popped it up, atted gold brads to the green stamped panel, and adhered the whole thing to a Gina K Pure Luxury vanilla base.  I tried to use embellishments that would make these cards fairly flat and easy to mail.  

Thanks for looking!  More tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Card

Hi, all!  This weekend is the United Methodist Women's big fundraiser for their scholarships.  We do a turkey dinner and a basket auction.  I am making a couple of small baskets of cards, one Christmas, one birthday.  In the past I have done "A Year of Cards" but I think this will be easier.  

On all of these I have used the same color scheme:  vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, and Gumball Green.  DP is Stampin' Up! Be of Good Cheer (current!  I know!)  I box pleated a strip of it and layered it onto a piece of GG.  I used a SU border die and embossing folder to create the stamped panel.  Set is PTI's Love Lives Here:  Holidays.  Ribbon is SU Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.   I am very pleased with the way this turned out!  I plan another variation of this card soon.   I copied it from one that my awesome demo, Karen, showed us at stamp club.

Another card that's going in the basket may be seen HERE.  

More cards in the next few days...stay tuned!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Another project for the Cricut contest.  I cut the potions base at 2.5" from some plastic packaging leftover from PTI stamps.  I edged them with a black sharpie.  I cut the layers from various colors of glitter paper and adhered them, and used colored rhinestones for the tops.  I cut the frame from the Elegant Edges cart at 4.25" from black glitter paper.  Card base is Cajun Craze, layer is Basic Black and DP is retired SU.   On the inside it says "eat drink and be scary".

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monster's Ball

Cricut is having another contest!  You are to make a project using either the cartridge "A Frightful Affair" or the Craft Room digital cart "Movable Monsters".  You all know how much I adore Halloween.  I think I have nearly every Halloween stamp set and Cricut cartridge ever made.  

For this project I chose to use MM because I thought it would be fun to have Frank dancing with his bride.  I created the files in Craft Room (which I find cumbersome) and downloaded them to my Gypsy (which I love!).  Then I resized everything.  Frank is cut at 4".  This makes him about 10" tall when assembled.  I think the 4" must refer to his torso.  So when I cut the bride at 4",  she came out HUGE!  Way taller than Frank.  Well, I am a traditionalist and couldn't have that!  I wound up cutting her at 2.5".  

I used Ruby Red Liquid Pearls on her lips and fingernails.  Her necklace is a brad.  I reworked her left sleeve to make it hang down.  In the original file both hands are on her hips so both sleeves hang straight down.  Since I wanted her holding hands with Frankie, I had to cut and paste her sleeve so it wouldn't be defying gravity.

I drew on Frank's scar and mouth and added googly eyes.  The cool thing about this cart is that you put the pieces together with brads so you can pose them.  

Much as I'd like to, I know I won't win this time.  Some of the entries are AMAZING!  So fun how inspiring Halloween is to crafters.  Thanks for dropping by--have a spooky day!