Monday, April 20, 2015

Just Because Card (Part 4)

The next card goes to my sister. She is in college and I do not think I have sent her a card whos EVER! Which is not acceptable, so I am rectifying esta by making this "Spring" hello card. My sister is Currently in her 3rd year of nursing school and working very hard. I am extremely proud of her. Here is the card. 

I started by punching out strips of esta scalloped punch from Fiskars.
 I embossed a beige cardstock a little smaller than the current card.
          I glued the strips, then a cut off the excess on the sides. 
I added some twine and made a bow, I secured it using some glossy accent glue. 
I stamped two of the same birds on cardstock.
        Then I cut them both as you see bellow. I glued the yellow part using 3D foam squares to add dimension to the card. 
Final card:

Materials Used:
  • Recollections White Card 4 X 5.5 in
  • Beige cardstock a tiny bit smaller than the card
  • Darice embossing folder 
  • Fiskars clear Stamp-bird
  • Fiskars punch cloud
  • Hero Art Clear Stamp "Hooray" - Hello
  • Recollections Twine 
  • Recollections cardstock - scalloped layers
  • Staz On Ink - Jet Black
  • Ranger Ink- Broken China Distress (distress around the clouds)
  • Color pencils
  • 3D Foam Squares
  • Scotch Pop-Up Foam Squares
  • Inkssentials Accents- Black Enamel (used on the birds eye for dimension) 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Just Because Card (Part 3)

I made wonderful friendships during nursing school and this just because card goes to one of those ladies. I would have been lost during school if it was not for the girls! I am very blessed to have met them. The recipient loves orange, so when I saw the ribbons I got inspired to make this card. 

The orange cardstock was cut 5.25 X 5.25 in. Then the boarders rounded. 
 I stamped the stamp on regular white cardstock, then colored it with colored pencils.

 The ribbons that inspired the card. I used white embossing powder for the greeting. 

Materials Used: 
  • Recollections cardstock
  • Fiskars round edge punch
  • Recollections 5 X 5 card- white
  • Stampendous Clear Stamps- Birthday Bouquet
  • Staz On Ink- Jet Black
  • Color Pencils
  • 3D foam squares
  • Ribbon
  • VersaMark- Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Stampendous Embossing Powder- White
  • Embelishments

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Birthday Card- Brother-in-Law

I made this card in February for my brother-in-law's birthday on April 13th. We had the pleasure of celebrating with him as we where in Spain for our 2nd nieces baptism (which I am the godmother!!!!). It is very difficult to do cards for guys, so I searched through the internet and pinterest to get inspiration! It has some dimension to it and you can see it on the 2nd picture. I think it came out really nice and masculine. What do you think?

Materials Used: 

  • Recollections- Cardstock Paper: black, sand, grape.
  • Twine
  • 1 button- I had this laying around, do not know where it came from.
  • Hero Arts- Birthday Message Clear Stamp
  • Versamark Ink
  • Zing! Embossing Powder- Silver Metalic Finish
  • Cuttlebug
  • Cuttlebug folder- squares (not sure what it is called)
  • Cricut Machine
  • Cricut Cartridge- Designers Calendar (for the squares)
  • Fiskars Flip & Twist Corner Punch-Rounder
  • 3D foam squares 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just Because Card (Part 2)

The card I am creating today is going to my aunt Josie! She is a fellow card maker....just much better ;-) She has been doing it since before I was born. So I thought it appropriate to send her the next "just because" card.

I wanted a nice colorful "spring" color for the background.
 I just drew a line with a marker then used the tips of the triangles from the clear stamp set to make the banner. 
 I punched out the circle then cut a little triangle for the bottom of the balloon. I used a little scrap of some twine I had for the balloon string. I cut random size strips for the glitter and pink paper. 
 I went ahead and added some color to the banner with another triangle from the same stamp set. I put the entire card together then put the glossy accent on the butterflies. 

  • Recollections Card 4 X 5.5 in white
  • DCWV "Nana's Nursery" Baby Boy 12 X 12 cardstock (cut into 3.75 X 5.25 in)
  • DCWV "the cardstock stack"- Glitzy Glitter 6 X 6 (pink)
  • White cardstock (anyone you would like) cut into a 3.5 X 4 7/8 in
  • Studio Calico- Hooray clear stamp set (I used a triangle for the banner and the Hello)
  • Fiskars 1.5 in circle punch (for the balloon)
  • 3D foam squares (used for the tape the balloon and butterflies)
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink- Soft Stone (blue inside the banner)
  • Butterflies- found in my scrap embellishment container
  • Staz On- Jet Black (Used for the Hello and banner)
  • Glossy Accent ( on the butterflies)