Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi friends!

Happy Friday! I'm here to share a card I made last night. Have you ever had an idea in your head for a card but haven't been able to find the time to craft? That was me this week! I had the idea tossing around all week but it wasn't til last night that I was able to see if my idea worked or not. I'm entering the card in a few challenges. Much to my surprise, the sketch featured on the Seize the Sketch site was very similar to the idea I had in my head! I tweaked my idea just a bit to use the sketch. Also, the Simon Wednesday Challenge site (from Simon Says Stamp!) had a challenge where we had to use a product that they currently carry in their store. Finally, the Word Art Wednesday site has an "anything goes" challenge. The free Scripture download for this week is one of my favorites, too, so make sure to check them out. Below is my card and the sketch:
I LOVE this die from Simon Says Stamp! It's the Fresh Daisies die and it's so delicate and beautiful. I used paper from DCWV's "Luxury Stack" and put the die cut piece into the main panel. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts and I embossed it in silver. The butterfly was added for a pop of color and it's from the dollar store--love using things all different places! I used a scallop punch from Fiskars and then added some gems to show the trail of the butterfly. Can't wait to give this card to a very special friend tonight!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mojo Masculine Bday card

Hi all!

Just have a quick minute to share a card I made. I'm using this week's sketch from Mojo Monday. LOVE them! You'll find my card and the sketch below.

I really liked the sketch for this week. I knew I needed a masculine card and that I'd be using a car for the main image. So, I chose to rotate the sketch so that the car would be on top of the sentiment. On to the card--the pattern paper is from DCWV. The image is from Hero Arts (Going) and the text writing behind the image is also from Hero Arts (Happy b-day definition). I inked the car with a Versafine ink on blue cardstock and fussy cut it out. Then I stamped the image again on some kraft cardstock and fussy cut the windows so that it appeared to be a sunny day. I wanted the main panel to stand out a bit more so I used an EK Success punch to make some decorative corners and I inked those with distress ink. I added some glitter highlights to the details of the car with a glitter pen. Some ribbon and the sentiment and the card was done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Teenage Boy Birthday Card

Hi friends!

Just popping in to share a quick card I made for a friend. The recipient is a teenage boy so I knew that flowers, buttons, sequins--yeah, that wasn't going to cut it. So, I came up with a very simple card. I'm entering the card at the Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog that is having a "masculine card" challenge at the moment. Here's my card:
I used some pattern paper from DCWV. I love the blue and brown combo and the guitar--what teenager doesn't like that?! I used my glitter pen quite a bit, though, to add some extra "umph" to the paper. I added glitter on some of the diagonal lines and also to the bottom portion of the guitars. I added used some vintage photo distress ink to very lightly distress the corner of the paper. Then, a simple, embossed "happy birthday" sentiment on a banner and the card was done. Very simple--but you just don't want to overdo it when it comes to a teen boy anyway! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Another Masculine Birthday card


Yes--this is post #3! :) I've been plugging away in my craft room and now I'm here to share yet another masculine card. I'm entering this card in two different challenges. The first is Mojo Monday. I LOVE that site! I just wish I had more time to play along with their sketches every week! The second is another favorite of mine. A Blog Named Hero is challenging us to use a button on our creations. Below you'll find the card, the sketch and the challenge badge.
This sketch was so easy to work with! I LOVED it! I started out with a blue card base. I used pattern paper from DCWV and some tan cardstock. I used my Happy Birthday embossing folder from Cuttlebug to add some texture to the tan cardstock. Then, I used the apothecary label from Simon Says Stamp! and the sentiment is from Hampton Arts. I added a button with some twine for some added interest. There's a banner running the length of the card that I also added some faux stitching to and then the card was done. There aren't too many embellishments and the colors are more suited for guys so this turned out to be exactly what I was hoping for!

Thanks for joining me! Have a great Tues!

Masculine birthday card

Hi again!

A quiet day off has allowed me time to continue playing in my craft room. I'm sharing a card I made for a couple of different websites. The first is Freshly Made Sketches. I've been seeing their sketches for a bit now but haven't had the opportunity to play along til today. They had a sketch that I knew was perfect for the masculine card I needed to make. The other is the current Lawnscaping Challenge. They asked us to use our favorite products to create a card. Below you'll find my card and the challenge sketch and badge.

Isn't this a great sketch! I chose to rotate it but it would've worked great just as it was, too. I started out with a brown card base. I used some striped pattern paper from My Mind's Eye and layered that on some dark blue pattern paper from the same pack. I cut out some banners from the same paper pack and then worked on the sentiment. The "happy" is from Simon Says Stamp! and I embossed it to help it stand out a bit more. Then I went to some of my favorite supplies--chipboard letters! I love how you can alter them in any way you need. So, I used some vintage photo distress ink on the "birthday" and adhered that to the card. I wanted to make that stand out a bit, too, so I used my white pen (which I LOVE) and added some faux stitching to the letters. Still has a clean look--but perfect for a masculine card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy birthday!

Hi friends!

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! We had family in town for the holiday but they left early this morning and I've been catching up on my cardmaking fun! So, I'm popping in to share a card I made today for two different challenges. The first is the Annebelle Stamps blog that provided a fun sketch for us to play with. The second is a new-to-me site called Less is More. Their challenge is to make CAS cards and this week's challenge included using a stamp. So, below you'll find my card and the sketch I used.
This card is for a soon-to-be 10 year old boy. I knew the card needed to be clean and simple yet fun. So, I used an old Inkadinkadoo stamp and heat embossed the image. I then, carefully, used a glitter pen to add some shine to all the streamers that are popping out of the box and to the stars at the bottom of the gift box, too. It's hard to see in the picture, but there's a nice shine to the card in real life. Then, I used my distress marker to color in the bow and used a bit of color to blend it in a bit. I stamped the sentiment and cut out some banners and the card was done. Fun, easy yet simple card for a boy.
Thanks for stopping by! Pat