Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cathy Lee's Summer Blog Candy

I just got back Sunday evening from spending a few days with my mom, son, and nephew. We went camping in Holmes County Ohio, the home of our state renown Amish Country. We had lots of fun shopping and eating. I found a great cedar box that is going into my breezeway to hold hats, gloves, scarves, etc. I bought lots of yummy food from Millers Bakery and Coblenz Chocolates. When I checked out my email today, there was a post to the Magnalicious Group from Cathy Lee offering some great blog candy. I entered my name and invite you to do the same. Click on the picture in my sidebar to link to her page.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Edwin and Tilda Anniversary Card

I have another Edwin and Tilda card to share. I used Graffiti Edwin and Tilda in Lace Jeans. I also used the  Stone Wall with End Pillar. I used masking to make the wall longer. It was too short to put both stamps on it. I colored the images with copics and cut them out (as one piece) I found a piece of decorative paper resembling sky and covered the front of the card with it. I then placeed the Magnolia images on top. I used flowersoft to make the grass and flowers. I then covered pieces of wire with the flowersoft to make the bouquet Edwin brought to give to Tilda. Tilda's buttons were done using a white pearl pen. I put cotton candy stickles on the lace of the jeans and bow because I like glitter. I found a couple of challenges to enter this in. Here's the link:


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Magnalicious Birthday Card

I have fallen in love with Magnolia Stamp's Edwin and Tilda. As such I ordered several items from them. I have used Edwin wants a Hug and Sweetie Tilda on this card. Here they are decorating for someone's birthday. I thought that it looked like Edwin could be holding something, so I wanted to try this idea. I had to make this a large card because everything wouldn't fit on the 4X6 size. Here's the pic:

I don't have the wonderful coloring techniques that the Magnalicious DT use, but it didn't turn out too bad. The background paper was double-sided. I cut an inch off of the bottom and reversed it to look like a wall and floor. I used the brown side of a double-sided ribbon to imitate wood trim. The sentiment is a chipboard shape that coordinates with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. I colored it with a copic marker (G94). The stamp also comes with the cricut cartridge set. I added distress stickles for dimension. The gift is just a square of shiny paper. I added ribbon to it so that it would like like a present. The banner is hand-cut pennants. I used small alphabet stickers from Creative Memories. I cut holes in the pennants with my Big Bite and strung them on bakers twine. I glitter embossed a brad to make the banner hang on the "wall". I used foam squares to pop everything up for dimension. It looked better than just putting them flat on the card. For the Crafty Boots challenge there are stars, stripes, and dots on my card.
Here are the challenges that I found to enter:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wedding Card

It really stinks being at the mercy of my local library in order to have high speed internet. Count your blessings those of you who do not live to far from your phone companys hubs or to far out of town for cable. Any way, I haven't been doing a lot because I don't want to waste gas going to the library. However, my niece is getting married this afternoon and so I created this card for her. Her colors are brown, tan and yellow-hence the color combo.

The flowers and leaves were cut out using Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge. The large flowers were at 3" and the small ones at 2". The leaves were cut at 1" (I can't remember for sure)
The oval was cut at 3". I layered vellum over the decorative paper and stamped on it. The center of the flowers were done using a pearl pen as were the pearl accents on the corners of the rectangle. The scalloped piece was cut using a Tim Holtz alterations die. The inside piece is a card holder (or in my case, a check holder). I played around with it until I was satisfied. The scalloped edge was done using a punch. I then glued it down, folding it at the corners. I didn't like it, so I added white candy which I covered with ultra fine glitter. The saying was stamped using a stamp from Stampin' Up. I hope you like my card. I am entering it in the following challenges: