Saturday, May 31, 2014

Retirement cards

We had 4 teachers retire this year from the school I work at. I made each of them a card. I made them all the same (with just some color variation). I hand wrote each of them a personalized note so that they were all different in some way. I liked how they turned out. Unfortunately as I uploaded them, two of the pics turned sideways. My camera broke and I have been at the mercy of my phone for picture taking. I don't know why, but sometimes it turns the pictures sideways when I upload them. The 4th card was like the 1st, so I didn't take a picture of it. Color challenge (the pinks match the pink flowers)

The inside:

The image is a My Bestie by Sherri Baldy. They are colored with copics. The DP is Tim Holtz Ideolgy. I used two different stack packs. I cut out the inside of the first mat and used it on the inside of the card. I saved paper and got matching colors that way. The sentiment is a Studio 490 one. I forget what the set is called. I am uploading at the public library, so I can't check. I inked the ribbon with antique linen distress ink. I then put worn lipstick and shabby shutters (weathered wood for the pink based card) on a craft mat, spritzed it with water and put the ribbon in it. I used Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon, so I wadded it up and let it dry. That gives a nice distressed, mottled look. I made a pin using alphabet beads that I've had for a really long time. I tried to use things that looked like school things. The twine inside is from the retirement party we had for them. I incorporated it as a memento. It was wrapped around the silverware. I just gathered up pieces at the end of the party that had not been thrown away.

I found some challenges to enter. I put them under the cards.

Monday, May 19, 2014

LTSCB Challenge #30 "Anything Goes"

Welcome back to another challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. This time around it is "Anything Goes". Our sponsors are:

Prize: Stamp Set & 6x6 pad
Lawn Fawn

Prize: $10 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

Here is my creation using Summertime Charm by Lawn Fawn:

I decided to go CAS this time. The wording on both the inside and outside of the card was computer printed using Word. The glass was made with Word also. I used the "shapes" tool to layer a flat bottomed cone and oval. I then filled it in with a gradient option and hand cut it. The stamped images (jar and lemons) were colored with copics. I added 3D Crystal Lacquer to the jar and glass for a glassy look. The piece of DP is from Close to my Heart. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see your creations at our challenge. Just click the link on the sidebar to see the other fabulous DT creations and to enter your own.

I am entering the following challenges: Anything Goes

Monday, May 5, 2014

LTSCB Challenge 29 "Party Bingo"

Today begins another challenge at the Love To Scrap challenge blog. For the next two weeks we will be playing Bingo! Grab your favorite supplies and craft with us. We would love to have you join us. Our sponsors are:

3 images to the winner
Prize: 3 images of choice to winner
Lacy Sunshine Stamps
I chose the image "Milkshake Anyone" from the Stamping Chef. Using the "B" in Bingo I created this card:

Isn"t she a dish? My Bingo row consists of lace, gemstones, green, Thanks or Thank You, and punches. The green DP  from SEI. The green ribbon came from Annabelle Stamps. I used green copics to color the background of the image and the dress. I gave her green eyes and eyeshadow too. I wanted to use a lace bow, but I didn''t have any lace I could use, so I put self-adhesive lace ribbon over green satin ribbon. I liked how it turned out. My cherry gemstones were actually from a strip of flip-flop embellishments that I found on clearance for 97 cents. I wondered if I would ever use them, but they were perfect for this. I used Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight for the card shape and image shape.

Did you find my punches? The sentiment is obvious, but check out the cherry on the bow. It is actually a circle punch from Creative Memories. I just cut a little off the top and bottom to shape it and added a piece of scrap brown for a stem. I covered it with Christmas Red Stickles as well as the the cherry on the milkshake and the straw. 

Here is the inside:


I discovered that with Microsoft Word I can crop my image. I enlarged my original image and then cropped it to just the milkshake. I then cut them out by hand. I added crystal 3-D lacquer to the glasses of all the milkshakes for a glassy effect.

Here is the challenge I am entering:

Hope you'll join us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog for our Party Bingo!