Sunday, June 16, 2013

CADB Post: Just Because

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Here is my entry for this weeks theme, "Just Because" on the Card A Day Blog. This one was posted a little late, so it is very simple. Actually it's a makeover of a card I already had, altered to suite the theme.

For the original card, I started off with a white 5.5" x 4.25" card base. For my background paper, I used a piece of cream and yellow striped designer paper cut to 5" x 4". I then cut a panel out of a shimmery yellow card stock at 2.75 x 3.25 and added a panel of the rose patterned paper cut 1/2 an inch smaller each way and adhered that to the top of the yellow paper, then added that piece to my card. 

For my label, I cut out a piece from one of the Spellbinders label sets, and stamped my sentiment on top of it in black ink. I then inked the edges of that piece with pink ink. Originally the card had the same exact tag with a different sentiment, so I replaced that one with the new one. I also added a pink paper rose that I had in my stash for an accent.

I hope you like my last minute altered card, and that you will let me know what you think. Be sure to visit the Card A Day Blog every day for some great card making inspiration, and be sure to enter our monthly challenge for the chance to win a great prize!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

CADB Post: Home Of The Brave

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. This week's theme on the Card a Day Blog is, " Our Country's Birthday". Here is the card that I came up with for this theme.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.50" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I embossed a piece of dark blue cardstock paper, cut to 5.25" x 4" using the Assorted Stars embossing folder, by Darice. I then adhered my embossed piece to the front of my card base.

I then added three strips of ribbon from The Paper Studio Patriotic ribbon collection, cut to fit a little over the length of the background paper, so it could be wrapped around the edges of the background paper. I used my ATG tape applicator to adhere the ribbon.

For my star embellishment, I cut out three stars in red, white, and blue, in graduating sizes, embossed them using The Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder, then adhered them stacked on top of each other. For the star on the top of the layers, I used a star sticker from the 3D Stars Dazzles sticker collection from Hot Off The Press. I adhered my star embellishment on to the left side of my card using dimensional tape. 

For my sentiment, I chose a sentiment from the Summertime Designs digital kit, Freedom Aint Free. I printed out the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock to the size I wanted, cut it out, inked the edges with blue ink, then added it to my card.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest card for CADB, and I hope you check out the site every day for some wonderful card inspiration. Also, if you're into card challenges, you might want to check out our monthly challenge, for the chance to win a wonderful prize!