Thursday, October 24, 2013

CADB Post: Happy Turkey Day!

Well, maybe not quite! This weeks theme at the Card A Day Blog is Thanksgiving. Here is my entry for this theme.

To make my card, I first printed out my image, this cute little turkey, and one of the sentiments that comes with the set, from McMahon Five I cut it down to about 3 x 3.75 inches, then colored it with Copic markers, E57, E35 and E33, for the head and body, YR16, YR61, YR20, For the lower part of the feathers, and R06, and Spectrum Noir marker,  CT3 for the top of the wings. I also inked the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tea Dye.

For my card base, I used a 5.5" x 4.25" white card, then added a piece of the striped patterned paper from the DCWV Rustic paper pack, cut to 5.25" x 4" on the top of the front, and to that, I added a medium gold piece from the same paper pack, cut to a little smaller than my bottom piece, but before I adhered it, I attached a piece of ribbon that I had in my stash along the bottom. I then added my image above the ribbon.

I hope you like my little turkey card, and that you leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Please be sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog each day, and see what our designers have created for each of our themes. If you like a challenge, check out our monthly challenges. You might win a great prize!

Friday, October 11, 2013

CADB: Patchwork Reindeer

It's time again for another Card A Day Blog entry, and this week's theme is Christmas Animals. I thought this cute little patchwork reindeer, from Clear Dollar Stamps, was just adorable, and I'm sure you'll agree.

For my patterned background paper, I used the diagonal blue and white striped paper from the DCWV Christmas Ultimate Scrapbook Kit in a Stack, that I purchased a few years ago, so I'm not sure if it's still available anymore. I cut that piece at 5.25 x 4". I also used a dark blue with snowflakes patterned paper from the same pack, cut to 4.5" x 3.5", and used it to mat my image and ribbon.

For my image, I printed my image at about 2" x 3", on a piece of white card stock, then trimmed it fairly close to the image. I then colored the image with my Copic markers, BV00, YG41, B23 and B12. I adhered the image to the left side of the mat.

On the right side of the mat, I cut a piece of light blue card stock paper at 1" x 3.5", added a piece of white card stock, cut slightly smaller than the blue piece, adhered that piece to the blue piece then adhered both to the right side of the mat. I added a piece of light blue diamond patterned ribbon, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, with wedges cut on the ends, and added a piece of rick-rack to the middle of that. On the inside of the card, I stamped, " Merry Christmas" from one of the stamps I have in my stash.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my latest creation, and that you leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Be sure to visit the Card A Day Blog each day for some wonderful card making inspiration. Also, if you like challenges, go check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a great prize!