Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Prize!

Before Christmas, Cindy, form Stamping Scrapping, held a contest for everyone who purchased products from her store. She sent us all a little die cut gift with a number on it, she also sold stockings with numbers on them as well. She then held a drawing for prizes. After that drawing was over, she held a second chance drawing, for a chance to win one of two prizes. We had to make a card, featuring the die cut that was sent to us, and send her the card. After the deadline date, she posted the cards to her Stamping Scrapping Yahoo group, and we all got a chance to vote for our favorite. Well, guess what! I was one of the lucky winners!!! I was so excited! I received four sets of her custom made for Stamping Scrapping Spellbinder's Dies. The Dies that I won where, Anglaise Lace Circle Dies , Frou Frou Tags, Beautiful Brackets, and the Terrific Tabs Dies.

I couldn't wait to try them out, so I decided to use a couple of them on some Valentine's Day cards that I was making.

The Dies I used for my card were from the Anglaise Lace Circle die set, and the Beautiful Brackets die set. She also has stamps to go with these sets, and I will definitely be putting them on my wish list.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Card A Day Blog: Feel Better soon

Hi everyone! It's my turn once again, to post my latest creation for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is, Get Well Soon, and here is the card that I created.

Here are the materials I used to create my card:
  • 5.5 x 4.25 piece of white card stock for base of the card.
  • Medium orange card stock paper, or color of your choice.
  • Light orange card stock paper, or any other coordinating color.
  • Coordinating designer paper. I used Birdwatching Bird Cage, by Recollections.
  • Spellbinders Dies, Bird Flourishes , Picot Edge Circles, and Beautiful Brackets
  • Rhinestones in your choice of colors.
To make my card, I cut my designer paper 5.25 x 4 ", and attached it to the front of my card base. Then, I cut out a large Picot Circle in the medium orange card stock, then adhered it to the top of my designer paper. I cut out one of the large birds from the Bird Flourish die, and using a dauber, I  inked the edges using an orange ink pad, darker than the orange used for die. I then adhered the bird on top of the circle. I needed a label for my sentiment, so I thought one of the dies from the Beautiful Brackets die set would be perfect, so I cut the smaller bracket using the same card stock that I used for the bird, inked, and stamped it with my sentiment. I thought a little bling would add a nice touch, so I added rhinestones to the feathers, and one for the eye. There was one other rhinestone on one of the feathers, but it fell off prior to taking the picture, and I didn't realize it till I was writing this blog!

I hope you like my newest creation. If you would like to make a comment on what you think of it, please feel free to leave a comment. Also, don't forget to check out the monthly challenge on the Card A Day Blog.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Card A Day Blog Card, Valentine's Day

Hi everyone! The theme for this week at Card A Day Blog is, Valentine's Day.

Here is the card I created to share with you today. I fell in love with this tree, chock full of Valentine's ready to be picked. I got this beautiful digital stamp from, Priscilla Styles store. I just fell in love with it, and just had to have!

Here are the materials I used to make my card.

  • 8.5 x 5.5 inch piece of white card stock, folded in half for card base.
  • 5 1/8 x 4 1/8 inch piece of patterned paper.
  • Copic markers, R05, R20, R22, G14, E08, and E35 
  • Digital stamp from Priscilla Styles 
  • Spellbinders Die, Stamping Scrapping Frou Frou tags dies, and matching stamps,
  • Red card stock matt for image
  • Viva Decor Glitter Liner, Holo Indescent
To make my card, I first attached my background paper to my card base,  I then printed out my image on white card stock, approx 3.25 x 3.25. I colored the hearts with Copic markers, R05, R20, R22, blossoms, R20, leaves and grass, G14, and trunk of tree, E08, and E35. I attached my colored image to a piece of red card stock just a bit larger than my image to matt it. I then attached my matted image to my background paper. For my sentiment, I stamped my sentiment and frame from the stamp set, and cut out a tag for it, using one of the Stamping Scrapping Frou Frou tags dies. I then attached my tag to the bottom of my card. I wanted to add a little sparkle to the card, so I applied a little dab of Viva Decor Glitter Liner, Holo Indescent on random hearts throughout the tree, and spread it around thinly over the heart to create a shimmery appearance. I also added a dot of glitter liner to each side of the sentiment.

I will be sending this card off with the next batch of cards that I will be sending to Operation Write Home. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it. Please make sure to check out Card A Day Blog each day to see what our designers have created, and get lots of wonderful ideas for card making. Also, check out the monthly challenge, and maybe win a prize!