Monday, May 28, 2012

Card a Day Blog: Happy Birthday!

Here is my entry for the Card A Day Blog for today. The theme this week is birthday, and here is what I created.

To create my card, I started off with a 5.5"x4.25" white card base. For my card front, I added a piece of peach colored card stock, with the edges inked with pink. The patterned paper that I used to add my image to was from the Mariposa Stack by Die Cut With A View, cut at 4.5"x 2.75" and matted with a piece of  black card stock, 4.75"x3". 

The stamp that I used for my image was from a set I bought used, and since it was not in it's original packaging,  I'm not sure who made it, but if anyone recognizes it, and you know who made it, please let me know. It came with other bird images on the sheet. I stamped my image using clear Versa Mark watermark stamp pad, then I used black embossing powder to create my embossed effect. For the sentiment, I used the words Happy Birthday , from the Woodware stamp set, Pretty labels, also stamped with Versa Mark, and black embossing powder.

I thought it could use a little something more, so I added a piece of lace trim along the edge of the patterned paper, and a string of clear beads along the top of that. OK, I'll confess, I got a little glob of embossing powder stuck to the edge, and I needed something to cover it up! But I think it worked out pretty good.

I hope you like my little creation, and if you would like to leave me a comment, I would surly appreciate it. I love to hear about what people think of my creations. If you like challenges, please stop by and enter the Card A Day Blog monthly challenge, for the chance at winning a prize!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Card A Day Blog Post: Operation Write Home Any Hero Thank You Card

Here is my second of three entries I'm scheduled for, for the Card A Day Blog, this month. This weeks theme is " Thank You", and I chose to post a card I made for Operation Write Home, to be used as an Any Hero card.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch white card base, and since I am using it for an Any Hero Card, I usually like to use red, white and blue, so I decided to use a red white and blue striped paper that I had on hand. I cut the striped paper, 5.25 x 4 inches, and adhered it to the front of my card base.

For my embellishment, I decided to combine three different Spellbinder die cuts from three different sets. The first was from the Pecot Edge Circles, I used the second largest, and with my Cuttlebug,  I cut that one out in red. My second layer, I chose The Lacey Circles set, and used the next to the smallest die, and cut that one out in white. For the third cut, I used a die from the Moroccan Motifs set, and I used the next to the smallest die, and cut it out in blue. I stacked my white cut on top of the red one using a pop dot, then added my blue die on top of the white, and added a blue rhinestone to the center, then adhered it to the left side of my card.

For my sentiment, I stamped the words " Thank You" from one of the stamp sets I have, then matted it in blue, and then in white, and attached it to the bottom right side of my card.

Thank you for taking a look at my card, I was really pleased with how it turned out, and plan to make more of them to send with my next OWH shipment. If you would like to let me know what you think of my card, please leave me a comment. I always love to hear what others think of what I've created. Don't forget to visit the Blog A Day Blog often, for lots of wonderful card ideas from some really talented card creators. Make sure to enter our monthly challenge, for a chance at winning a prize.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Card A Day Blog post: Happy Father's Day

It's my turn again to post on the Card A Day Blog, and this weeks theme is Father's Day. The card I'm entering is a card I made a while ago for Operation Write Home.

Material used for my card are:
  • A piece of white card stock, 8.5" x 5.5", folded in half, for card base.
  • 4" x 5.25" piece of patterned paper.
  • 3.25" x 4" piece of green card stock for mat.
  • Digital stamp from Digi Stamps Boutique.
  • Copic Markers.
I started off by printing my image on white card stock, then colored it with Copic markers. Since I made my card a while back, I don't remember what color Copic markers I used, all I can remember is that I used various browns, greens, black, and grays. I matted my colored image on green card stock, and then attached that on my patterned paper, that was attached to my card base. I didn't have any Father's Day sentiments either stamps or digis that would work well, so I printed the words Happy Father's Day in green, using my computer. I cut it to size, then inked the edges with brown ink, to make it stand out.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my card. I would really love it if you left a comment, and let me know what you think of it. Make sure you check out our monthly challenge. We offer a prize to one lucky winner each month.