Sunday, August 19, 2012

Card A Day Blog Post: Milestone Birthdays

Hello everyone! Here is my latest post for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is, milestone birthdays. Since I just turned 50 this past year, yes, I'll admit it, lol, along with a few others that I know, I thought I would use that one as my theme for my card.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I cut a piece of designer paper from Hot Off The Press, cut to 5.25" x 4" and added a piece of purple checked ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon running across the width of it, then adhered it to my card base. For my embellishment, I stamped a medium Pointed Posy stamp, from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company, on a piece of white card stock, and colored it with Copic Markers, B12, B24, BV13, and BV00. To add a little sparkle, I added some small clear rhinestones around the edge of the center of the flower, and added a dab of Glossy Accents to the center. I then cut and embossed a piece using the second to the largest circle in the Spellbinders Die, Picot Edge Circles with dark purple card stock, inked the edges with dark purple ink, then adhered that to the left side of the ribbon. I then attached my flower, using a piece of dimensional tape, to the top of the die cut.

For my sentiment, I printed out the words, Happy 50th on my printer, cut it out and inked around the edges with purple ink, and adhered it to a cut out from the smallest die from the Spellbinders Die, Romantic Rectangles, cut out in the same purple card stock as the other die cut, and inked around the edges. I attached that using another piece of dimensional tape to the right side of the ribbon.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you like my newest creation, and as always, I would love it if you would write a little comment, and let me know how you feel. Please remember to visit the Card A Day Blog everyday for lots of inspiring themed cards. Also, if you like to enter challenges, please check out our monthly challenge, where you might just win a wonderful prize provided by one of our designers.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Card A Day Blog: Embossing

Hi everyone, here is my entry for this weeks theme, embossing, at the  Card A Day Blog. I had to make a card for a swap I'm in, and the theme was Christmas, so, I decided I would make a card for my post, and use the theme of Christmas so I can send it to my swap partner.

For my card, I used one of the sketches from the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, posted on 7/16/12.


To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I added a piece of designer paper with a holly print on it. I don't know who the manufacturer is, because it was a piece I found in my stash. I then cut pennants out of red card stock, using the smallest pennant die from the Spellbinders die set, Nested Lacey Pennants. I then embossed a piece of 4.24" x 3" green  card stock using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, and my Cuttlebug, and adhered the pennants to the back of the bottom of that piece, so that they hang down across the edge.

I cut another piece of lighter green card stock at 5.5" x 1.5", cut it into a pendant, and embossed it with the Swirl Cuttlebug folder, and added a piece of 1.75" x 4" burgundy card stock behind it, then adhered that piece to the left of my card. 

For my embellishment, I cut and embossed my poinsettia using the top 3 pedal dies form the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies using red for the largest and smallest pedals, and burgundy for the middle pedals. I dabbed each piece onto a clear Versa Mark pad, sprinkled clear embossing powder on it, then heated it, which gave it some shine. Then I layered each piece according to size, adhering them together with glue. For the middle of my poinsettia I used three flat back pearls. I then attached my finished poinsettia to the middle of my green pennant.

I finished my card off by stamping the words "Merry Christmas" on a piece of white card stock, with red ink, cut it to size, then inked the edges with green ink, then attached it to my card using dimensional tape. To add a little bling, I attached little clear rhinestones to my small red pennants.

I hope my swap partner likes the card I made for her, and I hope you do too. I would really like to know what you think of it, so if you have the time, please leave me a little comment, I would really love to hear what you think.

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