Saturday, September 22, 2012

Card A Day Blog Post: Halloween

Hi everyone, hope you all have a wonderful weekend. It's hard to believe that the holidays are soon approaching, and it's time to start thinking about holiday cards. The theme for this week at The Card A Day Blog is Halloween, and here is what I created for my turn this week.

To make my card, I first started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I cut a piece of black card stock at 5.25" x 4", and using the star and swirls stamp from the Bat N Moon Mini stamp set from, Inkadinkado,  I randomly stamped around the paper with Versa Mark clear embossing ink, added gold embossing powder, then heated it up with my heat gun. I adhered that piece to the top of my card base.

For my moon image, I used the moon and bats stamp from that same set, following the same procedure as the background, then punched it out with a 2" circle punch. I then cut out a piece using purple card stock, and the next to the last die in the Spellbinders Nestabilities set Star Circles, and adhered my embossed image to the middle, then with dimensional tape, I attached that piece to the left hand side of my card front. For my sentiment, I heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder, the words, Happy Halloween, cut the paper to size, then inked the edges with black ink, then adhered it to the bottom right side of my card front. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and as always, I would love to hear what you think about my card, so if you have the time, please leave me a comment. Please make sure you check out the Card A Day Blog, every day, for lots of inspiration, and don't forget to check out our monthly challenge for those who like to enter challenges.    

Monday, September 3, 2012

Card A Day Blog Entry: Autumn

Hi everyone, here is another card I created for the Card A Day Blog, continuing with this week's theme  "Autumn". This is actually a combination card and tag put together that I had to make for a tag swap.

The base of my Tag/Card was cut on my Cricut using the Sure Cuts Alot program, and an SVG file created by Penny Duncan, at Penny Duncan Creations. On her video, she shows how to print using the cutter she's using, but since my Cricut doesn't print and cut, or at least I don't think it does, I used patterned paper that I had on hand, From the Harvest paper stack by Me & My Big Ideas. After I cut my pieces out, I assembled them according to the directions on Penny's video.

For my embellishments, I added strips of lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon to the top and bottom of the top layer of the tag, and then added  a dimensional sticker from Recollections across the top piece of lace. To hold the layers of my tag together, I made a band by cutting a piece of dark brown card stock at 1" x 6.5", wrapped it around the closed up tag, leaving it loose enough to slip off the tag, then adhered a piece of gold toned ribbon, also from Really Reasonable Ribbon. On top of the ribbon, I added some swirly bling, and some glittered and blinged leaves, that I'm not sure where they came from, because I discarded the packaging long ago.

On the inside layers, I added vellum maple leaf stickers from Sticko, positioning them so that they look like they're floating down the tag. On the bottom layer, I added the poem " Autumn Twilight" by Arthur Symons, that I found on the internet, at Black Cat Poems, that I printed on my computer.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you like my Card/Tag that I made, and if you have the time, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I would also like to take this time to thank Penny Duncan for her wonderful  generosity in sharing her beautiful creations, files, and tutorials with us.

 Please check out the Card A Day Blog each day for lots of wonderful inspiration, and don't forget to check out our monthly challenge, where we offer one lucky winner a great prize.