Sunday, March 10, 2013

Card A Day Blog Post: Happy Easter

Thanks for stopping by, it's my turn again to post for the Card A Day Blog, and this week's theme is, Easter, and here is the card I created.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base, then added a piece of green paper, cut to 5" x 4" and added that to my card base. 

For my Easter Egg cut out, I used my Cricut and my Sure Cuts A Lot program, to cut out a rectangle out of a piece of yellow checkered patterned paper that I had on hand, and also set it to cut out the egg shape with a file that I had in my collection. 

For the ribbon, I needed to know where the egg cutout would be when I adhered it to my card, so I placed it on top, and added little marks to the green paper that would be underneath, so I would know where I needed to put my ribbon so it would give it full coverage. I then cut pieces of various ribbon from " Really Reasonable Ribbon" and adhered them to the green paper diagonally across the area where the egg cut out would be. I placed dimensional tape around the back side of the cut out paper, then placed it on top of the green paper, so the ribbon would show through the cut out.

For my tag, I used one of the tags from the Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two. I cut the bottom layer out of a medium peach color card stock, and cut the top layer in light peach card stock, inked the edges of both pieces with a touch of red ink, then stamped the words, Happy Easter on the top piece and attached it to the bottom piece of the tag. I then added this piece to my card using dimensional tape.

To finish off my card, I ran a piece of one of the same ribbons I used for the egg, across the bottom of the card, then for a little bling, I added gold Jewel Dazzles to the ribbon and to the sides of my sentiment piece.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my card as much as I did making it. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it, and make sure to visit the Card A Day Blog everyday, for some wonderful card making ideas. We also have our monthly challenge, for those of you who like to enter challenges.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Card A Day Bog Post: Baby

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. It's my turn today to post a card for this weeks Card A Day Blog theme "Baby".

To make my card, I first started off with a 5.50" x 4.25" white card base. I cut a piece of yellow card stock at 5.24" x 4" and embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then I adhered it to the front of my card base. 

I then cut strips of ribbon from the March 2012 Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon club, and one strip of ribbon from different manufacturer, and adhered them vertically across the card front. 
I decided to use this cute little elephant, Emery, from Verve Stamps as my image. I stamped it on a piece of white card stock using black ink, then colored the image with Copic markers, C-0, C-2, and C-3. I then cut it out using the 4th largest die from the Spellbinders Standard Circles (LG) set. I decided I wanted a frame for my image, so I used the 3rd largest Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle on a piece of pink card stock to cut out a frame. I used dimensional tape to adhere my image to my decorative circle. I then placed this piece on top of the strips of ribbon. I added some tiny buttons that I had in my collection to add a little accent to my card.

As for a sentiment  I decided to wait till I was ready to use it, so I would know more about what type of message I wanted to convey.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest card creation. I really had a good time making it, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. Now I just have to wait for someone to have a baby, so I can give it to! Please leave me a comment if you have a chance, I always love to hear what you think. Also, remember to check out the Card A Day Blog every day, for some great card making inspirational  and don't forget to check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize!