Sunday, February 16, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Wedding

Hello everyone, it's time for another Card A Day Blog Post. This week's theme is, Wedding.  Here is the card I made for the occasion.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I looked through my stash of stamps, and came across this sentiment stamp that I thought would be great for a wedding card. I stamped it on a piece of white card stock, using my Memento, Red Rose, ink pad, then set it aside for later.

I wanted to make a window to put my sentiment in, so I looked through my collection of Spellbinders dies for something that would make and interesting cut out. I ended up using one of the dies from the Floral Doily Accent set. I thought it made a pretty frame, and was just the right size. I cut the shape out in the middle of a piece of white card stock, cut to 5.25" x 4", using my Cuddlebug, then embossed it with Darice's, Scrolls Background embossing folder. I inked the embossed scrolls with the same ink I used on my sentiment, using a makeup sponge. I also inked the edges, and the die cut section as well, which was no easy!

I added adhesive to my sentiment, then holding my embossed piece, I placed the sentiment where it would show through the window. I then added dimensional tape to the back of the embossed piece, and placed it on top of the card front, so that the sentiment showed through the window.

To finish off the card, I made a bow using my Bow Easy using a dark pink organza ribbon. I looped it around 3 times to make a bow that had three loops on each side. I placed a little pink heart metalic stud in the middle of the bow, then adhered it to the lower left corner of the window.

I really love how this card turned out, and I hope you did too. I think this one could not only be used for a wedding card, but for Valentine's Day, or a general  I love you card for any time of the year. I would really love to hear what you think, so if you have the chance, please leave me a comment.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Invitations

Hi there, I'm here again with another entry for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is, Invitations. I already had this card made a while ago, but it was never finished, and I thought it would make a wonderful invitation to a BBQ.

To make my card, I first started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base, then added a piece of patterned paper from " The Guy Stack" from Die Cuts With A View, cut to 5.25" x 4", to the front of the card base.

For my image, I used the digistamp, BBQ Alf, from Digistamp Boutique. I printed it out on white card stock at about 3.5" x 3.5", then cut around the edge. I colored the image with Copic Markers, but since I started this card some time ago, I can't remember the exact colors I used. I matted the image with a piece of green card stock cut just a bit larger than my image. I then adhered my image to the card base. For the message below the image, I used a " You are invited " stamp that I had in my stash, and matted that with brown card stock, and added that under the image.

On the inside, I printed out what the invitation was for, in this case, a Bar-B-Q, the date, time, location, and a space for other information.

I don't know about you, but I'm in the mood for some BBQ now! I hope you get a chance to leave me a comment, so I know what you think about my card, I would truly appreciate it. Please stop by the Card A Day Blog every day to see what our designers have created to share with us, and also, if you're into challenges, you might want to check out our monthly challenges, for the chance to win a wonderful prize!