Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wonder and Joy Flags

I promised a second post for tonight so here it is.
I used Wonder and Joy from Red Rubber Designs for this card.
The girl is colored with copic markers and once again all the patterns use washi tape. The flags are made by folding the tape over the twine or the tooth pick and then cutting notches so they look like flags. It is really easy but adds so much fun. Notice that there are two different widths of washi tape used.

Washi Rose

I almost never make a card where I don't color but today I did it! There is no patterned paper either - just washi tape. That stuff is so much fun. Lots of pretty colors, less expensive than ribbon and not as sticky as regular tape so it is very forgiving when you make a mistake. I never make mistakes (blushing at my lying :)).

The flower is done with washi tape as well. You just haphazardly fold it in half and then wind it around itself and stick it on a one inch glue dot. I put a blue rhinestone in the middle. The saying is from April Showers by Penny Black. Look out I may get another washi tape card done tonight.
We did a card very similar to this at my stamping class at Stamp Fanci last night. I told my son I was taking classes there and he was surprised because he thought I should be teaching. There is always something new to learn. 
I am entering this over at That Craft Place http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.dk/ for flowers

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pick up

When I was making this card I kept picking up stuff off my desk and using them. That is not to say you can really find my desk yet but it is slightly better, very slightly. :)

My niece graduated from high school this year. The colors are red and gold. I love that combination, maybe because I went to the same high school. 
Tilda is colored with copics with a few highlights with a white pen. The tassel is yellow stickles and the shoes have diamond glaze on them. The words and the tiny flowers around the image are from some old angel company stamp sets. The die cuts are from memory box. The pearl sprays, rose felt flower and lace are what were laying about. The flower is felt done with a memory box die. There are stickles on the petals. The papers are from lots of different companies. 
I am entering this in a challenge to use lace over at magnolia-licious 

Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

I wll always love you more

That's what the words say that you can't read too well because of the flower stems. I think I will send this  card to one of my daughters. I think as parents we love our children more than they love us. We invest so much time to make them responsible adults and then they fly away to make their own lives.
This card is a little different from my style lately but it was fun to do. Don't want to get into a rut. I took a class at my local stamp store and we played with distress inks, stains and paints so this is a take off from that. I sprayed the specialty paper with water and stamped the distress inks onto a craft sheet and spread it around. I stamped some numbers with the distress ink and put it in the corners and then quickly rubbed a little off so it wasn't so pronounced. Then using an embossing ink I stamped the little sunshines around. The flower is from Stampers Anonymous. It is colored with Adirondack markers with some white ink and then stickles. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch with Queen & Co. gray pearls. The red dots are nailhead stickers. The dp is from basic grey. 
I am entering this in any thing goes over at Flutterby Wednesdays. http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mary and Marty

A couple renewed their vows after 35 years of marriage. Isn't that wonderful. I love to hear people staying together. I love to see older couples being affectionate with one another. Love is staying together through thick and thin. Not to say there is never a reason to split but it is fabulous when a man and a woman can make it together.

This is the cover I made for their vow renewal.

The hear stamp is one of the first I ever got. It was so hard to get it to stamp right. I finally took it off the wood blog and used a acrylic block. That helped but I still had to do a few tries to get it right. The original colors of the wedding was a pastel rainbow so I chose lots of different colors to make the cover. The flower is from Magnolia. The dies are from Memory box. The flowers are colored with copics. Some stickles are pearls are added through the heart. Mary and Marty were done on the computer. 
Hope the couple enjoyed it and have 35 more years together.


It is that time to make graduation cards. I made a couple and have several more to go.

Pretty simple. I chose the colors because those are the colors of the school the boy was graduating from. The image is Edwin from Magnolia. He looks so hopeful and yet a bit apprehensive. Isn't that the way we feel when we graduate. Edwin is colored with copics and a bit of white pen for highlights. The "Congratulations" is from an old set from the angel company which is now gone. :(
The ribbon is tied around a swirly clip with a star charm tie to it.
Here is the inside.
Added a couple of punched mortar boards. The sentiment is typed from the computer. 

Here is another graduation card.

The words are stamped with chalk ink. The star dp is from basic grey. Tied with an organza ribbon.
Hope you enjoy.