Archive for June, 2011
Congrats to Claudia, today’s Featured Stamper (FS229) at Splitcoast! I chose Forever Together to case. I kept the general layout, sentiment as focal point, and monochromatic color. I changed the images, added some inking to age mine and rotated the layout. I was also inspired by Amelia Tunic from yesterday’s IC challenge.
All images are Our Daily Bread designs. I’m just loving this crochet bg image. For my card, I wanted to stay monochromatic but I also wanted it to show up. So I white embossed it on white vellum and inked the edges w/ the antique linen ink. When I attached to the front of my 4.25 x 5.5 ivory card, it was even more visible. I noticed the vellum warped a little at the top, but vellum can tend to stretch when embossed and to me, it looks more like real lace.
The sentiment was stamped on white, cut w/ an ODBD custom die label one, and aged the edges. The butterfly was also white embossed on vellum and die cut w/ a backing vanilla piece of paper (another ODBD die).
On some leftover embossed crochet bg, I used a double border punch and attached this over my white frame then attached the sentiment on top. I added the Jolee’s flower and some ivory and white punched branches.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: ODBD – Crochet Bg, Blessings (Friends), single butterfly|
|Paper: ivory, vanilla, Neenah white, white vellum|
|Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Distress ink Antique Linen, Colorbox frost white pigment|
|Accessories: detail white embossing powder, Spellbinder petite oval, ODBD label one & butterfly dies, flower (Jolee’s), pearls, EK Success border punch, Martha Stewart & Punch a Bunch fern leaf punches|
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For today’s Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoast (WT328), we were not to use ANY white c/s. This is a special wedding card and I didn’t use any white c/s. I found the outside little ribbon/tulle centerpiece and Mr & Mrs tag on clearance and I added a die cut fancy tag out of metallic gold in between the two for the main item on the outside.
All images Our Daily Bread designs. I used two sizes of the Labels 17 to make a frame thru the ivory shimmer and brushed gold c/s and behind them I stamped the crochet bg in gold ink. I added some wide ribbon before attaching it to my A7 ivory card.
The big surprise w/ this card is the inside so I’d love for you to check out the next pic. I just love paper engineering but this one really tested me, lol!
I gold embossed the greeting on ivory c/s, die cut w/ a Labels 10 and attached it on top of a brushed gold Fancy Tag. On a slightly smaller (than the A7 ivory card) piece of vanilla c/s I placed the pattern I found for the Wedding Cake on a lovely blog I came across. I love popups and I haven’t done one in a long time so I gave it a try. After doing all the cutting and scoring, it took a while to get all the folds going the right way. Then I added the scallop top pieces to the cake along w/ some punched flowers.
I think the happy couple (my DH’s nephew!) will be surprised when they open it!
|Stamps: ODBD – Crochet bg, Scripture set 6 (inside)|
|Paper: ivory, vanilla, ivory shimmer, brushed gold metallic|
|Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic gold pigment|
|Accessories: detail gold embossing powder, Spellbinders labels 17, 10 & Fancy Tags 2, ivory grograin ribbon, Krylon gold leaf pen, Martha Stewart hydrangea & flower punches, mini scallop scissors|
Am I late? I hope I can still get in to the Tea Party (MMTPT151), but I bet I’ll have to sneak in the back way. See my card has corners and it’s supposed to be round. I tried, rahly I did (said in my best Katherine Hepburn voice-which is hard for a southern girl, dontcha know?)
I started out round…you can see by the center layers. But this card just wanted to be square. Who am I to argue? So I’ll just be hangin’ out by the back door and hopefully I won’t be alone.
All images are Our Daily Bread designs. I stamped the crochet circle image 3 times, colored two and cut them out in layers. One water colored flower only. Two was the the inside circle, cut w/ a Spellbinders circle. Third was the whole image cut w/ an ODBD matching crochet circle die.
For the big circle and square bg, I used water colors to make the bg and then stamped the crochet bg on top. I stamped and cut (w/ the matching ODBD border die) 4 strips of the crochet border to make the frame. As I was putting it together, I got to looking at the negative strips and decided to use them as well. So I added a little color to them and attached them offset behind the crochet borders. The sentiment is also on one of the negative strips. The finished card measures 5″ square.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: ODBD – Serve the Lord, Crochet Bg|
|Paper: Neenah white, marigold textured (DCWV)|
|Ink: VersaFine Onyx|
|Accessories: Spellbinders circles & blossom dies, ODBD crochet circle & border dies, Peerless water colors, Tombow markers|