Sunday, September 29, 2013

Birthday Post

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for a birthday. 
For this birthday card I wanted to keep it simple and not bling it up.  I used one of the decorative pieces of paper for the front and layered it with black and tan paper.  Added a bit of a chain to hold the birthday wish and anchored the sign with a bit of black paper as well.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wedding Memories

Today my husband and I are heading out to celebrate our 16 years of marriage.  I believe that we have been able to stay committed to each other because of all the wonderful examples we have had of true love around us.  Back in October I lost my grandfather and as we were shuffling thru pics we came across a very distressed looking wedding photo of him and my grandmother, I believe it is the only one they have so I took it home, scanned it and went to work "fixing it"  Recently I decided to do a bit more with it....this is what I came up with
First off I just have to ask....Are they not the cutest looking couple?  My grandfather looks like a handsome, bad boy while my grandmother looks flawless.
I started off making this 5x7 card using dark brown cardstock and added a lavendar layer.  For the edges I took decorative scissors and trimmed the corners.  I did that as well for the 4x6 picture.  I really like the way it gives it a bit of an art deco look.  To carry on with the era, I put a bit of netting along the edges (resemble her veil) and held it down using a pearl (honor of her necklace and bracelet) and a small metal tag that says adore.  I wanted a bit more dimension so I used foam tape on the picture as well as the beautiful heartfelt creations flower.
To create the flower,
Stamp flower images one time each in vintage photo ink, line up with the flower template, tape die on and run thru cuttlebug. Color flower with lavender ink. Spritz with water and "distress" to give a crinkled aged look. Once dry build your flower. You may add a bit of brown ink to age it more. Attach pearl to the middle.
As I sign off, I just want to say without these two individuals showing me that love is not always easy, a marriage does take work at times and if you remember to care for each other you will have many years of happiness.
Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for always being there and to my wonderful husband...
Happy Anniversary, I look forward to the next 16 years!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sunshine Blessing

For this card I wanted to do something a bit different
 This is the front of the Pocket card.  I love how the flowers really pop agains the kraft background.
Here is the tag actually pulled out of the pocket card. It is simple yet elegant with the flower stamped in the corner of the card, don't ya think?
So what did I use to make this card, Heartfelt Creations stamps and diecuts, some kraft paper cardstock a bit of left over dark brown, cream and a lighter shade of tan cardstock, some trim a decorative brad and brown pearl, some flower fluff, left over ribbons walnut stain distress ink, and a clear star gelly pen.
For this project you will need to cut your paper to 10 1/2 x 5 paper, score at 5 &10. Attach the 5x5 onto the 1/2 seam.  If you want decorate outer flaps with embossed cardstock. Cut decorative paper 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in 1/2 creating two triangles. Using your background cardstock 4 3/4 x 5 glue that down to the middle section. Using strong adhesive, glue the bottom of the middle and fold over one triangle flap, do the same and fold over the next flap. You have just created a pocket. Attach some trim to the edges of the flaps and a decorative pearl and of course your Heartfelt Creations flowers.
For your tag.
Mine measures 4 x 4 1/2 for the base and 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 for the cream main section. I stamped Happy Birthday and a flower using Vintage Photo ink, punched a hole to thread the ribbon thru and attached a brad to finish it. With a few outlines with the gelly pen in clear star I think it finishes it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trash to Treasure

For today's post I wanted to share with you a creation that I made using the following supplies
As you can see the items are Hearfelt Creations stamps along with coordinating dies, some left over corrugated cardboard from an egg crate, my favorite quote, some distress crackle paint and of course a bit of trim.
The first thing I did was cover the cardboard with paint, while that dried I stamped the flowers and inked them with my distress inks, then I used the dies to cut them out on the cuttlebug.  A bit of "aging" with the music sheet along with  positioning the quote and the trim and I was done.
Here is the finished project!
I love how the background turned out and the flowers and leaves really anchor the project.
to create more texture, I took some wired mesh ribbon cut away the the wire section and stretched it a bit creating some distress look.  I then took the wire sections and wrapped them around a pen to create some swirls.  It was anchored with a decorative brad.
Here is a view of the flowers in the lower corner.  I love how the leaves swirl around them as well adding just a bit of color.

Music, it never fails it always can get an emotion of of you.  I love this quote from Billy Joel and the instrument is near and dear to me as well as my son plays the viola currently.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Butterfly Message

For this card I wanted to keep it simple.
This card is done using the DCWC Mariposa paper as a layer a bit of black ribbon done up in a bow finish the front of the card.
For the inside:
I used a bit of the left over paper and a 3D sticker of a butterfly. 
I have yet to decide what saying I want on the card so currently its blank.
This card is entered in the following challenges.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Butterfly Blessing

I love how peaceful this card turned out.
I started out with the mariposa paper pad from dcwc.  I used the distress ink in walnut stain for the edges, the other two layers of paper are just left over scrap paper. 
The quote "A special something for a special someone" is done in walnut ink
and attached with a few brads. 
For a bit of bling, I found a few pearl sprays, along with a large mauve flower, some brown gathered ribbon and a photo corner t help to pull it all together.
For the inside of the card I attached some brown carstock for the layers,
inked the edges of the top layer with walnut stain distress ink
and using some victorian velvet distress ink I colored the butterfly tape. 
A few brads anchor it to the card base.
The picture doesn't show it but the tape, edges, and message all are shimmer due to soem glitter pen.
This card is entered in the following challenges: