Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Card

  Well, it is getting near Valentine's Day so I
 thought I should get going on cards.  I had recently seen the
technique of inking an embossing folder to get a two color emboss.  It is much like pottery and is very elegant.  So, I played with this a bit and came up with a card base done in pink and white.  Then I took a Quick cutz heart die and cut 2 hearts in 2 sizes with red and pink paper.  I ran the pink heart through the swiss dots folder and popped both hearts on foam tape.  I think it turned out elegant and simple.  The shading on the embossed card can be tailored to the look you want.  Great technique and one I will use a lot.

                                                      Close up of the embossing effect.

910 pm:  Well more cards made!  This next one uses the same color embossing as the one above but a reversed image..the colored part is the unraised part and the white is the raised embossing.  I then cut out a frame from Ornamental Iron 54...lace 2 in pink at 2 3/4 inches and then the  lace 2 shadow (on the left) at 2 3/4 in in white.  I popped the frame and shadow on 2 thicknesses of foam tape.  I then stamped the greeting  in SU chocolate chip.  The stamp is a Michael's dollar bin stamp.
I think it is a great girly card with the pink........Having fun today crafting....hope you are too!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Year Craft Room Clean Up

Well, started cleaning up and organizing my craft areas.  I quilt as well as papercraft so have many bits and pieces around.  Found a bag with left over scraps from wedding crafts......Teal everything!!!   Will be giving away lots of teal projects this year! Fortunately I am not finding too many duplicates so I feel pretty good about that! I am notorious for buying the same things several times!!!UGH....
No recent crafting moments but will share a adorable little gift box I made for a Christmas gift.  The box file is from SVG Cuts.Com....I used a glitter paper with packages on it and added a bit of bling with a glitter box embellishment!

Loved the way it turned out!!

Have a great evening!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Close of the Weekend

Well, it is Sunday night and it is back to work tomorrow. My son starts back at college this week and I am wishing him all the best!  Not much time to craft this weekend..paying bills, grocery shopping, errands....and of!  I am a fan but there was definately too much testosterone in my house this weekend, couch coaching was at its all time best!
Anywayyyyyyy....   my daughter recently got married and I made these letters from svg files at SVG  (awesome site).  I thought they turned out great...their living room is decorated in black, greay and burgundy so I used a variety of papers and embellishments to make the set.
Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sharing a Card or Two

So to begin my return to blogging, I thought I would share a couple of cards that I have made recently.
I have to tell you that I am a CardzTV fanatic and just love the videos Mary does.  I am also madly in love ( not romatically of course) with SVG Cuts.  Mary and Leo are so creative and continually supply their followers with great new designs.  I am putting a Sizzix Eclipse on my birthday list as I think it would make my designing and SVG cutting better. 

I needed a "male" birthday card so used a brown/blue/green plaid background paper, cut happy birthday and popped it up and added some skinny blue ribbon and a green bow.  Simple, Male ...worked well.
Don't you sometimes find that guy cards are tough......I try to always keep some made as I seem to have a lot of men in my that part!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, better nlogging

So I have neglected my blog for several months. Wedding, holidays etc kept my focus elsewhere. So , in this new year, I want to regroup and work on my blog. I want to share my creations of paper and fabric! More to come!!