Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oh Snap

From the time of their sneaky peeks, I knew I had to get Avery Elle's Picture It stamp set. 
I couldn't resist the Instagram-ish camera, the picture frame, the fun bubble sentiments 
and the washi tape, too. Definitely a must have set for cardmaking and Project Life.

I made this card in no time at all. The hardest part was trying to find the right color 
and type of ink to give the solid stamp a good impression. I used Hero Arts Mid Tone inks 
which did the trick, and colored in the bars with some Copics. One corner was rounded off 
to mimic the edges of the camera and the card was done.

In case you're wondering who would receive an "Oh Snap" card, I plan to stamp 
"Sorry I missed your birthday" on the inside.

Oh, and to make your life easier, as with most Avery Elle stamps, this set comes with 
free cut files in SVG and PDF format. How cool is that?

I was going to enter this in Moxie Fab World's Card Design Handbook challenge 
but I didn't know whether it fit the "repetition" or "focal point" category. What do you think? Either or neither?

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week!
ETA: Thanks to the suggested comments, I will be adding this card to Moxie Fab World's Repetition challenge.


Monday, August 27, 2012

CFC67--Banners and Flags

Challenge #67 at CASual Fridays is to create a clean and simple project featuring banners or flags. Here's my card.

I used Neat and Tangled's Just Hello set and stamped the little envelope on some Amy Tangerine papers. I threaded them on a bit of jute and attached them to kraft cardstock that was stamped with a mesh background stamp. The handwritten sentiment is also from the same set.

I know it's an unusual banner, but it sorta reminds me of how folks would string their Christmas cards over their mantle. Did your family do that? We didn't. We didn't have a mantle...or a chimney.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fantastic week!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Meet Winnie

Just in time for Halloween is a new image from Jane's Doodles named Winnie. About a month ago Jane emailed me a digital stamp to play with and I quickly colored her up and made a couple of cards.

The first is a circle card, cut out with Spellbinders Large Circle dies. Winnie was colored with Copics and I added some white dots with a poster paint pen to her dress and hat. Some grass was drawn on the bottom to ground her and the sentiment is two words from Paper Smooches' Word Up set that were joined together.

I colored her a second time with the same Copic colors and cut everything out with Reverse Wonky Rectangles. I tied some seam binding and attached some tiny veneer stars and used another Paper Smooches sentiment. Isn't she a cutie?

Digital stamp Winnie is now on sale at Jane's store along with four new clear stamp sets. And from now until September 7th, Jane is offering free shipping on all her stamps.

Visit her store and check out the new release. You won't be disappointed!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Catered Crop Distress Challenge

This week's recipe swap at Catered Crop is distressing. I think I may have gone overboard on the keyword. I was tearing up a yogurt carton into our recycling bin and noticed that the corrugated layer was a "mini" type and decided to salvage it for the challenge.

I peeled off as much as I could from the paper layer and still left some of it on. I went over parts of the corrugation with a white ink pad to make the ridges stand out a bit more.

The label was also ink distressed and I added some faux stitching with a white pigment pen. The Hero Arts sentiment was cut apart to fit and everything was put together with some rayon seam binding, flowers, pearls and leaves.

Is it too distressed?

I thought I'd squeeze this into A Blog Named Hero's kraft challenge, too, since I used a Hero Arts sentiment stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!