Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mother's Day

I needed a bit of a study break after writing a seven page paper about tree dispersal patterns.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  Now all I have left is to study for finals, which are next week.  So, here is what I made on my little study break:



The card base is made using the Arched Top Card Base from SVG Cutting Files.  It is about 5 5/8" tall by 4 1/4" wide.



The girl and the window box is also from SVG Cutting Files, it is the Flowerbox Girl file.  She is about 5 1/8" tall.  I hid her eyes and used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  It is from the Cherub Face Assortment.  I inked around the edges of her hair with wild honey Distress Ink and around her dress, hairband, face, and body with tea dye Distress Ink for some dimension.  I added a little pink chalk to her cheeks.  I colored her eyes green and her lips pink.  I then covered the eyes and lips with glossy accents.  I finished her off with a yellow gem bracelet and some gems for the flower centers.



The sentiment on the flowerbox is from a clear stamp set in my stash.  I then used a stamp from My Craft Spot for the sentiment on the inside.

I made this for the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts: card shape other than square or rectangle
Die Cuttin' Divas: flowers and/or bling
Crazy 4 Challenges: springtime flowers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Purrfect!

Wow, it has been a long time!  I have two weeks left of school, so things are piling up with tests and papers, which leaves little time left for crafting.  However, a friend of mine at work has a birthday coming up and I had to make her a card.  She loves cats, so this is what I made for her:




The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used Card Mat Dies from Jaded Blossom for the purple mat.  The white mat is made using the Fancy Topper Die.  The sentiment is from the Kitty Kitty stamp set by Jaded Blossom.


The cat is from SVG Cutting Files.  It is from the past Hello Kitty Blog Hop, so it is no longer available.  She was cut at 4" and I hid the face.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  It is from the Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment.  I inked around the edges of the kitty with pumice stone Distress Ink and used some foam tape to adhere the head and part of the front leg.  I then used some gel pens to color the nose and mouth.  I added some Wink of Stella to her eyes.  The bow is also from Jaded Blossom, the Bow Dies set.  I added a purple pearl to the bow and a clear gem to the collar.


The polka dot mat on the inside was also made using the Card Mat Dies.  I used part of the Goody Bag Die to create the white mat.  I then stamped it with a sentiment from Party Animal by Jaded Blossom and paw prints from Kitty Kitty.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Daryl Dixon

My husband needs a card for his cousin who just made it through a grueling apprenticeship.  When I found out he likes "The Walking Dead" I began looking through my stamps to see if I had any that would work for a "congratulations" type card.  I came up with this, and I think it turned out fantastic!




The card base is from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called Curved Card Base.  It is about 5 1/2" tall when folded.  It is hard to see in the picture, but the background layer has a subtle arrow pattern on it.  I inked the edges of the card base with black soot Distress Ink and the layer with peacock feathers Distress Ink.


The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.  It is on the Sassy Pants stamp set.



Daryl is a cut from SVG Cutting Files, but it is one that is no longer available.  He is about 4" tall.  I inked every piece of him to give him that grungy, dirty look.  I even used some sandpaper to distress his pants before I inked them up.  I used the following Distress Inks for various pieces: tea dye, pumice stone, vintage photo, & black soot.  Before adhering his pants I added some twine, that I covered in tea dye Distress Ink, around the pant legs.  Daryl ties the bottom of his pants and I thought this would be an authentic touch.  

Overall I am super pleased how this turned out and I hope my husband's cousin likes it.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Unicorns Galore!

Four more unicorn cards for you!








The cards are all 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" and made of dark grey card stock.  The colored mats are all cut using a die from the Card Mat Dies by Jaded Blossom.





The starburst shaped mat is from the "Phrases" Cricut cartridge, cut at 3 3/4."  The unicorn is from SVG Cutting Files, it is called Chibi Unicorn 2.  I added flocking powder to all the layers of hair, the popped up the two lightest layers.  I covered the horn in silver glitter, then covered it in glossy accents.  The hooves are colored with Wink of Stella, then covered in glossy accents.





The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom, the Unicorns & Glitter stamp set.  I then finished off the front of the card with a variety of sequins.





I used the Card Mat Dies to cut the mats for the inside of the card as well.  I then used two more stamps from Jaded Blossom for the sentiment.  The first part is from the Super Hero 2 set, and the second part is from the So Many Birthdays set.


Unicorns & Glitter

Here is a cheerful birthday card for you today:



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from dark blue card stock.  The rainbow mat was cut using a metal die from Jaded Blossom's Card Mat Dies set.  I then cut a strip of blue card stock at 2"x4."




The scallop circle and white circle are also from Jaded Blossom.  They are from the Scallop Circle Dies set and Stitched Circle Dies set, respectively.  The unicorn and sentiment are stamped from the Unicorns & Glitter stamp set, also by Jaded Blossom.  I colored the unicorn, then added Wink of Stella to the hair, hooves, and horn for some sparkle.  I adhered the circle with foam tape, then finished off the card with some sequins.


I used the Card Mat Dies again to cut the mats on the inside of the card.  The sentiment is also from Unicorns & Glitter.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ice Cream Sundae

I have been on spring break this past week, and tomorrow is my last day before I go back to school.  That is why I have been able to do more crafting than usual.  And here is the card I made today:



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and is made from dark brown card stock.  The patterned card stock is cut at 5 1/4"x4."  The background mat is from the "Phrases" cartridge.  I cut it at about 5" in length, then turned it so that it would be vertical on my card.  The white layer is embossed with one of the folders from the Preserves Companion set of embossing folders.




The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  I stamped it in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko before I embossed the mat.  It is from the Sweet Somethings set.  The ice cream sundae is from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  It is part of the Yummy Treats set.  I cut it at about 4."  I inked the edges of all the ice cream layers with different Distress Inks.  The pink was inked with picked raspberry, the cream colored was inked with antique linen, and the brown layer was inked with walnut stain.  I used a white gel pen to add some detail, then covered the cherry and ice cream within the dish with glossy accents.  I hope it made it seem like the ice cream is in the glass dish.  I adhered the image with foam tape.


I used the same label as I used on the front for my interior matting.  The sentiments are both from Jaded Blossom.  The upper sentiment is from the Lollipops Galore set and the bottom sentiment is from the Sweet Birthday Wishes set.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Cave-Minion

Here is a fun little birthday card for you all today.



The card base is from SVG Cutting Files.  It is called Oval Card Base.



The minion is also from SVG Cutting Files, but it is from a past blog hop and is unavailable for purchase.  I mounted the minion on an action wobble for a little fun.  His little animal skin is covered in brown flocking powder.  His eyes are covered in glossy accents and the bone in his hair is covered in crackle accents.


The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom, the Dinotastic set.