Saturday, September 27, 2014

Witch Hat

I did a little Halloween crafting today:






This is a witch hat box that is part of a file called Haunted Forest by SVG Cuts.



I cut it without altering the size at all, so the hat is about 6" tall when all assembled.  The patterned card stock is from two different DCWV stacks, one is called the Midnight Spell Stack and the other is the Bewitched Stack.  The solid shimmery grey card stock is from the Halloween Cardstock Stack, also by DCWV.  The black card stock is just from my stash.



I inked around the edges of most of the pieces, basically everything but the black layers.  The panels on the hat were inked with tea dye Distress Ink, the orange hat band was inked with spiced marmalade Distress Ink, and the flower was inked with weathered wood Distress Ink.



The flower was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder called "Haunted Damask."  I cut three different sizes, they are also part of the cut file, embossed and inked them, then adhered them together with glue dots.  The skull and crossbones is an embellishment that I picked up at work (JoAnn Fabrics) and is by Tim Holtz. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's Yarr Birthday

It's a pirate fox!



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used a shimmery brown card stock for the card base.  The map, x, and fox all came from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  They are from a cut file called Pirate Foxes.  The map is about 5," and the x was cut so that is fit appropriately on the map.  The fox is about 3 1/4."  I inked around the edges of the map and the ivory parts of the fox with tea dye Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  I added glossy accents to the hook, his eye, and his nose.  I adhered the fox with some foam tape.


The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Designer's Choice set.

Friday, September 19, 2014

GK Birthday Card

My mother requested a birthday card to send to her niece, my cousin, for her upcoming birthday.  My cousin plays soccer for her college and is a goalkeeper (GK) for the team.  My mother requested something in the soccer theme, using her team's colors or her GK jersey colors.  I made a shaped card using a GK jersey and gloves:



I used the "Soccer" Cricut cartridge for everything on this one, except the number.  The card base was created with the shadow feature and the long-sleeved jersey.  I used two of those images, one flipped, and welded them together to create the card base.  The images were sized at 4."  The turquoise part of the jersey was cut with the blackout feature and the yellow part with the basic feature.  I trimmed off some of the yellow part to fit with the look of her jersey better.  The gloves were cut at 2."  I also welded two of the shadow images of the gloves to the jersey before cutting the card base.  The number 0, which is actually her number, was cut from "Extreme Fonts."  It was the little league feature and it was cut at 1 1/2."


The sentiment on the front was created with two stamps from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  Both of the stamps were from the Hooray for Birthdays set.



Since the card base was black I cut another blackout image of the jersey for the inside.  I also added a soccer ball, which was cut at 2."  It was also from the "Soccer" cartridge.  The sentiment is also from Scrappy Moms Stamps, but this one is from the Game Day set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
BBTB2: use any Cricut cut
My Sheri Crafts: project with a birthday theme
Red Carpet Studios: "Any Given Sunday" - sports theme

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dancing Skeletons

I have a quick and simple one for you today.  A quick and simple Halloween one:




The card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used a shimmery dark grey card stock for the base, then cut the patterned skull mat at 4"x5 1/4."  The next shimmery dark grey mat is 2 3/8"x3 5/8" and the white mat is 2 1/4"x 3 1/2."  I used some stamps from the August 2014 Stamp of the Month kit from Peachy Keen for my three skeletons.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot, the Ghostly Greetings set.  I also inked the edges of the white mat with distressed wood Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.


I made this for the current challenge at CASology, where the cue word is "three."

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Rock On!

I got a request from a friend of mine at work for a 50th birthday card.  I made two, like I usually do, to give her something to choose from.  The only specifics from her were that it have something to do with rock, since the recipient apparently is into hard rock music, and have the color black.  Here are the two cards I made for her to pick from:




The first is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the base, then cut a black mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the chevron mat at 5 1/4"x4."  I cut a strip of foiled red card stock at 5 1/4"x1 1/4" and adhered it across the middle.  The mat was cut using "Elegant Edges."  I used the cut found on page 25, and cut both the shadow and regular (shift) images at 3 1/2."  I used a sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Mini Messages set, and curved it to fit in the corner of the mat.

The girl is from the "Rock Princess" cartridge.  She can be found on page 34 of the handbook.  I cut her at 3 1/2."  Her hair is flocked and I covered the guitar in red glitter.  I then covered the glitter in glossy accents, I also covered her boots in glossy accents.  It wasn't until she was all pieced together that I realized she looked a little "Anime" with the black hair and big eyes, but I think it still works.

The second card I made is very similar to the first.  It is just a different size and has a different image, I also used glittery black card stock in stead of plain black for my matting.  This card is 8"x4."  The card base is made of white card stock, the black mat 7 7/8"x3 7/8," and the chevron mat is 7 3/4"x3 3/4."  The foiled red strip is 3 3/4"x1 1/4," and is adhered across the middle.  I used the same shape from "Elegant Edges" for the mat, I just elongated it, making sure to turn off the aspect ratio.  It is 7"x3 1/2."  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, the Sentiment Sampler set.

This girl is also from "Rock Princess," this one can be found on page 30.  I cut her at 6."  I flocked her hair and covered the guitar in red glitter.  I then covered the glitter and her boots in glossy accents.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unicorn





This card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4."  I used white card stock for the card base.  The grey mat is 4 3/8"x6 1/8, and the blue plaid mat is 4 1/4"x6."  The grey strip is 2"x5" and the blue polka dot strip is 1 7/8"x4 7/8."  I added three aqua gems to the bottom corner of the strip.


The unicorn is a Paper Smooches stamp.  It is from the Spectrum set.  I colored it and covered parts of it with Stickles.  Turquoise and midnight blue for the hair and turquoise and silver for the horn.  I also covered its hooves and eye with glossy accents.  I also added some aqua hearts, from the same stamp set, around the unicorn.  It is on a piece of white card stock, cut at 2 7/8"x2 3/8."  I matted it with grey card stock, cut at 3"x2 1/2."


The sentiment and banner are both also Paper Smooches stamps.  The banner is from the set called Streamers and the sentiment is from the set called Sentiment Sampler.  I stamped the banner, then cut it out and stamped the sentiment.  I adhered the banner with foam tape for some added dimension.

I made this for the following challenges:






Tuesday Throwdown: anything goes


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hoppy Birthday!

Today's card features a cute little birthday frog!




The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and is folded at the top.  The card is made from white card stock with a navy blue card stock mat, cut at 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  The purple patterned mat is 5 1/8"x3 7/8."  The navy blue card stock strip is 2"x3 7/8."  I embossed the strip with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.  I then covered the swirls with midnight blue Stickles.




The white mat is cut with a Spellbinders die.  It is from the Labels 8 Nestabilities.  I stamped my sentiment, which is from My Pink Stamper, on the top right of the mat.  The image, from the Silhouette Store, is called "Birthday Frog" by PPbN Designs (#48459).  The frog is about 3 3/4" tall, without the lily pad.  I covered the lily pad and the frog's eyes with diamond glaze.


I finished the inside pretty much like the outside, sans blue embossed strip.  The navy blue mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the purple patterned mat is 5 1/8"x3 7/8."  The white mat is again cut with the Labels 8 Nestabilities die from Spellbinders.  I used a stamp from Scrappy Moms Stamps for the "hope your birthday is" part of the sentiment.  It is from the Amusing Animals set.  The "unfrog-getable" part of the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.


I made this for the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations: photo inspiration (party time)

Color Throwdown: color combo

The Friday Mashup: create a project with die cuts

Stuck On U Sketches: use a die cut that has to do with a party