August 9, 2009

View Master Card

I have my creative Mojo going now. I am obsessed with the Crystal Effects right now. It just adds such elegance to projects. I purchased the Wedding Sweet stamp set because of this stamp. Oh I am sure that one of these days I will incorporate something else from the set with this one, but don't you just love the look of this. This is also my second attempt at a View Master card.
I guess the more I practice the better I will get at it.

August 8, 2009

Card Challenge

I have been a very busy lady this weekend. Amanda has caught my attention with the card challenges that she has been getting involved in. I kept this very simple and followed the layout as it was sketched. This challenge is from 2 Sketches . Amanda actually posted this same challenge earlier in the week with the card she did.

Wedding Card

In an earlier post Amanda had said we were at a wedding last weekend. My neice Alicia was married. The wedding was beautiful. It took place at the Payne Art Center in the gardens. I have to say next to Amanda's wedding at Smith Park it was one of the most beautiful outdoor weddings I have ever been to.

This is the card that I made for Alicia and Craig. I was very proud of this card, and I do have to stay the photo does not do the card justice.

It was very simple. I embossed my card stock with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. Then I filled in all of the petals with Crystal Effects. It was beautiful.

August 7, 2009

Embrace Life Pink Elephant Challenge #26

I wanted to quick post another quick card I made this week. This one comes from the Pink Elephant Challenge #26. This particular challenge was a recipe challenge, which means they gave us "ingredients" that should be included on our card. This recipe included... 3 brads, 1 flower, and designer paper.

I decided to use the Embrace Life set. The Designer Paper is retired, but still my favorite. It's called Green Tea. It went perfectly with the Embrace Life set. It wasn't hard to make a card with Designer Paper and 3 brads.

I thought, simple is better, so I VersaMark stamped the flower on Kiwi Kiss CS and embossed with white powder. I then cut out the flower. Tah dah... 1 flower! I actually really like the way the flower turned out. I never think about using outline stamps on colored CS and embossing, but I think I may start! Thanks for looking!

August 6, 2009

5th Avenue Floral FTL #53

So I continually say to people in our stamping group that I personally think the hardest parts to making a card are finding the right color combo and finding a good layout for the card you want to make. I have found and shared some great blogs that have both of these. For example, I went to the Clean and Simple Stamping blog and used the Fall-to Layout #53 for this card. How simple!

Usually I have been also finding sites/blogs that give color combos too, but mom and I were in Target the other day and she saw this pillow and was like, "That would make a great color combo. Take a picture." So I did. We saw colors like Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, and Ruby Red. I have been finding color combos all around me lately. Bedding, pillows, displays at the store, Kleenex boxes... the list goes on and on.

So here was my final product. I ended up using the Fifth Avenue Floral set and the Full of Life set to make these. Number one they were super simple and easy and number two they look gorgeous! I am actually going to use one of these for a wedding card this weekend.

August 5, 2009

Baroque Motifs 2S4Y #32 and Act 2 Color Challenge

This last weekend we attended my cousin Alicia's wedding. It was good to see family that came from out-of-town and spend time celebrating something happy. I also decided to round up all my usual challenges and head back down to the craft room for some work of my own. I picked 2 Sketches 4 U for the layout and Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 2 at Stacey's Stamping Stage. These beautiful, rich colors gave me lots of inspiration.

I thought it was about time I tried using the scallop edge medallion technique from Splitcoast Stampers. I've made many of them, but never quite knew what to do with them on a card. Well this layout provided me the perfect opportunity. I hope you enjoy it!