Monday, January 19, 2015

Shabby Love Story Card

I think I made this for a sketch challenge that I didn’t enter… AGAIN! Ugh…

girlie love story

I finally got some new lighting (Happy Anniversary to me!) so I hope that my pictures will look better from now on. (I don’t know yet what this one will look like as my monitor isn’t great. I check my iPhone to see if they are too dark etc. Not sure if that is accurate either!) At least one side of the background won’t look greenish while the other looks pinkish! I have two lamps with identical day light bulbs yet one has a  different colour cast than the other. Weird…

girlie love story easel open

This is a new (to me) set from MFT. I love the fronts they pair in these sentiments. I cut my paper carefully to eliminate any Valentine's sentiments or images as this is from a paper pack called Fourteen. I designed the card so as to leave as much of the GORGEOUS background paper as possible. Ain’t it purdy? As you can see, this is an easel card. I like making them because I can work on a card front and still decide at the last minute to make it an easel-style card. Other specialty cards take lots of measurements and planning. I don’t think of them until it’s too late.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamp:
MFT Love Story
Ink: London Fog Memento, Frayed Burlap Distress
Paper: Crate Fourteen DP, PTI Blush CS
Accessories: scalloped punch EK Success, lace-Fabricland, buttons-SU!, doily die, loopy border die-PTI, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, hand-dyed Hug Snug Seam Binding ribbon

Friday, January 09, 2015

Shabby Doll Tag

Here’s the second part of a swap. I posted the first tag HERE. While the other tag was chunky, this one was supposed to be flat. Since most of my embellies are chunky, this was a bit tricky!

shabby flat julie nutting tag

I’m afraid the right side is a bit blown out. There is a second layer of lace out there that you can’t see very well. For some weird reason, this was hard to photograph. To get the main colours right, the lace disappeared into the background. I should have used something in the background but I’d already mailed it when I realized. :( There isn’t too much to really describe. I just collaged lots of fun stuff on there!

I’m entering this in the Card Concept Challenge #26. And another Happy Anniversary to the CCC! Yeah, I am so glad I found you. This is my first time even seeing this challenge!

26-One Year Celebration

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
postcard-Crafty Secrets, Doll-Prima
Ink: Memento black, Ranger Archival black
Paper: Prima Something Blue
Accessories: lace-stash, tapes-unknown, rhinestones-K&Co, foam dots-Sticky Stuff Store, hand-dyed Hug Snug seam binding ribbon

Rugged Sympathy Cards

My FIL passed away recently and while we weren’t close, it was hard to see my teenaged son and my husband so sad. So I made them both sympathy cards.

rugged sympathy boot

Of course, as with many of us, I struggle to make masculine cards that aren’t super boring. Sure it’s easy to layer a few papers but that’s so blah. I used some ephemera I’d been saving and a cool technique to jazz it up some.

rugged sympathy butt

The background is crumpled cardstock which I then smoothed and DTP added some light brown ink. I spritzed it with water to soften the look, let it dry then applied a slightly darker shade orange  ink with my fingers to really work it into the paper. It if was closer to the same shade, I might have been able to use a sponge applicator but this seemed to really bring out the texture in the paper. A sponge might have applied ink too evenly. My fingers were only orange for one day :).  I wish more of it showed.

Mojo379

I’m entering this in the Simon Monday challenge to make new friends but keep the old. I used an old technique to make the paper look like leather and an old stamp. I used ephemera I’ve been saving for ages and new veneers. I also used Mojo Monday 379 for the sketch. for Mojo Monday Judges: I’m entering both cards. But I can only link up one card for each URL. So I entered the other card by clicking on it then using the URL for hte photo. Sorry but no way to link back to the challenge for that card. HOpe that’s OK.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamp:
Justrite Stamps
Ink: Ranger Archival brown
Paper: cardstock-PTI, DP-Authentique, ephemera envelope
Accessories: Veneers-Studio Calico, grommet-WRMK, twine-repurposed, Copic markers YR 68, BG75, E59

Love Story Card

I’ve been sick for so long, all of December (I’m still not better), I feel like a stranger to this blog. Thanks to all of you who are still here with me!

love story banner card

I used this week’s Fusion Challenge which happens to be their Anniversary! Congrats on a great year to Fusion! I was inspired by so much from this photo. I’d actually already pinned it from Maggie Holmes’ blog. It was a birthday party backdrop for one of her deliciously adorable daughters.

First Birthday

I decided to use the gold frame, banner, sticks with little flags on them and the overall pinkness as my inspiration. I really wanted to add some flowers and ribbon but decided to leave it as is. anything I envisioned just overwhelmed the design and left it too off balance. BTW, it is a rectangle card. The diagonal lines of the gold-painted sticks make it look like the top is wider than the bottom but it’s an optical illusion. It looks better IRL.

26-One Year Celebration[6]

To make the frame, I deliberately only lightly embossed the shimmery gold cardstock frame. I didn’t want the paper to crack nor warp the thin frame too much. It worked beautifully. The sticks were painted with a gold paint pen.

I’m entering this in the Card Concept Challenge #26. And another Happy Anniversary to the CCC! Yeah, I am so glad I found you. This is my first time even seeing this challenge!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
MME love sentiment, flourishes-PTI
Ink: Versamark, Versacolour-could white
Paper: golf shimmer cardstock-SU!, kraft, black CS-PTI, DP-MME
Accessories: BBQ skewers- grocery store, Krylon gold paint pen, banner die-SSS, frame dies-Lifestyle crafts

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mason Jar Rose Card

Aince I had all of my American Crafts Neopolitan goodies out, I decided to make another card. I was super inspired by the awesome tags, flair and cardstock stickers.

mason jar freestyle card

The jar on the tag was so cute I was loathe to cover it up at all but as long as I could still see the two colours floating in the jar and the cute little ‘masked’ heart, I was ok about it. This sketch, with or without the floral layer, is also a versatile favourite. If you look closely, you will see another layer under my tag; cute little strawberries.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
American Crafts, white CS-SSS, doily-Wilton
Accessories: flair, rose sticker,tag-AC, epoxy dots-MME, sequins-SSS, foam dots-Sticky Stuff Store, veneer-Studio Calico, gold thread-Fabric store, twine-stash?