Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Today is my nephew's 10th birthday so I made him this card. I started with a white base and added some DP scraps I had in my stash and used a few red brads for an accent. Next, I stamped the dog image from CC Designs "Love Ya Much" set. I have a few CC Designs sets and I love the images... they are cute and very easy to color or paper piece. You can purchase them online at All That Scraps. I colored the dog with a brown Prismacolor marker.

I them cut the image into a rectangle, added a red layer underneath and attached it to the card. I then made the parachute out of the same DP using a large Nestabilities circle die and cutting it off with some scalloped scissors. I attached it using pop dots dimensionals and added some brads for the "ropes". I tied the jute cords to the parachute securing the ends on the back of the parachute, tied all three threads together, and attached them to the dog's foot with some Tombow Mono-Multi glue.

On the inside I made a sentiment on my computer that says "Dropping in to Wish You a Happy Birthday!" printed it on white cardstock, cut it out, and layered it on some red cardstock to match the red layer on the front. I glued to sentiment to the inside... sorry but I forgot to take a pic of the inside. Using your computer to make sentiments is a great way to save money on sentiment stamps... plus you get exactly the sentiment you want!

Hope you all had a great Monday!


Sunday, June 1, 2008

I've ben MIA...

I know... it's been a long time since I've posted. It turns out that "small unmounting project" I started a few weeks ago has turned out to be MUCH more than I thought it would. I am getting really close to being done and I can say it was a good decision undertaking this project, as I have SO much more room in my stamp room and I will be much more organized once I get all my stamps cataloged.

I do have a card to post tonight. I made it a few weeks ago and I must confess it is totally CASED from SCS but I really wanted to try the bleaching technique and also making a window card.

I started out with white cardstock and added a layer of black. I then stamped an image from SU!'s "Seaside Sketches" on blue cardstock in black Versafine ink and them embossed it with Judikins Detail clear embossing powder. Next, I bleached portions of the stamped image using an Aquapainter filled with bleach and sponged the edges with white Craft Ink. I really like the effect and will definitely try this technique on other cards.

I made the "window" out of white cardstock and a square punch and attached it to the card with pop-dots. TIP: To make the window cut four squares out of post-it notes and stick them to the cardstock... it makes it much easier to figure out where to punch! Also, remember to turn the punch upside down to see where you are punching.

Lastly, I added some jute thread with a shell charm attached...I thought it would be a nice touch.

Well that is it for tonight... I am hoping to do lot of stamping over the next week so check back for more cards! *Ü*