Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Anniversary card

I thought I'd give you a behind the scenes look at the beginning of one of my cards. I guess it really is a process! I usually throw out some colors so at least I have a starting point. For this particular card I wanted to use the gorgeous background paper I "created" with the alcohol inks. The blues and greens were so perfect and they almost looked like flowers. The silver added the right amount of glitz! I didn't want to do the typical hearts and flowers for an anniversary card, instead I thought of young love, the beginnings of a long friendship. A Child's Year cart has the most amazing features on it. This one of the boy and girl was perfect for the sentiment I wanted to display. The tree was from Don Juan and the fence from Everyday Paper Dolls.

sweet treats ice cream card

For those of you following me, you know I'm all about learning new techniques! My grand daughter Alexis turns 6 shortly (where does the time go!) so I decided to incorporate some of my alcohol ink papers and combine it with the sweet treats cartridge.The ice cream cone, layers and shadows were all cut @ 3".
Of course I had to emboss with the cuttlebug! The ice cream layer is the one I'm talking about. I like to think of it as strawberry,bubble gum and vanilla all rolled into one! The strawberry was cut from regular pink card stock then M Stwarts' glitter on top. When doing this glitter technique I run the die cut in upside down so the tacky part is on the front, the glitter sticks great, then I use zig glue on the back to adhere to the project. The decorative border was cut with a Fiskar edger and the fabulous paper is from My Mind's Eye Home collection. This paper is just so decorative and seems to have endless possibilities! No card would be complete without some bling so I chose to use pale pink pearls ( say that 3x fast!!!) from reflections. I just know she is going to love it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

baby shower card

I had a great time at Tiana's baby shower today! Of course I had to make a card so I went thru some embellishments in my "stash" and realized I had a left over crawling baby. This was the same baby I made for the "Baby Cakes" for Cecilia's homecoming party back in December. The baby was from Everyday Paper Dolls. I just welded the head onto the body, voila: crawling baby! The baby letters were cut from the Mini Monograms at 1". Needless to say the card was a huge hit (that and the baby carriage using MTME pattern). I thought it would be nice to show this off to the girls at Bitten By The Bug 2, they do such amazing designs over there!