Thursday, June 24, 2010

All Things Are Possible

I gave the old blogaroonie a face lift ... and it was kinda fun to do! Then I got down to business and made this cute card. A very simple, but snazzy card Great colors! There are two fun new things on this card that tripped my trigger. 1) did you notice the nice lined border around the Spellbinders Labels 8 die? I simply taped my die to the paper and traced around the inside with a fine tip Martha Stewart brown pen before cutting. Neato! 2) did you notice the glittered filigree? That was a cool find that my sister and I stumbled across (and for the life of me I can't remember where or when?!) but it is actually a package of various small accent designs that are on two-sided double stick tape. All you do is place the desired design on your card and press, lifting off the clear overlay. Then it is ready for glitter, tap the excess, and you are left with the cute design! It's called Design Adhesives by ClearSnap.
And what's a cute card without a cute matching envelope? Well, let's just not go there! I enjoyed coloring with copics on this one. Haven't done that in a while. I even threaded a dang-blasted needle and tied cute pink Martha Stewart floss on my buttons. Awwww.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bluebirds and Paris

Here are a few gift card sets for a wedding! The bride owns the Bluebird Candy Dish Company, so I thought a set of simple bluebird cards would be perfect. I love how simple and elegant they are ... just like the candy dishes she sells! This has become one of my favorite card designs lately. The focal point, in this case the bluebird, hangs slightly over the edge of the card allowing the pretty scallop edge inside to show. Simple technique ... adds so much flair!
I think they will also enjoy the next set of cards since they are honeymooning in Paris! Same card design with a new theme.
I did use a stipple brush very lightly over the stamped design while it was still in the spellbinders die. And I dyed my own scrunched seam binding to match each card set.
Weddings and honeymoons --- so fun!