Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Hello" card

Stampin' Up's pansy punch and flower shop stamp set were used.  I printed the sentiment using Brannonboll Fet font.

The flowers were stamped with tuxedo black Memento ink then the centers were sponged with Dandelion yellow ink.

I saw this card on Dawn Griffith's blog.  She made hers as a gate fold card; I made mine as a standard A2.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Word Search Card

I printed the grid of letters using Hallmark card making software.  The red marker is a clip art shape in the software program.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blue Daisies Card

I used some clip art of the pearls for the background. Added some silk flowers and put pearl drops in for centers. 

Just For You Card

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just My Type Card

The typewriter is a clip art image that I imported into Hallmark card making software and added the text.  It's pop dotted for dimension.

An embossing folder by Paper Studio was used on the base.  I inked the letters with some white craft ink to make them stand out on the black background.

Another Graphic 45 Father's Day Card

This morning as I woke up, a card layout popped into my mind.  It was crystal clear.  I knew exactly what I was going to cut and how it would be positioned onto the base.

This is what I wound up making.  It's sort of like the idea I had in mind, but not exactly.  I just couldn't find the "right" paper for my layout!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Double Stamped Card

This technique was seen on a Stampin' Up demonstrator's blog.  I used white craft ink to stamp on the black paper and tuxedo black ink on the white.

Gingham Card

I embellished a Martha Stewart thank you card.  Found several boxes of these on clearance a couple of years ago and liked the punched border on the edge.  They work up really quickly and make nice cards.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I used one of their bitty punches for the flowers and centers then added some pen lines with a Bermuda Bay marker.

Monochromatic Daffodil Card

I made this with the image colored and without coloring.  I like the monochrome card best.

Maculine Collage Card

Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport stack was used for this collage card.

More Graphic 45 Father's Day Cards

 These collage cards were all made with Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport stack. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello Kitty Card

When  my granddaughter was born twenty-one years ago,  (I find it so hard to believe that she'll turn 21 this year!), I looked forward to doing all sorts of cute Hello Kitty things for her.  Well, she turned out to be a tomboy and could care less about Hello Kitty, Barbie and most other girly toys.  But, that doesn't keep Grandma from enjoying Hello Kitty. 

Provocraft sold two Cricut cartridges of Hello Kitty images and I wound up with both of them so now I get to use them on my cards.

I imported the image into Make The Cut and tweaked it just a little.  Making multiples of cards means I streamline things as much as possible to speed up assembly.  The Hello Kitty images have a lot of tiny pieces that I choose not to deal with. 

For the bow, I highlighted the multiple pieces from the Cricut cartridge and made a shadow so it would cut as a single piece rather than five tiny ones.  Then it was simply a matter of adhering it to the back of the black outline.

The ribbon is some I found on clearance a couple of years ago and had forgotten about.  It worked quite well as trim on this particular card.  I just put in a couple of pleats and secured them to the base with a brad.