Saturday, November 11, 2017

Family

     Here is the beginning of my very first attempt at making a mini album all by myself. This Sketch N Scrap Sketch is just perfect for this book. 


Sketch #92
     I turned the sketch, then flipped it. I changed the two photos to one larger photo. A tag is added behind the photo as well as a 4 inch flap. It was easy to take a sketch intended for a 12 x 12" layout to 8 x 8". 
     The photo frame is actually a 4 x 6" foiled vellum piece. I used a circle die to remove the center, which is a wooden wheel. I added a wooden button and silver glitter enamel to the middle.  


     This sketch was just right. I'm hoping the December sketch will give me more inspiration for another page in the book.

Tag


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: BoBunny - Bella Rosa (Whisper, Reflection)
                                               Double Dot (Wine, Shadow, Island Mist)
     Ink: Gina K - Cherry Red
            Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Dies: ECD - Tags & More (Lace)
             Spellbinders - Standard Lg Circles
                                  Orchard Harvest
             Sizzix - Tattered Flower Garland 
     Punch: ek - 1" Corner
                       1/4 " Circle
                Fiskars - 1/8" hole punch
     Embellies: Wooden Button
                     Silver Enamel Dots
                     Bo Bunny Brads
                     Bella Rosa Foil Vellum
                     Wire Word - Family

    
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CAS-ual Fridays - Anything But A Card - #39 - November 14

Monday, November 6, 2017

Peeking Sunflowers

    This November sketch from Sketch N Scrap is a fun framework to make a card. You have ALL month to try out this sketch and enter it for a prize. This card is posted on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page as well. 

Sketch #109
     This card is made using some Graphic 45 Time and Place paper I had sitting around. I die cut the corner of the card using a circle die, then used that same die plus the next larger nesting die to make a border.



    For the tag I used a craft knife to slice along the lower right corner of the border, then peeled it back. This made a peek-a-boo for the sunflower on the inside of the card.


     The envelope is made using the Envelope Punch Board. The corner design was strategically placed so that it shows when you open the envelope.



Materials List:
    Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Place in Time (August)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - black  
     Dies: Our Daily Bread - Stitched Circles
     Ink: Distress - Vintage Photo
     Embellies - Metal Sunflower

    
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Thankful for You

     Karrie, from Scrappn Savvy gave me a stack of Moxie: Autumn Glory patterned paper. She asked me to design and kit a fall card for the Subs and a 6-Pack Class (Subway sandwich and 6 card projects). This is the card I came up with.

This paper had a distressed look with a collage of flowers and swirls in the corner. This isn't the sheet of paper a card maker usually grabs. I stamped and die-cut the leaves and sunflower from this paper. I also traced the lines on the leaves and sunflower with my Sakura gold gel pen to add a bit of sparkle.

     For the inside of the card, I used the corner of the patterned paper.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Moxie - Autumn Glory
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Malt Ball
                       WeR - Bewitched Goblin  
     Stamps: Gina K - Give Thanks
                               Pressed Flowers 2 (coordinating dies)
                               Year of Flowers 2
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Pumpkin Fold It
             Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
     Ink: Momento - Rich Cocoa
           Gina K - Dark Chocolate
     Embellies - 7 green gems
                     Gold Sakura Gel Pen

    
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Vellum Spider Web

     I chose this sketch for my last bit of Mind's Eye "Spooked" patterned paper. I never saw the entire collection, but the 3 pieces that I did see were amazing. This paper is old; and Mind's Eye is no longer creating paper collections. So much for hoping for a re-release of this fun paper.

Sketch #4
     The sentiment on the card front and the spider on the envelope are heat embossed with shiny black powder. Originally, I die cut the web in black, but alas the spider didn't show up. I recut the die using vellum and attached the vellum to the black by running it through the Xyron. The banners are made using an edge punch, then trimming at equal intervals.
Card and Envelope
     The patterned paper you are looking at is from the scrap pile of "Boo Crew", an earlier project. If you look at the previous project, you will notice that I die cut stars from it. Well . . . . . . . . this is the scrap of paper with the stars cut from it.
Inside of Card


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Spooked Stars, Spooked Stripes
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Papaya Puree
                                   Sugar Wafer
                                   Black   
     Stamps: Burniston - Halloween
                  Stampabilities - Halloween
     Dies: Burniston - Halloween Scene #1014
             Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
                                 Petite Scalloped Circles Large
     Punch: Martha Stewart - Diamond Star
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Embossing Powder - Black
     Vellum

    
Challenges


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pumpkin Shape Card

     I decided to try something a little different with this sketch. How would it look if all of the sketch elements were placed on a shape card? Here is the sketch from Sketch N Scrap for the World Card Making event. 

WCMD 2017 Sketch #3
      As you can see, I did twist the rectangle a bit and added some bling. I used one sheet of Moxie: Autumn Glory paper. It had a distress look with a collage of flower and swirls in the corner. I don't think this is the sheet of paper a card maker usually grabs. Not only did I use this paper for the pumpkin, but I also stamped the sunflower and "Happy Fall" onto it as well. The mat behind the sentiment is a quasi-solid that was the reverse side of the paper. The strip of leaves - well that was the border at the bottom of the sheet. (BTW: I haven't used the prefix quasi- for quite some time. I double checked the meaning and spelling to make sure I was using it correctly. It means almost.)


     For the inside of the card, I used the corner of the patterned paper. I feel like I used this sheet of paper to the max. There was barely any left.

 
Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Moxie - Autumn Glory
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Malt Ball
                       WeR - Bewitched Goblin  
     Stamps: Gina K - Give Thanks
                               Pressed Flowers 2 (coordinating dies)
                               Year of Flowers 2
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Pumpkin Fold It
             Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
     Ink: Momento - Rich Cocoa
           Gina K - Dark Chocolate
     Embellies - 7 green gems
                     Gold Sakura Gel Pen

    
Challenges