Saturday, May 30, 2009
I framed that piece of paper on to the medium purple cardstock. I punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart Doilie Lace border punch before adhering the white. Then I matted them both on the dark purple, and adhered it to the card base. I cut the scalloped oval with my Spellbinders Nestabilities and Cuttlebug and then stamped and embossed the sentiment. The sentiment is an old rubber stamp I've had for years from the Dollar Store :) The embossing powder is by Stampendous.
The thing that really makes this card is the trim. I got it at Walmart in their trim section for half off last month, KNOWING full well that I'd use it all up on wedding cards, LOL! Adhering fancy trim like this can be difficult, and you don't want it coming off. Let me share a pretty foolproof way of doing this. First of all, I take a very strong adhesive like 3L Craft & Photo Tape. It's a strip adhesive, it's clear and not very wide so you can't see it through the trim. After I put the adhesive where I want the trim, I take my liquid adhesive (I use 450 Quick Dry because it's really strong and clear and super quick drying!) and make dots on the ends and two dots in the middle of the strip of adhesive. Now why the 2 adhesives you ask? The photo & craft tape holds the fancy trim in place very well, but not quite as well as the liquid adhesive. Once the liquid adhesive is on there, it's on for good. The Craft & Photo tape allows the trim to stay in place securely while the liquid adhesive dries, making sure it doesn't slip or slide.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here's a Mothers Day card I made a while back. Lots of layers!
As you can see, I got use of my Cuttlebug again. If you look you can see the Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls embossing. The circle was cut with Spellbinders and my Cuttlebug as well. My best friend Dayna just got herself a Cuttlebug, I'm so excited to share with her! Yea Dayna ♥
I used 3 different stamp sets on this card. The butterflies are from Clearly Inspired, the "you're amazing" is from Verve Stamps, and the "mom" is a mystery set I got 2nd hand from a friend. I used Tulip Pearl paint to make the pearls around the scallop. The white ruffle is just some old trim I got from my mom. TLF!
Monday, May 4, 2009
When you're done it looks like a pretty fancy job! Of course you don't have to use transparency for the window, but I think it really adds a professional touch. TFL!
Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: Verve Stamps
Ink: Tsukineko Momento
Accessories: Misc trim, Stampendous! gold butterfly, Tulip pearl paint, Prima flower
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Well, I hope that you've all read the latest eZine from Scrap 'n Art! Or I hope that you've at least had time to scope it out. We have had to grow and change so much over the past year, it's been exciting! Because of all the changes and heavily increased work load, we're moving to a subscriber method for the next issue. But don't fret! It's only $9.99 a YEAR, and that includes our un-revealed subscriber website and all new contests, giveaways, digi freebies, and much much more. We're also changing the format of the eZine, making it easier to read and eliminating text and adding more LOs, cards, and other projects.
Here's a springy card I've saved.
If you're in the Kearney area, this card is for sale at Annie Kay & Co right downtown. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Spring Card: Stamp: Kodomo; Markers: Copic; Die cut/embossing machine: Cuttlebug; Misc ribbon and metal charm