Friday, October 30, 2009

Mono Suede

So I've had this card rolling around in the back of my mind for a few days. I finally sat down to do it. I originally wanted to stamp the stamped image in bleach, but when I went to get the bleach out, it was empty- who keeps an empty bleach bottle around the house anyway? I think I do remember having bleach on the shopping list months ago, but must have skipped over it while shopping. It is now on the list again. Anyway.. so I settled for white ink. It worked just fine. The white probably was a better choice anyway because it matched the white poka dots on the ribbon. I did a little sponging in soft suede and distressing with my distressing tool. Tied a bow, put on a few brads and done! I showed it to Seirra and she said it was funny. She didn't like it. She didn't like the brown. Funny girl. It didn't turn out exactly how I pictured it in my head, but I think it looks nice. I chose not to put a sentiment on it, mainly because I didn't have a stamp that said what I wanted it to say. I can just write it on the inside. This card will be going in the mail for someone special. :)
stamp: pocket silhouettes
paper: soft suede
ink: whisper white, soft suede
other: soft suede ribbon, vintage brads

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An Autumn Birthday

I was looking through my stamp stash and came across this old stamp set with autumn looking leaves and I immediately remembered Kristina's Make A Card Monday from this week. I thought that the two little leaves from Stampin' Up's Fall Flair (I believe it is an old hostess set) would be perfect for paper piecing. The only autumn looking DSP that I have is Autumn Vine, so I grabbed it off the shelf. The little leaves turned out so cute paper pieced. I drew my own swirly line and used the Chocolate Chip marker to make a dotted line, giving the effect of leaves blowing in the wind. It all came together rather nicely. After I had it all done I took a look at Kristina's card and realized it is almost the same. I guess I subconsiously CASEd her card.


{Happy Birthday supplies}

stamp: Autumn Vine

ink: chocolate chip

paper: autumn vine dsp, really rust, chocolate chip, very vanilla

other: more mustard ribbon, hemp twine

Monday, October 26, 2009

November Card Class

I am hosting a card class in November. There will be 4 different cards and you make two of each, going home with 8 cards for just $10! Here are a couple sneak peeks of two of the cards for the class. If anyone is interested in coming, send me an email. If anyone is interested in coming to a Christmas card class - similar to this one - let me know!

ETA: If you want to see the other two cards for the card class you can see them here!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Cabbage Thank You

I was browsing through my Better Homes and Garden magazine the other day and came across a picture of a cabbage. It was a big ol thing with all of the outer leaves bright green, and all of the inner leaves white with green on the edges. I was immediately inspired and pictured a big ol flower for a card. With that cabbage in mind to recreate, I sat down to make a card and started browsing through my favorite blogs for more inspiration. I came across Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. Her colors came from a picture of foliage she had taken. In her picture was a big ol green cabbage looking plant. Her colors were, pink, chocolate, kraft, green and vanilla. A light went off in my head. The whole cabbage thing was a match, and I had already planned on using green and vanilla, two of the colors in the challenge. Easy peasy. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the challenge. And this is what I came up with. I embossed the 'thank you' and did a little distressing on some of the pieces. Gotta love it when everything unfolds perfectly. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today is my 8th Anniversary to my hubby, Jake. I wanted to share the card that I made for him. I chose some of his two favorite colors, blue and gray. Those colors really are a good combo. At least it gets me away from the new In Colors that I have fallen in love with. Happy Anniversary Babe!
{Happy Anniversary supplies}
Stamps: Damask Designs
Paper: Basic Gray, Blue Bayou, Kraft
Ink: VersaMark, Blue Bayou
Other: Vintage button, Hemp twine