Friday, July 10, 2020

Graduation panel card featuring a laser printed greeting layered onto double matted embossed layers


My sister has been doing night classes for a LONG time and she has finally finished her degree and graduated.  Unfortunately, due to the pandemic she did not have a traditional graduation like so many others at all levels of education.  I decided to make her a panel card and started with the heavyweight yellow panel which I cut to fit inside a large envelope from my stash.  I embossed it with clock images and then I added an embossed and sanded green layer which was embossed with the SU birch trees folder.  I trimmed the laser printed digital greeting from Desert Diva, ran my pattern tracing wheel around the edge before mounting it to a deep purple shimmery layer of paper.  I added a piece of cardstock on the back to allow me to write my message.  
I am proud of her tenacity in reaching her goal!  It has been a long road and good on her for getting it done!!            Therese


Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Christmas card featuring a beautiful angel painted with shimmer watercolour, a border punched layer and an aqua and gold gift wrap background

This is my last card in the bunch which I created with the reused aqua and gold gift wrap which arrived on one of our gift this past holiday season!  For this card I used an image from my stash of this beautiful angel which was stamped in brown.  I coloured it using shimmery watercolours in coordinating colours.  Love how it turned out!!  I mounted it to a piece of aqua cardstock leaving a large border on the right.  I used my MS doily punch to decorate the right hand side and then added two embossed lines using my Score tool.  I mounted my aqua and gold gift wrap background to an ivory card and then adhered my large angel layer to it. Done!  It has been great fun to play with stamps and a lot of my supplies to make these cards.  I am very happy to be so far ahead in getting my Christmas cards ready for next Christmas!!!           Therese

* I have been creating my cards during my self isolation for the Covid 19 crisis.  The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Christmas card featuring a gold embossed season of light image, ribbon and an aqua and gold gift wrap background

Another fairly quick card!!  I stamped and gold embossed the Season of Light image onto the aqua cardstock, added a layer of gold gift wrap and watercoloured the flame.  I mounted the aqua and gold gift wrap background to an ivory card and added a piece of gold shimmery ribbon to the bottom section securing the ends to the inside of the card.  I trimmed the spine with a slot punch to create the opening in which I inserted the end of my ribbon.  A very nice look for this process.  I adhered my large focal element to my card front and I was done!!             Therese

Monday, July 06, 2020

Birthday card featuring one of my own floral digital images, an embossed strip and a small font greeting


For this card I started with the colour printed background paper.  I chose a large yellow envelope and created a very light green card to fit inside.  I added a strip of dark yellow to the front flap gluing the strip of yellow to the inside of the card front.  I trimmed the decorative paper to fit the front and adhered it to the card.  I embossed a coordinating strip of green cardstock and adhered it to my card a bit to the left of center.  I found the image in my stash - this is one of my doodled images which I laser printed.  I watercoloured the image and sponged the edges with blue and brown.  I adhered it to my card using 3D foam tape.  I found a small greeting in my stash that coordinated and to set it off I added a small strip of dark yellow cardstock behind it before adhering it to my card front below my image.      Therese

Christmas card featuring a gold embossed starburst layered with gold on an aqua and gold background

I have been enjoying playing with stamps!!!!  I gold embossed this large starburst image on the aqua cardstock, trimmed it to size and then added yellow marker to colour in the center.  I layered it with gold gift wrap and mounted it to my card front which was layered with my aqua and gold gift wrap background on an ivory card.    This one was fairly quick and easy!!!

Therese

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Christmas card featuring Saint Nicolas on an embossed layer, aqua and gold gift wrap background and a layered font greeting

Here is another card created with a colour printed image of a St. Nicolas from an image collection CD.  I die cut the right edge using a TH border die and then paper pierced the edge with a push pin.  I added four vertical embossed lines, three to the left of the image and one to the right, using my Score tool.  Next I added two horizontal embossed lines, one each above and below the image to frame it nicely.   I added a layered font greeting which was created with a scalloped oval (SU) cut from gold metallic paper and a little greeting punched with a large oval punch (SU).  I mounted the greeting using 3D foam tape to my layer.  I mounted this large element to my card front which consists of an ivory card and the aqua and gold gift wrap background. 

Therese

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Christmas card featuring Saint Nicolas, ribbon and a small greeting

For this card I am using a colour printed image from my Christmas images stash!  These were printed from images from a CD I acquired years ago at a garage sale.  I mounted the trimmed image to a layer of the aqua cardstock and trimmed it a bit wider on the right side.  I trimmed the edge with scalloped scissors and paper pierced each scallop with a push pin.  I added one embossed line next to them using my Score tool.  I added by background to an ivory card, added a flagged gold ribbon with an echoing piece of aqua cardstock which I adhered in place on the top portion of my card.  I mounted my layered image using 3D foam tape and then added the little layered font greeting with double sided on the left and 3D foam on the right.  I love the soft colours in the image and the way it works well with the background.         Therese

Friday, July 03, 2020

Christmas card featuring aqua and gold gift wrap for the background, a gold embossed nativity layered with gold

Another card using that aqua and gold gift wrap from the past Christmas season! It is a very nice heavy weight paper which I really nice to work with.  I trimmed it to a 4" x 4" and adhered it to an ivory card.  I gold embossed this nativity stamp onto the aqua cardstock, trimmed it to size and then added a layer of gold gift wrap before adhering it to my card front.  I added a bit of colour to the center of the star and I was done!!

Therese