Sunday, June 26, 2016

Anniversary card with hearts

I created this card for DH for our anniversary!!  I combined two decorative papers using regular tape on the back and then glued down a variety of gold and brown heart die cuts (buttons from the SX gingerbread man).  I added dots around each heart and then dotted swirls in between using a dark brown fine tip marker.  I then embossed it using the Square Lattice (SU) embossing folder which very nicely integrates the little hearts into the background paper. and adds great texture.   I added a length of red seam binding which coordinates with my focal image and tied on a short piece to simulate a bow then glued it to the front of a brown card.  The heart leaf image (Magenta) is gold embossed and watercoloured.  I mounted it to my card using 3D foam tape.  The layered greeting (SU - Word Window greeting & SU - Modern Label) was added below using 3D foam tape as well.


Quick and easy cards from kits

In needed a few cards!!  One for my friend who has been babysitting my garden and another for a July birthday!!   I prepped these two cards from kits from my last class!! I flagged the ends of the decorative paper strips and glued them to the left hand side of a coordinating card.  I used my slot punch to snip the spine so I could insert my ribbon.  I adhered both ends to the inside of the cards using double sided tape.  I watercoloured the laser printed images (Beccy's Place), layered them onto coordinating cardstock and added a punched border before adding them to my card over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.  I layered the punched greetings over a coordinating label punchie (SU)  and added them below the image on my card front.  I knotted a short piece of ribbon with a single knot to the left of my images to simulate a bow.  Quick and easy!!  Having kits on hand is very handy!!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day card for DH

I created this card for my DH for Father's Day! It combines his favorite colours and a print of a photo of a light house we took on PEI.  I layered the image on dark brown/brown cardstock layer and punched the left hand side with the scallop border punch (SU) than pierced each scallop with a push pin.  For the strip I glued coordinating scraps of decorative paper to a scrap strip of cardstock and then embossed it with the Square Lattice (SU) embossing folder. I layered green cardstock strips to each side and then glued this whole element to the left hand side of a kraft card front.  I glued the image over the paper strip aligning the joint in the cardstock background of the image with the edge of the accent strip which worked nicely.  I layered my little oval greeting (Melonheadz) over a coordinating layer (Nestibilities) and adhered it to my card just below the image using 3D foam tape.


Father's Day cards!

I used several kits from last week's class to create Father's Day cards.   As you can see these kits can just as easily be made up in the landscape orientation.  I combined a flagged piece of decorative, a layered watercoloured image with a border, a piece of ribbon with a short piece tied on which simulates a bow and a little layered greeting from Melonhedz cut with oval Nestibilities.  The leaf is from Beccy's Place and the boat is from Arthur's clipart.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Quilted background, paper buttons & seam binding

I made this card for my sister's birthday!!  I used a quilted background left over from this card kit from last week's class.  I left it full size instead of die cutting it and added faux stitching around all of the scraps glued to the quarter sheet of paper. I embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder (SU) which gives it great texture and helps to blend all the pieces into a unified whole. I added a length of white vintage seam binding and adhered this layer to my card front.  I fussy cut and watercoloured three paper buttons (Torico) in coordinating colours, added white thread and adhered them to the card front using 3D foam tape. I layered a coordinating laser printed punchie greeting over the seam binding using 3D foam tape as well.
The layering of the greeting requires that you cut a punchie using the same punch (SU) out of coordinating cardstock, cut it in half lengthwise, nip the middle points and then glue the two halves to the back of the greeting punchie.  Gives a nice layered look!!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Quilted fabric cards

I have been wanting to make some cards with fabric and I decided that today was the day!  I chose a backer piece of fabric and sewed scraps to it using the raw edge applique technique and one of my decorative stitches to sew them into place.  I chose scraps with some blue in them and started on one edge and kept sewing on pieces until I had covered the whole thing.  I then cut out petals using the first one that I cut out free hand as a pattern.  I only managed 11 petals so you can see that one of my flowers is fuller than the other one because that is how it worked out!!  I am good with it!!  I dug through the scrap bucket for some green for the stems and leaves and trimmed them a bit to make them work.  I stitched the leaves and stems on first using green thread and then used blue thread to stitch on the petals using my sewing machine.  I fussy cut some paper buttons (Torico), watercoloured them and tied them on with white thread.  They make wonderful centers for my funky flowers.  Really like how they worked out!  I stitched all the way around in blue thread as well and then mounted them to yellow card fronts.  I added layered punchie greetings (SU -Word Window, Modern Label) with 3D foam tape to finish them off!!  These will be sent to my card exchange partners for this month's exchange!!