Saturday, June 28, 2008

Anything but...

This is my submission for the Stamp Something Blog Challenge. This week it's Anything but a Card in red white and blue. I took a plain grapevine wreath that I had and wrapped some patriotic fabrics that I had sewn together for a quilt (that I was too lazy to finish!) and attached them in the back. Then I took a really rough cut folk heart, painted it a barn red. Then, I did a clear coat to seal it. I used SU Whisper White craft ink and stamped small stars around the heart and did white rub on's for the USA. I sealed it again to stop the ink from running if it gets wet. I hot glued the heart to the wreath. It's ready to go on the door!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

An Engagement Card

Hello! Last weekend, I missed a friend's engagement party due to a scheduling conflict. If I was on my game, I would have had this card done and sent to her already! But I wanted to make sure it was perfect! I think this is as close as I can get. I used just about every tool I had to make this "book" style card. I stuck with teal, black and white, with some gold accents. I wanted it to have a contemporary and elegant feel, much like the recipient! I hope she likes it! The front scanned beautifully, but the inside didn't scan as well. The glittery ring does not show up well. And neither does the embossing on the white on the front of the card. Please email with questions if you have any! Thanks! Have a great night!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Today was a very non-productive day due to the weather. So I stayed inside in my air-conditioned room and browsed through some blogs. I decided to give it a shot and try out a challenge that Denise participated in from the Stamp Something Challenge Blog. It was a sketch. So I tried to be a sport (as Denise knows, I HATE rules) and do what the sketch depicted. I used teal and brown and tan with some white and cream. I used ribbon, twine and a chipboard embellishment as well as a rhinestone brad. The stamp is from Stampin' Up's Merci set. I also used a texture plate to do the tan background. I also put some 3-D gel with sparkle on the butterfly's body, antennae and spots on the wings. This is NOT my style, but I kind of like how it came out. I wish I could get a better picture for you to see! Since the camera isn't working well on it's own, and the scanner quality stinks, I'm working on a light box. I hope to have better quality pics on here very soon! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night and a Happy Monday :)