Saturday, January 31, 2009
On this card I used my own art. I designed and created the daisy. Having decided on a monochromatic look I made it the color to match the scrapbook paper I selected. Dug through my button selection to find a button to match. Then into the fiber stash for some turquoise yarn and it's glitzy which is a bonus. A Zot was used to mount the button to the centre of the flower. Again I made some yellow ones as well.
I try to add a variety to my card selections for any month. This card would be great for a guy. The antiqued gold metal key is mounted on an ivory circle of that has been smudged with ink and then added on top of a gold circle. Those graduated circle punches from Stampin Up! are great. The ribbon is Martha Stewart twill tape. Easy cuttlebugged embossed layer. I made this one in brown, green, and black and white with a red heart on the circle for those who wanted a card for Valentine's. Another very versatile layout. The size is a #9 envelope which takes paper on the 8.5 inches.
This card was a last minute addition to card club due to time constraints. I started with the ribbon - chocolate, pink and silver - great colors. Browsing through scrapbook paper I found the right paper, added a pewter flower brad, die cut a butterfly in silver, color printed the greeting and added the ribbon. The butterfly needed a little something so I colored the body with a chocolate brown marker and added stitching around the square.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is one of the cards for my Card Club in January. Very simple design which lends it self to many color combinations, and several occasions. I usually use an exacto knife to make the slit in the fold of the card so I can pull the ribbon through but I had my Stampin Up Word Window punch handy and it was just right length for 3/8" ribbon so I just did it. It worked wonderfully. The girls thought so too.