Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Journey

Today's card was another personal challenge between me and my friend.  Can you guess the theme?  I'm always in need of a masculine card and I never seem to have any on hand.  Well I'm getting ahead of the game and went ahead and made up several of these.  Now I know this isn't exactly black and white for this month's theme but close enough.

The stamp set I used for this is by Tim Holtz called the Journey.  This is the first time I'm using this set and it has some great images.  Since the theme was masculine I tried to really keep it clean which is hard for me to do.  I kept true to myself and did several layers but at the same time not going overboard.  So the base is SU black layered with crumb cake and do you know how badly I wanted to emboss that layer but I restrained myself from going near the cuttlebug.  The 2 dp panels are DCWV Le Creme stack.  I loved the sentiment that came in this Tim Holtz set and wanted to showcase it along with the truck image.  I originally stamped it on white paper but it just stood out too much so that's when I went with the kraft panel.  I think the photo corner punch added a nice masculine touch.  Thanks for looking and thanks for sticking with me this month on my black and white journey.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's all Black and White Mom

I'm sticking with the black and white theme this month.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  Its something different I usually don't carry a theme through for the whole month.  Anyway on to the card.  I don't use this Elements of Style set from SU enough.  I've decided to use ALL my sets more.  So I'm breaking into my stash and pulling out those that have been neglected for awhile. 

Here's the details.  The side panel was made using the swirl stamp from the Elements of Style set.  The flowers were stamped in stazon and colored with a red tombow marker.  I added the glitzy polka dot paper from the polka dots, stripes and plaid DCWV stack and the little scallop border is a SU punch.  The MOM came from SU's set Messages for Mom.  I had originally colored it in red but didn't like it so kept it simple with the black and white.  Thanks for stopping by today.  One more Black and white card for the month, though its not so white.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Popcorn and a Movie

I'll grab the tickets... you get the popcorn!  What's the latest movie you've seen?  I haven't been to the movies in awhile.  I'd have to check the movie stubs my hubby holds on to so we don't argue about whether or not the last movie we saw was a chic flick or an action movie. 

This card would be great for a party or a get together with your girlfriends or even for your significant other if they need a hint that you're ready for a night out.  Here's the supplies I used and how it all came together.  It started out with that cute popcorn image from Fiskars Cupcakes and More set that I found at Joanns.  It just so happened I picked up a set from inkadinkado several months ago called Paperwork greetings that had the ticket stub and let's do list.  I can't believe I've neglected this set for so long.  I have about twenty images I could use with the let's do list but yet there it sat waiting and begging to be used.  The paper is old DCWV mat stack.

I think maybe I'll give this card to my husband, maybe that will give him the hint that I need a night out.  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Rose Especially for You

I want to give my friend Sarah the credit for the inspiration behind this card.  If it wasn't for her coming up with the idea to do personal challenges and then sending a card using this awesome sketch I don't think this card ever would have been created.  So thanks Sarah for the wonderful inspiration.

The start of this card all came from a layout on a birthday card and the second inspiration was for the flower challenge from Sarah.  I started with the black layer that I embossed with the finial press folder then I chose this gorgeous flocked paper from DCWV Le Creme stack.  It was so hard to cut this paper up.  One of the first sets I got from SU was Flower Garden so it was nice breaking it out again and inking it up.  I colored the rose with markers and when I put the panel on the card the white background was too stark against the aged dp.  So I used some Ranger ink Antique Linen and rubbed it on with a cotton ball. 

Have you noticed I kind of have a black and white theme going this month, maybe I'll just carry it through.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there.  I hope you're being spoiled today.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sew Sweet

One of the reasons I wanted the cricut cart Wall Decor and More was for these 2 cuts here.  Did I know what I was going to do with them ... NO ... but I knew I wanted to create something with them and when cleaning up my stamp space I ran across this tag sentiment that I completely forgot I had and so the light bulb went off and I knew how I would use it with these 2 cuts.

I used the SCS sketch sc324 which can be found in the Splitcoast forums under challenges and card sketches in case you've never checked it out.  I started with the bg paper. I chose this stripe paper because of the faux stitching on it.  I then added my white panel layered with black and real red.  I had decided all along that the red was going to be my POP of color.  which is why I tried to use a little of it on every element.  The form and scissors were cut at 3 in.  To get the red handles on the scissors I just cut it out twice and snipped it off where I needed it.  With the scissors just hanging up in the top corner I needed something to anchor the whole thing together then I thought of the show Project Runway and that's where I got the idea of adding the ribbon.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget my next post will be on Sunday, hope you can come back.


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