Friday, January 31, 2014

Suit-- Yeey I won JR Challenge

Hello Everyone

It's my co worker's bday on Monday. It is a guy card. I am really not crazy about them. So I have searched pinterest for ideas. The suit seems to be the most popular type of card. So I decided to make one.

Here is the card:

I have used JR background stamp to create the material texture. The card was easy to figure out the fold. The only place where I got stuck a little bit is on the collar of the shirt. I have couple do overs with it but then I just let it go. I have added faux stitching and pocket clock. I really don't remember what is the name of the stamp set that I got this clock from. I took that set apart and didn't write it down what is the make or model ( sorry) I've added buttons and the suit is done.

On YouTube there is a great video on how to tie a tie from paper. I followed it and the tie came out great from the first time ( yeey). I've added a pearl to it to "class" it up.

On the inside on the shirt I have added small pocket to insert gift card.

That's it.

The card is participating in:
JustRite Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes

Friday, January 24, 2014

Love is in the Air


One of my friends has gotten engaged and this card was for her. This design took me forever to put together.

Here is the card and close ups:

 I finally used some pattern paper. I find I don't use it enough, although I do hoard it well :)...
I have started with picking out the pattern paper that I wanted to play with. I think this is Recollection paper, I have bought at Michaels when it was on sale...
I have distressed the the paper. Cut out 2 pieces and stamped JR boarders  to make sure they tie together with the same image. Used my embossing paste and prima stencil to create the "wall" look.
It took some time to dry because I've added a thick layer.
I've added the lace to create shabby chic feel. I wanted to add feeling of  "fairy dust".. So I used stampendious frontage embossing powders.

I like those. The glitter is mixed with  different thickness embossing powder..... Word of advice, start embossing from the bottom of the paper... don't do what I did, otherwise you will end up with sparkles all over.......

While I was playing with embossing powders on the front of my card I decided to use chipboard and emboss the wooden letters.

I have used Cherry Lynn dies to create the flowers and flourishes. I really love this die for flowers. It takes a bit longer to make but it totally worth it.

The Idea was to put "love" at the bottom of the card and have flowers growing out it with brides and grooms initials. Her name start with an A and his with M.

I have added tons of hearts. I used Martha Stewart punch "heart confetti". I love that punch because it punches 6 hearts at the same time. I added glossy accents on all the hearts and letters.

And The card is ready. I really like how it came out. Here are few close ups of the letters and flowers.

The card participating in:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Frame Experiment


I was really trying to use JR Challenge inspiration picture. I wanted to combine the pattern.
and Here is what I got:

As many of us crafters, I am in love with Spellbiners. I use the cut out as a frame. I've looked what other wonderful crafters are doing and it seems this die is the die of week :)
I was trying to do something different with this card, instead of regular flowers...For me, the longest part of creating a card is thinking through the design of the card. Then when everything is cut out I would change my mind and start adding things or there are "happy accidents". This what happened with the card. I didn't mean the spellbinder frame get so engraved but when I colored it with gelatos I love how it blended in.

Again... my lighting isn't the best on this picture... it will get better soon :)

What do you think?

This card participating in:

JR Challenge


It was long time since I had made something. I have finally setup my craft room after the move and it is better then ever!!! I organized everything, including my stamp collection. That took awhile.

I am so organized that, I am thinking to start doing You Tube tutorial videos. ( Not sure, haven't decided 100% yet)

My DH got me Copic Markers for Christmas. I officially own the whole set of Ciao Markers. They are so much fun to play with.

So here the card for the Challenge:
The light in my new craft room is "different" for pictures.
I figured that out when I was taking pictures of this project they just didn't come nice.
I decided to bite the bullet and get a light box. I have made one previously myself but it is not as good :(...
I was shopping around in stores and it was super pricey!!. I decided to try E-Bay .. after-all they are all made in china. I was pleasantly surprised how inexpensive it was there including the lights and a mini tripod. ( this is where I got an idea of making YouTube videos... I will have a tripod for my camera).
For the next 3 blogs the picture quality is not the best because of the lighting ( so sorry) but it will get better once I will receive my light box :).

It is so great to create something again!!!

the part participating in: