Saturday, January 21, 2017

Guitar Card

Hey all,

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up and he is the hardest person for me to do anything for. He likes to play guitar (although he hasn't played recently) so I made him this card:

I cut circles from brown, black, and white cardstock using my circle cutter. I also cut a circle on the front cover of the card base. I used super thin metal wire that I took from ribbon that I bought from Big Al's a few years ago as the strings of the guitar. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the white piece on the bottom and the guitar pick. The words on the pick were written with my Silhouette Sketch Pens.

I stamped Happy Birthday through the hole on the card base so that it is seen on the outside and the inside of the card when opened.

Here is the inside:

I am entering these challenges:
Fabrika Fantasy - Happy Anything
Crafting Musketeers - Party Time
Scribbles Designs - Birthday Bonanza
Oh La La Creations - For a Man or Boy
Dragonfly Journeys - Birthday Bash
A Vintage Journey - Going Round in Circles
Through the Purple Haze - Happy Anything

Have a great day!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Triangle Star Card

Hey everyone,

This is a sad card for me to make. I have a co-worker (the one that I make all the Halloween birthday cards for) that is leaving. 😢😢

I found this Triangle Star Fold card here and I thought it looked interesting so I thought I'd try it.

It really came out pretty nicely. I used brown card stock for the base of the card and then a lighter brown card stock and a marbled paper thing (a new type of paper for me) as the top layer. I added some black gems on the corners of each large triangle.

For the focal point of the card I stamped a bear eating honey (first time I've ever used this image) on white card stock and colored it in. I layered this on top of a brown scalloped circle.

All of the triangles fold out to reveal the message on the inside. I tried to leave lots of space for my co-workers to sign the card and give their farewell wishes.

Sorry for the lighting. I used my Silhouette sketch pens to write the "We will miss you BEARY much!" on the inside triangle.

I am entering these challenges:
Card Mania Challenges - Layer It
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Use Animal Image
A Day for Daisies - Two or More Layers
Crafty Gals Corner - Use Something New
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge - Anything Goes/Colored Image
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a good day!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Iris Folding Card


I have always loved how Iris Folding looks so when I saw one for a deer I thought it would be perfect for my co-worker that loves to go hunting. Her favorite color is pink and she conveniently loves pink camouflage.

I tried different ideas for a camouflage background and finally decided to use a Q-tip and 4 colors of distress inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Barn Door to color the background paper. I waited for it to dry and then put it into my Silhouette to cut the deer from it. I used brown paper for the body of the deer and a darker brown paper for the antlers.

I stamped a Happy Birthday on a distressed watercolor piece I made (while I was trying to figure out how to do the camouflage background) and layered that on a piece of blue card stock.

As for the inside:

I used the deer cutout from the front and attached it to the inside card. I then stamped a birthday sentiment.

I will be entering these challenges with this card:
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Happy Birthday
Cas-ual Fridays - Celebrations
Watercooler Wednesday - It's a Celebration
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes

Enjoy your day!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ladybug Card

Hey all,

A birthday card for the teacher assisant in my classroom. She loves ladybugs and the color blue.

I was orignally going to use a red background but I didn't have any red paper.

I used a circle punch to make the ladybug bodies and wings. I stamped the wings using small round stamps that I bought a while back. I hand cut the antennae. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the leaves.

I embossed the blue paper using a Darice polka dot embossing folder, stamped a simple Happy Birthday and layered it with green and black paper.

For the inside, I found this ladybug saying on google images and used my Silhouette sketch pens to write it. I attached it to a blue background and then that to a black background to match the front of the card.

I am entering these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge - Layer It
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Happy Birthday
Create and Makes Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for checking my card out and have a GREAT day!