Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scor-Bug Card Samples

Good day!! Sharon asked me if I would make a few samples to show what the Scor-Bug can do. Here's a shot of the little guy, isn't he cute? You use it with your Scor-Pal, it makes dotted embossed lines.
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
You can use either side of the paper when you're done embossing. For this card, I did a border around the edge of the card, and attached it with the embossing down. The holes are pushed into the paper.
Here's a close-up of the embossing.
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy & Vineyard Berry, CTMH Ink-Moonstruck, Black & Vineyard Berry, CTMH SS-Treasure Life & Happy Birthday, Nestabilities-Labels Three & Circle, Scor-Pal, Scor-Bug, Foam Squares, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickles.

For the next card, I used the embossed lines as embellishments. I used the raised side of the embossed lines, and sanded them lightly.

The inside:
Here's a close-up of the embossed lines. Because you use it with the Scor-Pal, you don't have to reposition and measure the lines for your paper (the grooves are already measured), you just place your paper and run the 'Bug up each line.
Recipe: My Mind's Eye Paper-Enchanting "Sisters" Blooming Gorgeous, CTMH CS-Goldrush & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Tulip & Black, CTMH SS-Everyday Celebration & Shining Star, Nestabilities-Labels Three & Labels Eight, Foam Squares, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls, Scor-Pal, Scor-Bug.
For the last card, I used the embossed lines as stems. Next time I'll sand them a little more.
Here's a close-up of the stems.
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Olive & Key Lime, CTMH Ink-Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue & Black, CTMH SS-Love In Bloom & Treasure Life, Scor-Pal, Scor-Bug, Prima Flowers, Foam Squares, Buttons, Blue Rhinestone.
Enjoy & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stocking Gift Card Holders

I have a confession to make. Phew, did it. I can't believe that little 'ol me, a cardmaker, was not going to dress up my gift cards. Then I saw this post by Karen Motz, and knew that I was going to whip up a few stockings.

Stocking Size: Approx. 5" x 5.25"

This was the first one I made (for a girl), the top seemed a little boxy, so I rounded the corners on all the others I made. I kept them pretty simple because I didn't want the cuteness of stocking to get lost under too many embellishments.
Recipe: CTMH PP-That's Amore, CTMH CS-Blush & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Garnet, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl EF, Black Sharpie Marker, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch, Ribbon, Pearls.
This one is for a guy, hopefully it doesn't seem too feminine with the poinsettia's. I didn't have a holly branch punch so I improvised.
Recipe: CTMH PP-Evensong, CTMH CS-New England Ivy & Garden Green, CTMH Ink-Garnet, Cuttlebug Argyle EF, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Black Sharpie Marker, Red Rhinestones, Corner Rounder.
This one is for a couple, so I didn't want to make it too masculine or too feminine.
Recipe: CTMH PP-Aspen, CTMH CS-Outdoor Denim & Colonial White, CTMH Ink-Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim & Garnet, CTMH SS-Flurries, CTMH Colonial White Ricrac, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake EF, Corner Rounder, Foam Square.
I wanted to try and see if I could make a fuzzy-like top section. The results, well, let's just say I tried. I used Liquid Applique and heated it. It's not my favourite, but it will do.
Recipe: Same as above, except instead of Ricrac, I used Liquid Applique.
Enjoy your Christmas holidays!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Gifts

About a month ago, a friend of mine told me this sad, sad, story. She bought 3 sympathy cards from a store...{sniff} makes me cry just thinking of it, actually having to buy a card...and paid $24 for them. WHAT!!! Ouch. Well, I knew what I was going to give her for Christmas. She's a pastor's wife, so I tried to keep them fairly basic, a few Sympathy, and some Thinking of You cards. I hope she'll be surprised, (I made her 5 of each).

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I picked up a new Thomas Kincade stamp called Streams of Living Water, and used Labels Eight and Fancy Tags by Nestabilities. How did we ever make cards without Nestabilities???
Here's the inside.
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Spring Iris & Outdoor Denim, CTMH Ink-Spring Iris, Black & Lilac Mist, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, Instrinsic Backgrounds & Key To My Heart, Cornish Heritage Farms Stamp-Thomas Kincade Streams of Living Water, Nestabilities-Labels Eight & Fancy Tags, Foam Squares, Pearls.
This Sympathy card was inspired by Michelle. I loved the colour combo. There isn't much to say about it, just sweet and simple.
Inside. (I love the Sweet Flowers SS!)
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Twilight & Bamboo, CTMH Ink-Blush, Vineyard Berry, Garden Green, Olive, Tulip & Black, CTMH SS-Life Is So Good, Best Wishes, Sweet Flowers & Comforting Thoughts, Cuttlebug EF-Swiss Dots, Nestabilities Circles, Grosgrain Ribbon, Foam Squares.

This card was inspired by Rachel Brumley, she made hers for Techno Stamper Challenge, I loved the soft, Spring colours.
Recipe: CTMH Blush B&T Paper, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Parchment, CTMH Ink-Blush, Black, Tulip & Olive, CTMH SS-Best Wishes & Sweet Flowers, Nestabilities Scallop Oval, Cuttlebug Vintage EF, CTMH Satin Edge Colonial White Ribbon, Foam Squares & Pearls.
I hope you have a great Christmas & Happy New Year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Another Burnished Velvet Card

As promised, here's another Christmas card using the Burnished Velvet Technique (see Post 1 & Post 2).
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Here's where I tried to capture the shimmeryness of the Burnished Velvet Technique.
You may be interested in the piano music. I went to the thrift store and bought an old piano music with yellowed pages...brought it home and ripped, yes, you read right, I actually ripped the pages into pieces. It was difficult to do, not the technique of ripping, but the ripping pages apart, lol...after all, I play the piano.
After I got over the shock, I sponge daubed the edges of the torn pieces, and place the pieces randomly on the card front. I then trimmed all the edges, and finally sponged daubed around the card edges.
I then cut a piece of Sookwang double-sided tape smaller than the card so that it would look like a panel, attached it directly to the card front, I added my glitter, and then finished it off using a black Sharpie marker to outline my panel.
I really loved how it turned out!
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Ponderosa Pine & Tulip, CTMH Ink-Ponderosa Pine, Tulip & Chocolate, CTMH SS- Just For The Holidays, Cuttlebug DC-Vintage, Nestabilities DC-Scalloped Circle, Satin Ribbon, Sookwang Double-Sided Tape, Crystal Glitter Ritz Cool Highlights, Black Sharpie Marker, Pipe Cleaner, Piano Music.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

6 Christmas Cards

I have a treat for you today! I did my last Christmas card Gathering on Sunday....yippee. So I thought I'd share with you my samples.

All 6 card sizes: 4.25" x 5"

Here are the pieces of paper I gave the ladies.
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Spring Iris & Lilac Mist

Here's the first card I made up as a sample of what you could do with the pieces.
I used White Embossing Powder for the snowflakes. I've always loved this colour combination. I used Stickles to add a little sparkle to the angel.

The inside:
Recipe: CTMH Ink-Spring Iris, Lilac Mist and Black, CTMH SS-Gracious Greetings, Snow Flurries, Angel Sent and New Fallen Snow, White Embossing Powder, Nestabilities Circle & Scallop Circle DC, Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Punch, Foam Squares, Stickles.

Here's the second example I showed. Aren't they cute!?! One trick that I LOVE about Acrylic Stamps is that you can take a straight sentiment and curve it on the block, and that's what I did here.

Here's a close-up of the snowmen, I added Stickles to the snowflakes and buttons on them.

Recipe: CTMH Ink-Outdoor Denim, Black, Spring Iris & Lilac Mist, CTMH SS-Christmas Scripts, Winter Wonderland & Snow Flurries, Cuttlebug EF-Snowflakes, Foam Squares, Stickles.

Here's the third card I showed.

Recipe: CTMH Ink-Outdoor Denim, Spring Iris & Black, CTMH SS-The Beauty of Christmas & Holiday Trinkets, Cuttlebug EF-Snow Dots & Winter Jelly, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Rhinestones, Foam Squares.

Here's the second set of cards I showed. Thanks to Melanie L., I was inspired by the colour combination of the card she sent me!
Recipe: Heavenly Blue, Colonial White & Tulip.

Here's the first card I made. Nothing too fancy shmancy.
Recipe: CTMH Ink-Tulip, Black, Bamboo & Chocolate, CTMH SS-Shining Star, Say It In Style & Peace on Earth, Cuttlebug EF-Snowflakes, Rhinestones, Foam Squares.
Here's the second card I made.
I couldn't resist using Nestabilities Fleur De Lis DC.
Recipe: CTMH Ink-Bamboo, Chocolate, Black & Tulip, CTMH SS-Spot On Backgrounds, Snow Flurries, Peace On Earth & Snow Friends, Nestabilities DC-Fleur De Lis & Fancy Tags, Foam Squares
And last, but not least, Card #3.
Here's a shot showing the Stickles.
Inside. Again, I curved the sentiment, just to add a little variety.
Recipe: CTMH Ink-Tulip, Black, Heavenly Blue & Moonstruck, CTMH SS-Holiday Trinkets, Cuttlebug EF-Swiss Dots, Nestabilities DC-Scalloped Oval, Rhinestones, Foam Squares.
Hope you enjoyed the cards,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thomas Kincade Card

I can hardly contain!...two of my favourite things, together at last {sigh}---cards & Thomas Kincade!!

I took a Burnished Velvet Technique at my LSS (The Scrapbook Cottage...hi Sharon!) and one of the stamps we used was this Thomas Kincade winter scene--The Night Before Christmas--by Cornish Heritage Farms.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I knew I wouldn't be walking out that day without this stamp.

Some information on the Burnished Velvet Technique. (Source: Wikipedia)

(I tried quickly to see if there was a website/blog for these ladies just before I posted, but I didn't have any luck...if there is, feel free to let me know, thanks.)

The Burnished Velvet Technique was developed by two women in Vancouver, Canada, Deanna Pannell and Haroldine Wingfield.

The Burnished Velvet technique involves applying ultrafine glitter to one side of double sided sticky tape, then burnishing the glitter with the fingers. The burnishing brings out the glitter's natural sheen plus prevents colors from running together if two or more colors are used in a masking technique.

Here's a close-up of my card & the Burnished Velvet Technique:

It's a difficult technique to photograph, but IRL it's breath taking and will illict oh's & ah's. Later this week I plan to post another card using this technique, so check back.

Recipe: CTMH CS-Moonstruck, Dutch Blue & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Moonstruck, Cornish Heritage Farms SS-Thomas Kincade The Night Before Christmas, Sookwang Double Sided Tape, Crystal Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight, White Organdy Ribbon



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snowflake Cards

I used Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Pendant DC to make some snowflakes!!! It's really a square, but by using 2 DC's and turning one a quarter turn, it turns it into a snowflake. Just gorgeous, if I say so myself.

I have 2 cards to share with you today, so don't forget to scroll down and take a lookie at the other card.


Card Size: 5" x 5"

Here's a close-up of the shimmery-ness (yup, just made a new word) of the card.

Ignore the fold lines.....but this is how you would glue the 2 DC's together.

I used the Burnished Velvet Technique for the base of the card.
  • To summarize the Technique very quickly, you use Sookwang double-sided tape (it comes in rolls, and per sheet), and micro fine glitter, (like Crystal Glitter Ritz by In the Making Enterprises), place your tape where you want and cover with glitter, rub it all over, tap off the excess, and voila you have glittery card.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Outdoor Denim & White Daisy, Foam Squares, Blue Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon, Sookwang Tape, Crystal Glitter Ritz-Cool Highlight

Card 2

The DC comes with the option to leave the center of the pendant solid, or cut out. On the first card, I opted to cut it out, turn the center a quarter turn, and attach it to the top layer on my snowflake.

On the the second card, I did not cut it out, and it's still just as pretty. I also used pearls instead of rhinestones to dress it up.

Card Size: 5" x 7"

Here's a close-up of the detail on the 'flake.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Outdoor Denim & White Daisy, Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Pendant DC & Fancy Tags, Foam Squares, Pearls


Monday, December 07, 2009

Nestabilities Snowflake Using Fleur De Lis Pendant

Yikes, has it really been a month since I last posted?!? Did ya miss me, lol? Instead of sacrificing family, I sacrificed posting on my blog during this busy holiday season.

But I do have a great idea to share with you today. I got the idea after making some pumpkins which I posted HERE. But this time I used Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Pendant DC.

Size: 5" x 5"

Here's what the snowflake looks like from the top.

I used 8 DC's to make the snowflake. I folded 4 DC 's corner to corner, and 4 DC's down the middle. And then glued them together alternating them. Hmmm, I can explain better with a photo I think. Let me go get my camera.

I just happened to have 2 on my desk, but just remember in the final snowflake, I used the other DC that comes with this set and the center's are cut out. Which left me room to add a cute 'floating' snowflake in the middle. Let's take another look at it, shall we.

Oooooooooo, now I just need to add a ribbon and hang it on the tree.

Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Pendant DC, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Red Rhinestone.




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