Monday, May 9, 2011

Graduation Cards

Hey Friends!

Just quickly dropping off some graduation cards I made for a customer. This is the fastest I have EVER created cards! Could it be I am starting to find my Card Mojo? It impressed me! They are not terribly fussy...but simple and hopefully elegant. 

 First Card:

 Second Card:

The Recipe
  1. For both cards I used patterned paper from the DCWV High School Stack.
  2. For the first card (Silver and black) I stamped the outside and inside sentiments with VersaMark ink and embossed with Glitter Finish Silver and Opaque Finish Charcoal Zing! Embossing Powders. I also stamped and embossed the graduation cap and "handmade" stamp on back the same way.
  3. For the second card (multicolored) I adhered graduation vellum sticker sentiments to coordinating solid card stock that I cut and embossed with a rectangle spellbinders die. I stamped the diploma on the front of the card with VersaMark and embossed with Opaque Finish Charcoal Zing! embossing powder.
  4. Both cards were inked with Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink as I thought appropriate. 
That's it! Quick, easy and pretty! I think I may be getting the hang of card making! LOL Let me not say that too loud! LOL 

Thanks for Looking,

Mother's Day Card

Hey Friends!

Here is a Mother's Day Card my made for a customer. My customer's Mother likes roses and butterflies, so this is what I came up with. 

The Front:
The Inside:

The Recipe

  1. Yikes! I can't recall the name of the patterned paper right now. The roses are by Recollections and I sprayed them with pearl Glimmer Mist so it has a shimmer. 
  2. I cut the mat for the sentiments from the Spellbinders Label 6 dies.
  3. I added cream lace that I also sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist and added flat back pearls. I also punched a tiny butterfly from a punch and added pearls to it.
  4. Everything is inked with Cats Eyes Inks by ColorBox.
Believe it or not but it took me a LONG time to figure out how I wanted to design this card! But I LOVE how it came out! And my Customer did too! 

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring ATC Swap at Crop Chocolate

Hey Friends and Crafters!

I hope all you Mothers out there had a WONDERFUL MOTHER'S DAY!

I know I have not posted in a HOT Minute but I have been busy crafting...I just need to catch up on posting!

I participated in an ATC swap hosted by the FAB JeepMama(Paula) over at Crop Chocolate. It is a FAB One Deal at a Time Website with AWESOME Scrappy stuff so Check it out!

Moving along, the theme was SPRING, so I created these cute and bright...kinda whimsical ATCs to depict spring.

Some close ups

The Recipe

  1. First I embossed the Cuttlebug Bloom Dots and the Flowers folder from the "with Love" folder borders set and the Spellbinders Impressabilities: Tulips onto manila card stock.
  2. Using the Spellbinders embossing plate as a stencil, I painted the tulips and stems with various colors of acrylic paint. For the Cuttlebug embossing because the impressions are deeper, I could easily paint the flowers with various colors of acrylic paints.
  3. I finished off these ATCs by adding bling, buttons, Bees, pearls, trim and stickles to jazz it up. I also added grass some of the ATCs as well.
The result is a set of fun, bright, whimsical SPRING ATCS! I LOVE how they came out! I need to make a set for my own collection!

Thanks for looking! 
Hugs, V