Monday, March 26, 2012

A Card for the Jinger Adams Design Team Call

This is exciting! I am a Jinger Adams fan and I love having the opportunity to try out for her very first Design Team. I met Jinger a little over a year ago at a Cricut Circle event and she is as sweet in person as she has always seemed to me on TV. I can't wait to see what Jinger has in store for us in her brand new craft line AND in her upcoming shoe line! Click here to check out what Jinger and Theresa, The Scrapbooking Queen are looking for in picking this team.

I'd like to share with you how I made this card 'from the ground up'!

The shoe is made from a black outline shoe sticker which I placed on glittered adhesive white cardstock. Then I colored it in with Copic markers. Here's how I did it.

I started with Soonwang adhesive on matte white cardstock. After peeling off the cover, I put a very generous amount of microfine glitter on the adhesive cardstock and tapped off the excess. I used a plastic container which makes this microfine glitter easy to store and avoids extra clean up.

Next, I burnished (a fancy word for rub) the glitter into the adhesive using the Soonwang waxy cover sheet.

Now that the glitter cardstock is complete, it's time to remove the black outline sticker very carefully from the sticker sheet. I used my fingertip to hold onto the sticker before placing it gently and carefully down onto the glitter cardstock.

Then I placed the Soonwang waxy cover on top of the sticker and burnished again using the end of a Copic marker.

The shoe was now ready to color with Copic markers. I chose the colors based on the card concept and color/type of cardstock that I was going to use for my card. Even after I picked out the Copic markers I was going to use, I was still unsure how I wanted to color in my shoe. So, I did a rough sketch of the shoe and played with coloring to see how the shoe would look- I didn't want to mess up my shoe that I had worked so hard to create!

Now that the shoe was finished, I cut it out and gathered all the cardstock, ribbon and embellishments to make the card.

And here again is the final product! Isn't that shoe just gorgeous?!

This A2 card was made using:
DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack
Elizabeth Craft Designs sticker
Sookwang adhesive on matte white cardstock
Crystal Glitter Ritz transparent microfine glitter with warm highlight
Martha Stewart edge punch
Copic markers
American Crafts blue button
white ribbon
pink twine
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares
glue dots

I have shared this card on my Pinterest gallery and the Two Peas in a Bucket gallery.

I'd like to thank you for stopping by to see my card. A special thank you goes out to Jinger Adams and Theresa, The Scrapbooking Queen for coming by to evaluate my work and many thanks for their kind consideration of me as a possible member of the Design Team. I would love the opportunity to be a part of the fun!

Now go have yourself a very happy crafting day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Thank You Card for Peachy Keen Challenge 10

The challenge this week from the Peachy Keen Challenge blog is Just Cards-Faux Stitching. I just recently bought this darling stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps and could not wait to use it! The challenge is simple -make a card and include faux stitching. The fun part of making this card was coloring the stamp with Copic markers! I stamped the image twice and cut out the biggest flower so I could layer it over the first stamped image using a pop dot to give the flower dimension. And, of course, I put faux stitching around the border of the yellow cardstock shape!

This A2 card was made using:
Kraft cardstock base
Teresa Collins patterned paper
Peachy Keen Stamps-Natalee (PK-210)
Cricut Imagine Hopscotch cartridge - yellow cardstock
Cricut Imagine shape stock image
EK Success Abstract Flower edge punch
Stamps of Life sentiment
Copic markers
Spica pens
Craft Essentials black ribbon

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! Have a happy crafting day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Feeling Pink Today

Feeling kind of pink today so why not go all in! Pink and more pink...

This card is being entered into the first Action Wooble Challenge over at the Scrapbooking Queen's blog. Behind the pink poodle is an Action Wooble that allows this little cutie to move and shake! Love it!

For this A2 card, I used:
Action Wooble
Cricut Create A Critter cartridge
Martha Stewart edge punch
pink tulle
DCWV cardstock
Hero Arts stamp - sentiment

Thanks for taking a look and have a happy crafting day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An Easter Card for Peachy Keen Challenge #07- Sketch

I just have to say I love Peachy Keen stamps! They are photopolymer stamps (the only kind I buy now) and because of this they stamp beautifully and will last forever. And maybe better than that, they are CUTE! For this card, I followed the sketch for the Peachy Challenge #07. I stamped the PK image on patterned and yellow cardstock three times, cut them out and layered them to give this darling flower dimension. Usually I just stamp images on white cardstock and color them with Copic markers. This was a fun way to use this flower stamp that I hadn't done before.

This 5x7 card was made using:
Peachy Keen Stamps - large fun flower Ginger
DCWV Flower Shower stack
pink tulle
corner rounder
white jelly roll pen
sentiment stamp (manufacturer unknown)

This was a really fun card to make and it has turned out to be one of my favorites. It is cheery to me and I hope it gives you a little bit of cheer too!

I appreciate you stopping by! Have a happy crafting day!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Throwback Thursday Cricut-less Challenge

It's been a long time since I've participated in a Throwback Thursday Challenge at Emma's My Creative Time blog! I love checking out Emma's blog - she's really talented! This challenge is Cricut-less - no die cutting machines. I like doing that every now and again. So I pulled out a few punches, paper from the scrap bin and a stamp and got to work.

This simple A2 card was made using:
EK Success border punch - braid
EK Success punch - journal plate
Hero Arts sentiment stamp
Cuttlebug embossing folder -textile
cardstock scraps

Thanks for taking a look. Have a happy crafting day!

A Card for Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge #54

This card is entered into the Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge #54! The challenge is to include fabric, feathers and/or flowers and at least one die cut into your project. If you haven't checked out this challenge blog be sure you do! It is filled with inspiration for card making and scrapbooking. They also have a cartridge spotlight where they highlight a specific cartridge and show lots of projects they have made with it. Makes me want to pull out some of those carts I haven't used in awhile.

This card was made using:
Cricut Straight from the Nest cartridge - flowers
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Fiskar's grass border punch
Cricut Imagine Hopscotch cartridge - cloud cardstock
I Rock
Hero Arts sentiment stamp
Cuttlebug embossing folder
DCWV cardstock

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy crafting day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leap Year Birthday Card

A family friend has her birthday on February 29th. She is turning 40 - or is it 10?! How fun! This card celebrates this "leap" year birthday.

The recipe for this card includes:
Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge-frog
Cricut Imagine Enjoy the Seasons Cartridge-cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Hero Arts stamp
Action Wooble

I used the Cricut Imagine to create this card.

Have a happy crafting day!