Friday, January 29, 2010

Surfer Birthday Card

Today was my first day at my new job, so I was a bit tired. Earlier in the day I found out that we were going to celebrate a birthday at the office. I volunteered to do a card, so here is an attempt at a boy card, which is always so challenging! I used a new stamp from Pink Cat Studios that my lovely aunt sent me in the mail... along with some Copic markers, yay!! I used a surfer image because this co-worker is also going on vacation to a tropical location.

Here is my creation:
Here is a side view:
Here is the inside:

Close up of the layered scalloped Nesties:
As previously mentioned, I used a stamp from the Pink Cat Studios. Scalloped Nestabilities. Martha Stewart edger punch (presents). Cuttlebug dot embossing. I tore the waves myself and used an ink pad from Stampin' Up to add the darker blue. Ribbon from American Crafts. Fish brads were found at Michael's for a few cents. Happy birthday stamp on the the front and inside were also from Stampin' Up. The waves and the sun were miscellaneous items I just had lying around, probably from some old scrapbook kit. I will return and update this more thoroughly tomorrow, as I need to rest up for day number two! Goodnight all and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pretty In Pink Card

As a little girl, I've always shied away from pink, scared to fit into a cliche of what colors girls should like or wear. Now, I love all colors, including pink! My newest creation features an all pink card with a hanging Tilda for the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. I have recently signed on as a new Bank of America employee, and have made this card in dedication to the recruiter that has been extremely helpful. Usually I like to have some sort of sketch to guide my creative process, but this time, I decided to create my own design. This is also my very first Easel card, and I am really happy with the results.

Here is my creation:
Here is a close-up of Tilda:
Here is a view of the front:
Here is a view of the inside:

For this project, I used a Magnolia stamp, which can be found here, at the best Magnolia store in the states. I used Copic markers to color Tilda in. Clear and pink Dew Drops, Prima flowers, and Gold Stickles for decoration. The pink and clear bling is by Kaiserkrafts. The ribbon is from a shop I found during my travels to Hong Kong many years ago... guess I was destined to be a crafter! The heart ribbon was from a dollar store in Victoria, B.C. The sentiments and tags are by Stampin' Up (Curvy Verses, Circle of Friendship, and Cute & Curly). The hot pink DP is by Martha Stewart Ombre collection and the pink DP with white flowers is from S.E.I. Lovebirds collection. Well that covers it all I think... thanks so much for coming by!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's A New Year for New Cards!

It's a new year which means.... new cards!! I have been gone for a bit, working on various projects and trying to find employment, but I really just can't stay away from here for too long! I spent some time working on a card for the newest Midnight Madness Challenge #35 with the beloved Tilda. The Lili of the Valley Challenge #44 is to make a thank you card. This month over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites, they are having a challenge that features a framed card. Week one of Paper Play Challenges is to have something metal on/in your card. The Papertake Weekly Challenge is to have something new on/in your card. And last but not least, the Roses on Paper Challenge #28 is to color with your favorite mediums. First card of the year, hope I'm off to a good start. I have been getting inspired by the color orange for some strange reason. I think it's a color that I am slowly learning to like and appreciate.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my creation:
Here is a side view:
Here is the inside:
Here is a close up of the image:
I have used paper from DCWV Fall Indian Stack. It had the perfect orange and green tones I needed. Various Copic markers were used in coloring Tilda. Martha Stewart twine and dew drops from Robin's Nest were used in the front. The sunflower was something new that I acquired from a sweet family member who sent them to me from Hong Kong. Inside I used a few rhinestones from Kaiserkraft and assorted Prima flowers.

Hope you like this creation! More to come when I find more time. Thanks so much for stopping by!