Friday 15 October 2010

This is probably the last card I will have time to make before party time tomorrow night.
Tim Holtz's Heart Wings die was used to cut Core'dinations cardstock (Vintage and Black Magic), the Phrase is from a Sizzlit Die, and the background is a distressed page from an old music book (rescued from recycling).
I've only had time to make 3, but I'll revisit this design again. I think it would be perfect for a teenage or pre teen girl.
I have been very busy over the last 36 hours. Not only did I make another 4 of the bird cards but I have also produced 3 new designs for the Think Pink evening tomorrow - 5 of the dress, 6 of the bath and 6 of the cupcake.
(1)The Dress and accessories are cut from fabric adhered to card using a sizzix original die.
(2)The background of the "Bath Card" was printed from the computer using word. The bath was cut from glossy photo paper adhered to foam board. The legs and rim of the bath were cut from a piece of black shiny card. The bubbles were cut from acetate which was coloured with watermelon and gold alcohol inks. The girl was cut from a sizzlit die.
(3)The cupcake was stamped in black archival ink and water coloured using derwent pencils. The sprinkles were coloured with gel pens. I am intending to colour the markings on the candle, but I need to duck into AVA to buy a light pink acrylic or gel pen.

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Today's card for Think Pink. The Sizzix bird was cut from pink "sand paper" - it's actually glitter paper. I picked up 3 12x12 sheets of this at Spotlight while on holiday in Australia (wish I'd got more now). Perfect for jazzing up this cute little bird which Lena was good enough to lend me. You can't see very well from the photo but the eye is a little black crystal - I picked up these in Australia too.
I was going to put a birthday sentiment but I decided to leave it neutral. I think it's festive enough even to be used as a Christmas card.
So far I've only made 4. I need to look for some more background paper now - the hearts sheet was my last one in this colour I think.
Today's card for THINK PINK - well yesterday's actually. The papers are from Basic Grey Sugared Collection. The Scalloped "Flower" was stamped with a Crafty Individuals stamp and cut using a Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle. The centre was stamped with a stamp from the Kaiser Scrapbook Circles. The Apple is a Sizzix Small Die (original not sizzlit). It's cut from foam board. I used Tombow markers to colour the stem and leaf. The abc were cut using the Go Slim alphabet. The Inspire stamp is from the Basic Grey Inspire me stamp set.
I made 10 of these but I wasn't happy with one of them so I'll probably keep that one.
It's very similar to the ones I made for my friend and sister-in-law who are both teachers. I think it's perfect for a teacher - perhaps an end of year thank you. It thought it might also be good for a graduation.

Sunday 10 October 2010

This is another card I have designed for the Think Pink evening next week. I decided to use up some of the DL cards I had in my stash. I hardly ever use these - I prefer the 5x7" or the square cards, but I realized that I'm running out of those, so I had better start using the DL instead.
The flower die is a Sizzix Original - Elegant Bloom, which was overstamped with a Crafty Individuals stamp. The background was made up of 1 " tiles of patterned paper. The sentiment was printed on the computer using the papyrus font (the letters were double spaced) and the edges were distressed. I then added 2 little jewels for some bling.

Friday 8 October 2010

Another 10 cards finished last night/today. The inside reads "Thinking of You", printed by computer.
The papers are from the Sweet Nothings Collection from Papermania. The telephone was cut using the Sizzix Bigz die Telephone #2. The paisley, hearts and flowers were Cuttlebug dies. The "hi" was cut using the Go Slim alphabet from Sizzix. The telephone was attached to foam board and the letters were attached to chipboards to give them dimension. I was surprised but the cuttlebug cut through the foam board as well.
I think I need a rest, not sure if I can do any more tonight.

Thursday 7 October 2010

The Easel Card for the Think Pink Evening. Thought I had better take a photo before they all get packaged up. There were 3 different colour themes used for the 10 cards, all with some pink in them of course - just using what was in my stash. This one was probably my favourite, but I am glad they're finished.
I have to thank Jaine for the use of her Cricket to cut out the phrases - it would have taken me an eternity cutting and pasting letter by letter. A handy tool - I'm thinking of asking santa for one !
Our local Think Pink evening is now less than 2 weeks away and I've only made 18 cards so far - and only 2 designs. Ten easel cards were possibly a mistake - far too much work, and boy was I ever sick of them by the time I had finished. Any way they are done now - phew.
This card was a lot more fun to make. I do love these Basic Grey sultry papers. An EF gold acrylic pen was used to dot the bow and outline the lid. Other than that it's almost identical to the card I made for Charlotte at the beginning of the year. Because I'm so pushed for time I thought I had better revisit some of my earlier designs. I've made 8 of these.
Umm what shall I do tonight.