Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Card for my brother-in-law's birthday

Here is a card for my brother-in-law for his birthday. I used some photo card paper for the top layer. I used my decorative edge scissors to add a decorative edge to my layer. I stamped it with some stamps from inkadinkadoo using embossing ink. I then put some clear embossing powder over that. I heat embossed. Then I inked the entire area with Adirondack alcohol inks in denim and bottle. I sanded the tops of my stamped images to make them show up better and then rubbed some rubbing alcohol over the whole area. I adhered the top layer to the card base and attached some 1/8" eyelets to the corners. I used a tim holtz fragment and stamped my greeting on the front. I then turned it over and painted some glossy apple barrel paint in pinwheel blue all over the back. I attached the fragment with some jewel effects embroidery floss to my card.

Card for my sister's birthday

Here is a card I made for my sister's birthday. I designed the card in the cricut design studio. I also designed the lighter blue top layer there too. I embossed the top layer with the cuttlebug swirls folder in my pasta machine. I used a flower stamp I purchased for a dollar at Michael's. I colored in the leaves with a green colored pencil and then colored over the top of the green with a Sakura clear stardust gelly roll pen. I added some heat and stick gems in the middle of the flowers. The flower stamps are on a white sheet of paper with a frame mounted over the top that I cut from the wild card cartridge. I added a ribbon on the card and called it good :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card 2009

Here is my Christmas card for this year. I used a poinsettia svg file that I got from for free. She has a lot of beautiful files there. She invests a lot of time into her cut files. Check out my youtube video:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Second pretty flower card designed in Inkscape

Here is my second design. The card turned out pretty plain, but I think that's okay. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :) Boy, that Martha Stewart fine glitter is pretty, but I wouldn't suggest using it on a static filled day! That was fun cleaning up 8) Check out my youtube video:

Pretty flower card designed in Inkscape

Here is a card I designed in Inkscape. When you select the polygon/star tool, you can make all kinds of fantastic designs by manipulating the nodes and the settings. I had a lot of fun while designing this card. My inspiration was cuttingtimes youtube video called: The Star Shape and Stroke Used to Create Designs. She has awesome videos and has a very cool blog. The address is: She has some excellent tutorials for Inkscape.
Here is my youtube video: