Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July Card Lottery

This is my entry into the Stamper's Corner July Card lottery. The theme is Black & White & One Bright.

My bright is a rose from I Brake For Stamps, done in Candy Apple Radiant Pearls direct to rubber.

Background is a butterfly wheel from Stampin Up.

The winner of the lottery gets all the cards entered in the lottery and gets to choose the next theme. Hope it's me.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Scallopped Mingle

Stamper's Corner has "mingles" every month. A theme is posted, then you make a card based on that theme and upload it to the photo gallery on the list.

Then the hostess of the mingle sends you a name of one of the other people in the mingle and you send your card to them.

This is the card I'm putting in the Something Scalloped Mingle.

The base cs and bottom layers are Pretty In Pink. Image and sentiment from My Favorite Things are stamped on watercolor paper. I got to try out my new watercolor crayons to color it in.

The scalloped layers were cut with the Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July Birthday cards

I had this idea in my head for a while. I like the poem "When I am Old" by Jenny Joseph, which is all about aging flamboyantly. I thought it would make a nice birthday card.

So I copied the first two lines of that poem into MS Publisher and chose a font from Stampin Up's Write Me A Memory Volume 1. I printed it out on a scrapbooking paper from my stash and cut the oval with my Coluzzle.

The dress and hat are from I Brake For Stamp's fashion plate. Both are stamped on scrapbooking paper and cut out.

The background is done in the Shimmering Silk technique from Technique Junkies.

I did two versions of this. One was on the Perfect Plum and Pale Plum you see here. The other was on Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal. Both turned out great.

July Just One

For the Technique Junkies July Just One swap, I used 2 techniques instead of one. The light green patterned layer is done with the Fabrilayers technique using a piece of quilting fabric from a fat quarter bundle in my stash.

The focal layer is done in the newsprint reveal technique. I used E-Sword (a great FREE bible software I heartily recommend) to cut and paste the 23rd Psalm into MS Publisher. I changed the font to an Old English font I liked.

The stamp is from I Brake for Stamps.

Colors are Glorious Green and Handsome Hunter.

COTM For July

This month's theme was 2 different patterned papers. I used two from a book by Hot Off The Press. The layout is from the Stamper's Corner weekly sketch challenge 185.

Colors are More Mustard and So Saffron. The stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and is done with Radiant Pearls direct to rubber, then embossed with clear embossing powder.

The scallopped "ribbon" is done with a Spellbinders Borderabilities die. I love that I can use other company's dies in my Sizzix.

The "friend" in the circle is from Stampin Up's Noteworthy set.