Saturday, June 27, 2009

June Twice Is Nice # 2

In order to do my Twice is Nice cards for June, I had to borrow fruit stamps from friends.

This card uses Stampin Up's retired Gorgeous Grapevine stamp set. It's a two step stamp set.

The base grapes were stamped on Natural White cs with Radiant Pearls applied direct to rubber as were the base leaves.

The 2nd stamp for the highlights was stamped with Eggplant Envy for the grapes and Forest Foliage for the leaves.

I then masked over them and stamped the Antique Cracking bg stamp with Going Grey.

Since I had smudged the edges somewhat handling them with Radiant Pearls still on my fingers and the cosmetic sponge still had useable RP on it, I sponged all around it.

I chose Lovely Lilac for my base card and went to my trusty SU color wheel to choose the mat color from the wheels suggested coordinating colors. I chose Old Olive. Hope my partner likes it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby Shower Present

We had a baby shower for one of our Interior Designers the other day. I wanted to do something unique in wrapping her present.

I took a 1 liter soda bottle (but this will work with any soda bottle, just match it to the size of your gift), removed the label and cleaned off the serial number stuff that was stamped on the bottle with rubbing alcohol.

Then I cut a slit in the side with an X-acto knife (top to bottom) and a horizontal slit at the top and bottom of the slit. Then I slipped a sleep and play suit into the bottle.

Next I cut a piece of 12x12 scrapbooking paper down to fit the label of the bottle and wrapped it around the bottle, covering the slit and securing with double stick tape.

The top layer is cut from a piece of 12x12 blue vellum and punched with a corner punch that I took the "wings" out of. I stamped some baby feet from I Brake For Stamps on the vellum and wrapped that on top of the scrapbook paper.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

June Birthday Double Bugging

This is the card I made for my June birthday cards. I used the Double Bugging technique from the most recent Technique Junkies Newsletter.

This technique uses the Cuttlebug embossing folders. I used the argyle and happy birthday folders. The inks are Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue as are the cardstock.

The rose is from I Brake For Stamps and is stamped on some blue vellum. Colored with markers.

Pyramid Technique

I sent this card for my June Just One swap on the Technique Junkies list.

It uses the pyramid technique from the most recent Technique Junkies Newsletter.

The stamp is a stained glass stamp that was part of a set from I Brake For Stamps.

I did a little bit of coloring to highlight one of the flowers with colored pencils.

Twice Is Nice #1 for June

This card is done with the Depth of Field technique found in the most recent Technique Junkies newsletter.

The fruit stamp is from Stampin Up's Sun Ripened set.

The sentiment is a freebie that was included in an order I got from I Brake For Stamps.

To choose the color theme I used my trusty color wheel from Stampin Up and chose the Ruby Red/Cameo Coral dynamic duo recommended on the wheel.

Simple Masculine Card

The theme for the Stamper's Corner Card of the Month was "Masculine".

I think masculine cards just scream for simplicity, so I went simple.

I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the base and this really neat cork adhesive paper I found at Michaels.

The golfer is part of the Father's Day sheet from I Brake For Stamps. The saying is also from IBFS from a stash of 100 stamps I won in their giveaway contest.