Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birds and Buttons

The challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture Inspiration Challenge! As you can see, i took my inspiration from the whole picture...the blue of the dishes, green from the limes, yellow from the flowers and the lemons, brown from the fence, the silver birdcage....the design of the card actually came pretty easy. The buttons were one of those things that i added almost at the last minute, because it needed something extra. the buttons are my favorite part of the card! I was finally able to convince myself to actually USE my supplies instead of hoarding them! This was one of the things i told myself i would do in the new year! Glad i did!
Supplies used:

Stamps: Aviary, Petite PairsCardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: 3/4 circle punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Buttons, Soft Suede Patterned Paper, Lattice Embossing Folder, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shake the Present!

Here is my card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a Color Challenge!
Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, and Crumb Cake!

This one is a shaker card, and besides a few steps, was actually not very difficult!
Once you have your panels, ink up your stamp with either markers or you can ink up the whole stamp in one color and wipe off the "happy" part of it and use a marker to color that part, then once you have stamped it, you clean the stamp and ink up in Crumb Cake to do the more subtle words on the white. I texture embossed the Crumb Cake panel and punched out the scallops.
The Shaker portion was done by stamping the image on a scrap of white, then i punched a hole in the main panel and used the Shaker frames to hold a window sheet on the piece, i then glued it to the back of the main panel where the hole had been punched, i then layered a mat and scalloped circle over the top of that. Put it all together and you have a card!

Stamps: Patterned Party, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Cardstock & Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Silver Glass Glitter

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Fabric of My Heart

The Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week is to use fabric in your project, and i did just that! I recycled a Valentine candy box from last year, embossed some Cherry Cobbler cardstock, adhered it to the lid, then trimmed around the edges to get the heart. I then used a scrap strip of fabric stretched diagonally across the top, then tied a bow in the middle, and added an Antique Brad to the center. I then stamped the tag and punched out the pieces, then added some rhinestones to the tag, but they are hard to see in the picture.

This is a great idea to recycle candy boxes!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sketchy Love

This card was made using the sketch from this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

I really wanted this card to sparkle, so i used the super fun Red Glitter paper for the hearts, then added some rhinestones to each heart and the sentiment panel! can never have too much bling!
After i had put this together, i thought it would be really cute to have made the sentiment portion a tag with a cute bow of either ribbon or bakers twine...might have to make another one with that!
The sentiment and patterned paper are both retired but VERY easily substituted!

For this card I used:
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Real Red Patterned Paper
accessories: Heart to Heart punch, Cherry Cobbler PolkaDot Scalloped Ribbon, Rhinestones,