March 27, 2012

Celebrate–You Deserve It!

I managed to do the March SFYTT! Third one in a row! I can’t believe I remembered! Hubby got a promotion in Feb and it took me this long to make him a card, shame on me.

promotion celebrate SFYTT

I used Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper because it is so masculine. Hubby took one look at the card and said, “It’s very guy.” Yep, definitely not girlie. The sentiment panel is much more obvious and intense looking IRL. The EP is called Medieval Metals and is a mix of gold, silver and copper. You can’t see that it is metallic in the photo. Yeah, you can probably tell that the little words on the Kraft paper were not my original intention. I wasn’t sure if the EP would be OK for the tiny lettering. I decided it would be fine but I accidentally grabbed another colour of EP. Nuts! And it did NOT look good. Sad smile But I think it looks OK in the end. I inked the DP the embossing is on so the embossing would show up more.

The star is cut from DP glued to thin chipboard. Then I glittered the edges with black glitter. I figured glitter was OK because circus costumes are so sparkly. And it is black. I cut the bottom panel with a large scalloped punch because I thought it looked  like a curtain held back with cords or rope.


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Enjoy, Rebecca

WMS Say It Loud
Ink: Versamark, Vintage Photo Distress, chocolate-SU!
Paper: Graphic 45, black, kraft CS-SU!, chipboard-Ellen Hutson Craft-a-Board
Accessories: WRMK heart distresser, punch-EK Success, twine-Karen Foster, Medieval Metals EP-Sweet Stamps, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Sizzix star die

March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop–Lemon Aqua Inspiration Baby Card

PTI blog hop logo

lemon aqua PTI blog hop baby card2

Here is my card based on the inspiration photo below.

lemon aqua PTI blog hop insp pic

And a close up…

lemon aqua PTI blog hop baby card closeup (2)

This card is very similar to the one I designed as thank you cards for my shower but in different colours. I haven’t posted it yet because I am hoping to find a magazine looking for interactive cards so I can enter it. It uses much less paper so is ideal for making multiples; the front panel is only held on with the brad in the corner and the whole front panel swings upwards. The aqua is only one layer, not a card base. So 1/2 the amount of aqua cardstock is used compared to a normal card. I forgot about writing on the base, under the focal panel, when I embossed it. Oops! So I guess I will add a layer of copy weight paper when I write in it. My shower ones had unembossed bases so they were easy to write on.

A few details: The scallop at the top edge is the eyelet lace die, I just have it positioned so you can’t see the holes. The socks are made from felt, I just love the fuzzy socks my baby wears so I had to reproduce them as closely as possible for this card. The ribbon is seam binding dyed with Copic Blender Solution and Y21 reinker. If you enlarge the photo, you will see that the brad has tiny stars on it like the yellow shirt DP. The background was inked by swiping the pad across the edges to highlight the embossed pattern. Then I distressed it with Antique Linen ink.

And now for a photo I took a few days ago of my 3 month old Theodore aka Teddy Bear.

teddy march photo

This isn’t even edited! I need to warm it up some but otherwise I’m pretty happy with it SOOC (straight out of camera). Isn’t he adorable?!

teddy march photo2

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Enjoy, Rebecca

Mega Mixed Messages, Hanging Out-PTI
Ink: Colourbox chalk (2 browns), Memento cocoa, SU! banana, celery, PTI fresh snow, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress
Paper: All CS and DP PTI
Accessories: PTI dies: Hanging Out, Eyelet Lace, brad, yellow ‘tab’ ribbons-stash, Hug Snug Seam Binding, blue felt-Etsy, foam dots-Jody Morrow

Happy Anniversary Double Challenge Card

I made this card for my BFF whose anniversary is on April 1st. No, her marriage is not a joke (get it? April Fools Day? Hee Hee! Just kidding… She reads my blog…) I am going to enter this in the Lily Pad Cards Challenge to use flowers and for this week’s CPS sketch challenge.

larkspur PTI anniv card

Hey, did I tell you I am going to be a Guest Designer for Lily Pad Cards? Yeah! I coloured this with Copics then I made my own Perfect Pearls mist, both green and blue and spritzed them on the focal panel. I love how it looks! It was way too stark white before. Then I sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink. I added a panel to the sketch and mirror imaged it but I stayed surprisingly close for me! What do you think?


I used up the extra mist on the doily which I pleated to make it fit better. It looks so nice and shimmery IRL! I used my heat gun to melt and distress the ribbon a bit. It looks very shabby! I used my Copics to colour the blue pearls; the green ones are straight from Kaisercraft.

Enjoy, Rebecca

PTI Year Of Flowers: Larkspur, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Memento black, not quite navy-SU!, Antique Linen Distress
Paper: Wisteria-Basic Grey, kraft, NQN-SU!, white-XPress It, doily-Wilton
Accessories: WRMK corner chomper, Perfect Pearls Pearl colour, bashful blue, mellow moss reinkers-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, sheer blue ribbon-SU!, pearls-Kaisercraft and Dollarama, thread-Mettler, flower-Michaels, pinking shears-unknown, Copics G24, YG61,67, B32,41,45, BV00