It's about to be that time of year again. My other SIL is about to celebrate her anniversary and I need to make her a card. So...I'll post the card I made for her last year. (I know, blogging hasn't been a priority lately, but hoping to change that.)
Back to the card....
It's been a year since I made this card, so I'll try to remember what I did. I know I used SU leaf stamp and coordinating Sizzix die, woodgrain embossing folder and a piece of burlap. The background was created from leftover Distress Ink on my craft surface. I just used paper to mop up the ink and then sprayed it with gold Glimmer Mist.
I wish I could pick up the sparkle, but at least you can see the texture.
I'm finally an aunt!! My brand new niece was born 9/13 and I wanted to make an extra special card just for her. I found inspiration in "100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards" by Kimber McGray. I used the New Arrival cartridge for the image cuts. I inked edges and used the Wink of Stella clear pen (love this!!) to add some sparkle. (Unfortunately, this didn't show up in the photo.)
For the inside: This is the real WOW factor. Each image is inked and stickled and suspended from the pop out with invisible thread.
patterned paper-stars (Martha Stewart Modern Festive), blue stripe (3 Bugs in a Rug)
cardstock-pink (Blush, Colonial White and Buttercup from CTMH), white (Office Max, 110lb.)
I saw that Practical Scrappers was looking for several types of layouts and one call was for layouts featuring the color brown. I immediately thought of Kenna wearing her fairy costume! I'm really trying to improve my picture taking skills. This is so much richer IRL. It's a pretty simple layout, but I cut the kraft cardstock out 3 times for the flourish to imitate chipboard and to give it more dimension.
Cricut Die-cuts: autumn-Stretch Your Imagination; fairy-Gypsy font (welded); flourish-? (can't find it); leaves-Gypsy Wanderings, Doodlecharms, Stretch Your Imagination
Background paper: DCWV-The Fall Stack
Bling Flourish: clearance from Michaels
Kraft cardstock--sprayed with Maya Mist-Bronze Metallic
The butterfly paper is DCWV? cut using Elegant Edges cart-butterfly frame and stretched on my Gypsy to get the size I wanted. I used Cuttlebug-Distressed Stripes on a strip of pink metallic paper all mounted on DCWV black cardstock background. The guitar is cut using the Rock Princess cart and the bling is a DCWV adhesive gems sticker word. I matted the pictures with pink metallic (big) and lt. blue cardstock (2 smaller).
What I really want to highlight about this page is the paper saving, or as I call it --too lazy to get another sheet of paper. haha
The photo on the right is showing what's missing. The photo on the left is showing how my patterned paper ended up on the finished layout. This is where I cut my guitar pieces! Then I just covered it up with my patterned paper and no one is the wiser! Except you blog readers!
So call it frugal scrapping or laziness, but use your paper wisely and you too can be wise in the way of paper saving, or just creatively lazy :)
My friend Joanne just jumped on the blog wagon!! She's challenging herself to really use her Cricut carts, but a side challenge-using her scraps up and other paper scrapping supplies. Way to go, Joanne! You've inspired me! Check out her blog: http://stilespowerscrapping.blogspot.com/
I used 3 SU background stamps and a CTMH flower stem stamp on the title. I cut the title with my Cricut-and welded it with my Gypsy. Then I inked each letter with TH Distress Ink-Milled Lavender, stamped the design with versamark, and covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. Once it cooled, I covered each letter with TH Distress Ink-Dusty Concord. Alot of trouble for a title, but I love the emboss resist technique.
I finally used my Doodlebug glitter paper and gems that I've been holding on to for years! My Cricut cuts are the scalloped circle border from Elegant Edges and the title from Mickey Font. I also got to use my newest MS punch--I don't know what's its called but I love this vine. My favorite SU corner punch accented the photos.
I just can't manage to get a good photo of my scrapbook pages. IRL, the purples are much richer and there is lots of bling! Thanks for looking! Now go to the link above to see the other challenge layouts!!
I'm back! Another challenge--this time "Something Lovey". This was actually difficult for me. I had NO idea what I was going to use. Then I found some pictures I had printed and hadn't been scrapped. What better way to enter a "lovey" challenge than to scrap pictures taken at Boldt Castle on Heart Island!! It's a beautiful place and if you're ever in Alexandria Bay, NY, then please take a boat tour or taxi and visit. It's a true love story and a beautiful location. Hey, I should know. I worked there for 3 summers and hoped to get married there one day. (check that one off the list, lol!)
Back to businees--the cartridges I used:
Hearts--Gypsy Wanderings, hiding the highlight. The one on the left I took off the proportion link and stretched to get as big as would fit in approx. 6 in wide and not be too tall for the page.
Boldt Castle--Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons, with a shadow.
Heart Island--Gypsy Font, welded using my gypsy.
Let's take a closer look. I'm still working on how to take a good picture of a 2 page layout.
Base cardstock is DCWV. I have so much of this! I'm trying to use it as much as possible because I don't like it. The textured surface really makes it difficult to get things to stick. The patterned paper is from CM. Have I ever mentioned before just how much scrapbooking stuff I have?? Let's put it this way, I would never have to buy another thing again and still have plenty for my grandkids to leave their wills. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the choices I have and wind up not getting anything accomplished.
Anyway, this was fun. Glad to be scrapping again! Maybe I'll even do another layout before the next challenge is announced!!