Archives for March 2011

Cherry Blossom Card for Mother’s Day

I rediscovered River Rock today. I used to like it. I was happy when it came back in the color renovation. Then, I totally forgot about it. Tonight, I broke it out and mixed it with Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink.

This card uses the aforementioned River Rock textured card stock as the base. The stamp is from the Hostess Level 1 Slice of Life (from the Occasions Mini Catalog). I stamped it in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock. I colored in the flowers with Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose Markers. The branches are traced with River Rock Marker.

For the vase, I stamped the image again on scrap paper and colored it in with Baja Breeze, then cut it out and attached it to the card with stampin dimensionals. On each flower, I used Crystal Effects to make them pop.

The sentiment is from Messages for Mom, stamped in Regal Rose ink. The main image layer is paper pierced and matted with Pretty in Pink card stock.

The chocolate chip layer was embossed with the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. The ribbon is Baja Breeze Seam Binding, which I scrunched using this technique. To play off the pink flowers in the card, I added some of flowers from the Sweet Hello Simply Sent Kit.

Wish Big Birthday Card for Guys

I am not particularly fond of making masculine cards, usually because I find them boring and plain. Men don’t like glitter or rhinestones or ribbon–things I use almost every time I make a card. For this project, I started out by picking colors most guys like, then layered the card stock in a striped pattern, reminiscent of a man’s sweater. The strips are Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise on a Crumb Cake base.

The stamps are from Bring on the Cake. I stamped the “Wish Big” in chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with scissors. Then, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” in Temping Turquoise ink on Very Vanilla, swiping the edges in So Saffron ink. I attached the hand to the card stock with a stampin dimensional and colored in the words with Tangerine Tango marker.

I matted the Very Vanilla onto Tangerine Tango card stock after paper piercing. Along the bottom edge, I added Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim. Now, I’ll admit, it’s not very manly, but I had to put my own personal touch on the card somewhere!

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