Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Single Layer Birthday


Hello, crafting friends! I'm sure all of you find single layer cards easy to make. There's so many things you can do on a single layer....die cut, emboss, stamp, water color, etc., and it will look great. I made this single layer card for this weeks Mod Squad Challenge.

On the front of my base card I embossed a pin point square. Next, I stamped my floral images with Versamark ink and embossed them with white EP. Finally I stamped my sentiment in black ink and embossd it with clear EP.  And that's it!

The products used in this project:

Card Stock:  SU Crumb Cake
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  GKD Made with Love STV Kit, GKD Wild Blossom
Dies: Spellbinders Triple Floral
Other:  Embossing powders

Thanks for visiting and stop by often.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

Mod Squad  - One Layer Birthday Challenge 5/18
 
 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cherry Blossom Birthday on Vellum


I made another card for the Just Us Girls challenge which required the use of vellum anywhere on the card. This is very similar to my previous card. I love the look of stamping or embossing on vellum. I think it gives a card a touch of elegance.

My first step was to cut a panel of vellum and stamp my cherry blossom branch in black ink and emboss it with clear EP.  I did the same with my sentiment. The dragonfly is a die cut which I adhered to the vellum.  

Next, I cut a panel of pink card stock to the same size as the vellum panel. The vellum was then adhered to the pink panel. I added a ribbon along the left edge. This was then adhered to my white card base with dimensionals and my card was complete.

Here are the products used:

Card Stock:  vellum, GKD Pure Luxury white, GKD Bubblegum Pink
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Deep Red Cherry Blossoms,  GKD Scripty Sayings
Dies:  IO Dragonflies
Other:  Ribbon, adhesive, dimensionals


Thanks for visiting!
Please stop by again for more card making. I love your comments so please feel free to
comment away.  Until next time, happy crafting!


This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

Just Us Girls  -  Trend Week Challenge #343
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #176  - AG
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #112 - AG
Aud Sentiments  -  Challenge #155  -  AG plus sentiment
TTCRD  -  Challenge 5/17-5/23  -  AG
Tuesday Throwdown  -  Challenge #294  - Embossing

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thinking of You on Vellum


Hello! It was hard for me to choose how to use vellum in this project. There are soooo  many possibilities. That was the challenge for this week at Just Us Girls Challenge Blog. Here's what I finally decided on....

I began by stamping the floral border in Versamark ink on clear vellum and then embossing it with white EP.  I did the same with my sentiment. The butterfly was stamped on a separate piece of vellum, embossed and then cut with a butterfly die.

I cut some green card stock the same size as the vellum panel and then adhered the two together on the left edge. I added a white ribbon down the side and attached the butterfly. This was then adhered to a white card base with dimensionals and my card was complete.

Here are the products used in this project:

Card Stock:  Vellum, GKD Grass Green, GKD Pure Luxury White
Ink:   Versamark
Stamps:  HC Sun Kissed Fleur Border & Corner, GKD All Occasion Tags, Hero Arts Antique Butterflies & Flowers            
Dies:  Sizzix Antique Butterflies & Flowers
Other:  White EP,  ribbon, adhesive, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed this post and get creative with vellum. Until next time, thank you for stopping by and remember to make it a great day!


This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

Just Us Girls  -  Trend Week Challenge #343
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #176 - AG
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #112 - AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #230-231 - AG
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #93 - AG
TTCRD -  Challenge 5/10 thru 5/16  - AG
Tuesday Throwdown  -  Challenge #293 - Thinking of You

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dahlia Birthday in Wisteria


Hello!  I made this birthday card today for someone that I call a friend but have never met. I would also call this person a co-worker because we worked for the same organization in the legislative arena. However, we worked and lived states apart and never had the opportunity to meet face to face. We became what I call "telephone friends" during those years and this has carried over into our retirement years. 

I had no idea how big this card would turn out when I finally completed it. It turned out to be 6 x 6 inches. I saw a photo on line that gave me an idea for what I wanted to do so I began with my focal panel. At first, I stamped my floral image (from PTI Delightful Dahlia stamp set) onto a square panel of GKD Pure Luxury white card stock with Versamark, embossed it with white EP and colored it with Copic markers. I was going to leave it as is but then decided to cut out the dahlia image. Having done that I then prepared another square panel of white card stock using a die from Memory Box Pinpoint Squares.  Before removing the panel from the die, I sponged SU Wisteria Wonder ink around the edges.  For my sentiment, I used a stamp from GKD Wild Blossom stamp set and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white card stock. Then it was die cut using a die from Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangles. The prepared focal panel, dahlia image, and sentiment strip were put aside so I could work on preparing my base card and layers.

The base was made using GKD Pure Luxury white card stock. It was layered with SU Wisteria Wonder card stock which was cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics A. Next, I added a layer of some patterned digital paper that I had in my stash. Finally, I adhered my focal panel to my card, popped on the dahlia image and sentiment strip with dimensionals and that completed my project.

Thanks for stopping by! I love and appreciate any comments so feel free to comment. And come back again for more card projects.

And remember to make it a great day!




 

Age is Merely a Number


Hi everyone! My brother retired at the beginning of this year. Over the years he  has traveled to many far away places such as Ireland, Italy, China, etc. So for his birthday, I decided to make a card representing some of his adventures.

I began with preparing my card base in GKD Blue Denim card stock. I then layered it with GKD Pure Luxury white card stock and, before removing the card stock from the die, I sponged around the edges with Memento Summer Sky ink. Next, I created a frame in silver card stock using a die from Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics A. I put this aside in order to work on my focal panel.

The globe was created in silver card stock using Impression Obsession's Globe Set die. The colored map portion of the globe was computer generated, sized and adhered to the globe to give it the realistic look. The filmstrip was made in black mirror card stock with a Marianne die.The photos in the film strip were computer generated and adhered to the film strip to represent some of the places my brother had traveled to.  The sentiment was personally composed and die cut with a Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangles die. The images and sentiment were then adhered to my prepared base card with dimensionals. My project was complete.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you enjoyed this post and will come back for more card making. 




 Entered into the following challenge:

Crafting with Butterflies  -Challenge #55 -  Masculine Card