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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Birthday Purse Card

Good morning! I'd like to share this card I made for my sister-in-law's recent birthday. I was inspired to make this after viewing Melanie Muenchinger's (of StampTV) video tutorial on creating a purse card. 

Instead of listing details of how to create this card, I am providing a link to------> Melanie's video.

Here is a list of products used:

Card Stock:    GKD Black Onyx, Gold (unknown )
Ink:    Versamark
Stamps:    GKD Triple Play Fillers Stamp Set
Embossing folder:  Goosebumps A2 Whimsy
Other:    Gold EP, adhesive, scissors, heat gun

Hope you give this project a try.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Barrel of Get Well Wishes

Hello everyone! Today's card is for a friend and former co-worker who recently underwent knee surgery. He and his wife raise and show St. Bernards. So, with that in mind, I made this card for him.

I began with creating my focal panel. I found a digital stamp on line of a St. Bernard puppy with the infamous keg around his neck. I got an idea and ran with it. 

I printed out the digital stamp of the St Bernard puppy on GKD Pure Luxury White and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Next, I die cut this panel with a die from Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares. I printed out the stamp one more time, colored the keg, cut it out and popped it onto the stamped image just to give it dimension. Then I die cut another panel in SU Crumb Cake using the next larger die from the same stitched squares die set. These 2 panels were adhered together.

The card base was created using GKD Soft Sand card stock. I layered it with GKD Warm Cocoa card stock which was cut with a die from Spellbinders 6X6 Matting Basics B. Finally, I used dimensionals to attach my focal panel to my prepared card base. The sentiment was personally composed and computer generated and then cut with a die from Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges and popped onto the card. That completed my project.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #184  -  AG 
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #120 - AG
Creative Moments  -  Anything Goes
Great Impressions - July Challenge - AG
Scrapy Land  -   Challenge #45 - AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Jul 13 Challenge - Animals
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jul 12-18  -  AG
Word Art Wednesday  - Challenge #238-239  -  AG