Monday, July 29, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card - The Birthday Sketch Challenge from Moxie Fab World

When I saw the birthday sketch challenge from Moxie Fab World, I immediately think about making a masculine birthday card for this challenge - maybe it's because my husband's birthday is coming. Here is the challenge sketch:

And here is the card I made:

I used the inchies masked with the masking tape. Then, ran them through my Cuttlebug with dies from Papertrey Ink. Since the inchies are pretty thick, so the machine will not cut off the inchies, but just leave the impression from die. I peeled off part of the masking tape one at a time and brushed the Distress ink pads to color the inchies. Final step is to stamp Versamark ink pad all over the inches and clear embossed them. Finish the card with a clock face stamp and birthday greeting. 

Below is a closer look of the inches:

The inchies look pretty shining after clear embossed and they also created the dimension on the card. I learned this technique from Ellen Huston's blog and loved it very much.

Cardstocks: PTI (white)
Stamps: PTI (Hands of Time set), Simon Says Stamp (greeting)
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Memento, Versamark, Archival ink pad
Die: PTI (clock face & hands of time)
Others: inchies, clear embossing powder, masking tape

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy Birthday - ric#40 & CFC110 challenge

Here is the Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#40) which I loved the design of skirt very much - clean, simple, and fun.

I also found this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to use numbers on the card, so it gives me an idea to crate a birthday card. Here is the challenge:

And here is the birthday card I made:

I stamped the numbers (from Mama Elephant), arrows (from MTF), and hearts (from Simon Says Stamp) randomly on a piece of white cardstock. Then, cut the cardstock into a smaller piece as a gift box. I attached the gift box with foam dots on the white cardstock background. Then, I used a bow die with red cardstock to cut a bow and attached on top of the gift. Stamp the "happy birthday" greeting in red under the gift. Finish the card by using the corner rounder to round the corners of the card. 

Cardstocks: PTI (white), Stampin' Up (red)
Stamps: Mama Elephant, MTF, Simon Says Stamp, Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Memento (yellow), Archival Ink (black), Stampin' Up (red)
Die: Memory Box
Others: foam dots, corner rounder

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cross-Stamp-Stitching Card

When I saw Savannah O'Gwynn's two videos on Virtual Smooches about the technique for the Cross-Stamp-Stitching card, I was totally amazed and thought Savannah is really a creative stamping artist! Here are the links for these two awesome videos:

Since I was inspired by Savannah's Cross-Stamp-Stitching technique so much, I decided to make my own cross-stitching card. I also applied the layout for this week's Designer Drafts challenge on Paper Smooches Sparks. Here is the challenge:

And here is the cross-stamp-stitching card I made:

The sail boat cross-stitch pattern was found from internet for free. I used the little "x" stamp from the Needle Little Love set to stamp the sail boat. The wave was cut with border die on vellum and colored with blue Copic marker. I heat embossed white text of "waving hello" on the vellum and attached at the bottom of the card. Then, I stamped the little bird on the sail boat and colored with Copic markers. 

Due to the water theme of the card, I would like to attend the Addicted to CAS challenge as well. Here is the challenge:

Cardstocks: PTI (white), Stampin' Up (blue)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Needle Little Love set & Wicked Nauticool set)
Ink Pads: Memento, Versamark
Die: PTI
Others: Copic markers, white embossing powder, vellum

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