Friday, February 27, 2009

"It's In The Glass" Card

This was fairly simple and a fun project. It could be used for a party invite, St. Pat's card, game nite, birthday or many other events.
I took a white card folded and cut a glass from it. Then used the left left over piece to make liquid for inside the glass ( move it in slightly to make your color smaller. I used Clover Meadow ( you could use pinks, reds or whatever you chose).
I lightly sanded down the sides to give a slight look of liquid in the glass, added random liquid glass and then heated to puff for foam, add a lot or a little. I also did a few dots down the glass for bubbles or drips.
Depending size you chose you can add a gift card or pack of Koolaid for a child. Can also stamp a greeting inside.
Change your colors or add colors for game night.
Could certainly use prisma, stickles, glitter or other around the side for more of a glass or sparkle look. Add a mock straw or a piece of fruit.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Courage / Horse Card

I have two different swaps due for March, one to be green cards but not St. Pat's theme, and the other swap green with horses . So I have been playing around.
This card uses a two tone garden green paper on the top and a strip of garden green, the horse is a CTMH retired stamp , then prisma-ed over double sided adhesive, added garden green cardstock(distressed edges) with the words "Courage is..." . Inked the stitches around. Added a green pearl dot.
The lighting does not do the colors true justice.
The inside strip of distressed cardstock and says " being scared to death but saddling up anyway" and I stamped another image from the horse set.
Anyone who gets this can certainly add more DIP distressing, stippling or other techniques if they desire.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mock Grungeboard

Necessity does odd things to us when we don't have products we want. I was wishing for more grungeboard today for a mini album, started playing with some cardboard and this what I ended up with.
In case you can't see it , I took a cardboard box, a little heavier than a gift box but still pliable and ran it through the bigshot with a cuttle bug file. I only did 1/2 of the chipboard with the design and it did leave a little indention that covers up, you can do the entire piece.
Rounded my corners, punched holes, distressed with Desert Sand, added some corkboard and there you have it! Yes you can still sand it!
Make your pieces any size you like, leave them square or round the edges. Use piece for a card front, album page, layouts or whatever you like. If you have dies you can cut flowers, ABC's and more from your chipboard, pretty neat! Then just distress or sand just like grungeboard!
Add glimmer mist, buttons, flowers or whatever you like for your project.
If you are using a thinner chipboard, do one piece and adhere it to another if you want it thicker. Set weight on it until firm.