Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Couple of Sweet Soft Cards

Sometimes I just want a card that's soft and pretty.
This new Springtime Vintage paper from Stampin' Up fits the bill. I wasn't thrilled with the colors, as they aren't as vibrant as pictured, but they are great for soft cards. Their new embossing folder, Framed Tulips, is awesome! Great texture. The sentiment is from Melody Ross' Unity set "All Worth It..." I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, then I went over it with a black glaze pen so it would stand out. It looks like it's not put down very good, but trust me I fixed that after the picture ;)
I put lot of layers and extras on this card. The doily is a Wilton doily that I sponged with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink. That adorable little heart is Webster's Pages Little Whimsies. So cute! The little embellishment in the corner is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street Love Brads. I switched out the brad that was in the center for the teal one from the package. I attached a tiny safety pin from SU's Vintage Trinkets top the bow. That bow is made from some seam binding I bought from Mish Mash ;) I think that all makes for a very soft pretty card!

This next card uses the same designer paper from SU. Very vintage. I believe the tea cup and saucer are from Unity's December '10 Kit of the Month. They were stamped twice in Basic Grey ink and cut out and layered. The print on the nestie is a Unity background, Giving it all Meaning. It was stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder. I love the rose button on the cup! There is a flower image on the cup, and I just covered it up with the button :) . It's from The Girl's Paperie Tinsel and Twig buttons.
The ribbon is the same as the card above, but this time I wrapped a pretty pearl brad around the middle. The brad is from the same My Mind's Eye brad pack as the embellishment in the previous card.
Thank you for looking in on me!
Have a beautiful day!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back in the Craft Room!

So I start school tonight. Maybe that's why I had to get into my craft room. I'm an accounting student and I think I'm afraid I'll lose my creative side when I'm in school. I seem to get more done in there when I'm in school and busy than any other time.I took the Christmas decorations down and had some empty spots that needed to be filled ;).
I dug out this little wood frame from Michaels. I painted it with a blue acrylic paint. After it dried I painted it with off white acrylic, then another coat of the off white. I used black acrylic paint to stamp the flourish on the frame. The stamp is a HUGE foam stamp! The embellishment is from Webster's Pages. I sanded the edges to show a little of the blue underneath.
The k was hand drawn with pencil, then filled in with black marker. That gorgeous blue print paper is from Glitz. Gorgeous! I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
Thanks for looking (and commenting ;).
Have a phenominal day!!!