Monday, October 26, 2009

A little Noel sparkle....


Here's another Clean & Simple card. I matted the snowflake paper bag on white cardstock and tied the ribbon around both. The chipboard letters were coated in Paper glaze and silver thread glitter and set aside to dry. After attaching the letters, I glued on the confetti snowflakes and added a little bling w/some gems.


Have a fab day!

Julz =)


Recipe~

Supplies: Reconnections cardstock, designed paper bag, confetti snowflakes, Silver ribbon, gems, Chipboard Letters, Silver thread glitter, Paper glaze

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SB2009 Happy Birthday Susanna!


One of the blogs I regularly follow is Lynn Mercurio's Stamperosity. She heads up the SCS technique challenges each week and always has great ideas! This week there is a challenge over on Paper Craft Planet to make a birthday card for founder, Susanna Boyd.

I chose a very clean & simple easel type card this time but it's packed w/sparkle! =) I do love my sparkle! The swirls and sentiment were stamped in Silver Comet and heat embossed w/Twinkle. I also inked up a button and heat embossed in twinkle. The button is faux threaded w/matching cardstock.

Happy Birthday to Susanna! I hope your birthday was fantastic! =)

Have a fab day!

Julz =)


Recipe~
Ink: Brillance Silver Comet
Technique: Heat Embossing, Easel Card
Supplies: Reconnections cardstock, Twinkle embossing powder, Chipboard self-adhesive letters, Paper Glaze, Silver thread glitter


LPSC38 Joy

It's been quite sometime since I've posted due to the Leadership Conference we've had all week. So now, I'm back and ready to create!!!
I've decided to start branching out more and trying out more sketch challenges. Here's the latest from Little Paper Shop.
I started out by covering some chipboard letters w/Paper Glaze and chunky green glitter then set those aside to dry. I heat embossed this great snowman image and colored in w/Sharpies. I added a tad bit of glitter to the snow and falling snowflakes. The image is matted on a paper bag! My mom found all these great lunch sack style paper bags that were decorated for Christmas and gave me TONS! I thought the multi-colored mittens made a great background for this!
I sprayed a piece of green cardstock w/some Pearl-EX mixed w/hairspray for some shimmer. I matted everything and attached the letters w/red liner tape and the snowflakes w/mini gluedots.
I wasn't real sure about the yellow cardstock against the green but thought it made a nice touch. what do you think? Thanks for taking the time to look and comment!
Have a fab day!
Julz =)
Recipe~
Ink: Black dye ink
Stamp: Penny Black "Warm & Cold"
Technique: Heat Embossing
Supplies: Reflections Cardstock in green and yellow, designed paper bag, felt snowflakes, chipboard letters, glitter, Paper Glaze, Sharpies, Quickie Glue Pen, Clear embossing powder, Pearl-EX shimmer powder, mini-gluedots, redliner tape

Monday, October 12, 2009

TESC86 Just for Ewe!


Here's another Taylored Expressions sketch challenge entry! The main image is an Anita's stamp called Just for Ewe. I heat embossed in silver twice and then paper pieced the head and feet. I sponged some light blue around the edges and then matted w/green and blue cardstock. I added the ribbon, button, and a few gems for bling.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)


TESC86 Foil Christmas Tree


Here's entry #6 in the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. This one is my husband's favorite card out of all of the entries. I flipped the sketch again and the embellishments are at an angle instead of in a straight line.
The snowflake panel is actually aluminum foil that I attached to cardstock and ran through a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. The image is a Stampin' Up image but unfortunately, I do not know the name of it. It was heat embossed w/black ink and Sparkle Embossing powder. I then colored it in w/Sharpies. The red button was also heat embossed as well w/red glitter powder.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)

TESC86 DRS Snowman

If you can't tell by now, I REALLY want one of those sketch design spots w/Taylored Expressions. Here's my 5th entry! :) This also satisfies the Technique Challenge of the week from SCS - TLC242 Easel Card.
A few weeks ago, I received in the mail one of the new DRS Designs stamps. I think this snowman is so cute! I heat embossed in black ink and sparkle powder then colored the image w/Sharpies. (One day I'll get some Copics!) I rubbed a little platinum ink for highlighting alongthe hat and scarf. I cut him out and attached w/dimensionals. The ribbon is a bit different this time as I wrapped the blue ribbon around the green ribbon. I flipped this sketch just a bit placing the 3 embellishments under the ribbon instead of on top. Instead of a button to hold the card up, I decided to use a snowflake brad and bent the top of it a bit so it would catch the card to hold it up.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)




Sunday, October 11, 2009

TESC86 Choo-Choo


Happy Sunday! I'm back with yet another post for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. My cutie nephew, Cody has his first birthday coming up in just a few months and I though this would be a cute first birthday card for him!
The train (SU! set Choo Choo) and chipboard #1 were all heat embossed in black ink and attached w/dimensionals. I handcut the railroad track myself as I didn't have anything I could use for the track. The words are rub-ons letters and the clouds are heat embossed as well. I attached two buttons w/faux thread on either side of the 1 to fulfill the embellishment part of the sketch.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

TESC86 Blue Flowers

Here's my third entry for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. This is my favorite out of all of them! I just couldn't get the right picture for this so I took two different angles so you could see the words at the top in one and the flowers in the other.


I was looking around at my supplies trying to figure out what to do with the next card. I saw this fab deep gray/silver cardstock and remembered that I had been looking at this magazine article for Olay the past few days (can you figure out what I used it for?). I also remembered that I had this great flower Flourishes ribbon in all these browns/grays/blues. It just matched perfectly to the article. Looking around I also had this patterned paper to match as well. Don'tcha just love it when a card comes together so easily?!?!
Now I bet you're wondering about that magazine article. A little silver embossing powder and Platinum ink was used to create these little flowers using the Cloisonne Technique from Splitcoaststampers.com. This is so easy! Find a great pattern from a magazine and tear out the page. Stamp your image and heat emboss. Cut it out and attach to your card.
The background for the flowers is a silvery blue piece of cardstock that I ran through a Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing folder and a pasta machine. I ran a blue ink pad over it to pick up the swirls. It's matted in the same gray/silver cardstock as the base.
The sentiment is also heat embossed in silver. I attached the flower ribbon and some bling to finish it off.
I ended up reversing the sketch on this card as I wanted the flowers more on the left side than the right.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)

TESC86 Life Card

Here's my second entry in the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge.

I used the Acrylic Smash Technique from Splitcoast Stampers. I've actually had this completed image sitting around a few days but couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it. This is a pretty easy technique using some acetate, a piece of cardstock, and various acrylic paints. I dug through my box of patterned paper and found this flowery paper that matched perfectly. I added a little ribbon and bling to the bottom.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)

TESC86 Baby Boy

I decided to enter this week's sketch challenge on Taylored Expressions. I've been very interested in joining a team of designers and would really like to broaden my horizons more.
Lately, everyone around me is having a baby! I've recently had two new additions to my family in the past few weeks - Ethan and Amanda. They are so adorable! I decided to make a baby boy card for this challenge as my first entry.

The edges of the card and matted cardstock pieces are all distressed. The main images and the baby blocks are actually stickers. I used this adorable ribbon that is actually a string of different baby items. The buttons are faux threaded w/matching cardstock.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Batty for You!

I saw this great treat box idea on Creations by Patti and really wanted to make these for my niece and nephews. I didn't have the treat cups so instead I made a small box out of acetate and attached it to the back. I used some giant googley eyes that I had used instead of making the eyes out cardstock.

Have a fab day!
Julz =)







Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Sadly, I must work all day today and cannot participate in WCMD! =( I'll have to celebrate later this week. Here's a card I made a while ago but just haven't had the time to post.

This is very simple to make! Stamp your sentiment in a very light blue ink then cover it heavily with red ink. Set aside to dry. For the decoder ring, punch out two scalloped circles. Then punch the centers out with a circle punch. Cut out a piece of red cellophane and layer it between twon scalloped circles w/tape. That's it! =)

The flourishes & butterflies were heat embossed w/red ink and sparkle embossing powder. The Butterflies were cut out and then added with dimensionals.

Have a fab WCMD!

Julz =)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Foil Embossing - Pink Christmas

This week's new technique challenge is TLC240 -Foil Embossing. This is my second card. I used a Snowflake Cuttlebug folder to make it. I then sponge Red Craft ink lightly over the embossed images. I heat embossed the image in sparkle powder and pink pigment ink and added some brads.
Have a fab day!
Julz =)