Archive for August, 2011

I (heart) Robot

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

*BEEB BOOP BEEB* Here’s a cute Robot card I made with die cuts from my Silhouette. I made a hinge in his chest so it opens up with a stamped “I love you” inside. I added brads for his “bolts”. I love the notebook edge die, isn’t it cool? All die cuts are from Silhouette, pattern paper from My Minds Eye, the stamp sentiment is from The Stamps of Life.



Friday, August 19th, 2011

This card is for the latest challenge over at Lawnscaping. This time around the challenge is a one layer card, wow, that’s a tough one :) I needed to make a card for my stepdad’s birthday so I thought I make this card for him.


I think masking is a good way to add depth without actually adding layers. For my card I used a craft cardstock base and stamped the owl and tree trunk from the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Forest set and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I then used a masking material from Stampendous and die cut a circle and placed that over the owl and then stamped the wood stamp from Stampabilities over top. To add more depth and ground it a bit better I used a thin black marker to go around the opening and edges of the wood design. I also added the sentiment from the same set. It’s a little more clean and simple than I normally do but I think it’s fun and masculine too.


Yeah! This card won an Honorable Gnome mention!

What Big Eyes You Have

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Here’s my latest card for the Lawnscaping challenge. The theme this time around is distressing, right up my alley! I wanted to make a Little Red Ridding Hood card so I used stamps from the Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Forest” set, turning the fox into the wolf and Red is from The Greeting Farm. To get my distressed look I inked up the edges of a lot of the paper and stamped images. I also used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the trees and red polka dot paper. The brown background is a white core cardstock that I sanded. I like how this card is a little sinister, the wolf is pining for little Miss Hood. ;)


Fly Away Home

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

A while ago I had found some lovely small vintage photos at an antique store. I think they must have been a type of model shot, some had the same girls in different outfits. They are the perfect size for jewelry. I turned this pretty girl into a fairy by adding blue wings to her. I didn’t want to cut the actual photo so I cut the edge of the wings to match her shoulders and applied them onto the photo. I also added the word “fly” from a vintage book and mounted her on vintage French book paper. The tiny collage is sandwiched between glass and soldered around the edges. Because the photo is black and white I added black patina to the solder to pull everything together.