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.

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Woo-Hoo

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.

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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.

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Yeah! This card won an Honorable Gnome mention!
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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. ;)

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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.

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