Thursday, October 25, 2012

Contraband? Really?

I received a note from one of the recipients of my "secret project" cards.  This received notification that I had sent something, but was considered contraband and they could not receive it.  When I called to find out what I sent that was contraband, I was old that I ma not allowed to send any home made items. So, I guess this one particular person will get hand written notes instead of cards.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

All the paper from this card is from the SEI  Vanilla Sunshine paper pack. I made the tag from Elegant Edges cartridge.  It can be found on page 58 on the handbook, cut at 3 inches.  The ribbon is velveteen to give the card some texture.  I used light green pearl pen to embellish the round tag.  

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Cross is the Answer

My card was made using New Testament Cartridge.  I used the "Cross" feature on page 52.  It was cut at 5 inches, and then set on the paper so I could cut the paper at 6 inches square with the crosses in the center.

I used brown card stock and made a 6 X 6 inch card.  I cut a piece of "wood grain" printed paper and 6 X 6 inches and covered it with the negative space cut.

The tag and sentiment are from My Daily Bread Designs. 

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Inking Embossing Folders

I want to apologize for the unedited pictures.  My computer crashed a couple weeks ago and along with my computer, I lost my photo editing program.

My first project was made using the Forever Young cartridge.

The first thing I did was ink one side of my embossing folder.  I then took a 4 X 4 3/4 inch piece of dark colored card stock and embossed it with the inked folder 

This is what the folder looks like when you remove the paper.  The ink will rinse off your folder with warm soapy water.  I do this a lot and have never had a folder stain.

This is my paper after it was embossed with the inked embossing folder. 

I used the "Emblem" feature found on page 36 of the Forever Young cartridge handbook and cut it at 4 inches.

This is my completed card.

For my next card, I cut this tag out from the Jubilee cartridge found on page 81 of the handbook. I cut out 8 tags total. I cut out 4 in white, 1 each of 1, 2 , 3 and 4 inches. I cut out 4 in black, 1 each of 1.25, 2.25, 3.25, and 4.25 inches.   I then cut the small layer and the loop off to make a rectangle.  

I then took the white rectangles, and used a small amt of removable adhesive and layered he white cuts making sure they were as centered as possible. I then took black Momento ink and randomly stamped a flower on the layered paper.  Make sure you use an ink that will not run.  After I stamped on the flowers, I also randomly stamped small leaves. 

I then colored the flowers and leaves with alcohol ink markers.  

I then separated the layers, and adhered the white colored layers to the appropriate sized black layers, then completed layering all layers.

Here is my completed card. 

The flower and lead stamps, and sentiment is from Close to My Heart. 

For my next card I used the cartridges Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 and Every Day Pop Up Crds. 

The bird is found in Every Day Pop Up Cards on page 29 of the handbook, cut at 2 inches. I used black gel pen to outline the birds wing.

The "Thank You" is found  in Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 on page 24 of the handbook, cut at 1.75 inches.  I used Cream Pearl Pen  on the flowers and Transparent Rose Pearl Pen on the "Thank You".   I also embellished with precut flowers, buttons and pearls.