Friday, November 28, 2014

Get Well Card

A friend of mine recently had surgery, so I made her this very simple Get Well card.

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I used a retired CTMH paper set called Bella, because I thought the colors and floral pattern would cheer her up! The sentiment is a vinyl sticker in shiny gold.

I appreciate you stopping to take a quick look. Come again :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Masculine Anniversary Card

This is the card I made my hubby for our anniversary. It's quite large.... the Kraft cardstock base is a full 
8.5" x 11" piece, folded in half.... so finished size is 
5.5" wide x 8.5" tall.

I created the poster-type front in MS Word, using 12 different fonts. And I picked all different colors for both the backgrounds and fonts in each section.... making for a quite colorful card!

When I finally had it all arranged the way I wanted, I printed it out on white cardstock and cut it out, leaving a small white border all around as a faux mat.

Hope you like it.... my hubby did! :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Triple-Time Embossed Anniversary Card

I made this card for my BFF's anniversary last month. Instead of triple-time stamping, I wanted to emboss. I used Decadent Roses EF from Crafter's Companion. Each white, embossed layer is matted on to black cardstock. I think it helps to make the center focal "pop"!!

The center focal is completely glittered... except for the black vinyl sticker outline. It's hard to see all the glittery goodness in that photo, so I laid the card flat to see if I could capture the sparkle better.

After the glitter was applied, I then colored and shaded each section with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pens. This was my first attempt at coloring over burnished glitter, but I think it turned out well.

Here's an even closer look at the center focal:

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I hope you like it, too. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wedding Cake Gift Card Box #3

Well another wedding under our belts! Our beautiful daughter was married last month, and over the last few weeks, I've been sharing wedding projects I've made for her... 

This is the final project.... a white wedding cake gift card box, decorated in her wedding colors of mint and navy!

These boxes are truly a labor of love. Under the very top flower on the top, hides a gift card tucked down inside the middle of the top 2 tiers. Except for the lace around the base and the ribbon around each cake layer, this is completely made out of paper!

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This a close-up of the front corner floral accent. I made these flowers myself out of cardstock. The leaves are made with mulberry paper in white, which I inked with mint to create their "green" color. 

At the top of this post is the view of the cake from the front. Going around the cake, the next photos show it from all sides..... first, the left side:

Next, the back:

Then the right side with it's cascade of flowers:

I think I used about 40 flowers on this project!! I handmade all of them except the 9 mulberry paper roses. I bought those (and the leaves) from 
I Am Roses. They were white to start with, but I inked the edges on 4 of them in navy. The other 5 larger ones, I painted with Starburst Spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang.... they are the solid "navy" ones. Finally, I sprayed all the flowers with their Scintillating Silver Shimmer spray! Yummy... seriously LOVE that stuff, LOL!!

This close-up of the flower cascade shows a little more detail, but still does not capture how incredibly shimmery all the flowers turned out! I used Liquid Pearls for the centers of the small ones:

I'm showing two photos of the top of the cake... one is a little closer look:

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That top carnation, with it's 4 leaves, is covering the gift card and slot. The flower is held in place with a pearl-topped, long floral pin. The entire thing just pulls out and then can be replaced after the gift card is removed!

I hope you like my creation and are inspired to try one yourself!

You can view my first two wedding cake gift card boxes by clicking on them in the left sidebar. There are links in those posts to the shops - Lindy's Stamp Gang & I Am Roses - and links to the tutorials for the handmade flowers as well. :)

Thanks for stopping by today. 

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