Friday, August 7, 2015

Speedy Recovery Card

Recently, my BFF had surgery, so I made this card for her. While black may not come readily to mind as a color for cheer, I picked it because I wanted the washi tape colors to "POP".... She loves washi tape, and black makes EVERY color pop!

I covered plain white card stock with the colorful strips of washi tape and then punched portions out with a heart punch. To make the hearts stand 
out even more (and to give card a little bling), I outlined the hearts with a 
silver glitter pen.

(click on photos to view larger)

Then I finished it off with a ribbon and bow. Wrote the sentiment in white and called it done! I left the inside blank and just wrote a personal message.

Thanks for stopping by :)

CTMH - Cotton Candy Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
Signo Uniball White Gel Pen
Sakura Gelly Roll Silver Stardust Pen
Assorted Washi Tapes
Heart Punch
Black CS mat; White Card Base

Friday, July 24, 2015

MASCULINE Sympathy Cards

As promised, here are the 2 masculine sympathy cards I made for friends of mine. (see the feminine card here)... One death in their family affected several lives.... 

These two cards were for 2 men whose relationship are uncle & nephew.... one lost his sister... the mother to the other  :(

I used the same card base and patterned papers (list at bottom), but changed them slightly. I cut 1-1/2" squares and rounded the opposite corners of each. Then I had to decide on the arrangements on each card.

For the first card, I tried the design above... but it looked too much like a flower to me, so I played around with the pieces. I finally chose the option below and just added the extra rounded squares and sentiment below it.

For the second card, I decided I wanted a little dimension, so I added smaller matching pieces on top of 2 sections (a little hard to see in photo below, since they're not popped up yet).... but again this shape looked too girly (flower) to me. 

So more playing around with the paper pieces until I was happy!... Added a couple more 1" rounded squares to the mix and came up with this:

With a 90 degree turn, another set mirroring it below, popped up the small rounded layers and the sentiment... finally happy... and Done!

List of supplies:
5x7 card bases with matching envelopes - purchased at Hobby Lobby
CTMH Passages patterned papers (retired)
CTMH Cocoa and Bamboo card stock
Scor Tape and pop dots
sentiment done in MS Word

Friday, July 17, 2015

Feminine Sympathy Card

Recently, some friends of mine lost a family member. I needed both a feminine sympathy card and a couple of masculine cards.
As you probably can tell by the lilies, this is the feminine card!
(I'll put the masculine cards in my next post.)

This friend lost her Grandmother. :(

I had absolutely depleted my sympathy cards, so I had to come up with something quickly. This is just pretty patterned paper on a white card base. Sentiment was done in MS Word to match.

(Sorry, card's a little cockeyed in the photo. I also wished I had removed the white paper from underneath it before snapping the pic... heavy sigh... oh well... you get the idea) 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Blog Posts FIXED!!

I normally do not "look" at my own blog, but recently I needed to because I was uploading some of my artwork to my SplitcoastStampers gallery. To my surprise and dismay, I found that Blogger had 'broken' some, but not all, of the video tutorial links from YouTube that I had embedded into my posts. All I saw were big white squares in a bunch of posts where the YouTube video boxes used to be! I don't know how long they've been like that, so I apologize if you've come to my blog to visit and weren't able to view what you needed.

So, now I have gone back and "fixed" all the broken posts by just putting a word link where the video used to be. You can just click those links and watch the video tutorials directly on YouTube!

I have also begun changing all the other embedded video posts, that weren't "broken", to the word links as well, so I don't have this problem again. I should be finished changing them all over in the next few days (hopefully by Monday).

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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