Thursday, March 11, 2010

Woodgrain X 2 and butterfly's

So last posts card was bothering me....too much cork i guess so I took it back to my craft room and edited a bit.....i like this a lot more and you can see the background so much more

OK, time to let go !!!

Next card is some fun I had with my PTI felt. Wow. this stuff cuts like BUTTER ! I ran it through my big shot and at first I thought it might not have cut cause it was just sooooo smooth !

The customs people are still playing with my PTI butterfly die, so I used my SU butterfly Bigz die, and it is still just beautiful ! I had a solution sitting around with some SU Frost White shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol, so I just sprayed it on the butterfly for such a subtle shimmer. I also took the platinum shimmer paint to "paint" the border on the outline of the butterfly. Background is Dot Spot win Plum pudding and Smokey Shadow, and I sewed a little french dot in the centre of each circle with some MS crochet thread that matches lavender moon exactly. Trail of black rhinestones...SU label die and sentiment from Asian Fusion...also edged the die with some 2 way glue and MS hematite glitter....

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Ok, do you have those people in your life, really close individuals who know you make cards but have NEVER asked you for one ???
Is it stubbornness or pride that makes you pull out all the stops on cards for them ??
So I have a male birthday card for just one of those people in my life. I started with a PTI kraft base, Enchanted Evening layer, and then another craft base that I stamped in SU's wood grain background. I moved it a tiny bit and stamped it again to get a bit of a thicker wood grain. Then I sponged it in brown craft in, and then in navy craft in on top of that. I LOVE the way it turned out. Use my NEW PTI scalloped border die on some quickutz cork.I also used PTI's fillable frame die #1 for the sentiment layer (just cut the EE one in half and placed it behind the kraft one. Stamped happy birthday from Say it with Style and coloured in with some copics. Enchanted evening saddle stitch, and some vintage hardware on the bottom left finishes it off.
Everything looks slightly crooked in the pic I can promise it's not! I took it at a bad angle...
Here is another close up of the wood grain detail.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hello bloggy land

Are you getting excited for the new release at PTI ??? I am even though i haven't yet received all of last months release goodies !!!

A couple of cards to share with you today.......

The first one is a belated birthday card (all my husbands fault) he comes home and tells me they had a little party for one of his co-workers at work today. Not only did her forget to tell me to make her a card, but he didn't even think to grab one out of the 50 or so he has on his desk (he sells my cards at work ) !!!!

So, I wanted something cute but fast - didn't have a lot of time last night- so I turned to Dawn's colour couture. Some really cute embellishments, colour combo's that take me out or my comfort zone, and they are super easy to cut out.

In the first card I used this belated birthday embellishment. Layered it on a punched piece of berry sorbet (new SU border and corner punches, I finally got them to work for me. Well ok, not really but I covered my boo boo with another flower embellishment !!!). Spring moss and ripe avocado layer, on a vintage cream base. I used SU ribbon and corduroy button, pure poppy ribbon was just a tad too bright.

Next up is a little card I made for a co-worker who really needs a lift.
I used some beautiful autumn PTI paper, along with spellbinders labels 5. Summer Sun and Vintage cream layers, along with some Orange Zest saddle stitch. I used a few Orange Zest and terracotta tile buttons, and layered everything on a spring moss base. Little cloud image is SU.