Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christmas cards all year round challenge

This month I decided to make some Christmas cards and enter them in the Christmas all year 'round challenge blog.  You can find it here. If you follow the blog and make 5 cards a month, you will have 60 cards done by the time Christmas comes around.  Great idea.

For the August challenge we were to use 4 of the 9 items listed.  They were
C chip board
H hand stitching
R ribbon
I inking
S stamping
T textured paper
M metal embellishments
A alphabet stickers
S stripes.

I actually used 5 of the items-ribbon, inking, stamping, metallic embellishments and textured paper.

This is the chipboard shape I made to Cuttlebug the wreath shape. I cut out two layers of chipboard and glued them together. I used Stampin Up Petals a Plenty embossing folder.

I put the white layer in the folder and then carefully lined up the chipboard on top of the folder to emboss exactly where I wanted it.  Only the area under the chipboard embosses, giving the wreath shape.

I then inked the flowers and added Glitter Ritz to the centers in the same color I used for the accent layer and the little sentiment banner.  I also sponged the edges of the white layer.  It does not show up in the scan very well, but the gold on the purple card is Glitter Ritz.  Very nice and sparkly.
I added the ribbon and sentiment banner, adhered everything together and it was done.

I hope you like my cards today and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Day.

Theresa in Kitimat

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CST challenge, tip tuesday

This is a card I made for a challenge at Canadian Stamp Talk.  This week's challenge is to make a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, we all need them from time to time and it is always best to have some on hand.

This card is a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  The base is a light blue by Stampin up.  Not sure which one.  The next layer is cream cs that I sponged the edges with black. I stamped the sentiment (Stampin Up, Brighter tomorrow) on this layer in black.  Now for the TIP.  Always, always, stamp your sentiment before you assemble your card.  Nothing is worse than getting your card together and then stamping the sentiment, only to find out it is crooked.  Ask me, I know.
 To make the image focal point, I stamped the image (retired Stampin Up- Measure of a Life) on vellum with versamark and embossed with black opal embossing powder.  I colored the wings with pearl-ex on the front and the body with purple marker on the back.  I cut this out, leaving a 1 inch border.  I cut a piece of heavy cs just larger than the image.  I layered the cs with a thin piece of foam rubber, and then yellow tissue paper, wrapping the edges around the back and securing with tape.  I then layered the vellum over this, clipped the corners and taped the overlap to the back.  I do not think it shows up in the picture, but this focal point has a raised, puffy feel to it.  I then added the ribbon, assembled everything, and I was done.

I hope you like the card I made today.  I know, I do.

Hope you are all having a great Tuesday.

Theresa in Kitimat

Monday, August 8, 2011

Step it up

This is another version of the card I posted a couple days ago.  Same idea, only some layering and cuttlebugging added.  I like this version better.  What do you think?

That is all for today.  The weather is fabulous so I am headed outside to work in the yard.  Hope you all are enjoying sunshine, wherever you are.

Happy Day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat

Saturday, August 6, 2011

CST challenge

This is a card I added to the Canadian Stamp Talk challenge (favorite coloring medium).  It is actually a thank you card I made for a friend who gave me the most delicious fresh salmon.  The card is pretty cas.  It is 6X6 folded on the side to make a 3X6 card.  There is no white border around it.  This just showed up because of the way I scanned the card.  The images were stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Stampin Up inks, used as water colors.  I used a retired Stampin Up set called Fishy Friends.  Not sure, exactly, what colors I used.  I sponged the edges of the base card with black.  After everything was colored, the only  thing left was to punch everything out and put it together. 

Btw, I prepared the salmon by keeping it whole, except for the head and tail.  I kept the skin on but removed every bone,  stuffed it and then barbequed it. It tasted amazing.  I have been cooking salmon for many, many years so this is a no brainer for me.

Hope you like my card today.

Happy day to you.

Theresa in Kitimat