Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sweet Sunday 28

Here is this weeks Sweet Sunday card. I tipped the sketch on it's side so it would work better with the image I wanted to use. I've included a close up of the snowman so you can see how sparkly he is.

Here are the details:
I started with a base of shiny blue cardstock that came from my stash, layered a piece of baby blue paper next and then embossed a piece of vellum with my CB dots embossing folder to go on top of it so it would look like snow. I added some blue ribbon from my stash and a strip of the shiny blue paper that was embossed with my CB snowflakes embossing folder.

The image and sentiment come from a new set I just picked up at Michael's that is made by "Recollections". I'm the biggest sucker for snowmen of any type and I love this little guy.
I first cut out my circle with a nestie. I double stamped the image, versa marked over both and then embossed with SU irridescent ice embossing powder to give the whole thing a snowy look.
I cut out the scarf and stars on the second image and mounted them with pop dots over the original image. I did the same embossing method on the "let it snow" sentiment. Then I added a cluster of snowflakes to which I added some glittered pearl centers. I added a blue rhinestone to the center of the snowflake on the sentiment circle and some bigger glittered pearls around the top of the snowman to make it look like he is juggling snowballs. At least that was my intention:)) Finally, I used my EK Success corner punch to add a little frame to the scene.
This card was hard to photograph with all the shiny glittery stuff going on, but I came pretty close to the actual card color in the end.

Update: I broke down and made one adjustment to this card after I originally posted it. I added the cross ribbon on the bottom because I just couldn't deal with the wide open space on the left side of this card. tee hee It breaks with the original sketch somewhat, but I like it much better

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mojo 96

Well, here it is Saturday already and I'm finally getting around to doing the Mojo sketch! It's been a busy summer! I struggled a bit with this sketch just trying to figure out which image to use, then after I decided on the image I had to sort through a lot of paper before deciding what would work with it.

Here are the card details:
The striped DP is Doodlebug design which I embossed with my "bubbles" CB folder for texture. The red and blue papers are Bazzill. I scored down the center of each blue piece with my scor pal for more texture. I cut my white image circle with my Making Memories circle template and mounted it on a nestie scallop. I double stamped the Mouse House image and colored both with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol, then I added some crystal effects to the balloons to make them shine. I popped the bunny and balloons of my second stamped image over the original on dimensionals. I drew over the balloon strings with my Sakura gelly roll pen to glitter them up a bit. The ribbon is from Michael's. I had to add the "Happy Birthday" sentiment to the circle because there was just waaaayyyy to much white space for me to handle LOL. I sponged around the edges of my sentiments with SU real red and added the brads for a bit more color in that great big white space:) I also pierced around the circle edge. This is as clean and simple as it gets for me folks. Hope you like it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sweet Sunday 26

At last, here is my take on Karen Sweet Sunday sketch for this week. I've been thinking about doing this all week and just finally sat down to get it done. I had to flip the sketch to make it work for this card. I made this card for my martini lovin' sister.

Here are the details:

The stamps and sentiment are from a set called "Merry Christmas" by MFT (My Favorite Things). The martini glasses were stamped on polyshrink plastic, colored with colored pencils and shrunk with a heating gun. I partly colored my image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol to blend and paper pieced the chair, floor and wrapping paper. I double stamped the image so I could cut out the tree, the person, the wrapping paper, the ribbon spool and the packages. I put the packages up on dimensionals and added some kaiser red pearls for the Xmas balls. I punched two pink corner pieces with an EK success punch and added a MS border punch of scallops and circles. The sentiment and image are popped on dimensionals as well. All of the paper was from my stash of scraps.

Gotta run and get this posted before the deadline. Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mojo 94

This week I decided to use some newly purchased Asian stamps from Inkadinkadoo to create a thank you card with the sketch from Mojo Monday. I started by pulling out some DP by Kaisercraft that I thought would work with my Asian theme. I decided to use the bamboo stamp from the set to enhance the DP by embossing it with gold. Then I used a CB embossing folder on the red cardstock piece and the dots CB embossing folder on the white background piece for texture. I stamped my image on white and then stamped again on red so I could cut and paper piece the red hairpiece decoration and the dress. I colored some mettalic gold on the hairpins and on the pieced dress and then embossed it with clear embossing powder, cut it out and popped it on the mettalic gold paper from my stash. I embossed the sentiment and punched it out and then backed it with red and black punched circles. The gold trim is from Hobby Lobby. Finally, I clear embossed more of my DP and then punched out some flowers for embellishments. I added some small pearls to the centers of the flowers and there you have it!

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it too!