Thursday, July 20

Hubby has a birthday...

Though we don't have a farm, we do have six acres that hubby must mow so I thought this would be appropriate!
The base card is cream card stock with a place, brown card stock, for the free range chickens, MFT "farm-tastic", to peck away.
The "field" at the top is also the brown card stock but before gluing it down I used my scoring board on it.
The chickens, rooster and tractor were all stamped from the MFT "farm-tastic" set on cream card stock using Adirondack pitch black ink and colored with Chameleon pens.
I cut them all out and glued them to the front of the card.
To finish I stamped the verse from the same MFT set using the pitch black ink.


Another embossing folder I was sure I wanted to get rid of...not so much!
The base card is black card stock with a layer of funky green textured card stock as per the sketch.
I ran the Cuttlebug "haunted house" embossing folder through the BigKick with black card stock.
Using the green card stock as a starting off point I trimmed around the embossed image so it showed the house in an upright position.
After that the house went through the paper trimmer to cut off 1/8" all around and sliced a window open for the ghost to come out.
I taped everything down then die cut the ghost of silver glitter paper using the smaller ghost on the Sizzix ghosts die.
the ghost tail went into the open window and I glue dotted him to the card front.

A rose is a rose...

I'm going through my embossing folders and deciding what I need to keep and what needs to be donated to a local charity.
This challenge provided a chance to play with one I hand not used since I got it!
The base card is white linen card stock.
The main piece is white linen card stock run through the BigKick with the Cuttlebug folder and trimmed to a rectangle.
The verse is from Paper Smooches "uplifters"set stamped with Adirondack pitch black ink.
The rose I die, Paper Smooches "rose frame", cut one each of white linen, red and olive green before gluing it to the main piece of the card.


While coloring with my Granddaughter yesterday and playing with the scrap card stock shapes I had in her coloring bin, I put together a diamond from four triangles.
Good learning for her and Gamma!

The base card is black card stock with four triangles shaped into a diamond and glued to the card front.
The die cut is Our Daily Bread Designs "thanks for everything" cut from black card stock and glued onto the diamond.

*Extra Hint*
The above is a pencil sander from my local art store.
Artists use it to sharpener their pencils so as not to break the lead.
I have been having trouble with different card stock fraying when I use my paper trimmer and when that happens I just use this little tool to take off that rough edge!

Seeing one very special star...

While on Facebook last night someone stated that she started making her Christmas cards last year and half way through she became frustrated.
I suggested special cards for special people in her life and simpler ones for the others.
To that end I made this quick and easy card.
The base card is white linen card stock.
The main piece is white linen card stock stamped with a verse (unknown company) using StazOn jet black ink.
I ran it through the BigKick with the Cuttlebug "three wise men" folder.
I used glue dots to apply it to the front of the base card.