Thursday, June 25, 2009

A quick design

Came across this card on Paperlicious' blog several weeks ago, and besides prompting me to order the paper from SU! (yes, it really is gorgeous!), I really liked the simplicity of it. I had several cards I needed to make, so, using different patterned papers, cardstock and stamps (and, of course, ribbon), I came up with a few cards that I was really pleased with quite quickly. I am definitely adding this design to my stash!
Patterned paper is from Basic Grey and Amuse (can't remember who makes the red/black dp). Cardstock is SU! and Bazzill. Thank you stamps are from Hero Arts, sympathy stamp is from My Favorite Things. Cream and black ribbon is Basic Basic from Michael's; green silk ribbon is from May Arts and sheer green ribbon is from Midori. Used the SU! large oval and new scalloped oval punches. Also used 2 of the new EK Success border punches, which I love using, but find them to be a bit persnickity. They prefer paper the weight of SU cardstock or Basic Grey patterned paper. Anything lighter or heavier become problematic.
Thanks for peeking!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Oh Mason!

This is a birthday card I sent to my nephew's son (I guess that makes him my great nephew??) in May. I absolutely loved this paper which had a shaped distressed edge which I used along the side and bottom (the card really isn't mis-shapen...again, my poor photography skills at work). I can't remember who makes the friend (who shall remain nameless) and I SPLIT this one sheet of paper! Because we both loved it so. And, yes, the store had more than one sheet where we each could buy one full sheet. But, that's what we do. We split and share. Anyway, the manufacturers' name was not on my half. I added a few punched out navy stars(SU!) that I popped up on the existing paper's stars, dug around in my stash and found some corrugated navy that matched. Used a couple of SU! punches for the sentiment and an EK Success paper shaper for the small folk stars. I believe the sentiment is Amuse and I used a bit of scattered straw distress ink to age the sentiment oval and the punched star...the color matched the distressed yellow in the paper perfectly! I struggle with any masculine cards, but I was quite pleased with this one.
Thanks for peeking!