Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Graduation / Friday Mashup #3

I felt like making a card this morning, so I figured I'd give Friday Mashup a try. The challenge this time was "Black and White and Square", which it turns out, was really quite a challenge! Working with the clean, crisp sterility of black and white is, if you hadn't noticed, very different from what I usually do. I think I generated more scraps on this card than on my last 4 combined! Anyway, without further ado, here is the card:

I went with a graduation theme, because it's timely and seemed to fit the color palette pretty well. It was also a great opportunity to bust out my Notes and Details set. (You will note that I haven't used any words from this set. That's because I accidentally ordered the set in Spanish, and shipping to exchange it for the English one was too much to justify! So I gave the Spanish words to my friend Heather who works on Spanish-English translation, Hopefully she will find many great uses for them! And lesson learned on my part: always double check the order!) Here's a detail shot:

The "H" is from the Monogram Sweet Alphabet, and I used the curlicue from the Notes and Details set in grey to add a little extra flair. For the notebook edge, I punched the side with the Spiral Border punch, and then tore little pieces off to emulate the hastily-ripped-from-a-notebook look. Here's a link to the challenge:

And the supplies:

Paper: Textured Basic Black CS, Textured Whisper White CS, Smooth Whisper White CS
Stamps: Notes and Details, Monogram Sweet Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Basic Grey Stampin' Write Marker
Extras: Black Mini Library Clip, Spiral Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Just For You

Lori and I got together and each made a card last night. Here's mine. It's not for a challenge or anything this time, though hopefully I will get on top of one of those soon!

And, there's a surprise inside! Really I just needed an excuse to use the lines from Notes & Details, and my exciting new Spiral Border punch!

So there's not too much to this one. The inside I stamped the lines on, cut around it, punched the edge, and picked out the edges a little with soft suede sponging. On the front it's all just tearing, cutting, and sponging! Here's a list of supplies:

Paper: Old Olive CS, Crumb Cake textured CS, Botanical Gazette DSP
Stamps: Notes & Details, Plane & Simple, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Dream Gardens
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy
Extras: Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold brads, Spiral Border Punch

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Another card for Embellish Magazine's Color Trends Challenge. If you didn't see, my submission last challenge was selected for the What's Hot Top Designers, for which I am very honored! Let's see if we can do it again this time!

For this one, I used some scraps from Botanical Gazette DSP, and from the Royal Patterns DSP, plus a few neutrals. After that I pretty much just stamped, tore, and sponged for the effects you see. Props to Brenda Weaver, whose design inspired the vertical panels in this one. And now I have another thank you card to send out to family who sent me birthday cards! Sorry it's late, Aunt Donna!

Here's the challenge: