Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Die Cut Birthday

This is the first card made using the Paper Trey Ink Birthday die and coordinating stamp set.

Starting with a 6x6 pad of designer sheets from My Mind's Eye, I chose the floral to use with a SU Mixed Bunch stamp and punch.  The red and yellow polka dot papers worked beautifully with this pattern, and the red and white twine finished the card off nicely.

The inside says, "May all your stamp dreams come true."  That's a good wish for any stamper!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Foxy Card

This fox stamp arrived the other day in my Paper Trey Ink order, and it lends itself very well to coloring with pencils.  I used a blend of warm browns and a brownish red to get a realistic look, just like the foxes we see around here from time to time.

I chose the subtle dsp from a pad of My Mind's Eye patterns to complement the reds in the fox and the embroidery floss.  The loops in the bow also reflect the dsp design.

There's just enough room inside to write a brief note at the top and bottom.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Violets Card

This is one of the cards we made at Mothers Class on Wednesday.  Using an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp, we stamped it twice on white cs, colored it in with markers, cut out just the blossoms on the second image, and mounted them with dimensionals.  The flower pot was cut free hand out of a SU dsp from my stash.

The card base is Cream Felt from the Paper Cut and has a slight texture to it similar to watercolor paper.  The purple dsp is from a sheet of SU 12 x 12 paper.

After attaching the vase to the card with dimensionals, we mounted the flowers over it.  Then the greeting was stamped and the twine added on top.  For a final embellishment, we added yellow Stickles to the flower centers.  Easy and elegant top fold card!