June 29, 2009

Surf's Up!!

I made these two cuties for my dad, for Fathers day. I figured why do the usual boring, run-of-the -mill dad's day cards?I don't often make shaped cards, but I'm thinking of getting into more of them. They are too much fun!I have to admit, I borrowed the pattern for the hibiscus flowers from a painting my sister did.

Here's a close up of the flowers. I edged them with ink and then used a q-tip to smudge the inside of the flower.. and I used some super small clear beads for the tips of the flower. I think they both turned out pretty cool.

Hope y'all are having a great summer.. try and get out and hit the waves dudes!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

June 14, 2009

Hey Cupcake!

I've got to admit, cupcakes are up there on my list of favourite things. I love to create them, eat them, gaze upon them.. they are just darling! So it makes sense that my signature birthday cards contain my favourite thing... this one brings a smile to my face, as I hope it will to yours..

I have just discovered Upsy Daisy papers. You can find them >HERE<. I just LOVE them. I used their "mango sorbet" for the background since it was so bright and cheerful, and took colours from it to work with.. Again, trying my hand at stamping, still figuring out what works and what doesn't. Its all bout the journey and the discoveries along the way.

Here's a close up of the cupcake.. all my own designs. I just love to create 3-D images. If you zoom in you can see that the cupcake cup lines are raised..all of the lines fold around to the back and are hidden away out of sight. A lot more work than just glueing them down, but the overall effect is worth all the hard work..

Thanks for poppin' by!

June 2, 2009

Hello Sunshine!

Ahh. Don't you just love summer? We're into the second day of June and it's finally beautiful, sunny and warm. It's about time if you ask me. With all this gorgeous weather outside, it's hard to concentrate on doing any work! Especially school work, let alone my favourite work..CREATING. Have a few posts today for you! How exciting!

First up: A congrats card for my best friend Chels! I had just gotten a new Prima pack of papers, their Fairy Tales line... (I can't think of the correct name at the time, but I'll have to look it up for you.)

I'm still attempting stamping.. this time i used a 'dream' and 'congrats' stamp from Inkadinkado's "Clear Frames" stamp set. I stamped it in Smoke Blue to match the background paper, and then inked over in white, which isn't too visible but if you tilt it in the light it shows up. I think it was a cool effect..
The polka dots ( I just LOVE polka dots these days...) strip is raised with dimensionals..
Since she likes ladybugs, I used these cutout leftovers instead of the cutouts themselves.. this way the sentiments can be seen still!I loved the overall effect!

For all you Die cut machine loving people(myself included) save the leftover cutouts.. you can use them in SO many different ways...

Thanks for checking out my post for today!