Friday, February 8, 2013

Penny Black

It's so hard to lose a pet that has been with the family for so long.  I made this card in hopes that it would help a friend to remember the life of their wonderful girl and all of the happiness she brought into their lives and to focus on that instead of the sadness.  

I colored the puppy with Copics and used pencils to add the spots and shadows.  Here is a pic of the inside of the card.  Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rosie's Roadshow

I made this card as a Christmas "thank you"!  I wanted to keep it simple and the little Rosie's Roadshow Holiday House was just right.  I framed the image with SU Buckaroo Blue and floated it on a piece of acetate to give an icier look.  The window with frame was made with a die from MFT.  I can't find it on their website to link it right now, but I'm sure it is an MFT product because I purchased it at their boutique in Eustis.  I used a sponge and SU Buckaroo Blue to darken the edge of the frame and then added Clear Stickles to make it snowy.   

The tricky thing about acetate is you have to think about covering the back of the image you attach in the window.  It looks bad inside the card if the adhesive shows.  I made another square a little bigger and embellished it with a snowflake, so it covers the ugliness and adds a dark green frame behind the picture on the front.  Here's what the inside looks like...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Stampin' Up Madison Avenue

As soon as I saw this set in the Sale-a-bration flyer, I wanted to play with the different geometric elements and see how they could be put together to make different designs.  It is really neat how they fit together and inside of each other.  The possibilities are endless when you think how it would look using different color combinations!!    

Materials used:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Madison Avenue (Sale-a-bration 2013), 
               My Favorite Things "Thanks"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Gumball Green, Taken with Teal 
                   and Real Red
Inks:   Stampin' Up Gumball Green, Taken with Teal 
          and Real Red
Accessories: Stamp positioner, small scallop punch, 
                    1-3/8 and 1-1/2 round punches, button, 
                    linen thread