Saturday, April 25, 2009

sar project

This is my StampARama project for Patty Bennett's Luv2Stamp Group. I usually make a card, but I wanted to do a 3D item, and I had a lot of pens and pads left over from a Christmas project I did. Since our project is supposed to take 10 minutes or less, I decided I'd better do the Big Shot work in advance. I used the Bold Brights color family to make this as Spring-like as possible, and I think it turned out really happy (if that makes any sense)!
I've noticed that Stampin Up! has a LOT of things to use for the centers of flowers, so I wanted to utilize those a bit. I figure I should have used full sized legal pads, since I didn't even get close to using everything possible, but I think these would be cute to show off at workshops and maybe sell a few additional items!

Each person will get a transparent envelope with the completed flowers and leaves, and also a pad and pen. I used the Walk In The Park DSP for the butterflies and cut paper for the pens, and they'll be able to pick through to find the color combo and match they like best. I think this would make a fun class project. The flowers were each attached with a dimensional, and I used mini glue dots for the leaves.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy birthday patrick

I had this idea for a "wallet" for my brother in law's birthday card, and I know I've seen a few in the past, but this morning I sat down and built one from scratch. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would. I love it with the croc embossed look, and since I used textured cardstock, it actually has a really nice feel to it, sort of like leather.
I used chocolate chip textured cardstock and a small piece of the medium weight window sheet (now on sale in the Stampin Up! Occasions Mini Catalog) for the inside, and for the outside I added Versamark and clear embossing powder, then drew lines through it before heating it.
The completed "card" has a couple of fast food restaurant gift cards, some cash, and my sentiment in the ID section. Pretty fun to make, and very easy. I'll add the Sonic gift card tomorrow when I'm driving down to their place to enjoy the Clovis Rodeo and celebrate Pat's birthday. The dogs are coming too, so you know they'll have a blast!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

just beachy

This is a card I made for a recent swap from the SU! Occasions Mini catalog, which has some great items available until June30. I used the Just Beachy stamp set, as well as the Lazy Days jumbo wheel, and the new Jumbo Grommets. I used a jumbo uninked cartridge, and added drops of reinkers so the whole thing was covered, then wheeled it onto cardstock to get the rainbow effect. It worked out well, I was worried it would give a "muddy" effect, but the colors didn't bleed too much, and looked pretty good (I thought). I also used the SU! texturz plates on a couple of the circle punches, and although it's hard to see, I used one of the "leftover" acrylic circles from the build a brad kit on the fish in the upper left corner. It looks like a pool of crystal effects, but no waiting for drying time!!! To keep the ribbon from buckling, I did flatten 2 of the teeth on the grommet, so it wouldn't pierce through and wrinkle the ribbon. I hope you like it, I thought it was bright and summery.