A lot going on for this one;I used my word window punch to do the scallops and then a 1/16" punch on each scallop. A large brad holds it closed and attached to is wire and a tiny tag from a tag punch I have that does 3 different sizes. I stamped Love on the tag using a hero arts stamp.I did faux stitching with my white gel pen around the hearts.On the flaps of the heart, I used versamark and a stamp from Art Impressions to randomly stamp the hearts.I used several different ribbons and fiber and hanging from it is the word LOVE stamped on shrink plastic with an Inkadinkado stamp. I used red stazon and prismacolor pencil to color in the L.I used 4 different different prima flowers and a brad and attached it to the heart with a glue dot.I rubbed chalk ink over the white cardstock to pull out the embossed flowers and mounted the whole thing on pink cardstock. I used my ticket punch on each corner.Whew!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Here's a close up of the tags that spell out "jammies". Each letter is stamped and then each tag is chalked. Then each tag is hung by the light blue fiber running across the page.
Here's a closeup of "my" and the first part of Christmas. The word My is done using rub on letters, and Christmas is done with QuicKutz.
Here is the secret journaling box. The mat for the photo isn't attached on the right side so you can pull out another piece of cardstock from behind it. The letters are stamped with brown ink.On the next layout, I used a few different patterned papers. At the bottom you'll see a pocket with a circle vellum window in the center. The pocket is made file folder style and adhered together on three sides with the top left open for a journaling card. Once the journaling card is written on and placed inside, you can see it through the vellum.
Close up of a journaling box. The numbers are stamped on patterned paper and then mounted on red cardstock. I used circle punches to cut them out.
Here is a closeup of the pocket. It is held together with staples on the sides.
The last Christmas layout is simple and I couldn't get a decent photo of it. Sorry about that. I even did some editing on my computer and this is the best I could do. Just two different colored cardstocks and two different patterned papers. The strip across the top of the page has stamped words; christmas, tradition, family and gather.Here is a close up of the words across the top.Hope you enjoyed my layouts! Drop me a line and tell me what you think! Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
In all it's like 3 inches long. It grips your index finger and you're supposed to have much more control when cutting. I can't wait to try it. If you have this, let me know what you think! ;)
Monday, January 14, 2008
When I did these cards, I brayered an entire sheet of white cardstock; not just a piece at a time. That way I can crop and pick the best sections for my cards. I did the yellow first with the brayer and then I used the cosmetic sponge to darken it and fill in any empty spots. Then I used the lighter blue and did the same thing, followed by the darker blue. I then cut my cardstock in equal sections. I stamped the cardinal directly onto my brayered piece of cardstock with black ink. Then I stamped the cardinal on red cardstock with black ink and cut out just the bird parts, discarding the rest. I then attached the red bird parts to my brayered piece making sure to line them up with the stamped image below. I colored in the branch with watercolor pencil and then sponged some Old Olive on the pine needles.
Then I stamped the trees with Old Olive. The lighter trees are achieved by first stamping on scrap paper and then onto the card front. The darker trees, I didn't unload first. To add the landscaping, I used a piece of torn paper and place it on the card front where I wanted it. I used Old Olive and a little pom pom and sponged it on. I moved the torn paper around the card front to make various little hills. In the picture below you can see that I used different trees on each one. After all the stamping was done, including the sentiment, I shaded all the edges with Old Olive.
It's a beautiful look after you've practiced! LOL. I like how these turned out! I will definitely make more of them. What do you think? :)
Friday, January 11, 2008
After I colored in the image, I used my Ticket Punch. Then I used a stipple brush and Bashful Blue and added a little color around the edges. Then I mounted the image on a piece of white foam core matboard the exact size of the image. Next I mounted that onto Bashful Blue Cardstock which I also punched with the Ticket Punch.
This is what the notebook started out looking like. Just plain pink and white stripes. Picture is a little blurry sorry!
I ran my cardstock through my Cuttlebug for some interest. Then I attached the ribbon.
Then I attached the cardstock to the notebook. I haven't decided if I want to put something in the blank space at the bottom of the book or leave it as is. I toyed around with some things but didn't like them. So I may just leave it alone! I plan on using this as a weight loss journal. Thanks for looking! :)
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
wanted to post them here for friends and family who don't visit Splitcoast. All the letters I cut out using my Cricut. I love the layers of vellum in the top layout! Thanks for looking!
Last night, I helped count inventory at my local stamp store. 5 hours either sitting on the floor or hunched over. My back is killing me today! It's amazing what 900 square feet can hold! LOL
Going to try to get some projects done today. I have a lot of cards and such to make. I will try to get something posted tonight!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Then I got my acrylic ruler and a pencil and drew in lines going from each corner of the box out to the edge of the paper. Then looking at the box I figured out which sections I needed to cut out.
In this picture you will see on the left, I wrote "cut out" or "leave attached.
I used a rotary cutter and my ruler as a guide to cut out all the sections that needed to come off. What you end up with is what you see below.