Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Zoe birthday

I made this card for my niece for her birthday later this month.  I hope she likes it.  I know it is a little bit girly and she is in her 20's but I went for whimsy this time.  

Well, whimsy and chocolate.  I decided to color the cake chocolate flavor and use some chocolate scented embossing powder.  Well it smelt like chocolate for a little while.  I made this before we went away on holiday and came back and TBH I really can't smell the chocolate on it which is a little disappointing.

Still, I enjoyed making the card.  I used a half sheet of cardstock to stamp and coloring in the scene with copics.  I then used Versamark to color over the top of the cake to give the icing a glossy, chocolaty finish.  After highlighting her outfit with dots and coloring in the ground and wall, I stamped in the sentiment with the Memento and overstamped with Versamark and heat embossed with the chocolate scented embossing powder for more chocolaty goodness.

Once it was finished I die cut the front to pop up the center for interest and then stamped the envelope to match.

What it took:
Card size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb; Recollections Kraft;
Stamps - C.C. Designs Birthday Cake Lucy; Hero Arts  ; See D's Plain Jane Alphabet; 
Ink -  Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark;
Color - Copics, 
Accessories - Gelly Powder Chocolate; 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

University of Louisville Graduation Shaker Card.

 Sometimes the simplest cards take the longest time to keep them simple.  I think the photography doesn't do this card justice.  I wanted to do more stamping on the outside of the card but got involved in adhering it and remembering all the layers before I stamped it and then didn't want to mess it up.

I wish I had thought to seal in the glitter embossing powder.  Oh well, there will always be a next time and feedback is the recipient liked it.  I did use Love Letter and Rhubarb Stalk to get the right shade of red to match the embossing powder.

What it took:

Card size - 5 1/4" x 5 1/4";
Cardstock - Recollections 110lb;
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Graduation;
Ink - Memento Gray Flannel, Tuxedo Black, Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk; Gina K Designs Black Onyx;
Accessories - Zing! red glitter embossing powder; Acetate sheet; Seed beads.