Saturday, July 18, 2009

More Cards

I made these cards recently using a new nameplate die that I got.

The first card is inspired by Melissa Phillips I just love her style!

These are just a couple of simple cards using several different QuicKutz dies.

I enjoyed making these cards. It is actually fun to plan on a much smaller scale than 12x12 layouts. You might be seeing more cards from me in the future!

Paper: Anna Griffin
Trim and Ribbon (Westrim, Offray, Martha Stewart)
Flower Punches (EK Success)

Quickutz Dies Used:
Nesting Circles CC-CIRCLES-01
Nesting Flowers CC-FLOWERS-01
Nesting Hearts CC-HEARTS-01
Nesting label CC-SHAPE-3-028
Basic Phrases CC-PHRASE-01
Leaves REV-0064
Blossom Mini Asterisk (for flower - retired)
Nameplate (exclusive club die)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sympathy Card

This is a card I made for a colleague from our team at work who recently lost her father. Her dad planted roses for her, so we got her a rose tree for her garden. I thought roses on the card would be a nice touch, along with adding a copy of a hymn that was sung at both her parent's memorial services. It reminds her of a funny family memory.

I didn't want it to be too feminine since it was in memory of her dad, so I opted for some masculine stripes and roses.

A tutorial on these roses can be found on designer Nancy Burke's blog.

I pretty much followed the tutorial, except that once the roses were made and secured, I spritzed them with some Fired Brick Distress Ink with Red perfect pearls to give it a deep rich color and a sheen. I also spritzed the Prima leaves with Lettuce Color Wash from Ranger and a little gold Perfect Pearls. You may see the tiniest sheen of a swirl on the paper. I stamped a flourish from an Inque Boutique/Darice stamp set and covered it with gold perfect pearls for a hint of a glimmery pattern. Then I spritzed the whole thing with gold Perfect Pearls mixed in Water.