Another Birthday Bookmark

Well last week my youngest turned 21.  This week my oldest turns 25.  Wow it just seems like yesterday they were in grade school.  I think the older you get the faster time flies.

My oldest has 2 cats and a dog.  She has had the cats since she was in college and adopted them from the vet she worked for.  They are both mischievous and always racing through the house.  One is gray and the other is yellow so I used those colors for my cats.  Since I made a bookmark for Michaela last week I knew I needed to make one for Jessica this week.  Both my girls love to read so this a perfect idea for them. 

I used this cute stamp from Penny Black and stamped the first cat.  Then I masked it and stamped the second one.  Here is the card for Jessica.

Stamps: Cute (Penny Black), Asian Flair (Verve), Perfect Pairs (SU retired) Paper: Close to Cocoa, Lovely Lilac, white Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac Accesories: Basic Black – Blush Blossom – Close to Cocoa – Going Gray – Pretty in Pink markers, large paperclip, ribbon (Jody’s online share), Pounce wheel, flower rhinestones (Michael’s), crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Another Masculine Penny Black Card

Masculine cards are hard to do and if you are like me most of your stamps are flowers. I do have a few images that are animals and Kay has a lot of frogs and hedgehogs that are great for masculine cards.  I had a cute saying so I used one of her images and created another card using the same colors and paper as I used yesterday.

When making masculine cards you need to be careful of the ribbon you use as well as the accessories as some of them can be perceived as feminine.  Think about using raffia, grosgrain, or twill for ribbon.  Buttons are also a good accessory that gives a card a more casual appearance.  I think guys like a little bling also so using glitter paper is a good way to add that sparkle.  Here is my second card for the challenge.

Stamps: Frog (Inkadinkadoo), All About You (Verve) Paper: Green Galore, white, DCWV Glitter Stack Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Gable Green – Green Galore – Real Red markers, raffia, buttons (Pink Hedgehog), slot punch, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals
Let me know what you think of this one.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

A Masculine Challenge

Sorry for the late post but Kay had physical therapy and had to have her blood tested today so I was playing chauffeur.

The Penny Black Challenge this week was to create a masculine card without using blue. I borrowed Kay’s cute frog stamps and found this great patterned paper in my DCWV Glitter Stack to go with it. Here is one of the cards I came up with.

Stamps: It’s a Circus (Penny Black), Feeling Groovy (Verve) Paper: Green Galore, white, DCWV Glitter Stack Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Barely Banana – Gable Green – Green Galore – Pretty in Pink markers, Barely Banana – Green Galore – Lovely Lilac – Only Orange brads, raffia ribbon, mat pack, sticky tape, dimensionalsI am working on another one for tomorrow so check back to see what I came up with. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Another Sketch Swap Card

I was playing last night with a few of my sketches from the swap I was in.  This was a cute sketch I got that I wanted to play with.  I saw this layout on several cards and thought it would be good for this sketch.  This is definitely a layout I will be using again as it is a great way to highlight patterned paper.  I love how the polka dot ribbon compliments the patterned paper.  I also used crystal effects on the wings that may not show up in the picture.

Stamps: Bee Buddies (Stampendous) Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, white, Polka Dot PP – not sure where it came from as I have had it for a while Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Barely Banana – Basic Black – Real Red – Yoyo Yellow markers, ribbon, sticky tape, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

A Girly Challenge

Have you got some of those long stamps and wonder how you can use them to create a regular size card. I have a few and lately I have been playing with cutting each image apart and making a card out of each image on the long stamp. I had fun last night making several cards with the images and then pulled materials to do a few more cards to post later.

I have been following a blog of Penny Black Challenges. This week the challenge is to make a girly card. With 2 girls this was very easy for me. I used this stamp called Ecarte, Splits, Pirouette:

Here are the 3 cards I made for the challenge.

Stamps: Ecarte, Splits, Pirouette (Penny Black), Dance Sketches (SU, retired), Floral Whimsy (Verve), Petite Backgrounds Paper: Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, white, DCWV Patterned Paper Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Blue, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion Accessories: purple and blue organdy ribbon (JoAnn’s), pink ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sticky tape, dimensionals
So what do you think of my girly cards? Thanks for looking and have a great day!