Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wedding Shower Card for Cierra!!!

There was a wedding shower for my husband's great niece today and I made this card to place her gift card in and I have to add that I left the Target Card in the envelope they provided....BUT I made a bow tie out of a $5 bill and adhered it to the front and then that was placed in the envelope with this card!  She loved it!

Here are views of the front and the back of the envelope:

Everything was cut from Silhouette America cutting files except for the doves....they were a free file from Sabrina at the UK Scrappers site called "Birds with Doodles", and cut using my CraftROBO digital cutter.

I'm so excited to tell y'all that I have the new Silhouette Cameo on order!!!  It cuts a full 12" in width!  I've already cleaned off a space on my desk for "her" and decided to name her "Sophie" CraftROBO is named "Roberta"!


Paper:  Bazzill, Canson Effects Papercraft "Iced Gold" iridescent paper and Black Paper (purchased to use with gel pens)
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools:  CraftROBO, Range "Heat It"
Accessories:  Stamp-n-Stuff "White Pearls Translucent" Embossing Powder (on doves), Pentel Arts Slicci Metallic "Silver" pen, Recollections "Black Half Pears"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Flower & Leaf Stencil Card!

I used to keep a stash of all kinds of greeting cards made by me, but lately it seems like I never have a birthday card on hand!  Hmmmm.....could it be because the majority of the cards I give are for birthdays?  That must be it!!!  At any rate, I decided I need to make some birthday cards to have on hand so that when I need one at the last minute, I don't have to break my neck to get one made.  This "stencil" card was done using another digital cutting file by SylviaF at the UK Scrapper site........gosh I love her designs!  If you would like the files, they are free to registered members of the UK site and you can find the files here...just scroll down to #93.  Here is my take on her design (The recipient's name will be added to the bottom of the card front when I know who I'm sending the card to):

Here is a close-up view:

The dark green panel is a metallic card and I hope my photos do justice to it.  I also want to add that the "pop-up" flower in the center was designed by me in my Pazzles Inspiration Pro software and I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the card base as well as the light green panel and then I used my CraftROBO to cut everything else except for the tiny butterflies. I discovered something really cool in making this card, I used black stickles on the dew drop in the flower center that I colored black with a Sharpie and also on the center of each of stencil flowers but I noticed that they did not shine like I desired so I decided to add some crystal stickles to make them shine more and to my surprise it turned them to a pretty green shade which was perfect for my surprises like that!  Thanks for looking!
Finished Card Size:  A7 (5"x7")
Paper:  Bazzill (light green), "Empress Emerald" Wausau Metallic Cardstock, Black Recollections (Black Card Base)
Tools:  CraftROBO, Pazzles Inspiration
Accessories:  Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" Punch, "Black Diamond" & "Crystal" Stickles