Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Darling Husband!!!!

Hey y'all!  My DH had a birthday this past Wednesday and I want to share the card I made for him with you....with his blessing of course!!!  This was his big "75" so I wanted it to be very special and very original!

Here is a photo of the card front.  I found the "golfer gentleman" doing a google seach.....but he was originally a she, so I did some getting rid of the eyelashes!!!  I colored "him" with Copics and then I found a Silhouette file of a golf cart that I colored in the Studio software and added an "88" for Cecil's favorite driver and "FSU" for his favorite football team (our youngest granddaughter graduated from there).  The "golfer gentleman" and the golf cart were both cut with my Cameo as "print and cut" images.  I did cut a separate cutting for his hair and covered it with white flocking and I added "googly eyes"...isn't he cute?  The sentiment is computer generated and I used the "AR BONNIE" font.  I also used some "Clear" Wink of Stella on some areas of the golf cart and added just a few sequins!

And here is a close-up of the card front.

For the inside of the card, which is totally computer generated, I used the "AR BONNIE" font as well as the "CAC Shishoni Brush" font and added some "stitches" and a golf symbol.

I don't normally like making "male" cards but I have to say that this one was actually fun!!!  At any rate, my DH loved it and that is all that counts!!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Finished Card Size:  5 1/2"x5 1/2" Square
Supply List

Papers:  Recollections 110 LB  & 65 LB "Black" (card base), DCWV "Glitter" Paper, Recollections 65LB colored cardstock, Bazzill "Smooth White", Recollections 110 LB "White"  (for the "golfer gentleman"
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo"
AccessoriesSilhouette "Double-sided Adhesive Sheets" (for flocking the hair and glittering the golf club),  Doodlebug "White Flock", Martha Stewart "Silver Glitter",  "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Copic Markers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FREE Flower Stamen File!!!

A friend of mine needed a "flower stamen" SVG for a project she is working on, so I made one and I'm sharing for any of you that might have a need for it.  I designed it "with" and "without" a hole in the center, so you can take your choice and re-size to whatever size you need.  I've only included the SVG and Studio formats.  You can download it here!

Enjoy and come back soon as I will have a couple of new cards to share with you!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Marti!!!

Marti and I have been BFFs since 1981 and her birthday was on Tuesday, the 19th and I wanted to make a VERY special card for the occasion and here is what I came up with.  I am hand delivering it, so I will add a post script to this post to let you know how she liked it!  The card is so thick that I had to design a deep card box to hold it.  I've got to tell you one thing though.....this sucker was very hard to looks SO much prettier in person!!!

Here is a little information concerning the front of the card.  Some time back I was playing with my Anna Griffin "Rosa" embossing folder and some 24 lb. copy paper.  I used the technique where you cover one side of the embossing folder with dye ink and run it through your machine....don't remember what that is called and I also don't remember which ink pad I used but it turned out beautiful!!!  I came across it while looking through some of my stuff and decided to glue it to a piece of 110 lb. Recollections white cardstock and use it as the base panel for my card original plan was to make this an "all white" card but I quickly changed my mind when I came across this!  The next two items are ovals that I designed to be cut with my digital cutters.  In between them I cut a piece of fun foam into an oval for dimension.  I designed the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment using the "Flair Roman" font...had to a make just a few alterations.....then cut several layers using my Cameo and glued them together.  The very top layer was cut using a piece of the Silhouette "Double-sided Adhesive Sheets" that was adhered to a piece of white cardstock prior to cutting and the I used some pretty white glitter to top it off!  The bow is a "Florentine Bow" die by Tattered Lace  and the butterfly is a "Leanna Buterfly" die by Simon Says and I designed a little body that I used white flocking on, as well as one white pearl, on top of it.  The "gardenias" were made by me using a cut file that I made to use on my electronic cutters.  All of the leaves and greenery were done using Memory Box dies.  I just topped everything off with a while pearl in each corner!


Here are a couple of close-up photos of the card front.

Here is a photo of the inside which was done using my printer, with the exception of the "slice of cake" which I did using a stamp and some silver embossing powder. These are the fonts that I used:

"I want to let..." Bruce Old Style BT
"Our Friendship is" & "Special" Edwardian Script ITC
"Our busy life..." P Ming LiU
"YOU ARE SO...." Register Serif BTN SC

For the "signature label" on the back of the card, I used part of my Spellbinders "Fancy Label Tags Four" Die D-Lites set and made a cut file to go on top where I used my my Cameo with a pen tool and a black gel pen and the "Matilde" font.  Looks kinda "royal" doesn't it?

OK now....on to the card box.  This card is so thick due to the gardenias, that I had to design a deep card box to hold it.  I used one of my ovals to decorate as well as one of my gardenias.  Here are three photos.

This card took me quite a while to make and was a lot of work, but I really wanted it to be a "keepsake"!  And by the way, Marti loved it!  I'd love to hear what you think of it and I want to thank you for stopping by..................please hurry back!!!

Finished Card Size:  A7 (5"x7")
Supply List

Papers:  Recollections 110 LB  & 65 LB "White", Wausau 65 LB "Bright White"
Stamps:  i-clear Hampton Art "Studio G"
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat It", Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories:  Old Town Crafts "Ultra Fine Silver" Embossing Powder,  Silhouette "Double-sided Adhesive Sheets",  Recollections "Pearls",  Doodlebug "Velvet Flock", Recollections Extra Fine Glitter, Studio Basics "Pastel" (for chalking flower centers),Tattered Lace "Florentine Bow" Die, Simon Says "Leanna Butterfly" Die, Memory Box "Tender Leves", "Fabulous Phlox" & "Small Olive Branch" Dies, Anna Griffin "Rosa" Embossing Folder, Recollections "Pearl Brad" (on bow),  "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker (butterfly wings), Spellbinders "Fancy Label Tags Four" Die D-Lites

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Little Bro!!!

For yesterday's Splitcoast Stampers "Free For All" challenge, I decided to make it a birthday card for my baby brother.  For the challenge (which you can find here), we are supposed to only use one or two layers and I chose to make mine a "shaker" card.  I still think male cards are the hardest to make!!!  For the label cut-out, I used one of Bird's can find her site here and she has many beautiful files that she shares with all of us.  I used the "2 Peas Mr. Giggles" font on my card front.  After cutting out the dragonfly and "Dan!", I used VersaMark and then clear embossing power and heat set twice and then would you believe that I added a clear coat of nail polish...made them so nice and shinny!!!  Here is a photo of the card front.

For the inside I made a "stitched border" using my Cameo software plus I used a Silhouette "doodled word border file" to make the "doodled happy birthday" border and then used my black Gelly Roll pen to draw them.  I used Photoshop and the "Technical" font to do the poem and once again the "2 Peas Mr. Giggles" font for the "Happy Birthday" and then printed all on my Canon printer!  Here is a photo.

Dan's birthday is not until the 25th........but I've got his card ready to mail!  Next on my list to make is my DH's birthday card........his will be on the 27th.  That will take care of the "male" cards and then I have to make a "female" birthday card for my friend Marti...guess I'd better get busy!!!  Thanks for stopping by...............and hurry back!
Finished Card Size:  A2 (4.25"x5.5")

Supplies List
Papers:  Recollections "Black" & Canson "Silver"
Ink:  Tsukineko VersaMark
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat-It", Martha Stewart "Score Board", We R Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board"
Accessories:  "Sparkling Clear" Pretty Pink Posh sequins,  Hampton Arts "Clear" Embossing Powder, "Silver" sequins from Hobby Lobby