Friday, August 26, 2011

so happy for you

My friend Elizabeth just got a new job so we are going out to celebrate. This warrants a card :)
Here is another technique I learned from the Summer Card Camp.
I stamped the butterfly with versamark ink on white cardstock and then applied white embossing power. Next I used make-up sponges dabbed in orange, yellow and green chalk inks and kept blending until I reached the desired effect. I cut the butterfly out and added pop dots to the back. The background is a piece of pale yellow vellum which I ran through the cuttlebug using swiss dots folder. The corners of the card are adorned with pearls and connected with a squiggle line using a white gel pen. I frayed the ends of the grosgrain ribbon to add texture and the top ribbon was just adhered to the card. I am very happy with the way this turned out and most likely I will be making more of these.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Friend

I have been absent from my scrapping room for far too long, so I am going to make a conscious effort to get back into it. I recently subscribed to the Summer Card Camp 2011 of Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner (my heroes). I missed the actual camp but purchase PDFs last week. What great ideas they shared!Here is my attempt at one of the techniques- Letterpress.

 Notice the little accident I had with the green ink. What to do, what to do? Cover it up of course!!!

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos but my camera has been acting up.

I also had to make an envelope because the card was so thick that it wouldn't fit in a regular one.
Here is what I came up with. I rather like it if I do say so myself.

I gave the card to my friend and colleague Angie who shares the same birthday as me and she loved it!! That's what I love most about cardmaking, the joy it brings to others. =)