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A Bird and A Bug

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My friend has been a little down lately so I made her this card:
I just love this stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps! There are different words you can put on the license plate and they now have a set of people and items to put in the car.

I used Crystal Effects to make the windshield nice and shiny like glass.

This picture sort of shows how I popped up some of the parts of the image to give it a 3-D look. I stamped the image on another piece of paper, colored it, and cut out the convertible roof, the license plate, and the bumper. I then used dimensionals to mount them on the original image that I had already colored.

This is the inside of the card. The bug squashed against the windshield is pretty small and I wanted it to be a little more prominent so I stamped the image and the bug image and then enlarged it a little on my copier. You can't really tell in the pictures but I used orange and red Stickles on the brake lights and shimmery paint on the bug's wings. Both images were colored with markers.

This same friend asked me to make a card she could send to her boyfriend's grandmother who is having a tough time. She had found a poem about a cardinal and wanted a card to go with it. Here's the simple card I came up with:

The ribbon looks a little screwed up but it actually sits a little better IRL.

On the inside of the card I just printed the poem onto vellum, folded it in half and taped it to the back inside of the card.

Christmas Projects

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I decided it was finally time to post some pictures of some gifts I made for Christmas. Doesn't Christmas seem like a long time ago now?!

I made this box out of Bazzill black card stock (it measures 4"x4") and then cut some black and white designer paper and adhered it to all the sides. The lid is 4" with 1 1/2" sides. I printed the sentiment from my computer and I used a butterfly stamp from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Kisses set. I stamped it in black on red card stock and covered it with clear embossing powder for a nice shine. The butterfly is cut out by hand, I made antennas out of black wire, and glued the whole thing to the box top.

Finally, I tied a sheer white ribbon around the lid of the box.

Inside the box are little slips of paper on which loved ones of the recipient wrote nice things for her to read. It was a big hit!

My mother loves a certain kind of candy from a local shop so I gave her some of those but decided to jazz them up a little bit. I used small frosted tin tie bags from Papertrey Ink and made little covers for the tops of the bags. This one has milk chocolate candies and I used some decorative Christmas poinsettia paper, a poinsettia stamp from Verve's Christmas Poinsettia set, and adhesive pearls for the center of the flower.

The dark chocolate version of the candies went into a separate bag and I used Verve's Ornamental Christmas set, silver embossing powder, blue Bazzill card stock, and silver ribbon from Papertrey Ink.
Ok, I think I'm ready to move on from Christmas now!

More Great Candy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ok, so far I have just as many posts about contests as I do about my cards! I promise to get motivated soon to share some more of my creations.

In the mean time, Sally has some awesome blog candy up for grabs here. Go take a look and enter for a chance to win.

Irina's Awesome Blog Candy

Friday, January 2, 2009

Irinia has some great blog candy up for grabs to celebrate her birthday! Head on over and enter for a chance to win.