Friday, May 18, 2012

Let's Celebrate...

I'm taking this wonderful online class called, Fold It, Pop It, Flip It, Zip It!, with Julie Ebersole. I just love all the great interactive card ideas and the videos are so easy to follow. I have tried a couple of them so far, but my favourite is the Shadow Box lesson. 

I used this sketch from Card Patterns as my guide, and turned the sketch sideways (which worked perfectly for this type of card. )

I layered the images from Lawn Fawn to add dimension. I didn't like the sides so plain and white, so I stamped 'bundle of joy' on them in Hero Arts Soft Pool. The cloud background is also from Hero Arts.

Every image is on a different layer. I doubled-up my dimensional foam dots under the stork to elevate him in front of the background tree, but leave him behind the foreground tree. The banner has only one layer of dimensional foam dots behind it.

I am also entering my card in this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes!

Have a great day and weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Shaker card attempt...

At the beginning of May, the Lawn Fawn Blog posted a video by the very talented Yainea. She showed how to make a beautiful shaker card. It was a great video; I just wish I had taken some notes before I attempted my card. I guess I waited a little too long before making it and forgot a few important details.
First the card, then some of the issues:

I wanted to use white foam, but the only white foam I had was thin. I thought, 'no problem, I'm using glitter so it won't matter.' Well, that was my first mistake. -sigh- I should have used the thicker foam. The clear plastic I had was from a report cover. It would have been fine, except for the static - all the glitter stuck to it (even after I wiped it with an anti-static cloth). I also did my glueing in the wrong order. I adhered (with the wrong glue even!) the clear plastic to the foam ring and then glued it to the card. I should have re-watched the video.
I had a lot of issues with: glue, glitter falling everywhere, etc... I won't go into all that, though.

In the end, I changed to small beads. Again, this would have worked fine if I used the thicker foam like the video told me to. I then glued it to the wrong side of the card base. I was ready to cry at this point. So my daughter suggested to cut the card and adhere it to a new one - since I had used scor-tape and couldn't get it off the base. Now my card is front-heavy.

I would have started all over again, but I don't have enough of this gingham paper from MME. I choose this paper for my sister (the card is for her birthday). I'm not sure if I'm going to give it to her or just make a new, plain card. I still have a little time to decide.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

I am also entering the Hero Arts monthly challenge - but through Flickr.

Have a great Friday!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Thank You

My youngest recently participated in some music competitions and we wanted to give a special gift to the wonderful piano accompanist.

 I love this bunny stamp from Penny Black. And I also love using this sheer ribbon - it let's the pp show through and has a nice shimmer.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Have a great weekend!