Friday, September 30, 2011

Make It Monday: layered chipboard accent

A fun Make It Monday challenge this week: create a thick chipboard accent by layering several die-cuts of thin chipboard (which the thin dies can cut!). I just got some new Echo Park 6x6 pads, including the lovely Victoria Garden. I combined that with a piece of the new PTI Candy Cane Prints paper, which I cut at an angle so that the diagonal stripes would be vertical.
My thick chipboard element is the Turning a New Leaf accent, with a top layer of Simply Chartreuse, stamped with versamark ink. I also used the Layerz Mat Stack 2 die, the Limitless Layers collection, Tag-its 3, and a sentiment from Take 3 Summer, to complete the focal point.  

The focal point panel is layered over the thick chipboard stem, and then popped up on dimensional foam adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy FIRST birthday to my sweet and beautiful niece!

My adorable little niece turns ONE today! Happy Birthday Jessica! I used Big Birthday Wishes for this card, along with the By the Number dies and some fun Echo Park patterned paper. My favorite Doily Details die created a pretty layer for the focal point.

I finished the inside too and added that cute little cupcake from Tiny Treats: Birthday. I have to confess, though, that the addition of the cupcake all stemmed from stamper error. I originally stamped the "happy birthday" directly on the inside of the card, but a big blob of ink smudged from the corner of my acrylic block. I HATE THAT! I had to fix it (the front of the card was already completed) so I cut the little white rectangle to stamp the sentiment on, but then felt like it needed something else - voila, cupcake + Copics and problem is solved! :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Make It Monday: Background from non-Background Stamps

The newest Make It Monday challenge is to create a custom background by repeated stamping of images that are not intended as backgrounds. I noticed recently that I need to beef up the supply of birthday cards in my stash, so I used the cute little cake image from Tag-Its #1, which I stamped in alternating staggered rows of Orange Zest and Hawaiian Shores. Then I added the repeated "happy birthday" sentiment, also from Tag-Its #1, in green. The "eat cake" sentiment (it seemed the obvious choice, lol) is from 2011 Birthday Tags, and is stamped on a Label Basics circle, along with the coordinating little curly strip from Tiny Treats: Birthday

I attached the circle to a Doily Details doily, tied on a Tiny Tag, and added a Hawaiian Shores button and twine. The tag is popped up on dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to my OLDER brother! :)

Just a quick post to share the birthday card that I recently sent to my brother. I just got PTI's Enjoy the Ride - one of those sets that I have seen around for a while but it just finally "caught my eye" and I suddenly had to have it! LOL! This is the first card I made with it. I think it's going to be a very versatile set! Rather than use one of the fun license plate phrases that came in the set, I used Simple Alphabet to put together my own license plate message. ;)

I also just Polka Dot Basics 2 on the background, and the Cane Print impression plate.

Thanks for looking!