Sunday, March 31, 2013


I made this card for my dad's birthday using the Slice design card: Happy Trails.  I really like it because the images are grown-up instead of cutesy.

I inked the edges of the cowboy and horse and the pattern paper with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye in Pumpkin Patch.

The fence is actually called the Halloween Iron Fence Deep Edge Punch.  I cut the webs and ravens to disassociate it from Halloween and ended up with a broken down fence in need of repairs perfect for the distressed look I was going for.

I added a "lasso" made of twine to go around the "yeehaw" sentiment.  I added a shadow and popped out the image and there it is:  a birthday card made for the any cowboy in your life :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" Inspiration

I made a decorative easel card inspired by The Great Gatsby movie coming up in May.  I love the simple but opulent look of the fashion and especially the architecture in that era.  I also  remember reading this book in high school and I have to admit that reading it again as an adult makes me appreciate it more than I did as a teenager.  I guess you have to live a little to understand certain things.

First, I made the circle easel card base.   To make the circle easle base, I used the directions from the Fresh & Fun Blog

1.  I cut the Sugrddy (p43) image at 4 inches from the Art Deco Cricut cartridge.  Love him!  He looks very dapper.

2.  Next, I used a circle edge punch on the black cardstock.  (It reminds me of the Chrysler Building for some reason.)  

3.  I attached it to the front of my card base and added the die cut.
4.  I stamped a clock image with a watermark ink and then the sentiment "what is possible in art becomes thinkable in life" in a light brown color. I love this stamp and have had it for months but this is the first time I have used it (*blush*)

The sentiment is stamped on top of the clock watermark image.

5.  I added some metals gears.
6.  To hold the card up, I used a ticket and pop dots.

 Here is another version of the card in a regular 5 x7 card:

Happy Crafting!!

I am entering the circle easel card project on:
Crafts & Me Challenge Blog - Dies or Punches  
Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog - Stamps You Love (But Don't Use)
Word Art - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Layer It Up
Divas by Design - Anything Goes 
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Cardstock - Recollections, Tim Holtz Kraft Resist, SEI; Ticket - Tim Holtz; Buttons - Melissa Frances; sentiments - Unity Stamps & Tori Spelling; Gears - Lisa Pavelka; Circle Edge Punch - Martha Stewart Diamond Lake