Saturday, June 27, 2009

True Friend

I made this for VLVjun04 - the 6/19/09 Viva la Verve sketch with a twist. The twist is to use one piece of DSP for inspiration. I just got my new SU In Colors and new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, so I wanted to give them a whirl. This year's In Colors are really intense. I always have a hard time saying goodbye to the old ones, but I usually fall for the new ones eventually. I decided to jump right in . I am not thrilled with the piercing on this card, mostly because when I put it all together, some of the piercing fell in places I wish it did not. I also tried another new toy - my MFT Hotfix Glitter Pearls with the Professional Touch Hotfix Chrystal Applicator. Oh boy, I sure do need practice with these. I burned my finger, burned the pearls a bit, and ended up gluing the pearls on with glue dots... I love the idea of this, just have to figure out how to do it right. Despite the issues I had with it, I like it the way this card turned out. Here is the recipe:

Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette.
Stamps: Verve~Hundred Hearts, Bella Blossoms.
Accessories: Nestabilities, Sticky Tape, atyou Spica Glitter Pen, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Sponge, Sponge Daubers, Professional Touch Hotfix Chrystal Applicator, MFT Hotfix Glitter Pearls, Bow Easy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hello Sunshine!!!

I just love this card... I made it for MFTMFC3 which was to make a Tri-Fold card. This one is a Joy Fold Card - you can find the tutorial HERE. MFT's Who's That Girl images are some of my VERY favorite. This one is from Let's Picnic. It has been monsoon season here in the Northeast, and the thought of a picnic on a sunny summer day is delicious. Maybe some day the sun will come out!!!

The base of my card is black. I used some red paisley paper for the left panel from Creative Memories that I have had stashed away for a long time ~ very picnic-y! The red check paper is also CM. The gray is from SU's Walk in the Park DSP, as is the DSP matted on the More Mustard panel. I paper pieced the dress on the WTG image and colored her skin with Copics. I used CM shiny silver paper for the plate, and I used COPICS to color the food and wine bottle which I cut out, glued and applied liquid glass for shine. The blade of the knife is colored with a silver Zig Painty. The sun was made with MFT's Build a Bouquet set. I stamped a circle with Barely Banana, stamped a flower image on top with Summer Sun and then punched it with a circle punch. I stamped the flower image again and cut it out to make the sun's rays. The scalloped oval is Garden Green.

The left corners are punched with the ticket corner punch. I adhered white brads with glue dots. I did not want the brads to show on the inside, so I clipped the posts of the brads with a craft clipper and glued them on with glue dots. Wishing you sunshine in your summer days...
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Girlfriend!

Tomorrow is a very dear friend's birthday. She loves MFT's Who's That Girl images, so I wanted to make her a birthday card using one of them. I also used this week's MFT sketch MFTSC83. This card is actually quite funny because the chance of her pampering herself on her birthday is probably close to zero %. She'll be running her 3 kids around like a crazy person to all sorts of activities. I hope she can have a little down time and that her family treats her like a queen on her special day!! I also hope she does not see this post today, but I am probably safe - she is too busy! Happy birthday Carol! Can't wait to celebrate together.

Here's the recipe ~

Stamps: MFT~Girls Day In & Time for the Bubbly.
Paper: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Regal Rose, Walk in the Park DSP.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon, Bow Easy, Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Liquid Applique, Heat Gun.