Thursday, February 19, 2015

Worked on some more 3-D (layered) Foil Greeting Cards:

3-D Foil Pansies with Purple Border (6 layers)
Base is Glorious Glitter pack handmade papers (memory star). Sheer purple ribbon, 3 Pastel buttons (forever in time) and 1 Ice Green Pearl (kaiser scrapbook) complete the card.  I will put this on my sell website.

3-D Pansies with Blue Border foil greeting card with 6 layers. Base Kraft Paper Stack (tim holtz) with white doily matt.  Blue Lace ribbon and 3 Bliss Pearls (kaiser scrapbook) complete the card.

3-D Lilies & Hydrangeas foil greeting card has 5 layers.  We had received some round cardstock for Christmas from our Belgian friends, so thought this was a great card to try them out.  I think the card stock color brings out the hydrangea!  Cardstock Shimmer Maroon (made by me of The Netherlands), doily brushed with Squeezed Lemonade distressed ink (tim holtz) and 3 Rhinestones (hero arts).

3-D Lily Frame foil greeting card has 5 layers. Base from The Luxury Stack (dcwv), with black matt.  Blue ribbon, and Green and Blue Crystals (mark richards) complete the card.  Sentiment dazzle. This will go into our craft show stock (email me if you want to buy it).

Something a little different:  3-D Art Nouveau Glitter Floral on a 6 X 4¼ inch Green note card; the flower has 5 layers.  Comes with matching envelope.  Happy Birthday dazzle completes this simple design.

3-D Art Nouveau Pink Floral card with 5 layers on The Cafe Mediterranean card stock (dcwv) with blue matt.  Happy Birthday dazzle.

My husband has been sick with the flu since mid-January.  He was starting to recover, then "got stuck."  I dragged him back to the doctor who says he now has pneumonia.  I've canceled two shows thus far; hopefully, he will be ready for our April shows.  I think March is a month off for us, so maybe I can get some stock built up and get other things done (like homemade cookies...).

Monday, February 16, 2015

With our second month into a new year, Birthdays, Wedding, Babies, etc., are all back in full force.  For February, I needed a Birthday card and a Wedding card.  I made both in 3-D, multi-layered:

This 7-layered Elk greeting card is perfect for a cousin.  Base paper is Old World Stack with matt Gauze paper stack (both dcwv). Sheer maroon Ribbon and Duck brad complete this birthday card.
(The materials for this card came from Europe, so it is one-of-a-kind.)

A good friend from our high school days recently got married. This foil 3-D Hydrangea Bouquet (hotp) is made up of 6 layers.  Base paper is White Roses (hotp), matt is bright pink Fibre stack paper (dcwv), cream padded Hearts Ribbon and pink Heart bling (yellow bicycle) make for a perfect Wedding card.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

How often do you try new things with your greeting cards?  This past weekend, I decided to play with ATC's -- Artist Trading Cards.  Standard size for these is 2½ X 3½ inches.  Here is what I created:

The Peacock rubber stamp (Stampability) is a newer item. He is colored with Copics and glitter pens. ATC cardstock embossed Courtship (couture creations), edged with Vintage Photo and brushed with Peacock Feathers distressed ink (tim holtz).

This little Bird is from Backyard Basics set (stampin' up) and colored with Copics. Cardstock is embossed with Organic Flouirsh (cuttlebug), edged with Dried Marigold, and brushed with Broken China distress ink (tim holtz).  Paper Leaf (prima) to complete.

The Bee is also from the Backyard Basics set (stampin' up) and colored with Copics and glitter ink. He is 3-D with 2 layers. Cardstock embossed Organic Flourish (cuttlebug), edged with Vintage Photo, and brushed with Mowed Lawn distress ink (tim holtz).

Lastly, this cute Pansies set (sweet garland) is colored with Copics, and hand cut out.  Cardstock is embossed Swirls (stampin' up) and edged with Pickled Raspberry distressed ink (tim holtz).  1 Purple Rhinestone (kaiser scrapbook) completes this ATC.

The main idea I came away from working on these ATC's is:  Keep it Simple!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is the card I will be giving my hubby of 25 years:

This 3-D layered Heart card came from that book of die-cuts from our Belgium friends that I talked about in January.  These are punch-outs as opposed to cut-out; less tedious and time consuming. Base paper is Sweetheart (dcwv), matt is stock yellow-green metallic paper, Love ribbon, and 3 Baby Blue bling (want2scrap). There are 9 layers on this card!  Good thing I don't have to mail it out!

My sister-in-law loves Hedgehogs, so this 3-D Hedgehog birthday card is especially for her.  Base and matt papers are La Bella Rouge stack (dcwv), Happy Birthday Pink ribbon and 4 Pearls (clover leaf of the Netherlands). The black on the base paper is raised with a little bit of glitter in it.  There are 8 layers to the Hedgehog piece.  I will be hand-delivering it when we do our annual Sewing & Stitchery Expo trek in late February.

Both cards have a touch of glitter to make them shimmer and shine. So pretty!