Friday, May 14, 2010

Another Swissy Mama's Day Card

This is the last Mama's Day card that I made - this one for my mother-in-law. Unfortunately, she got it the day after mother's day as apparently it was quite bulky and required personal post office handling...and an additional $0.78 in postage. Doh! Oh, well. I guess I'm going to have to either (1) give up bulky embellies (noooooo!!!) or (2) create a year's worth of cards for all the holidays and just give them to her next time we go visit and have her open them on the appointed days. hehehe...

So this image is C.C. Designs Birgitta Sitting on a Tree Stump, or something like that. Jamie picked it up for me the last time she went home (thanks, Jammy!). I hadn't realized that the image was so...huge. Originally, I tried to use this image for a few different sketches but finally just had to give up and decorate it simply. I tied a ribbon bow the Dawn McVey-way and wrapped a button around the center of the bow, which made the card exceptionally bulky.

So you can't tell from this angle, but I cut out the 2 mushrooms in the front and popped them up with foam tape.

Here's a close-up with one of the mushrooms.

Card Details
Stamps: C.C. Designs Birgitta on a tree stump
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecard, PaperTreyInk dark chocolate cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Michael's satin ribbon, PaperTreyInk button, Karen Foster's scrappers floss, Crystal Stickles

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Birthday Card for Me Mum

Me mum had a birthday recently so I used this cutie li'l Huggabugg image from Stamping Bella. I did something I don't normally do. I colored the image first before considering what matching DP to use. Big mistake. it took me forever to come up with a layout/color scheme for this card. Like 3-4 days of just mulling over it at night as I watched Firefly episodes on Netflix Instant Play (which is the awesomest thing EVER). Possibly it was watching Firefly that contributed to my lack of focus, but I like to think it kept me occupied while I pondered how to make this card.

Finally, I came up with this:

Rather colorful, no? More colorful than what I normally do, but eh. It's FUN!!

The orange is a strip of DCWV glitter mat stack paper. I stuck on another felt flower b/c I'm on a felt flower kick and I just love them and wanna stick them on EVERYTHING. Heehee... I colored the image in with Copics and then used a white gel pen to give the Bugg's hat some white stitches and a few swipes on the hearts as well. I positioned the image such that it looks like the car is running along the ribbon strip, e.g. "the road". Or at least, it looks that way to me.

I used a PTI sentiment from the Everyday Button Bits set, but I cut out the last word "Hi" that comes after "say" - so that when you open the card, it tells you what I wanted it to say, that being THIS:

"Happy Birthday to You" in case you can't read it.

I used Nesties Blossoms die cuz I thought it would be more Huggabugg-ish than, say, Labels 1 (my fall-back). Then just decorated the bottom simply with a strip of the same DP that was on the front of the card.

Card Details
Stamps: Stamping Bella Huggabugg LoveBeattle, PaperTreyInk Everyday Button Bits (sentiment), Savvy (internal sentiment)
Paper: PaperTreyInk kraft & raspberry fizz cardstock, DCWV design paper and glitter mat stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Raspberry, Copics, Uniball white gel pen
Accessories: Nesties Blossom die, Michael's satin ribbon, Tonic Tag corner punch, Impress felt, Michael's pearl stickers, Basic Grey button, Karen Foster's scrappers floss

Monday, May 10, 2010

A {SFYTT}-inspired Mama's Day Card

My sister is a mama, so I made her a mama's day card too, in addition to me own mum and me mother-in-law. Her daughter is still a little toddler, so I thought this image of 2 bunnies snuggling on the moon was a perfect representation of them. Especially since my niece is a big mama's girl.

Anyhoo, I used DP from a paper pack that I'd been waiting a looooong time for - October Afternoon's Fly a Kit. The preview images just looked sooo pretty and when it finally came in at my LSS, it coincided with their annual sale, so I snatched it right up - eeeeeeeee!!! Isn't it just sooo awesome??

I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT for the layout, which was perfect b/c the circle fit the bunnies-on-the-moon perfectly. The images are from the My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies set (soooo cute - there is an image of bunny butts on this set too, hehe!). I colored the image simply with Copics and sponged the circle with some VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink. I finished it up with a lovely Robin's Egg blue satin ribbon from Michael's (have I told you how much I loooove these Michael's ribbons??!!).

Card Details
Stamps: My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies
Paper: PaperTreyInk Dark Chocolate, October Afternoon Fly a Kite
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, VersaMagic Sea Breeze
Accessories: Nesties Circles & Blossom dies, Michael's satin ribbon, PaperTreyInk Hawaiian Shores button, Michael's pearl stickers, Impress felt

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A {Pink & Brown} Swissy Challenge for Mother's Day

In case you didn't know, I make my cards in batches...I post a lot...then don't make any cards and don't post at all...then make a bunch again and post like mad...this is the first of the "bunch o' cards" I made to post for this current round of posting.

Since ATS Wed Challenge was to make a pink and brown card, I thought it would be a perfect color combo for a mother's day card. I made this Mother's Day card using an old Mercy sketch from a few weeks ago (I'm a little slow when it comes to taking part in these challenges...), and used my not-yet-used-but-quite-old Basic Grey Porcelain DP. About time, don't you think??!

So here's the front - I quite like how it turned out. Simple enough - layers here, layers there, sponge this and that, wrap a ribbon, stick on a felt flower and BAM! Pretty card accomplished!

And here's the interior - very simple.

Card Details
Stamps: C.C. Designs Gretal, Impress ("Mom" sentiment), Savvy (interior sentiment)
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate and Sweet Blush, Basic Grey Porcelain DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Copics
Accessories: Nestabilities Blossom & Labels 8, Tonic Ticket punch, PTI ribbon, Basic Grey button, Karen Foster's scrappers floss, Michael's pearl stickers