Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Patchwork Possibilities

I want to share with you this linear patchwork design I found on SCS tutorials. I had another style in mind but I guess the pattern was an older one for which I couldn't find the directions. When I saw this sentiment which is one of the stamps in the Stampin' Up set called Word Play I knew that I wanted to use it on Rebecca's graduation card. As I thought about the words I tried to find a card design to accent it and thought about how the future will be a patchwork of moments and events that will shape her life. The paper was a stack pad I have had for a long time so I thought it would blend well on the card. The card stock is SU Creamy Caramel and Very Vanilla, the ink is Soft Suede. Rebecca really liked the colors and design. Anything that brings a smile to her face makes me happy. Next week I'll be sharing the card I made for her 18th birthday on August 29 th which will be a very special day for her. It will also mark the first day of college classes for her.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Special anniversary August 24th

The summer of 1963 brought the weddings of four couples who were friends of mine plus my own wedding. Of the 5 weddings two couples lost their mates to cancer, one couple divorced (me), one I don't know the fate of and one very special couple celebrate their 48th anniversary on August 24th! This card is for them. Their love and devotion to each other is a testament to a marriage truly blessed. Congratulations to Jan & Tony, may you have many more precious years together!

Card details -- All products are Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Whisper White and White Vellum; ink: Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink; DSP:Beyond the Garden; Stamp set: Oval All. Also: Big Shot, Flower Garden Embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, oval punches, aqua pen and sponge. The flowers were colored on the back of the embossed floral image using the aqua pen and sponge to blend and shade.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Black Magic swap

Our quarterly Team meeting featured a Shoebox Swap so I chose to use the Black Magic technique for which  you can find the tutorial on SCS. The images are stamped in Craft White ink and heated with the heat gun then colored with Watercolor Pencils. I gave the stampers a choice of designs from Baroque Motifs stamp set and how ever they would like to color the design. I used brads from the Brights collection to add texture to the card. Cardstock colors are Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and black. Trim is made with the scallop punch. It was fun to see how the ladies made their cards unique and I was happy that many had never done this technique before.

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