Monday, July 11, 2011

Scarecrow blessings

I bought a $5.00 grab bag from TAC. It has a pound of rubber in it! Anyway I loved my little surprise pack and in it was this little guy. I never thought of buying him in the set but when I had him in my hands I just had to make a card for my Grandma with him. Grandma's favorite season is fall. In the goodie bag was the, "just hanging out waiting to hear from you",but I already had the, "Open your arms wide and let God bless you!" That one was the one to send Grandma. He ended up being so fun to color. Even though I didn't use any patterned paper I looked at a paper pack for inspitation on my color pallet. It's fall on caffine. I hope it gave Grandma a little jolt of my love.

Birthday banner

I made this banner for Grandmas 80th
I use the george cartridge on the cricut.
But I also use my sure cuts alot program to construct the flag with 80th on it. The white satin ribbon really finished it off I thought. The blue satin bows really make it pop.

you can call me crazy

A special birthday calls for a special card, Right? So one of my Grandmother-in-laws ( yes I'm blessed with two) turned 80 and she hosted a party that we helped with. I used left over paper from the sign I made for this card. I loved the elegance of the sentiment and the little swirl but it didn't have enough impact on its own. I stamped flowers in an oval, masking with post it notes as I worked my way around. Then I colored in with brown and blue marker.

Camo Card

The camo background was perfect for the birthday boy and this boot just seemed like the right stamp to use. I used my prisma color markers to color this image in. I used several browns, green, yellow and gray. Notice how I kept the flowers white but colored in grey around them to make them stand out. I used a stippling technique to color this in, it gives you a lot of controll. At the center of the bow is a brass brad. I wrapped the tongs around the ribbon and then secured it with adhesive.

simple polka dots

With this card I actually went through my scraps to see what I could put together so I started with the base. I cut the fancy square using my cricut and a svg file, don't remember where I got the file. I stamped the flower and colored with my prisma color markers using only dots.

technique card swap

I participated in a great technique swap a while back and thought I would share my creation here. I even have the dimensions I used if you want to try your own
Purple card base made from 4.25 by 5.5 and folded at 3 inches.
Green cardstock mat with wavy edge 4.25 by 3.25
White cardstock 2.75 by 3,75
White cardstock 3 by .5

Versa magic dewdrop set: Harvest
Watercolor Plants T-3083 Great Greetings T-3114
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
2 kinds of colored embossing powder
Craft sheet

watercolor flowers

I did a card swap a while back using the watercolor flowers in a set of versamagic ink. I used purple and green cardstock. I was inspired to play with my watercolor crayons and a damp paper towel to get even more of a watercolored look. I used scraps of purple and green to finish the cards. It was a fun project with such a beautiful carefree effect.