Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
I love the delicate design dies made by Memory Box.
This particular die below is named 'Cherished'.
These dies are approx 5 1/2" long and they vary in width.
I used it on a card I was creating for a wedding I recently attended.
|I cut the original border in white to confirm the design and its dimensions.|
Using the solid cut out from the second scalloped die, I placed a stamp "Our your wedding day"and a bride and groom sticker which I coloured in with alcoholic markers to add definition to the sticker. I first used the frame to help place the insert scalloped die cut to the card base before adhering it with double sided tape. The frame was then put in place with the Cherished die design enhancement resembling an overlay. I love how the embossing on the frame caused a tiny outline allowing the purple are stock base to show through.
|I embellished the edges of the frame with tiny pearls and added heart stickers to the stamped title as well as to the right of the framed edge.|
I later added a lace bow to the left outer edge of the scalloped frame. I felt it needed that
extra touch. I am sorry I do not have a photo for you, I had the enveloped
sealed before realizing I had not taken a final photo.
This is a card I made for a ODBD challenge using their stamp set. I wanted to make something useful as well as something that could be sent to a friend needing a little encouragement.
|After slipping the bookmark in place I added the little bow as an added embellishment to give a finished touch. I hope this inspires you to create your bookmark keepsake for someone special.|
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I thought you might enjoy this tutorial to make this 5x7" all occasion card.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This huge 8 1/2 X 11 Card was from 11"X 17" card stock. The details re tools used for this card are listed above with the exception of the bottom scroll Border from EK punches. This punch can be purchased at JoAnn Fabrics, AC Moore or Michaels.
Monday, May 13, 2013
I will add the instructions, including the die numbers from Spellbinders,
to these cards in a day or two.
|The greeting here is from Daily Bread Designs|
The Decorative Oval is from Spellbinders
The Butterfly and floral embellishments are Martha Stewart's
|The background decorative die and the layered decorative oval |
are both from the same Spellbinders die.
There are actually 3 dies in this set. The third die not shown is a label die.
|These leaves cut from a Cricut cartridge and added silk floral buds as embellishments.|
Both the leaves and floral petals were enhanced with stickles. I added the black rhinestones
for eye candy. This photos really picked up where the glitter was added.
|This card is will used for an upcoming wedding.|
The highlighted raised areas are inked with Memento.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|This is my Mom's Card for 2013|
Material and Tools used –
Purple 8 ½” X1 1” card stock is scored and folded at 5 ½” and cut at 7” to measure a 5 ½” X 7” card base. The corners were rounded with a corner punch.
The decorative white card stock was cut using a Gypsy, Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge and expressions 2 machine. Using the Gypsy and adjusting measurements I joined the decorative outer edge with the inner oval.
The Mom embellishment is cut from the Cricut Mother’s Day cartridge and further embellished with stickles.
The lilac flowers are cut using 2 tools 1) Heartfelt Creations (5 petal posies ) and 2) Martha Stewart violet punch and the floral vine punch (used as a background base). The flowers are layered and retouched on the edges with Tim Holt’s Dusty Purple distress ink pad. Mint green pearls were added to the centres to add a finished touch.
The bigger leaves are simply hand cut and ink embellished then glued in place as a filler behind the posies.
The green bow is the pull string type ribbon bow glued in place with Beacon’s glue. (I appreciate its grip on bow materials.) The final embellishment is a handmade jeweled hat pin inserted behind the bow.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The word Sisters are cut out of the same colour as the scalloped (flower) circles.
They are cut at 1 1/2" using the font of your choice.
|Here is the completed double page layout when placed side by side.|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
For instructions and photos of the cards and their holders made using the instructions for this video please check out older blog post for December 2012. Blessings
For up to date available Close To My Heart scrapbooking and card making kits
visit my web site at www.dorothystevenson.ctmh.com
|These are the papers left over after completing the 6 page layouts.|
|This is an example guide of the wheel used in the layout using the stamp set. |
You may choose your patterns and ink colours to suit your creativity.