Monday, March 26, 2012

Birthday card

It is difficult for me to make a masculine card but my son's birthday is coming up on April 2nd so I had to do something! My mojo is still missing as far as making cards goes but I did make this card using some lettering.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring is in the air

I have been very neglectful of my blog lately and I still do not have a card to share with you. Just so you know that I am alive and kicking I thought I would share a page from my lettering journal with you.

Last month I took an online class with Joanne Sharpe, Letter Love 101. I highly recommend this class if you would like to learn  lettering. You can sign up and take the class anytime and it is a self paced class so there is no rush to get things done.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

More Marianne & Sugar Nellie

I used Creatables LRO 180 for this simple easel card. The dig is from Sugar Nellie colored with pencils. To keep the easel standing I just used a row of liquid pearls.

Friday, March 9, 2012

More from Marianne

This is a very simple card using the die LRO202 on a gate fold fold card.

To use the die in this way you have to have the 'gates' overlapping so that they will meet in the middle when they are cut. You will also have to make the card base taller than you want it so that you can move the dies into position and then you will have to cut some off the top and the bottom. After making the card base I just added some colored paper to the inside with a frame made with the two largest Spellbinders labels 4 dies. The image is a digi from Sugar Nellie colored with Prismacolor pencil and Turpenoid and then cut out.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Marianne Designs

I have finally gotten back after too long a break! Between my class and my daughter visiting I haven't had much time for making cards or blogging. A little late but these are the sample cards I made for the latest release from Dutch Paper Crafts. Marianne Designs LRO200-202

 For this card I used the corner die, LRO200 I cut it 4 times and attached it with dimensional tape. To use this die in more than one corner you will need two or more of them as when you run it through the cutting machine, unless you can figure out when to stop on the second one you will flatten the embossing on the first one or you can put the card back in the die and hand emboss it.

I again used the corner die but just on one corner.

 For this card I used the corner die again but cut the first one and cut it like an envelope flap and then added two more. For the border on the bottom of the card I used the die LRO201 as a stencil after cutting and embossing it.

 This time I used the corner die again but on the fold of the card being sure to line up the cutting edge on the fold. I then used the 3rd die in the series LRO202 on the bottom of the card.

 For this card I cut and embossed the die and backed it with solid color cardstock. I then used the die as a template to trace the shape of the edge of the die and cut the DP. This was attached to the base with tape around the two sides and bottom creating a pocket for the tag. The border punch as cut and attached at the bottom.