Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Frame Card

This card is for today's Ways To Use It challenge on . The challenge for today was to use a frame on your card. I created a frame by punching a 1 3/4" square from the center of a larger square piece of Very Vanilla cs. I then stamped the dots & fleur de lis images from Extreme Elements onto the frame, then embossed the entire frame with several layers of clear ep. I used the "Happy Halloween" sentiment from All Holidays, along with another image from Extreme Elements for the image inside the frame. For the orange square, I inked the smallest clear acrylic block with Peach Parfait, then stamped the block on top of the sentiment. For the background of the card, I stamped Bella Toile with Versamark on Sahara Sand cs, then clear embossed the image. Next, I spritzed a combination of Early Espresso ink, Platinum shimmer paint, and alcohol onto the cardstock, leaving the embossed area showing through. After that, I embossed the cs using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and Big Shot machine. Finally, I sponged Platinum shimmer paint on the raised areas to highlight. The base of the card is Peach Parfait, and the piece of the Top Note on the side is Early Espresso. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

6x6 Recipe Swap

This is a 6x6 page for a recipe swap that I recently participated in. The stamped flower border is from the Because I Care Hostess Set. I got the idea for the punched chicken from Bonnie's Creative Place. I used up some retired cardstock on this one - Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Ruby Red. Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-Stack Christmas Cards

These are the next 2 cards in my series of Christmas card Stamp-a-Stacks. The penguin card uses the Punch Pals stamp set, and the filmstrip effect was created using the Spiral Border punch. The cardinal card features a bird punched using the Two-Step Bird Extra-Large punch. The trees in the background are from the Loads of Love set, and the "Merry Christmas" greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. All products are from Stampin' Up! Email me if you like more details. Thanks for looking!