Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vintage Z-fold (x2)

Finally, a blog entry! Sorry its been so long.

I paired up a cute and easy fold with the always gorgeous Vintage Vogue set.

The Z-fold is so easy. You just fold a card like regular and then fold the front back again lined up with the folded edge.

On the blue card I used the new elegant embossing folder with the new Elegant Soiree paper. I also used the new ribbon trim punch and pearls. There's a bit of piercing in the corner. The sentiment is new from Hodgepodge Happiness and I used the word window and oval punches.

On the purple card I did some faux stitching (piercing, then connect the dots with pen). I used the new rhinestones from Stampin' Up! I also used the word window and modern label punches, the dots embossing folder and a sentiment from Fresh Cuts.

The flowers on both are stamped, cut out and popped up with Stampin' dimensionals and layered.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Faux tearing with butterflies

I wanted to make a really clean and simple card and I wanted to give faux tearing a try. This is a one layer card, with the butterflies and button added.

To make the stripe of color I tore tow pieces of paper and put them overtop my card so that only one stripe of my card was showing. I sponged 3 colors of ink - baja breeze, marina mist and crumb cake.

The butterflies are made with the beautiful wings embosslit and I layered them.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Poppy on Parade - Medallion Inspiration

I checked out the inspiration challenge today on splitcoast. I also used a layout from Clean & Simple Stamping.

The medallion is embossed with Iridescent Ice and its hard to get a good picture. I added rhinestones for more bling.

This is the pillow I was inspired by...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to Fall to layouts

It's been a while since I've made a card, or participated in a challenge. My internet is finally fixed and so I've been looking at a few of the challenges out there and browsing card galleries and blogs and have been inspired to try again.

I didn't want to pass up this week's great color combination - the New In Colors - Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait. I also remembered to go to one of my favorite layout sites - Clean & Simple Stamping. I used an older layout that I haven't gotten to until now. FTL101.

On this card I embossed the background with dots. The butterfly is layered purple and cork! I used a bit of ribbon too. I used the matching designer paper (hostess choice) with a scallop trim punch. The sentiment from Occasional Quotes (also a hostess set) was punched out with the large oval.

Fun card to make, I'm happy with how it turned out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

2 fall cards

Sorry I've been away, folks! My internet has been not working and I also haven't been making very many cards. I finally got back into it.

I made two very simple cards with the same very clean and simple layout. I didn't even use any challenges as a starting point for these! I just knew the stamp set, texture and cork that I wanted to use.

Here are the close ups of each...

I used two different Stampin' Up! embossing folders. The leaf is from "Autumn Days". I also used the new ribbon punch on the brown one.