Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lawn Fawn Ornate Ornaments

Today's card is a nostalgic card made using Lawn Fawn's Ornate Ornaments stamp set and Very Merry 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park. When the package containing this paper pad came in the mail, the mailman put the package on the front porch (even though I told him repeatedly to put them in the garage) and the neighborhood dogs DESTROYED the package and another package that arrived the same day (can we say furious). I still have pink letter stickers all over my yard and stuck to my driveway, that was back in August, I believe. Anyway. All but one sheet of the paper  (diamond pattern in the background of this card) in this pack was ripped in half, so it was a bit of a challenge to figure out how to use these papers.
First I stamped the branch image on a piece of the patterned paper. The paper was already torn, so I went with it and added that to my card. I added the background test piece over this.

I embossed the ornament images in white on several pieces of patterned paper and cut them out. I added the silver embossing powder to the ornament toppers using my Versamarker to apply the embossing ink. I embossed the stripe of the round ornament on a second piece of paper and pieced it over the green ornament. I added rhinestones to both pieces and popped them up on the background.

I added crochet twine using m paper piercer and tied that into bows.

I decorated the inside of the card using scraps from the front of the card. The sentiment is also from the stamp set.
Despite the paper distruction challenge, I had a lot of fun creating this card.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Dana Desmond

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cranberries, Popcorn and Snowman

I've been making cards like mad the last few weeks and will post them over the next few days.
Today's card features CC Designs Sweet November Adorn D. Yard Rubber image. I began by stamping this adorable snowman on Copic X-Press It cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
I colored the image with Copic Marker. I paper pieced the hat and scarf with paper from Lily Bee Designs Jingle 6x6 paper pad. I used C-1 and C-3 Copic Marker to give the paper pieced areas more dimension. 

The sentiment is actually one stamp, but I wanted it in two colors. So, I stamped it twice on a piece of paper from the paper pad using Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink. I punched the green image with a scalloped circle punch and the red image with a 1 3/8" circle punch. I layered the two images and popped them up.
I added pearl accents and added the entire image to a Very Vanilla card base.
Image: CC Designs Sweet November Adorn D. Yard Rubber Stamp
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Designs Jingle 6x6 paper pad
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Markers: Copic
Punches: Stampin' Up
Pearls: Stampin' Up
Trim: May Arts

Monday, November 5, 2012

MoJo Monday Challenge 266

After a long break, I'm back with a MoJo Monday card challenge. I colored this CC Designs Ice Cream Lucy stamp a few weeks ago and couldn't find the right project for her to call home, until now.

I colored the image with Copic Markers.

All papers are from My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair 6x6 pack.
  • Stamps: CC Designs Ice Cream Lucy, Amy R Sweet Sentiments
  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
  • Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair
  • Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand, Distress Vintage Photo
  • Flower: Prima
  • Tools: Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Dana Desmond