Archive for April, 2010

Black and White

April 28th, 2010 crftyjh No comments

What’s black and white and read all over?  We hope that these cards will be.  Nothing is more elegant than black and white.  Even many weddings are going this route.  So, I needed a manly birthday card for my son and came up with this one.  He is in his forties, so nothing kiddish would do.  This looks clean and tailored.  Just right for a man.  Then while I was in this mode, graduation day seemed to follow for my granddaughter.  The hand-drawn yellow stars spice it up a bit.  But it should suit this serious occassion.

Black & White Birthday

Black & White Birthday

Designer paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps: unknown
Lattice Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Circle Punches: EK Success

Black & White Graduation

Black & White Graduation

Designer Paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps: Hero Arts
Nestabilities: Spellbinder
Eyelets: from our stash (used the Crop-a-dile to set them)

Paper Lace

April 19th, 2010 crftyjh 1 comment

Stamp Express has a good selection of real lace to use on cards and pages, but when you can’t find the real thing you can make faux lace from paper with a border punch or two.  I made this card for a customer who is having a knee replacement.  I hope it works to cheer her up.  The little bluebird just sings of spring and happiness.  The paper lace strips were added where you might have used ribbon or paper strips.  The texture of lace gives a feminine look.

Life is a Song

Life is a Song

Stamp: All Night Media
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Cardstock: The Paper Cut
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny
Scalloped Circle Punch: EK Success
Markers: Copic
Words: Computer generated (Lydian Cursive font)

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A Tisket A Tasket

April 12th, 2010 crftyjh 1 comment
A doggie  in a basket!  How spring-like is this card?  I sent it as a thinking of you card, but it could be for a springtime birthday, or get well.  Just looking at the little fellow in all those flowers makes you feel better.  I colored with Copic markers, but you could use Prisma color pencils or water color.  It might also lend itself to a Mother’s Day greeting.  Enjoy!
Doggy  In The Basket

Doggy In The Basket

Doggy Stamp: Stamp Avie
Zig Zag Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder: Provo Craft
Markers: Copic
Ribbon Buckle Die Cut: Spellbinders
Cardstock: The Paper Cut
Word Stamp (from clear stamp set): Hero Arts

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Lace it Up!

April 5th, 2010 crftyjh 2 comments

I’ve noticed that lace is a new embellishment for cards and scrapbook pages.  Real lace is great, but paper lace can also be attractive.  Just punch out paper with a border punch for this kind.  Today I’m using real lace (get cotton lace as it adheres better).  I attached mine with Scor-tape, but you can use the adhesive of your choice.  It can be airbrushed with Copic markers or sprayed with Glimmer Mist to change the color.  Here are two cards and I’m working on a page.  Also notice that the buttons on the second card have matching thread.  This is waxed dental floss colored with Copic marker.  No more need to have all colors of thread!

Sleeping in the Flowers

Stamp: Stampabilities
Ribbon: May Arts
Watercolor Pencils: Staedtler
Blender Pen: Dove
Background Paper & Lace: From our stash

Teddy Bear with Roses

Stamp: Stamp Avie
Markers: Copic
Background Paper: Bo Bunny
Ribbon: Bo Bunny
Buttons & Lace: From our stash (lace is colored with Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels)