14 June 2011

cards for my friend lois (photo heavy)

A friend of mine asked if I would make her some Thank you cards. Here's what I came up with. There are 20, hope that's enough or back to creating I go ;)

The first one the sentiments are stamped on the inside of the card. Around the holes on the front of the card are circles that I heat embossed with gold.

I heat embossed the sentiment on this one with my new kaleidoscope embossing powder. It gives it a rainbow-ish effect and sparkles. Love it!! I used my treading water fiskars border punch for the paper the sentiment is on. The flower is a Making Memories one that I have had FOREVER!! Happy to use it.

I think this is my favorite of the bunch. I used one of my EK Success border punches to give the front texture. Then added the sentiment and heat embossed it with the kaleidoscope powder.

Had a blast sewing on this one!! Cut the strips, laid them on the card at a diagonal and then stitched. Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and then stitched it as well. Love the texture on it.

Cut the vellum flower with my red Sizzix machine. Heat embossed the sentiment and pop dotted the whole thing.

Cut the bread tag out of vellum with my red Sizzix and then heat embossed the edges. Heat embossed the sentiment. Attached it to the card front and added the ribbon that has been kicking around for a bit of time here. Sewed all around the edge to keep the ribbon from leaving the card front.

Stitched the paper ribbon around the front of the card, cut out a window and stamped the sentiment inside with my now favorite kaleidoscope embossing powder. Added a few details to make it pop. I like this one too!!

The green circle came out of my paper scraps as is with the second circle cut out of it! I trimmed the edges to make it fit the front of the card. Love that it worked out so nicely for me. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with gold powder and added the gold brads to balance it out.

Sewed to break up the patterns on this paper. Added the snaps to the chipboard stars. Heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder. Simple but I like it.

Another favorite here. Used my treading water border punch from fiskars to give the front texture. Added stickles to the holes in the punched strips. Happy with this one.

Embossed the front of the card with my cuttlebug embossing folder. Cut the library pocket with my red Sizzix. Used my cuttlebug to cut the design on the pocket. Stamped and embossed the sentiment with the kaleidoscope powder. The sentiment is pulled out for the picture, but would be tucked in for mailing.

Stamped a thank you Studio G stamp on the flower paper and then heat embossed with clear powder. Love how it came out. Added the gracias in the corner to tie in the ribbon.

Embossed the background paper with my paisley folder in my cuttlebug, the strip with the swiss dots folder (Thanks again Alien I love that folder!!) And heat embossed the sentiment.

My take on some cards that Alien has created with her grass border punch. I figured my leaves could be on the top so I went with that. (fiskars special edition spring leaves border punch) Used the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder. Sizzix bread tag pop dotted with sentiment.

Sentiment stamped on the inside of card and window punched in the front. The stray inking mistake has since been covered up with bling but the light has gone away for the night so I can't take a decent picture but trust me, it looks much better!! Flowers that have been looking at me for awhile, finally used them. They look happier now. Bling brad in the center.

Sewed the twill, flowers and the stamped sentiment on the front. Added some bling to the flower centers.

Embossed the front of this with the thank you embossing folder in my cuttlebug. Inked the heck out of it. Added some stickles to the gracias and a giant brad for fun.

The corner flourishes and the center one was cut on my cuttlebug with a cuttlebug die cut set I got on clearance. I like them. Added some stickles to the empty space in the corner flourishes to jazz it up.

All three circle elements are pop dotted.

Heat embossed the sentiment and added stickles. Sewed the sentiment along the top and added some corner flourishes cut with my cuttlebug.

That's what I have been busy doing. I had a great time with them. Taking the night off though. I need to step away from the scrapping desk.

BTW... Alex is feeling 100% better and is eating again. This mommy is very happy.

1 comment:

  1. Boy, you sure did a lot of great work on those! Looo-ooooo-oooooooving the stitching!!