Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pat's Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my step-father Pat's birthday. It was late, as usual, but...

I used SU's "Carved and Candlelit" for the cacti and Whirly-Twirly for the wind. For the wind I used Versamark and brown chalk. A small flower punch was used for the flowers and I used sandpaper for the dirt.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Zoo Cards II

Here are some more of the zoo cards I made for my SIL. I utilized my Cricut for these with the Zooballoo cartridge. All of the animals are cut out on DCWV cardstock. The hippo's sky is chalked and the grass is done with SU's Terrific Turf roller, and the water is created with the Cuttlebug S'vine Swirls embossing folder and cut to look like waves/ripples in the water. The two koala cards and the giraffe card all use SU's Bamboo II background stamp and Old Olive ink. The first of these cards uses either Green Galore or Garden Green for the base while the other is white on Old Olive. The giraffe card uses drywall tape (it's so perfect - it already has adhesive on it!!!) to try and allude to a zoo cage. I'm not sure it worked, but...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Zoo Cards

My SIL loves
jungle/safari animal themed things and so I made these cards for her for Christmas. I got these animal images in a SCS swap and don't recall who made them...which is too bad, because I'd love to get them now. If anyone knows, please let me know. I used my Bic markers, SU's scallop punch, brads and fringe yarn (I don't know if it has an actual name) and my Spellbinder Nesties. The lion card uses the SU roller "Tropical Turf" for the grass and the sky is chalked. The paper is a zoo pack I got at Hobby Lobby and/or DCWV. The first giraffe card's background is sponged with SU's Really Rust, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year's Cards

I had a few people who got New Year's cards instead of Christmas cards, here are a couple of them.

I'd joined an image swap on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) and one of the categories was New Year's. I was all excited that I could use my Stampin Up! set "Ring in the New" and stamped out images/sentiments. I was disappointed to find out that I was the only one who wanted to swap these, and I got my own images back. Well, they ended up being very handy when I needed to make these cards quickly! The cards were prefolded DCWV cards, the paper is for the most part, DCWV and the stamps for the first card front are the roller "Party Streamers" from Rollagraph and SU's Contemporary Alphabet numbers. The inside of the first card and both the front and the inside of the second card are a Stampin Up!'s set from the early 2000's called "Ring in the New". The ink is a Color Box Paintbox with primary colors. I used SU's circle and scalloped circle for both cards.