Saturday, July 31, 2010

More Tart and Tangy

I had my first workshop last Thursday. I was trying to highlight this stamp set and have some examples, so I went looking for some inspiration. I found a card here and changed it up a little, printed the sentiment on the computer and glittered up the edges of the fruit. This is my favorite of these cards.

Then I saw this card and I copied it almost exactly except I embossed the yellow with the vine embossing folder. Then I used green chalks to highlight the vines, but it doesn't really show up. Then I put Crystal Effects on the strawberries, so they are shiny. This sentiment is also computer generated.
But when I was finished, I didn't like it as much as I thought I would so I thought I'd change it up a bit. I kept the layout the same, but changed everything else up. The DSP is retired, and I used Crystal Effects on the cherries again. I like this one much better.
And for this one, I used a sketch (but I can't find the link anymore). Not sure I love the sketch, but I like the curly vine and the popped up strawberry "hat." I'll have to try that strawberry on another card.
And this idea I found here. Makes really cute, really fast thank you cards.
I'm really loving this stamp set and I have a few more projects in the works that I'll be showing soon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tart & Tangy

I won some blog candy a couple of months ago; it was the Tart & Tangy stamp set and a card kit to make these 4 cards. They are so cute. Here are some closer shots.

I just love all the fruits in this stamp set (the sentiments are from other random sets I have). They are so summery.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my mom's birthday. I found the idea here, but changed a few things, like the colors and the sentiment and the punched edge. I loved this card so much I made three more in different colors with different sentiments. I think the pearls in the middle of the flowers give it a nice touch of elegance.

Father's Day

I forgot to post what I made for Father's Day. This is for my father in law. I had seen several of these around the blogosphere and I got this great tropical paper, so I knew it would be perfect for him. I got the directions for making the origami shirt here. And then I added the buttons down the middle.
It's got enough room in the middle to stuff a bag full of candy.
This is the card for my dad. I made it a long time ago. I don't remember where I got the pattern for this one.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sketch Challenge 159

This is my entry for this weeks 411 Sketch Challenge.

I used one of my current favorite sets 'Sweet Scoops.' The paper is Island Oasis. Another favorite. I've been hoarding the paper, and yet I keep wondering if I should order more. The ribbon is from my stash and I used a bling brad.

So summery, I love it.