Tag Archives: Making Memories

Beauty butterfly card

6 Feb

Here is another installment in my application for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team. Check out the call here. And you can see my first project, an altered CD case, here. Both of the projects were inspired by a beautiful pink/black polka dot tea set.

This card was a much more artistic interpretation while the first project was more literal for me. Here is today’s installation!

When I create a “collage” look, I like to keep layering elements, moving them around, adding things, letting others go…until I’m happy with it and then I glue it all down. I know that may sound like “Duh!” but most of the time, when I’m creating, I start gluing things down so they don’t slide around and then get locked into a simpler design. So it takes some restraint on my part to create this kind of design. It is a good exercise for me.

Here’s one more look, a close-up, that shows some of the shimmer from the dusting of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Ooh, la, la!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Important Stuff
Paper Pink patterned (K&Co.)
Colorants B41 Powder Blue, C0 Cool Gray 0, C10 Cool Gray 10, G21 Lime Green, R85 Rose Red, RV10 Pale Pink (Copic), Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Tools Airbrush System (Copic), Wizard, Butterfly die template (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Perfume Atomizer image (Graphics Fairy blog), Heart topped pin (Jo-Ann’s), Embossing Template (Heritage Handcrafts), Postage stamps (SkyBluePink.com), Letter stickers (Making Memories)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff Black and pink cardstocks, beads, silk flowers


Friends card (CTD #119)

21 Nov

It has been over a week since I was able to post. I was preparing for a craft show last Thursday. Every minute I had was used to create more products. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to upload some of my creations soon. Today, however, it was nice to just create! I went over to Color Throwdown to see their collection of three colors this week #119

I chose a tone-on-tone for the celery color, dark brown cardstock for the espresso and a patterned paper with pears to cover all the colors. Here is the finished project:

It was simple to put together. After creating the card base and adding the patterned paper mat, I cut/embossed the S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities® Petite.

To add interest, I used the rusty-looking ink to color over the die holes, using it as a template, like this:

Then I stamped the “friends” sentiment, inked the edges and put it all together. So simple yet, elegant, I hope.

Important Stuff
Papers ColorMates Deep Creamy Cocoa cardstock (WorldWin Papers), Pears patterned paper (Making Memories), Celery patterned paper (Fancy Pants)
Dies S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities Petite, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Colorants ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink, Roussilon ink from Queue (Clearsnap), Stardust red/orange pen (Sakura)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Friends stamp

Happy Thanksgiving to all. May you be blessed in the year to come with many things to be thankful for…

Cheers, Eli

Happy Card (2S4Y 59)

17 Aug

It’s great to be back at 2 Sketches 4 You…it’s been a while since I have had a chance to wander over there to try out a sketch challenge. Here is this week’s challenge by Kazan:

Today, I started with the chipboard tag in the middle and built the card around it. I loved the two polka dot papers and chose cardstock to set the images off. Adding a sticker to the tag and some machine stitching finished it off. It is a happy card, indeed. Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

Important Stuff
Papers Treasures Pure White, ColorMates Medium Hawaiian Blue (WorldWin); Yellow textured/Scalloped (Die Cuts with a View), Polka Dot papers (Making Memories)
Embellishments Heidi Grace Chipboard tag (Fiskars), White Sticker Word (Bo-Bunny Press)
Adhesive Zip Dry Liquid Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, blue thread, sewing machine, blue beads

How about one more look, close-up:

Take Ten card box

2 Mar

Since I created a fun set of cards on my last post, found here. I thought they needed a home. At first, I tried to create a box “all by myself” and things were going swimingly but near the end, I realized it just wasn’t cutting it. I took a day off and restarted with a “frozen casserole box” cut in half, covered and decorated. This is what became of it…

This one didn’t take long at all. I estimated where I wanted the height at the back and cut the flattened box nearly in half, the sides at steep angles and the front straight across. I covered the back and insides with yellow cardstock, added the blue on the sides and another yellow strip on the front.

For the accents on the front, I used a coordinating paper to the line I used for the cards, from Chatterbox. Then a few “jelly” embellishments by Making Memories and a ribbon to top it off.

I’m pretty excited about this little donation to my daughter’s school. I do hope it will make one of her teachers feel appreciated.

Have a fabulous rest of the week…happy creating! Eli

Welcome Baby card

4 Jan

I’m still enjoying the various challenges around the paper creating world. Today, I went over to Caardvarks and found a wonderful sketch over there created by Becky Fleck at PageMaps and a prize from my favorite stamp company, JustRite Stampers. So how could I resist!

I like the idea of a scalloped edge on the face of a card but sometimes it is a challenge to cut it with scissors. So my Wizard™ and I got busy with a scalloped rectangle. To be precise, S4-143 Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG. I used the rectangle to cut the front edge of the card.

In order to cut just one edge, layer the sandwich:

  • White Master Mat
  • Magnetic Spacer Plate
  • Die template with cut edges up and threaded with the card front
  • White Master Mat

So the die template’s left edge, as seen above, sits on top of the card back, while the right edge sits on top of the card front. Run it through the Wizard™ to cut.

You will most likely see some embossed marks on the upper edge of the card from the die template. You can work with this, enhance it to add to the design or just cover it with some other design element. I chose to ignore it on this occasion. The rest of the card is fairly simple with a few stickers, ribbons and fun flower buttons. I hope you enjoy!

Important Stuff: Treasures Natural cardstock (WorldWin), Striped paper (Me & My BIG Ideas), Wizard™, S4-143 Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG (Spellbinders), Flower Buttons (Oriental Trading Company), Flower stickers (Colorbök), Small round stickers (Making Memories), 3-in-1 Craft Glue (Beacon Adhesives)

Other Stuff: 1/8″ ribbons