Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday card

I had so much fun making this birthday card for a friend. I used a variety of glitters and embossing powders, all from Sparkle N Sprinkle, one of my favorite places to spend money. I created the background using Sparkle N Sprinkle's sticker paper and three different glitters from the company (Priceless Peacock on the top and bottom, then Sparkling Snow, and finally Hanauma Bay in the middle). This is a modification of a Technique Junkies technique.

The flowers were embossed using two powders from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I got the stamp at an eBay auction, and so have no idea what kind of flower that is.

All in all, I think it turned out OK, though I doubt I'll enter it in a contest. I need some more practice with embossing.

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First Christmas Tilda of the year

I actually have finished a few Christmas cards, and I think I'm already in better shape for Christmas 2012 than I was ever in for Christmas 2011.

One of my New Year's resolutions is to not neglect my crafting so much. By spending so little time on my craft last year, I've gotten out of practice on coloring with Copics. I hope, though, that it's like riding a bike (which is probably a bad comparison, seeing as how I haven't ridden anything but a stationary bike since I was 15!).

Anyway, here is my first Tilda Christmas card of the year. I borrowed the design from a magazine (Just Cards! Holidays). I don't think I've ever used that much cardstock on a card before. The cardstock came from my stash. I used Tilda with Christmas Stockings and colored her with the aforementioned Copics. I may add a flower or some crystals to the card, but I haven't decided yet.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! More to come (I hope)!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rough semester

This past semester was a rough one, and I am just now getting back to my card-making.

I started out with a simple Christmas card (I need to get a head start on next year, as I expect my last semesters of grad school to be quite busy). The card uses a green metallic cardstock base and is topped with a dp that came in a pack that I bought at Hobby Lobby (how's that for specific?). I spritzed the dp on the card's front with Dazzling Diamonds from Tattered Angels. I didn't do anything to the dp on the inside. The iridescent cream cardstock came from my stash.

I added a little bow to the front of the card, and made the glitter "ribbon" using glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle (one of my favorite online stores). The sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion (I think).

With any luck, I'll finish a few more cards before classes resume. Until next time!