April 17, 2014

Easter Daisy Chain

I started this card by stamping the Daisy Chain Lily of the Valley image I won a few weeks ago.  I went over the lines with various markers and lightly coloured in the image with pencil crayons.  I die cut the passe partout oval out of white wash Core'dinations cardstock and then embossed it with swirls and very lightly sanded it to bring out the pink.

I'd already cut out the bunny, eggs and grass on my Silhouette.  I lightly inked the bunny so it would stand out a bit against the white background, and added some marker to the eggs.  Then I die cut the label, inked it a bit and hand wrote the sentiment.  Finally, I added a few punched butterflies.

April 11, 2014

Rockin' Wishes

This is another farewell card, for someone who likes rock music.  It was pretty easy, as the main image was a sticker.

I started out by stamping and heat embossing 'BEST'.  It wasn't as clear as I wanted, so I simply stamped the rest of the sentiment, giving it some contrast.  Then I added the stickers.

April 10, 2014

Musical Best Wishes

Here's another farewell/best wishes card I made.  This was for a co-worker who sings in a folk band who likes vintage stuff.

I don't normally do distressed cards, but I thought it would be appropriate for her, so I embossed the musical notation and then sanded the edges so they'd be a little torn up.  The microphone was cut in 3 pieces on my silhouette, with the solid band around the microphone glossy accented, so it would stand out.  I used a graphing paper backing stamp which I heat embossed for the microphone itself.

Best wishes was stamped in white ink on black paper, with a little white ink used on the label for contrast.  I kept the card black and white to make it look a bit classy, despite the distressing.

April 3, 2014

Hero Wishes

Here's another farewell Best Wishes card I made for a co-worker.  She's into comics, so I thought Kenny K's Huge Hero would be perfect.  I printed the image and cut it out with my silhouette, then coloured it with pencil crayons.  I cut the town out on my silhouette, then cut the blue paper manually to mostly fit the gaps so the neon yellow would shine through the windows.  I glued the papers on and pop-dotted the hero over top, then added my sentiment.

March 27, 2014

Typewritten Wishes

This is a clean and simple farewell card for one of my co-workers who's working hard at writing a few novels.

I stamped the typewriter and the sentiment, then wanted a bit more pizzaz, so I added the fireworks with 'SUPER' in a typewriter font, and some black lines with a marker.

I cut around the front leg of the typewriter to slip the ribbon behind it.

March 20, 2014

Best Wishes Rose

This was my second attempt at my complex background.  I used a lace edge stamp for the corners, masked them and the centre label, then used the background stamp.  I edged the label with a gold marker.  I went over the lattice with a red marker to give a hint of shadow, and used some more red marker on the lace.

For the label I did another gold edge, stamped the sentiment and roses and coloured them with markers.

March 13, 2014

Die Cut Best Wishes

This was a simple card that was surprisingly difficult to get right.  The edge die refused to cut the pieces all the way (even with wax paper and running it through my machine several times in different places).  I finally had to add a shim to force the cut, afraid of the creaking noises as I ran it through.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the inner circle.