Monday, October 22, 2012

Mummy Card

Entering my Mummy card into some different Challenges, Trying to get my MOJO back. 

Cardz TV challenge
Cut it Up challenge
Exploring Cricut challenge - happy halloween

I used the Paper Doll Dress UP cartridge from Cricut. I cut the Mummy out from page 49 and 3 1/2 inches. I also cut from page 29 the body out using the black out feature. I cut it out 2 times one at 3 inches and decided it wasnt big enough then again at 3 1/2 inches.

I gently crinkled the paper in my hand after cutting to give him a more textured look. I used Studio G ink first in the grey and inked all over then lightly in the black, I used a Q-tip.

The mummy is on 1 thickness of foam squares.

The sentiment is from a rub on set from a couple years ago, im trying to use up my supplies and think outside the box, get my creative mojo going again.

The paper again is from a couple years ago, I love that its Halloween colors and has stars on it, which I added some diamond stickles to the stars to give it a little sparkle. Its cut at 4 inches wide by 4 1/2 long. I inked around the edges in the black Studio G ink to get rid of the white core.

I added some 3/8 inch black gross grain ribbon to make a border between the sentiment and the image/paper.

The cardstock is a greyish color from Recolections. The card is almost a standard A2 size i just shortened it a little to fit better in my envelope. Its 4 1/4 wide by 5 1/2 long.

Hope you enjoy!

Side view so you can see he is raised up a bit. Also so you can see the sparkles on the stars.       The inking can also be seen better.
My Messy desk after i finished the card. Those are the tools/products I used.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Card TV challenge #116

I am entering anouther card challenge for Cardz TV . Card Challenge #116 Creature Feature.

I used the Mini Monsters Cartridge card feature cut at 5 inches

I used Recolections paper for all the layers.

I inked around the edges with purple Studio G ink using a cotton swab and a scrap peice of paper. I placed the pieces down on went around the edges.

I used 2 different sized black brad for the eyes.

The stamp is also stamped in the Studio G purple ink.

I used a dark purple for the background and a variety of blues for the layers, black and white for the mouth and eyes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Card Challenge

So my first time entering a challenge and I am doing a sorta Valentines/I love you card for my husband. I am going to sneak it in his gym bag Friday morning. HE HE HE

Oh the challenge is for Cardz TV

I used Bump In The Night Cricut Cartridge for the cute image, popped up on some pop dots. I also decided it was a good time to raid my stash of scrap paper which I used scraps for the monster and banner. The card base and card layers were regular size sheets that I cut down.

I used a stamp that says I heart U, I popped that on some pop dots.

All the paper is from recollection's.

I also used antique linen ink from Tim Holtz to edge around everything except the heart which I used some Studio G chalk pink ink and a red Studio G ink.

I like that the papers are not screaming GIRLY.   I wanted a heart paper but not so HEARTY. Get it, Maybe.

I used pop dots, zig 2 way glue, ATG for my glueing.

My card is sorta small (good size for my hubby's gym bag).
4 by 9 for the Green base turns out to be a 4 by 4 1/2 card
Black layer is 3 3/4 by 4 1/4
Greenish heart paper is 3 1/2 by 4

The pictures are from my phone, there not the best, my camera is MIA and the challenge ends tommarow so I used what photo means I had.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Using glossy accents

Halloween card 2012 #1

Can you see the shine on the spiders.  I made that happen using a glue called Glossy accents.
It also looks a little raised and feels silky when you run your fingers across the spider.
It looks blueish on black paper but it will dry clear.

Apply a generous thick coat but not too much as you don't want it to ooze over you cricut cut.

Apply google eyes and let dry overnight.

Its also good to try and remove the air bubbles if you can using a sewing pin.  Most will settle as it dries.
Inside of the card.

Before I applied the white piece I placed it on scratch paper and staggered the spider web stamp around the edge.

Also my October 31st stamp had a border around it that I did not want so i used a cue tip to apply my ink carefully just on the October 31st part.
This is the layer between the black and orange spider web paper.  Before I inked it i had everything set up and decided the white was just TOO white. so i used a cute tip and lightly inked around making it a grayish color.

Much better

Also when I cut the orange spider web paper you could see the white lining from the paper. I just used a orange ink pad and gently pressed and went straight down to remove the white core.

The papers came from Recollections paper packs.
I used glossy accents to adhere the string. (Christmas string/ribbon)
I mounted the small spider on 1 layer of foam tape and the big spider on 2 layers of foam tape.
Same technique for the October 31st stamp only using white ink on black paper.
I free handed the flag and did two layers also inking the edges with black(tilted the ink pad to see more black on the white.
The spider web paper is actually from a 8x11 1/2 sheet and I just cut it close to the center to get more of the webbed look.
The spiders were cut from the Doodle Charms cricut cartridge page 121. I just don't remember the sizes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Baby Girl Card

                                                             Heres a Simple Baby Girl Card

Front Of Card

Inside Of Card

Supplies I used

Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite Cartridge
Cut the Stork at 3 1/4 inches
I used Black, Pink, and Orange paper
Pattern paper 
Easter pink plaid ribbon
I used a white gel pen to do the doodling on the outside and inside. Line Dot Dot Dot, repeat
Stork is on with pop dots
No sentiment because the pattern paper and colors should lead you to a New Baby Girl
Inside is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Small White button with a slightly larger Pink button
Black brad for the storks eye
Stork inked in pink & orange