Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Getting Older

My friend Nathan, that is. He turned 40 on Monday, September 10th. So I made him a special birthday card. He loves bright colors, so I made it as bright and manly as possible. And in case you are wondering; he is a child at heart and likes the little raccoon guy. We had an awesome day celebrating his birthday. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

Creative Details: I had fun making this card. I made a template for the "40" in Publisher and cut it out of Real Red CS. I stamped the back ground stamp (Linograph) and then used my opaque white pen to enhance the dots in the stamped image. I used images from the Hip Hip Hooray set to make the background and elements on the card. I used the beautiful In-Colors stitched ribbon and a little double swirly clip. There is Stickles glitter glue on the present, cupcake and raccoon's button.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Doodly Doo Da Da!

I love, love, love this set and these colors. The other day I was experimenting with Chocolate Chip and Vanilla; and added some Cranberry Crisp. A friend suggested using Cool Carribean with the Chocolate/Vanilla combo. I was home due to snow today and had some fun playing. I actually made two more cards before this one from the same color theme. But this is my favorite. I love the Doodle This set (available next month from Stampin' Up!©). I also used the new tab punch that will be available next month from Stampin' Up!© I stamped 'joy' from Every Day Flexible Phrases on the tab. I used watercolor paper for the flower and the 'joy' tab. I dyed the ribbon with my Cool Carribean pad. I also watercolored the flowers on the doodles in the background. I sponged everything with Chocolate Chip, especially the pink flower to tone it down. I wish they made these flowers in Chocolate. Oh well! I hope you like it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Did someone say "chocolate"??

So, the new fad apparently is "chocolate". It seems to be popping up everywhere. Some say it's the new "black". Well I always loved browns and vanilla's together. So, I love the new "au chocolate" look. I was playing around with this color scheme last night and thought I should add one other color. I chose Cranberry Crisp. In honor of my least favorite holiday, Valentine's Day, I made some cards with the chocolate theme and a little cranberry mixed in for added richness. I just love the Paisley background stamp from Stampin' Up!©. In the first card, I stamped the background with Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla cardstock. I also used Basic Brown to stamp the "LOVE" image and colored it with the Dove blender pen and some ink from my Cranberry Crisp pad. I used a pretty milk chocolate colored prima flower with a dark chocolate button in the middle. I used white hemp and dyed it cranberry with my ink pad. In the second card, I also stamped paisly with Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla. I cut the hearts out of Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Crisp using a colluzzle template. I used the Word Window punch and small slot punch for the Valentine tag and the slit to attach it. I used another milk chocolate flower and made a faux button with my 1/2" punch and poked holes with an awl to run the aida thread through. I think these colors look wonderful together. Hope you enjoy. I think I need to have some chocolate now.