That catchphrase for this bi-weekly challenge at My Sheri Crafts is "Oh I love America!":-) I wanted to make something simple yet profound. I am inspired by the thought of our servicemen, hence, I chose a patriotic-themed shield shape from the Independence Day Cricut cartridge. I cut the shield at 3". I pop-dotted it as well as the blue layer for added dimension. The patriotic ribbon is from Charlotte, our DT sister's stash. :-) The star paper is from The Paper Studio and cardstock used are from Bazzill. The buttons and Baker's twine are from my stash. Using Cat's Eye ink, I inked the shield, buttons and the ribbon ever so slightly to add a vintage touch.
Monday, June 11, 2012
My Secret Sister for a swap wanted a fairy in a bottle, so I decided to make her one. I used a Prego jar, and I got the image from the Graphics Fairy's blog. I added Stickles along the edges of the image and made her wings using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The bottle is decorated using lace from Prima, flatback pearls and lace trim that I got from Wal-Mart. I used paper from K&Co. The piece of wood that I used as a backdrop is from a potpourri pack and I stuck some flower soft on it. The flowers on the lid are from Recollections and the roses inside the jar are from Kaisercraft. The feathers were bought at Michael's. I added ivory tulle inside the jar to stabilize all the elements inside the bottle.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Yes, you read it right. I used duct tape as my designer paper for this card. I adhered three pieces of duct tape to a piece of white cardstock and embossed it using the Diamond Plate embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I inked the edges with Cat's Eye to mimic the look of grease. The wrenches are from the Indie Art cartridge, cut at 3 1/2" and "DAD" was from the Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge, cut at 1 1/2" using the shadow function. I inked the letters with silver Cat's Eye to give the effect of brushed metal. The wrenches and the letter A were pop-dotted for added dimension. I made this card for my father-in-law who also uses a lot of rope aside from the duct tape, hence the Baker's twine at the sides to give the impression of ropes keeping the card together. :-D