October 11, 2009

it's the most wonderful time of the year....

Ok, so it's a little cliche but what can you do? It goes well with my post today. I got in some Papertrey goodies last week (YAY) and have been creating to my hearts content. I just love the new Vintage Labels and all the little accent stamps that goes with them. I loved Dawn's card and layout, so I decided to do my own spin on it:

I just love the Textstyle background stamped on the Ripe Avacado cardstock. I actually used a bright lime green ink, and it blended perfectly for a soft effect. I used Cranberry ink on the red crdstock and embossed it using clear detail embossing powder from Stampendous. That great looking label, is from the Vintage Label set. I simply cut them out by hand since I don't have Spellbinders dies. If you ask me it looks just fine! I added some gemstone embellishments to make that label *pop*

Here's a close up of the embossed image.(sorry bout the quality of the photo...I was in a rush to get these photographed and sent out) It just gives it that extra special touch..
I have a few more sets of Christmas cards to work on, so this is the first of a few Christmas posts.
Hope this gets you in the mood to create some Christmas cards!
Thanks for stopping by!

October 1, 2009

dream a little dream...

Happy World Card Making day from a grey, drizzly day here in BC...Fall is upon us, and so is the rainy season. I'm sure the pumpkins in the fields are drinking in the rain, but I'd rather see Mr. Sunshine! Since it's such a grey day, I thought I'd share something that makes me cheery. It's one of my latest creative 'experiments'. I've been playing around with some new techniques (and getting acquainted with the old Singer sewing machine) to add dimension to my projects. I'm quite happy with the way this one turned out, but I think there's still room for improvement...as always. Creating is a process for me. I learn what does and doesn't work..its all about the journey.

I mixed up some patterned paper with some tea-stained sheet music. I used some Prima papers(how I love those) from the Nursery Tales line, fought with the sewing machine and stitched them all together before adding them to the cream cardstock. That lovely blue, distressed embellishment and key are grungeboard...they are virtually indistructable and oh, how I adore them. I decided that the key looked pretty lonely by itself so I added it to a soft cream felt background and use the old pinking shears for some pizzaz.

I hope where ever you are the sun is shining. I'm off to enjoy what I can out of this grey day. Maybe pick up a good book and get cozy. We'll see..
Have a great day! Create a card for WCMD!! Create..dream..explore!