Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sending You Love and Joy to the World cards

Another busy day.  Hubby and I went grocery shopping this morning, stopped for lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant (our first time there and the food was delicious!!) and then headed home.  I quickly made today's card and now need to head to the kitchen.  Tuesday is the day I make dinner for the three of us, plus extra for Evan and Nikki.  I am going to make a Spice Cake for dessert ... haven't done one of these for ages!!  This is one of the cakes that my Mom made when I was growing up.  I'm also making meatloaf & gravy, home fries and roasted vegetables for dinner - totally a comfort food dinner! 

Today I'm sharing two cards with you.  The first one is for this week's CAS Challenge (CAS146 - sketch by resqbarbie) and also covers today's Color Challenge (kraft, white, pear pizzazz ... or the closest colors I had), including the dessert (dots of any kind). It's was so much fun to make.  I love the CAS (clean & simple) style!!  I used paper-piecing on this card, which is another of my recent favorite techniques.  This card is made with all SU! products.  Hope you like.

"Sending You Love"

Stamps:  Easy Events (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive polka-dot DP, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories & Tools:  corner rounder, Mistletoe ribbon, Sizzix polka-dot embossing folder, sticky strips, glue dot, Tombow glue, and dimensionals

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I cut out a 2 1/2" square of Crumb Cake and rounded the corners.  I cut a 1/2" strip of Old Olive polka-dot DP and rounded two of the corners, lined it up on the Crumb Cake square and adhered.

I stamped the main image in Early Espresso ink onto the Crumb Cake square and also stamped it onto the Old Olive polka-dot DP.  I cut the top of the tree from the polka dot paper and set it aside.

I stamped the image again onto Cherry Cobber cardstock and cut out the heart and set it aside.

I wrapped the ribbon around the Crumb Cake square and tied a knot, positioning the ribbon over the join between the edge of the polka-dot DP and the Crumb Cake.  I used a glue dot to secure the knot in place.
I glued the polka-dot tree top onto the main image.  I glued the heart on top of the polka-dot tree top.
I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the Sizzix polka-dot embossing folder.  Using sticky strips, I mounted the embossed cardstock onto a card base of Old Olive.

I mounted the main image on the front of the card, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.


The second card for today was one that I made for the CAS DT Winter Challenge (see yesterday's post).  I made two cards for the final challenge and agonized over which one to enter.  I finally decided to enter yesterday's card because I felt the use of the twine was something new and different.  This card was a CLOSE second ... it uses an adorable digi stamp that I got from Bugaboo ..."Joy".  I printed it off from my computer and added the sentiment below "to the world".  Hope you like!

"Joy to the World"

Stamps:  Joy (Bugaboo); computer-generated sentiment
Paper:  Whisper White, Garden Green (SU!); green polka-dot DP (unknown)
Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: green glitter glue, clear glitter glue, small paint brush, silver pen, corner rounder, maraschino baker's twine (The Twinery), sticky strips, and Tombow glue 

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I printed off the digi stamp along with the words "to the world" from my computer onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut the paper to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (card front).  I printed the digi stamp again onto green polka-dot DP and cut out the "J" and "Y"; I set them aside.

I colored the ribbon and stripes on the stocking with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker and the ornament using a Garden Green Stampin' Write marker.  I used a silver pen to color in the top of the ornament.  Using a small paint brush, I added green glitter glue on to the ornament and I added clear glitter glue for the cuff of the stocking.  I glued the cut-out polka-dot letters onto the main image and then rounded the bottom corners of the card front.

I wrapped Maraschino twine around the top of the card front three times, tying a knot just off center.  Using sticky strips, I mounted the card front onto a card base of Garden Green cardstock.

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