Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stitched Tree Card

I'm stopping by quickly today, to share a card I made a little while back. I used on of my favorite techniques, stitching with embroidery floss, but this time with a little twist:



I simply traced out a triangle shape, and pierced holes along the left and right edges. Then, I stitched from one hole on the left side, to the corresponding hole on the right side. I topped it off with a star and added a sentiment to finish off the card =)



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- Marie

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Chocolate Bunny Easter Card

Lawn Fawn is hosting a fun contest right now. They are looking for card to showcase in their CHA booth =) I decided to finally make a card, using an idea I've had for a while...



(Stamps by Lawn Fawn)

I used one of the bunnies from Lawn Fawn's Happy Easter set. Using this technique, I cut it our of dark brown cardstock. I then covered the whole thing in glossy accents, to make it resemble a shiny chocolate easter bunny =) I added a green bow using embroidery floss, and used second generation stamping on the sentiment to get that light pink color. I matted the whole thing onto a yellow cardbase to finish it off.


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- Marie

Friday, November 22, 2013

Googly Eyed Christmas Tree

I had the idea for this simple, easy and fun christmas card in class. Well, OCC's Holiday Card Workshop 2013 class, that is =) 



I simply cut a green cardstock triangle, added a brown rectangle to the bottom for the tree trunk, and added googly eyes to give it a fun look. I finished the card with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's "Happy Everything" stampset =)


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- Marie

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Girl Yeti Birthday Card

Hi there

Today I am sharing a card I made for my niece's 1st birthday. I'll also be entering it into these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping - Inspired by a pin (I was inspired by this pin)


 
I wanted to keep the colors light for this card, and to give it a girl yeti image =) First off, I gave the yeti a cute bow (stamped, colored and cut out) and a present to hold (drawn with marker, colored and cut out). I colored the yeti with light grey shades, and added a grey line to ground her. Then, at the last minute I decided I would give her open eyes. If you check out the stamp set including this yeti, you will see that the yeti originally don't have open eyes like this. I did a video tutorial on this making-the-eyes-open-technique a while back, which you can check out here to learn more =)


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- Marie

I hate trying to link Copic markers with the Inlinkz system. So I'll just list the colors I used here: RV00, RV02, V01, V04, N0, N3, W0, W2, 0-blender. I also used some thick vellum to mat the image piece which I didn't link to as well =)



Friday, October 18, 2013

Stitched Snowflake Card

Today I am sharing a quick card I made, with a stitched snowflake on it =)
I'll be entering this into the current Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is all about Christmas/Happy Holidays



I used an old stitching template to pierce the holes for the snowflake in the blue cardstock. After stitching the snowflake, I aded a small clear button to the center. I also added a stamped greeting from Lawn Fawn inside the card, saying 'seasons greetings', in blue ink.

I will be sending this card + a few others to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. It's a wonderful cause, and I encourage you to check it out if you haven't already! It's being run by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire, so you instantly know it's a good one =)


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- Marie
 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Striped Flamingo Card

Today I am sharing a card I made, using the matching die for the flamingo in Lawn Fawns "Gnome Sweet Gnome". If you've followed my blog, you might have seen that I love that flamingo stamp. Here's a peek at a few older projects I've made with it. You can click on the pictures to see more about the cards =)


I will be entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is Anything Goes.

Watch the video below, or on YouTube



Here's a picture of the finished card:

(Stamps and die by Lawn Fawn and Impression Obsession)

I so love that flamingo, in stamp form or diecut form, even when it is "dressed up" in (technically) zebra stripes =) I like that I was able to diecut it so that only stripes, and not zebra stripes, are shown. If that makes sense =) Anyways, I love how this turned out, so bold and vibrant!


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- Marie


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Layered Flower Card

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my second cousin's confirmation. I went for a classy yet modern look for this card, which is why it doesn't look like the fun, cute and graphic cards I usually do. But I still love how it turned out =)



I layered the flower with patterned paper and vellum, and added a button on top for a finishing touch. The sentiment is Norwegian, and I printed that from the computer. 



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- Marie

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hello Deer Card

Today I am sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics

Lawnscaping - These are a few of my favorite things


I used one of my favorite new Lawn Fawn stampsets, and made a square 4 1/4" card. I also used my favorite coloring medium, Copic markers =)

Before I show you the card, I wanted to tell you about my reaction when I first saw this stampset released. I absolutely fell in love with the cute deer, but after looking at it for a few seconds, I thought something looked a litte bit... off. I realized that to my eye, the deer was missing an ear, and it looked a litte bit weird. Cute, and totally pretty, but also in a way a little strange. So, when I got the set in my hands, I decided to use some masking to give the deer a second ear. I wanted to show you quickly the process, so I took some pictures while I was doing it (after having tried it out to make sure it worked =)

First, I stamped the deer normally on my cardstock

Then, I masked the entire deer off with masking paper


I also added some extra masking paper to make sure everything I needed covered up, was covered up.

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to lign up the second ear

And then I inked up the ear portion of the stamp, and stamped it down

I removed the masks, and voila!


Here's a comparison of the original deer and a two-eared deer

And a comparison of the two with an added sequin/small flower


Here's how my finished card turned out:



After stamping the deer, I colored it in with Copics. I stamped the hello speech bubble in black, and cut off the point to make it a sign instead. I drew in two little lines with a marker to make it look like the deer is holding the sign, curved the sign a bit, and adhered only the top portion to the card to keep it curved. I rounded the top corners, adhered the image piece, and added some pink twine as well. I hardly never use twine, but felt that this card really needed some =)


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- Marie