Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cards I've made and blog candy winner

It's 11:42pm right now and I'm not quite ready to choose a winner - but I'm sure I will be by the time I finish this post.

It's also been a rather crazy day in general. I'm trying to get ready for my trip to a college friend's wedding. Then this afternoon Mom got a migraine at work (we work together) and then proceeded to sneeze - which did something funny to her eyesight and made her dizzy. So she went to the Med Station (mini emergency room) who sent her downtown to the big hospitals for a CT scan. She's okay and back at home now, but it was a tense few hours.


I've been such a lazy person and not uploaded pictures of the cards I've made over the past few days.

I made 2 similar cards for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge. Then I sent one out as a birthday card. I used Papertrey's Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush cardstock, the Pink collection of dp, shimmer white cardstock that was cut out and embossed with my Nesties (oh how I love them) I used Flourishes' Cake Decorating 101 set - which is such a fun set.
Stamps: Flourishes - Cake Decorating 101. Paper: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Shimmer White, Pink collection dp. Ink: Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush. Accessories: Classic Oval Nesties, dimensionals, aquapainter.

At the same time I was making the Featured Stamper card, I needed to make a wedding card for a friend of mine who's getting married on Saturday. I decided to make it really simple - a Cuttlebugged piece of cardstock, some primas and a sentiment.
Stamps: Papertrey - Mixed Messages. Paper: Green Galore, PTI Lemon Tart. Ink: Green Galore. Accessories: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, primas, brads, word window punch, dimensionals.

My last card to show is going to be my last card for a while - I'm going out of town for the wedding. I have a friend who's birthday isn't too far off and I wanted to get a card for her done so I don't have to rush around when I get back. It actually goes with the Color Challenge today of Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red.

I had fun making this card. I actually used a sewing machine that happens to reside in a different part of the Dungeon - and isn't mine - to sew the Soft Sky dp to the Ruby Red layer beneath. I'm amazed at how straight the sewing is - I'm not known for my straight sewing AT ALL. The image is stamped in Palette Noir and colored in with Prismacolor pencils that I went over with baby oil - I don't use Odorless Mineral Spirits or Gamsol. The dress is paper pieced and also colored with Prisma pencils and baby oil.

The tilted layer is Soft Sky cardstock that I rubbed with Tea Dye Distress Inks - it turned a funky color. I think it looks interesting. The Pumpkin Pie ribbon is layered on top of a Soft Sky ribbon.
Stamps: MFT - You Take the Cake. Paper: Soft Sky cs and dp, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie cs and dp, Whisper White. Ink: Palette Noir, Tim Holtz Distressing Inks - Tea Dye. Accessories: Baby Oil, Prismacolor pencils, mat pack, sewing machine, ribbon, dimensionals.


Now for the winner of my blog candy! Post #6... which was scfranson - Claudia!

If you could email me at deipara@yahoo.com with the words BLOG CANDY in the message line and your address, I'll get it to you as soon as I can after I get back from my trip!

Congrats again Claudia and I hope everyone has a great week!

1 comment:

Dawn Mercedes said...

I like the tilted layers on the "happy bday" card!