This is my first attempt at a non-traditional Christmas card. Hard to tell in the photos, but the paper is glittery and the ribbon is very shiny and there are rhinestones in the middle of the poinsettia. I started out sorta plain. As I creased the top fold so the card would stand up for a photo op, I smeared some of the pewter embossing on a leaf. So I then had to creatively cover the boo-boo. Shiny ribbon the to the rescue!! Bordering on gaudy maybe.....
Friday, September 27, 2013
This card was for a regular monthly swap for my INK group. It is kind of fun. Gingham Garden DSP with melon mambo embossed flowers. Daffodil Delight added to highlight. The butterflies are embossed in white then Dazzling Diamonds added along with some washi tape.
Posted by maurita at 9:01 PM
Monday, June 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here is a quick card I did for my sisters college graduation. (can you tell the college colors are crimson and cream?!) She also graduated four daughters from college before she got a chance to finish her degree!! What a girl!! I am really proud of her! Her daughters planned a wonderful BBQ in her honor. A really wonderful day!
Posted by maurita at 4:11 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013
Here are a couple of sympathy cards I needed. The first is a new stamp set called Simply Sketched. A have to have from first view! The top one goes to the wife of a man that was such a ray of sunshine! The second is a strraight up case of Sandy Mathis. I used different paper, but that about sums up my changes! Why mess with perfection!
Posted by maurita at 9:19 AM
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I really wanted to do this per the instructions 'cause I thought it was such a cute set.... I can't follow instructions!! How sad!! haha I dropped a stamp and then tried to "fix" that and made it much worse. So that left me with three panels. With all my side trips - this is what I ended up with. Not all that bad!
Posted by maurita at 9:33 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
This is some beautiful wrapping! I am so no known for this! These cute little punch out flowers that SU! did last season are just wonderful for quickie additions!
Posted by maurita at 8:12 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
These are pretty much straight up cases of some great cards. The top one I added some stars to and really with the plane was Tangering Tango also. ha But I do like it. The bottom two, I misplaced the tag identifying the creator, but she was at the Dallas SU! regionals. I don't have all these stamps, so I wanted to attempt to case in MDS. I couldn't get the chalkboard smear replicated very well, so I printed on naturals white. That gave me the texture to do the smear myself. Not sure what would have happened with the color if I had printed on black. It did seem oddly redundant to do that - so oddly I went with natural white! Makes sense, yes?
Posted by maurita at 8:31 PM
The little hyena was lifted off FB. He is just too cute - his original sentiment was cropped, then I made him a bit bigger and - oops - he did pixelate! Not horribly, I guess, but he did. Still mighty cute tho!! The next is a 'Tardis' for my 'Whovian' relatives. Pretty cute! Gonna hafta check out Dr. Who and see what the hub bub is about! :-)
Posted by maurita at 8:24 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
This one is embossed in pewter and cut out - I thought it needed more color behind.... The Riding Hood Red looked good - then the back side popped out before I had a chance to glue it down and I think I kind've like it! I am sure I will think on it a few days to decide if it will stay this way! :)
Posted by maurita at 9:35 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013
I can't believe how long it's been since I posted!! I have lots of excuses - ha - mostly that we have moved, moved two houses in together, unmoved them and loads of unpacking from a very, very uncoordinated move!! haha
I was so happy to get to stamp when I did these, they are passable, but still not right.... both are painted with champagne glimmer paint. The yellow one, shows less, it's on the backside of the window sheet. The second looks pretty showy. Of course, in retrospect, I really wish I had brayered texture folder under the butterfly... I was pretty mojo-less here!
Posted by maurita at 8:47 PM