Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lion Punch Art

Happy Birthday Amy!  Today is my niece`s birthday.  She is turning 11!  It is difficult to know what to make for my niece.  She is not a very girly girl nor is she a total tomboy.  So I decided to try my hand at another punch art card I saw on Jackie Topa`s website. 
I punched out the blossom twice in More Mustard and sponged the edge with More Mustard Ink.  I also punched out another blossom using So Safrron (this piece was used for the paws on the sign).  Again, I sponged  it with More Mustard.  Using my stylus, I curled the edges of the lion`s mane up to give it some dimension.  I had some scrap So Saffron that was already embosssed, so I decided that it would be perfect for the lion`s face as nobody`s face is smooth.  I also sponged the edges with More Mustard.  Once all the pieces were sponged, I layered them using pop-ups.  For the paws, I had cut out one of the petals and layered that piece a little lower than the head.

I hand drew the freckles and the whislers.  Punched out the nose using the heart from the Owl Punch and the eyes.  I then added the wiggly eyes to give it the surprise expression he has. 

Mounted the DS paper onto cardstock, tyed the Baker`s Twine around, stamped my sentiment and mounted that onto Cherry Cobbler.

I think he is absolutely adorable!

Here is the recipe:

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen

Paper:  Pawsitively Prints II, More Mustard, So Saffron, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

Punches:  3/4" circle, Owl Punch, 1 3/8" circle, Blossom Punch

Ink:  More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Baker`s Twine

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day,

~ Pat

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birthday Angler

I am a day late in posting my birthday card for my brother.  You see, I have difficulty creating any kind of masculine cards but did have an idea – I just needed to think it out.  This is also my first time breaking out the Midnight Muse cardstock.

My brother is an avid fisher, and although he doesn’t get out as often as he would like to, I know he will appreciate this card.

My original idea was to do triple stamping with the fishes but when I saw this stamp amongst the hundreds of other stamps I have, I knew this it had to be main focal point.  So in essence, this card is not actually triple stamping but rather double stamping.  I apologize in advance as I do not know the name of this stamp set, but it is similar to the SU Angler set.  If anybody knows the name of the set or company, I would love to know.

I also wanted to do an ocean scene, but because I was limited in time, I decided I would go with the shaving cream technique – something that I have done in a long time, but am very pleased that I have.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed this masculine card as much as I have creating it!

Here is the recipe:

Paper:  Midinight Muse, Stardust

Stamps:  Fishing/Angler (unknown), Elementary Elegance

Inks:  Midnight Muse for Angler and Sentiment; for shaving cream – Forest Foliage, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal

Accessories:  1-1/4” Circle and 1-3/8” Circle Punch

~ Pat

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

This is a card I created for my dad.  His birthday was last week and we were all suppose to get together to celebrate the January birthdays but dad suffered a heart attack the day after his birthday, so our birthday celebrations were post-poned.  Dad is a mechanic by trade but he is retired now.  I have always wanted to try punch art cards but have alway found them very intimidating!  I cased this card loosely from Splitcoaststampers.  I kept the layout the same, but added a bit of my own finishing touches to make it mine.  Very simple to do! 

I used foil paper to wrap around my cardstock, and then ran it through my embossing folder.  I also added the punched out nuts using the SU Cogs punch (I believe it is retired now).  To make the wrench, I just cut a piece of strip of paper and sponged the areas with basic grey - my youngest son asked why I did that and I explained that when mechanics work, they always have grease on their tools - so the sponging was to make it look a bit dirty.  Nothing is ever clean! 

I think this card also qualifies for Sunny Challenges 071/13!

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

Here is the recipe:

Stamps:  Occasional Quotes

Punches:  1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Boho Blossoms, Cog, Word Window, Modern Label

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DSP, Silver

Accessories:  Harlequin Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Shimmer Brads (Making Memories), Foil

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day,

~ Pat

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wild Blooms

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything - partly due to the time (it is difficult to sit down and craft when you are working full-time) and partly because I felt I lost my mojo!  You see, I feel that I shouldn't be posting any creations if I haven't created it myself - but I guess you may think that is silly!  Yesterday, I was at my LSS browsing and noticed this Memory Box die cutter - wild blooms - I just had to have it.  Of course, nothing really came to me until now. 

I die cut the blooms on Whisper White and mounted it onto Cherry Cobbler.  But while I was doing this, I thought it needed a bit of colour.  So I took out my chalks and sponged Pretty in Pink around the blooms and Certain Celery along the stem.  I then mounted it again onto a swatch of Pretty in Pink.  I then stamped the sentiment in the space to fill in the area.  I ran the Cherry Cobbler through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and tied the satin ribbon around it.  Mounted the blooms panel onto pop ups and voila!  I hope you like this.

Thanks for stopping by.  I am hoping that this is the end of my almost non-existing crafting period! 

Here is the recipe:

Stamps:  SU - Favourite Sentiments

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Black

Accessories:  Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Memory Box Wild Blooms Die Cut

Sunday, June 24, 2012

SC046/12 - Take 2

Ok, stampers!  Here is my second take on Sunny Challenges 046/12.  With this card, I decided to make a masculine card.  You will see a similar card a few blogs below – only I changed it to fit the challenge.

I used the technique direct to paper to give it that antique look, and did the same for the inside.

I added the ribbon to my panels before adhering it directly onto the front flap.  Because it is suppose to be a masculine card, I opted to use the Pewter ribbon buckle  to one side, rather than tie a knot.  And on the other side, I just wrapped it around the panel.  To make it more symmetrically appealing when the card is opened up, I also added a strip of the DS paper to the bottom of the inside of the card. 

The photo holder (if that is what you call the embellishment) on the top right was meant to hold the card closed.

Thanks for stopping by ~  Pat

Here  is the recipe:

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree

Paper:    Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Mocha Morning DS
Ink:                Soft Suede

Accessories:  Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Black Grosgrain Ribbon



Hi everyone!

I must say I was tickled pink when I was asked to participate as a weekly guest designer as Sunny Challenges.  This week`s challenge is Fancy Folds.  Now I have to admit, I don`t think I`ve ever made a card with this type of fancy fold – and I was a little apprehensive on taking this on this project, but here is what I have come up with.
You take a 5 1|4” x 12” card base and score at 2”, 4”, 8” and 10”.  Mountain fold the score lines so that the edges are facing the outside of the card.

I added the black layer under the DS paper to give it a bit of dimension.

Stamped the Happy Birthday medallion and punched it out with the small scallop punch.  Punch out a large scallop in real red using the large scallop punch and layer.  Now here`s the tricky part – only apply sticky strips or glue to half of the medallion and not the whole thing, otherwise, you will glue it shut.
The balloons were added as an afterthought to try and keep the flaps closed – it didn`t quite work but I love the effect it gives, plus it gave me a chance to use the baker`s twine I had but didn`t know quite how to add it to a card.

I also layered the inside with a layer of black just so it will match the outside and stamped the party hats (using my markers).


Here is the recipe:
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes, Party Hearty

Ink:        Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Cutie Pie DS, Old Olive, Real Red

Accessories:  Scallop punches (small and large), Baker`s Twine, pop-ups

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Coach Thank You

This year, Owen decided to try out field hockey as the league was looking for boys to play in an all boy team.  It was a great experience for all the new boys to try something new, but it was also very disheartening as the teams we played had mostly been playing together for a very long time.

Today was our wind up game and we decided to have a little wind-up party after the game.  This is the thank you card I came up with for the coach.  I didn`t have any field hockey stamps and I searched the internet for field hockey images – that was a tough one as most of the images were for girls but I finally found this one.

I went over the outline with black liner and coloured the shorts in black.  Cut out my field hockey player and mount it onto a white piece of card stock, then matted it onto a pumpkin pie piece. I added the ball and if you look closely you'll see little lines showing the ball bouncing which I hand-penned in.

This is the first time where I have started with the main focus point - being the field hockey player and working with the colours already on the boy.  I love Jersey Shore DSP and am very grateful to still have some.  The colours were perfect!

The Thank You was from the Cuttlebug Thank You embossing folder that I had embossed in black and then cut out.


Paper:  Whisper White, Jersey Shore DS Paper, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Well this is the last of my post for the day.  I hope you have enjoyed them and feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Enjoy the rest of your day!