Saturday, May 8, 2010

Recent Cards I've Made






These simple but playful monogram cards can be easily made with our large alphabet dies, Sans Serif.  Then use your imagination with our crimper! 







I am trying my hand with a shabby look, slightly vintage too if you consider the watchclock. I have used a scrap piece of acetate which I printed a excerpt from Robert Frost's  Blue-Butterfly Day....and I painted the background stamp with some markers and chalk, while also using a wheel stamp, and gold ink to hightlight areas. And a little pink 'frosting' on the sides. But mainly, I wanted to use the 'window' technique where I have rolled back the top paper layer to create a space behind for my focal point, its really nice technique!  

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Equipment - The Big Shot,  crimper tool,
Dies - Bigz 'Beautiful Butterflies'; Bigz Sans Serif Alphabet for monogram letter, L; Bigz Bird with Leaves and Flower ( floral stem), 
Stamps - Fresh Cuts, 
Colouring - Pink Passion Stampin' Write Marker, Stampin' Pastels (chalk); Encore Gold Ink Pad,
Cardstock - 
8.5x11 - Window Card = Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink
              Monogram Card =  Bermuda Bay, and Pretty in Pink
6 x 6 -    Monogram Card = Good Neighbor (in Bermuda Bay)  Sale-A-Bration cardstock,
12 x 12 - Window Card =  CLEAR Window Sheets {medium}Item # 114323, 
Other - glue, glue dots 

* our dies are compatible with manual die-cutting machines such as The Big Shot, The Cuttlebug, etc. Please inquire if you have any questions. 

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