Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Heartfelt Greeting

Good day online crafters,
Today I am excited to share a cute and simple autumn beauty love card I made for a couple challenges. The challenges are The Card Concept #42: Autumn Beauty and CASology #170: Heart
The card is made using a colour combo of Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, and Blushing Bride. I had an idea for layers and dimension on this card. I started with a Very Vanilla card base, added another layer of Very Vanilla CS which I punched a circle out of. Next I layered that peice of CS on top of a Bravo Burgundy banner, popped a DSP heart on top for more colour and interest, added a simple elegant sentiment and l was done. Clean, Simple, Easy, and Beautiful. I hope you like it.

Here is the colour and theme inspiration for this card.
Stay creative my darlings,

Fall Leaves Get Well

Hello friends,
With the chilly air arriving, those around us are falling ill and reaching for the Kleenex and the phone to call in sick to work. In observance of this I have hermit-ed into my craft room to avoid the sickies and to create a couple get well cards.
To make this card I used the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #168 as inspiration. Here re the two cards I made with this sketch:

I used some extra paper leaves I had cut for Thanksgiving name cards to make the cards, It turned out nicely and I used up some scraps. :)

Here is the Sketch I used for this card:
Paper Craft Crew Challenge 168. #papercraftcrew #cardsketch

Stay Crafty my Darlings, 

Oh Christmas Trees

Hello Internet people, 
today I am sharing with you some Christmas Cards I started making for this year. Yes I know its early for some of you, but if I intend to send out 100+ Christmas Cards this year I need to get started early... and thankfully I already have a few dozen left from last year.

I began with a little inspiration from this card on Pintrest by Sera Lewis. So I found a tree shape, as I don't own the Tree Punch, and made a quick template for my Cameo. I layered it all together with some retired DSP to make 14 adorable cards. Here are a couple of them.

Here is the template I created so you get the general idea, it is ultra easy to create your own, but if you have questions, as lways I am happy to help.

Stay crafty my darlings, HO HO HO

Blood Splatter and Bodies

This card and gift tag set was a blast to make! I had done some ink spritzing with Real Red Ink on Whisper White Paper for another project a few months ago, but it didn't work out the way I wanted, so I set the paper aside for another day when I had a good idea for what to do with it.

I decided to use the spritzed paper as blood splatter and create some spooky crime scene cards for Halloween and the Addicted to CAS Challenge #75. The challenge is to create a clean and simple card with a spooky feel. I think I captured that, and maybe ventured into gruesome.... oh well. :)


This project I think was the perfect use for my 'blood splatter spritzed' card stock and I am even tempted to do another project with the same technique. 

To make these cards I used my amazing Silhouette Cameo to cut out the chalk body outlines and to sketch out the font for the police tape. For the chalk body outlines I started with a jpeg of a man, I used the knife tool to cut his body pieces and rearranged him so his body would lay in weird angles. (hearing myself say that I sound like I cut up a body, which does fit the theme of this card, although it makes me fell icky) After I had the limbs angled in the way I wanted I used the offset tool to create an outside outline at 0.06 inches. For the caution Tape I used Ariel MS font to type out what I wanted to write. Next I used the offset tool's internal offset to get the text to be as close to a single line as possible and saved it. I deleted the original font and 'cut' the font using my sketch pen. Once it was finished in my Cameo I just cut it into strips using my paper trimmer.

Thanks for checking out my spooky blog post today. I had a great time making these cards, even if I sounded like a creep in the process. :)

Stay Creative my darlings,


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