Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paper Lace

The white textured card stock which has been embossed with the big shot is my look of lace for this challenge.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

PPA 111 variation on a Sketch

This week's challenge is this sketch:
Ppa sketch

I am still on the Alice kick since the last challenge, so my submission is this:

Yes, the recipient of this card is invited to tea...a formal tea, hence the 3 top hats along the side.
Seriously, all the paper is Stampin' Up!: Crumb Cake, Basic Black and the DSP is from the SU Neutrals Collection Stack.  I cannot be without that DSP stack.  I also made the envelope from the DSP stack.

The table scene image is from TJ Designs - The Mad Hatters's Tea Party.  The small top hats are from Inkadinkado.  Images are stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and colored with watercolor pencils.  I swished the SU aqua painter lust a little over the colored areas.

The "You're Invited" is from a retired (2007) SU set called Hugs and Wishes.

This also makes a nice masculine birthday card.

 I used the "Wishing You a Happy Birthday" stamp from Stampin' Up!'s "Happiest Birthday Wishes" set 2.   The sentiment can fit in the opening of SU's  Modern Label Punch if you punch just above the lower dots. I love the old-fashioned look of this stamp.

Made the envelope with the SU Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Since I purchased my Simply Scored, I have made my own envelopes for every card.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

PPA 110 Curiouser and Curiouser

This week's PPA theme is Halloween.

I decided to try a Petal Card.  This Petal Card was the Wednesday tutorial by Beate Johns on SplitcoastStampers.  Link to The Weekly Inking  http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=2443390005842735970

I used Stampin' UP! (SU) Basic Black card stock for the 4 Beaded Circle die cuts.  The Beaded Circles are from Spellbinder's Nestabilities. I used SU DSP, Pick your Poison, from the Holiday Mini.  The sentiment inside the card is also SU from the stamp set Wicked Cool.

All the other DSP is from Graphic 45, Hallowe'en Collection.  I am a big Alice in Wonderland fan and I ordered this paper on line a few weeks ago.  I believe it has just become available.  I thought this challenge would be the perfect time to use this paper.

Making this card was a challenge.  The most important thing to do is to be sure all the angles are 90 degrees.  The Simply Scored Tool was perfect for checking the the corners were square.

This photo shows the card closed with the belly band on:

This photo shows the card open:

In the third photo I tried to show the petals partially open, but the petals kept popping open; however, I think you can see how the card works.
Learning to make this style card was fun.  Thank you PPA and SplitcoastStampers.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PPA 109 Color Challenge

Ppa color
Color Challenges are always tough for me.  This combination was especially challenging. 

The Basic Gray was continually reminding me of a silver anniversary, so I created a 3D project that could be used as a favor or a small token remembrance.

Instead of submitting a favor with a "Thank You" sentiment, I changed this to a small gift box of candy with the sentiment "Happy Anniversary".

The "nugget" box was cut from Red Riding hood, 4" X 9.5" and scored at 5/8" and 1 and1/4" on all four sides.  It is then assembled like the SU matchbox, this is just a longer box ( cut and scored manually)  The instructions for this box can be found at Fabulously Artsy at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eVNkZEv6K8&feature=related

The Basic Gray is from the SU Patterns Stack, Neutrals Collection.  I  used alternate sides of the designer paper for the box cover and belly band (paired with the Calypso Coral) and for covering the nuggets.  The milk chocolate Hershey Nuggets are wrapped in silver foil, which complimented the Basic Gray nicely.