Sep 14, 2010

Card Making Process: School is in Session!

It's time for me to put the scrappy stuff away for the week, as I have other obligations that I must accomplish -- but I was able to finish two more cards today!

This one is for the Design Dollies color challenge -- and it was a doozy!  Red, Blue, Orange and Green -- that combination can be tricky, but I like how this turned out.  

I thought the sticker borders I found worked well with the paper, and I added an extra green stripe to meet the requirements of the Dollies.  This will be a nice teacher card, or a student congrats card, don't you think?

Sep 13, 2010

Card Making Process: OWH Challenge Card

Here is another card that I did for an Operation Write Home challenge that was posted today.  I followed their Sketch #33, which was another great way to use up scraps.  The artwork is from SJ's Little Musings.  I just love her artwork -- especially her character digis!   I've gotten a couple digi  freebies from her too.  Be sure to check out her blog to see her stuff -- I think you'll fall for them too!  Her characters are sweet, new and different.  I have a couple others that I plan to use in the near future so look for it here! 

I also got this card finished for an order -- they wanted yellow, but I came up with this.  They loved it and I hope that the person who receives it loves it too!

Sep 4, 2010

Card Making Process: Glossy Apple Accent Card

I finally picked up a bottle of the Glossy Accents (by Ranger) while checking in at Scrapology last week.  While going through my school themed stash, I came across four of these simple apple diecuts (I think they were from Creative Memories):

I knew they would be cute on Teacher cards, but they were . . . well . . . dull.  Ta-da!  Glossy Accents!

I started around the outside to make sure I got to the edges (you can use the bottle tip to move it around), then worked toward the middle.

This is when I was done -- I did use the bottle tip to take off just a little bit of that pool at the bottom of the apple.  It's okay if the paper bows a little.  It drys flat.  Make sure you give it plenty of time to dry.  I played it safe by letting it dry an hour, but it may only take 30 minutes.

Voila!  The finished apple on the card.  Really dresses it up, doesn't it? Makes old stuff look new.

You can notice the bubbles at the bottom of the apple?  I learned -- don't shake the bottle!  LOL  But you don't really notice it unless you look up close like this!

Have any of you had experiences with Glossy Accents?  Let me know or post your project using Mr. Linky below!

Sep 3, 2010

Card Making Process: Back to School

It's Friday, the laundry is "cooking", and it's a glorious rainy day -- perfect for scrapping!  I also love that it's going to be a three day weekend, which will give me more time to sit and work on more cards for challenges that will eventually go toward my October shipment Operation Write Home.  I was going through all my stash of Back to School stuff the past couple days, and I have way too much that I'll never use for layouts now . . . especially since I got a complete kit of the new "School Spirit" collection from Crate Paper!  (I'll have to tell you more on how I got that nifty little kit for free another time!)  Since I did have a lot of cute diecuts and stickers that I just can't throw away, I decided to use them for cards.

So with all this stash, I completed a card for this week's challenge at The Sweet Shop.  Most card challenge blogs I like require you to use stamps (or their stamps).  The Sweet Shop lets you use your own, which I did for the sentiment of the card, stamped in the inside of the apple diecut:

I thought this card could card could be used for a teacher or student.  What do you think?