These next two cards use a stamp set from the current Summer Mini-Catalog called Tropical Party (W 118515, C 120081) . The first card I took two pictures of to show how it slides open. Very cute idea to use for a party invitation~ I used the new Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976) on the stamped coconut along with the Island Oasis DSP (117173) for a belly band. Cut out a stamped flower and added a rhinestone brad...was actually pretty quick and easy!!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Here are the cards I mentioned in a previous post that we made at my last workshop. It was a Hawaiian themed Stamp-n-Lunch and OMG my friend Marie (the hostess) went ALL out!!The second one uses a new favorite color of mine called Daffodil Delight (this card also happens to be textured CS) Details: Using a rubber brayer and post-it-note I masked a moon image using a 1" circle punch and tore the bottom of the post-it-note. I used the new Marina Mist and brayered until I liked the color...the more ink the deeper the color. Then I sponged the 'sand' with Crumb Cake (formally known as Kraft). Stamped the palms with Early Espresso and Voila~! It's no Michelle Zindorf...but close huh??
She always amazes me with her creativity when it comes to food, party decor and favors..but get this...when everyone arrived we all received a REAL beautiful lei flown in overnight from Hawaii....yes Hawaii !! I couldn't believe it...it looked so delicate and pretty!! First of all...I have only travelled outside of the country once..to Costa Rica and Hawaii is one of those places I dream of going to and if I never make it there...that's okay...it was if I had gone!! The food we had was delicious...I am beginning to drool as I type...yummy!!
Since our theme was 'Hawaiian' she asked me to use an expired stamp set she had called Doin' the Hula. What a great stamp set..it's hard to find really good masculine cards. This shirt would be perfect for a Jimmy Buffet fan!! I took a picture of the inside to show how easy it is to make a slit using the word window punch for a gift card.
This next card was a favorite!! I had seen some cute cards on the web made to look like a grass skirt...and I loved the hula girl. This was what I came up with. Hard to tell from the photo but she was embossed using black embossing powder. The flower was made using the Big Shot and Sizzlit Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces (113485) attached with a clear rhinestone brad. Isn't it cute?? The background paper that was stamped looked so pretty IRL that somebody thought it was actually DSP!!
J/K... when you open it, the inside piece of Early Espresso is meant to be a background for a photo of a loved one...cute huh?? Maybe a picture taken from some exotic tropical place...perhaps Hawaii?? Oh and almost forot to mention the front embellishment (silver hodgepodge hardware 111325) ~ the sentiment is from the stamp set called Elements of Style (W 118611, C 120045) also from the Summer Mini-Catalog. But it fits perfectly inside the hardware piece. Well...hope you have enjoyed these cards and be sure to check back tomorrow...I will show you my bedroom!~ I have painted the walls in Soft Suede and added an image from the Definitely Decorative line...it turned out pretty cute!! Hope you all have a great day and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!!