On split coast stampers there was a challenge to make "flap cards." I kind of went crazy and made a few of them. This one says "so very sweet."
You can see how the flap works on this one. They used magnets to keep the flap closed. I don't have magnets so I just cut a slit that the flap could attach to and stay down. Works really well.
On all the cards I used my new cuttlebug to dry emoboss the cards!! The embossing is so pretty it could just be all of the design in my opinion.
Inside this one says "Life is a picnic, eat hearty" The bugs belly is raised with crystal effects, a stampin up product.
Friday, March 21, 2008
This one I made using the cuttlebug also for the background dry embossing. My son had a birthday party and I looked through my cards and didn't have hardly anything "boy" appropriate. This was my attempt at a "boy" card. When my son came in the room, he said, "finally a boy card." Whew!!! I thought the red scallops might be too girly.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
I decided to try a challenge on split coast stamping.com. This is the techic lover's challenge. The challenge was "Todays challenge is to create a card of mixed patterns using two or more designer papers. No designer papers? GASP! Then create different backgrounds with your stamps. " The challenge number is TLC 157. I really haven't done a whole lot with paper backgrounds and I just got these paper's yesterday from my last stampin up order, so I thought it would be fun to give it a try.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I hadn't done anything with scallops and kept noticing them on other cards and thought they were really cute so I decided to create a couple of cards using them. This is the first time I have come up with the background before knowing what I was going to do on the card. I like the results. I made the scallops with the creative memory circle cutting tool. If there is a better way. . . I'd sure like to know it . . . .