Thursday, May 27, 2010

Teacher's gift

Today is Tommy's last day of 1st grade. He is so sad for school to be out. We made this sign for his teacher to put up in her classroom next year. I used Stampin' Up Simple Alphabet Big Shot dies #115960 and the Panda is a Decor Element #117900. I bought the frame at Walmart for $5. Great and economical ;)

~have a great day! Charlotte

Saturday, May 22, 2010

One Sheet Wonder cards

My first attempt at a One Sheet Wonder class is what you see on my blog today. I did actually make a few more cards, but apparently you can only put 4 pictures at a time on here. I had alot of fun creating these cards as I went along.

This first "hello" card has a Kraft base stamped with the branch from Tropical Party from the Summer Mini catalog. The DSP is Island Oasis and the flower is a Bigz die called Island Floral. The "hello" is from the Hello Again stamp set in the big catalog.

The next card I call "tranquility" because thats what it looks like to me ;)

I used Whisper White for the card base. Tropical party stamp set from the Summer Mini and the new Square Lattice textured impressions embossing folder, it has a paper towel kind of texture. I think it looks good with any kind of card.

Card #3 is a beachy scene. Card base is Tempting Turquiose, Top Note is cut in Kraft paper, Circle sun is punched in So Saffron and sponged with Pumpkin Pie. To get the hilly sand effect, I torn a piece of paper and sponged, then turned it a little crookedly back and forth until I liked how it looked. The sentiment came from Great Friend in the big catalog. I stamped the palm trees from Tropical Party with Basic Black ink and stamped off on another sheet to make the shadows.

On card #4 I stamped the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral in Rose Red on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and used a blender pen and Rose Red ink to put in the shadows. The sentiment also comes from the same stamp set.

I hope to share more with you tomorrow after I get some of the other cards photographed.
Enjoy your weekend and come again,

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary Card

I have held out posting this picture now for over a week. The card on the right is my parents anniversary card and I didn't want my mom to see it until it came in the mail. Well, the surprise is inside the card for the recipients.
This is another brayered card that I made. I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set from the catalog.
Enjoy and Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brayer beginner class

Last night I held a brayering technique class. Here is one of the cards we made:

I used Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink and Pale Plum to brayer the sky. The flowers came from the Embrace Life stamp set.

If you are interested in learning more about brayering, please contact me.

~ Charlotte