Here is the first card I made. I cut the label shapes with my CraftRobo and then stamped the image on the one label and coloured it with Copic markers. I also cut the tag with my CraftRobo and then stamped the sentiment onto it. It doesn't show up well in the picture, but the tag is quite a bit wider than the label, so I adhered the ends of the tag to the sides of the label so it would bow out from the image. It looks pretty cute in real life. :)
I also decorated the inside of the card. I've been trying to do this with all my cards now. I think it just makes it so much nicer and gives it a more professional finish. It also uses up my little scraps so I'm not wasting or storing a whack of tiny pieces of paper (I know I have a problem! I'm a pack rat.) Here's the inside:
Supplies used:Stamps: MFT Key to my Heart set
Papers: Shery K Designs - Penguins in Love (Digital Papers), Recollections cardstock, Wausau Exact Index 110#
Inks: Stampology - Onyx
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Michaels)
Tools: Copics - RV000,RV02, RV04, RV29, R29, C0, C3, C7, 100, 0, E00, E02, E33, E35, E37, Primsmacolor - Cool Grey 10%, Sharpie - Dark Grey, Magenta, Rose Red, Bic Mark Its - Rambunctious Red, Craft Robo, pop up squares (Michaels), ribbon (unknown - from my stash), Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch
I had to fiddle with the settings on my printer to get the papers to print the colours properly since I was using plain white cardstock. Once I got the intensity and the contrast set to where I liked how it was printing, I went to town and printed a whole bunch. I also used digi papers on this next card:
I used 3 different colours of copic markers to create the dotted background on the label that the main image sits on. I stamped one image on scrap and cut around that to use as a mask so I knew where to put the dots. Then, I cut out the image and popped it up over the dots. I stuck together the sentiments from two sets to get the sentiment I wanted - "Feel Better Soon" - for the panel running across the top of the card. I inked the edges of the cardstock and patterned papers as well as embossed the upper panel on the card. Again, I finished the inside of the card:
Supplies used:Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence World's Best Doctor set. MFT Pure Innocence Girl Doctor set
Papers: Aprilisa Designs - Funky Mama (Digital Papers), Recollections cardstock, Wausau Exact Index 110#
Ink: Stampology - Onyx, Cats Eye - Blue Lagoon
Embellishments: Dew Drops (Michaels)
Tools: Copics - E00, E02, E04, E33, C3, C7, 0, BG05, BG10, BG15, Primsmacolor - Cool Grey 10%, Sharpie - Dark Grey, Tan, Bic Mark Its - Cloud 9 Grey, MFT Designer Label 1 dies, pop up squares (Michaels), EK Success ZigZag Stitch edge punch, Martha Stewart Scallop with 2 dots edge punch, Stampin' Up Scallop edge punch, Stampin' Up Square Lattice embossing folder
This next card is a bit different for me. I almost never make square cards. I would have to say that 95% of my cards are A2 size and 4% are 5x7, just because the envelopes are readily available and I don't have to pay extra postage if I make them flat enough. This card is definitely a "hand deliver" card.
The card is pretty straight forward. I inked and distressed the edges of all the papers. I was going to use all three sizes of the flowers, but they were a little too big, so I just went with the two smaller layers. I think they have a good balance with the rest of the card. I left the inside fairly simple since there was so much going on on the front of the card:
Supplies used:Stamps: MFT Vertical Greetings set
Papers: Stampin' Up (Riding Hood Red, & White)
Ink: Stampin' Up - Riding Hood Red
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Michaels)
Tools: MFT Botanical Beauty dies, MFT Vertical Greetings die, pop up squares (Michaels), Fiskars Large Scallop decorative edge scissors, Heidi Swapp distresser tool
I know I'm going to be checking out what the other entries look like once I get these uploaded to the SCS gallery. I try not to look at the other submissions just so I don't get influenced by the other designs and can have something to enter that I created totally on my own. I'll be on pins and needles as well until they announce the winner.
That's all I have for now. I'm working on a couple layouts and I'm hoping I'll have those done by the middle of the week. So, check back then to see what I've been up to.
Talk to you later...