Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A sympathy card

The card I made today was a sympathy card for my In-Laws, they lost their sweet dog Dusty last week. Any pet parent can tell you how difficult it is to lose your pet, even when you know it's coming.  So I wanted to make them a card to let them know I'm thinking about them and that they will always have the memories of that sweet little girl.

For this card I used the colors from the challenge over at the CR84FN Color Challenge.

This was a CAS card to put together.  The heart stamp set is from Close to My Heart, it's called Hope and it's the set they sold after the earthquake in Japan to help with relief efforts.  

For the inside I used Photoshop and my laser printer.  The flowers are a Photoshop brush. That quote I have always felt explains it all.  I know that is how I feel about my pup.

Monday, October 17, 2011

This is Halloween

Is everyone getting in the Halloween spirit?  I am! I'm getting the decorations up and I've got a bunch of candy for the Treat-or-treaters.  So for today's post I wanted to participate in CAS-ual Friday's challenge this week which is to create a CAS Halloween project with absolutely no orange! So here is what I came up with:

I took some creme cardstock and used distress ink on it for that dirty look. The letters I cut out with my Silhouette.  I cut out the blood drips freehand and then used glossy accents over them to really give it a wet blood look.  The next picture I took at an angle so you could get a better view of the effect.

 So after I finished the card, I figured my nails needed to be done in the spirit of Halloween too!

That's it for today! Have fun with all those Halloween projects!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some Steampunk Minis

So I'm kinda feeling the steampunk vibe lately.  Hence these cute little mini 3x3 cards.  This is for the challenge over on CASE Study this week. I really liked Niki's card with the frayed canvas so I decided to go for that kind of look but with distressed paper.

These were a lot of fun to make. I used Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante paper line, the ribbon is by May Arts, Cardstock is Bazzil, then some random bits and pieces. Check out the images of the individual cards below!

 That's it for today!  As always, Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Steampunk Card

Okay, so this card is supposed to be for CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week.  The challenge was to make a project with a ribbon tab or loop.  This card ended up more shabby chic than clean and simple, but I went where the mojo took me!  So I hope you guys still enjoy it!  Here it is:

So since this was a ribbon challenge, I started with this beautiful shear teal ribbon from May Arts.  And looking at that I thought it went perfectly with Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante line. I took a piece of gray Bazzil embossed cardstock and I sanded it down a bit then went to work on the edges with my distressing tool. I added a gray felt flower from Prima and a little metal key from 7gypsies. It's not my typical CAS design, but I really love it.

I also added a matching piece of teal cardstock inside the card and I had picked up this cool stamp of a penny-farthing (yep, that's what those bikes are called) at Michael's in the dollar bin! Don't you just love it when you find a deal like that?

That's it for me today.  I've also been putting things in my Smash book for a while and I know I haven't done an update on that, so I'll try to put that into a post this week. Until then, Happy Scrappin'!