Card compilation – celebrating life

I haven’t done much projects when I went on a short vacation but I think I’m making up on that one through today’s post.

I have three cards compiled into one which I did for this month’s ¬†“A New Beginning” challenge at the Pretty Paper Studio blog.

First up is a Happy Birthday card, its to commemorate a new life whenever one is born. Just fit for the theme right?

I used the rocket stamp from My Mind’s Eye Boy Crazy stamp set and used the bearing piece to stamp randomly in the patterned paper’s circle design. It just ties the boy look on this card. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Pebbles.

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To coordinate the envelope with this card, I also stamped the same stamp elements outside the envelope.

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My second card is a clean and simple, Miss You card. This one ties with the wedding card that I also did earlier in the month for PPS. For newlyweds, having your other half away even for a bit feels like forever isn’t it? I think that’s how I came up with this card ūüôā I’m getting mushy eh?

Anyhow, I have the chipboard¬†thicker¬†in my stash and decided to make use of this project.¬†I did a combination of papers from Fancy Pants and the mini note card from Webster’s as it just brings the right patterns and colors.

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To bring some texture in the card, I normally emboss the card base to keep some dimensions to it, the same as what I did here.

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For my love birds, I used Lawn Fawn’s Christmas stamp set but only the bird and heart stamps. Isn’t it great to get a versatile stamp that can be used all throughout the year, not only for the holidays but also for non-holiday card? Love that. I did a mirrored stamping of the bird, this replicates the blue bird in the right.

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A closer look of the sentiment thicker. The crisscrossed design on this alpha just adds more character into the chipboard which I also like about this element. I’m using the same thicker for the third card but see how I altered them.

For my third card is a non-traditional wedding card. A bright, cheery color than the usual gray and toned down colors.

I used Allison Kreft mini-folder in front of the card but rather than keeping the front panel as plain, I die cut the center with a small circle and added a vellum in the middle to emphasize the chipboard heart.

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I altered the chipboard by embossing it with gold. This will also complement the yellow card base that I used.

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Inside the folder, I also embossed the ‘I Do’ to match the heart outside. I also added the two birds above to give an impression for a couple. The bird stamps came from Lawn Fawn’s Christmas stamp collection but i was able to use some of the stamp elements form non-holiday card too such as this one again.

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Note, Im entering the Miss You card in The Little Red Wagon, Challenge # 221 Clean and Simple card challenge.

I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you again soon ūüôā

Wedding card

I have not done much of wedding card so when I’m looking for the items available with me to create card theme, New Begin for January – New Beginnings from¬†Pretty Paper Studio blog, I thought of using those pretty chipboard as main elements on this wedding card. I had fun doing this card and I shared a full tutorial on how I did this in the ¬†Pretty Paper Studio blog.

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I silver embossed the chipboard  which looks so much prettier in real life.

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I added some pearls and additional shine with those gold foil sticker as sentiment.

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I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday challenge – Emboss it.

And Simon Says Stamp, Monday challenge, Anything Goes.

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Happy Friday!

I can’t believe that we’re running half the month of January 2014. The new year has let me sit for a while to write down so many new plans for the year and I hope I when I look on it again before end of the year, I accomplish them ¬†as I planned them to be.

On another note, 2014  has brought new changes too at the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog which is now called the Sarah Hurley 365. The blog now brings great project inspirations from the design team. Its amazing seeing all those talents have shared in the blog so far.

For my card project today, I used ¬†one of my favorite mini vintage camera stamps from Sarah’s kits. I have used these cameras in a number of cards already in the past and still can’t get over it til now. Maybe because I love photography and camera images just keep me close to this hobby of mine.

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To start off, I alternatively stamped the cameras on a kraft card stock, that plays as my card background.

I then stamped another set of the cameras and colored them with promarkers, then fuzzy cut them to be used as my card’s focal point. Noticed the camera lens in the Polaroid? I put glossy accents in there for some dimension and shine.

To ground the set of cameras, I used the wood veneer frame and oh the vintage camera came from Sarah’s¬†A Few of my Favorite Things Kit. ¬†The other Polaroid camera I also got from Sarah’s¬†add on kit¬†too. That open frame just fits two of the cameras in place and I popped them up using dimensions.

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I stamped the geotag from¬†Stamp & Stitched! Expedition stamps¬†while the pretty in pink twine is from the¬†East Village kit. I added the chipboard stars from Sarah’s kits as well.

This is it for now and I’ll catch up again later.

 

Thanks

It’s been a while since I posted a project but now I’m back after a short holiday break with the family.

Now for the new year, I have a number of things I plan to do on so many things including my blog so I hope you also stay tuned.

For today, I’m sharing a card project for Sarah Hurley’s January challenge with the ‘Thank you’ theme. The Sarah Hurley challenge blog has new exciting changes as well, with great prizes in store for each challenge winner.

I used¬†Sarah’s Large Texture stamp for my¬†background¬†and my main image and stars from Wish Upon a Star stamp set. My thanks sentiment is from the Block Alpha stamp. All papers are also from Sarah Hurley paper kits.

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I’m entering this card to¬†Feeling Sketchy sketch # 77 card challenge¬†

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 And CAS-ual Fridays, CFC 125 In A word, using the word Thanks as there are so many things to be thankful for in this life.

Entering this also in The Crafting Café, Anything Goes.