Sunday, July 31, 2011
This month I had a graduation card. I made for a close friend (Amber) if you read my blog she's my best friend. She was graduating from college and I wanted to make her something. She is a giant fan of my work. So I decided to make here a card. I don't make cards so this was my first attempt at a card. I think it came out really nice for the first try at card making. So what I did was emboss the card stock with my cuttlebug embossing folder, I then layered it with paper I distressed resist with Tim holtz distress ink. I then handmade the Rosette folded flower. I then used spellbinders lace die and cut that out then added stickles. I then placed swirl bling and embossed congrats. I went for a fresh spring look for new beginnings and added the owls because she loves owls. So all in all I think the card came out well and she loved it so that was a added plus.
I like that quote because I love how sweet it is. So I ran with that theme using warm colors and making the tag feel more rustic. I used tons of browns and yellows and golds. I used brown paper from me and my big idea's. I then distessed it with vintage photo and punched out gold circles from gold cardboard. I also used modeling paste and mixed it with black acrylic paint and used a stencil to make some texture on my tag. I then made a stick pin inspired by native American art using beads and turquoise . I then used brown and gold stones on the side and the glitter around them. I also used straw ribbon as the finishing touch and a feather hanging off of it.
So my next tag swap I am in at minialbumscraps.ning.com the theme is magical mythical. So I choose to do a mermaid. Something about a mermaid screams magic and mythical to me. So I choose a picture from the internet of a mermaid and as you can see the fishes are pink so I ran with that color scheme. I used me and my big ideas paper in pink and foiled blue dots. I placed the photo to the side and worked around it. I placed a big pink flower and two small blue flowers as well.
Then I used a prima dew drop and lined it with string pearls. I then used white lace that I dyed with blue smooch spray. I used hot glue and sprinkled beads to make it look like treasure under the sea.I also placed a shell that I custom dyed with warm honey distress ink and California golden poppy stain, to give it a little sparkle.
I also used jewels on the side in pink and light blue( as you can see I used a lot of pink and blue.) I put at the top "Beauty in the sea". The seam binding was dyed in distress stain "worn jeans". I topped it all of with blue and white tool.