Monday, September 9, 2013

An "Any Occasion" Card

I'm working my way through this Basic Grey paper pad...My husband thinks my card looks like a Christmas card, so I guess it's going to go in my Christmas Card stash for this year. It was not designed as a Christmas card, but I guess the color scheme lends itself to that theme.

This is my inspiration card:

And here is my card:

I haven't entered my projects into very many challenges this year. I'm going to do better at that for the rest of the year. This card has been entered in Challenge #18 Anything Goes~Creative Cutting Challenge

Shapes: I used my Silhouette to draw and cut the circle. The banner shape is from the Silhouette Store (Design ID #33147). I used my paper trimmer for the rectangles. 

Dies: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Sizzlets Little Leaves (SU!)

Paper: Basic Grey Fact & Fiction line

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Iced Spruce, and Vintage Photo

Misc: Want2Scrap pearls, brad and lace from my stash

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

More Chalk Art Cards

I have a few more Chalk Art Cards for you today. These cards are made following this tutorial on the Silhouette Blog. The paper and embellishments are from the Basic Grey Fact & Fiction line. The felt flowers are from the dollar bin at Michael's. The label shape and the sentiment are both from the Silhouette Online Store.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Anniversary Card

It's two weeks until my 4th wedding anniversary and I have my card done. I usually wait until the last minute, but not this year! 

Right now, chalkboard art is very "hot" in the crafting world. Today on the Silhouette Blog they showcased a sketch and a card made with a chalk art print and cut. I followed this video tutorial showing how to make the print and cut file for the Silhouette. After I cut the shape I rubbed the cardstock with a piece of chalk then rubbed it off with a paper towel. I made my card according to the sketch. I love all the layers! All the patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Fact & Fiction line. I used the coordinating tape strips and  flag as embellishments. The leaves are from the dollar bin at Michael's and I think the flower is Prima. (It was loose in the flower bin, so I'm not sure.) Since the card is for my husband, I tried not to make it to frilly, but I had to get a flower on there somewhere. 

I love using a paper pad that has coordinating embellishments. All the matching is done for me and I don't have to worry about whether or not the patterns and colors go together.

I really enjoyed this chalkboard technique. I think I'm going to need to make a few more cards with the technique. Have you tried chalkboard art? Leave me a link so I can check it out!