April 8, 2014

Simply Graphic

On Sunday I went to Version Scrap in Paris and oh to my surprise, I found some new French stamp companies - how fun! I especially fell in love with this company called Simply Graphic and bought several stamp set from their small collection. I will have to get them all I think...

Here is a card I made using one of the sentiment stamps, such lovely fine lines. I am entering this card into Case Study challenge #185



This is the set I used, love those sentiments, I'm sure there will be a lot of cards using these.

March 23, 2014

Wedding invitations

When my son's fiancee asked me to do their wedding invitations I of course said yes, I was flattered and very happy but I also knew it was going to be a big project.  One tends to forget just how timeconsuming it can be and how repetetive. But oh so rewarding!




Emeline had some ideas for the colors; turquoise and silver but not much else. I was trying to think from a time perspective, if we are making 50 invitations, how much time can we spend?

Then we stared to look at stamps and materials, I had some cute hearts that she liked. And she loved the look of vellum. Snowflakes were needed since this was going to be a winter wedding.

So this was a lot of input but in the end we came with a design that pleased everyone involved.



















We went with a square turquoise cardstock with matching envelopes in a line called Coreale by G Lalo a French company, the color is called Bermudes.

The inside of the card has a photograph of the couple (taken by me) with a short text, then a vellum overlay stamped with silver embossed snowflakes and attached with a silver brad.


















The front of the card has a horizontal strip of washi tape, then a vertical strip of silver colored cardstock with a vine design punch-out from Martha Stewart, again using the turquoise paper. Small silver pearls to decorate. Then there are 3 stamped and silver embossed hearts, cut out with scissors and placed on the card with dimensional tape.

The envelope has a vertical strip of washi tape and a silver embossed heart.

So this involves a lot of steps and the fabrication of the cards took quite some time but we were pleased with the results. Here are some pictures of the process, Emeline and Olivier both helped out:








The wedding took place on January 4, 2014.









March 3, 2014

Reuse, recycle

I save every piece of  nice or interesting paper that I come across. Sometimes it's a long time before they get used: these cards were made with paper from a Paper Source calendar from 2009!


I used a technique similar to something Jennifer McGuire did a little while ago for Basic Grey and Hero Arts, cutting strips of patterened paper and sticking them down on the diagonal, then stamping in white embossing.
You can check out Jennifer's card here.


My cards are different because I decided to stamp a little something onto the white cardstock as well. I quite like how they came out.



























The diagonal strip was stuck on with dimentional tape, I think you can see that in the pictures. Here is a side view - there is some stamping on the back too.


The hello is from Hero Arts, all other stamps unknown.



February 10, 2014

Let's go somewhere

My daughter started a travel blog and asked me to make her a logo, something a bit naive with a globe and a plane...


Please visit her blog even if you do not speak French!
http://www.letsgosomewhere.fr/

Welcome baby

My neice Josefin had a little baby girl, here is the card I sent.

Congratulations!



October 28, 2013

Blue and black - and a bit of red

I made a card for my husband's birthday which is today. Hooray for J-M!
I'm happy with the result except I would have preferred the light blue circles to be a bit more uneven in color, I prefer the look of the darker blue circles.


And these are the supplies for this card:
You may wonder why I used the Artemio snowflake set, as there are no snowflakes on the card! I acually used one of the snowflakes upside down to create the circles, a clever idea I picked up somewhere...
The rabbit punch is for my signature on the back of the card, not pictured.


October 22, 2013

Halloween

I wanted to make a black and orange Halloween card using some new lace stamps from Artemio.
The lace border was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on shiny, black cardstock.
Then the lace was stamped again on an orange piece of scrap paper in Jet black StazOn, and just below I added a row of Jack O'Lanterns from Inkadinkadoo. Black sequins to bling it up a bit.


Here is a detail picture and a look at the Artemio set: