Sunday, July 31, 2011
I love using buttons and twine on my projects. I am hoping that this card will qualify for the "tag" portion of the challenge as I used my Stampin' Up Word Window Tag punch for the sentiment. I inked and distressed the edges of the crumb cake square (middle of the card) as well as stamped a background image on it. I was aiming for masculine and I think that this card fits the bill!
Supplies: Stampin' Up Stamps - The Art of Life and Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper - Stampin' Up - Crumb Cake and Early Espresso; Brads - Stampin' Up; Punch - Stampin' Up Word Window Tag Punch; Twine from The Twinery; Patterned Paper - Basil; Button - from my Baba's button box!
Friday, July 15, 2011
First of all, a big thank-you to Laura and the staff from Scrapbooker's Paradise. Personally, these challenges not only motivate me but also give me a starting point for a card or project - something that I often struggle with :)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This was the Father's Day card I made for my father-in-law that depicts his favorite shirt - a thread bare, chambray denim shirt with a well worn polka dot hanky. I used some rough sandpaper on the shirt 'fabric' paying particular attention to the edges. I worked and worked at distressing the paper "hanky" to get a fabric look with frayed edges. It is hard to see in the photo but the edges of the hanky as well as the cajun cardstock have both been distressed. I also used some snaps from my sewing collection that were originally black but I sanded off most of the color to give them a worn look as well. I hauled out my machine and did the stitching in a denim blue color thread. What a blast this was!!!
Supplies: Black & Cajun Craze - Stampin Up; Blue "Denim" is Basil, Polka Dot paper - unknown