Note Card Box

We have a dinner party coming up and I wanted to make the hostess a gift. This box is cut on the Silhouette out of layering weight cs. Image is stencil with black shimmer paste on same cs then trimmed and attached. Inside the box are 8 different note cards all from the same stencil using different techniques. I also included sentiment strips on sticker paper, should she want to add any sentiments to her note cards.

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Double Trouble: Fun Fold

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Wild Sunflowers

Sunflowers grow wild along the roadways here. Mine are made with a stencil and stencil butters on a piece of white copy paper text vellum. I added Elements Earth Textures to the centers with white glue then mounted on a piece of green shimmer cs. All was layered on white cs base in mini slimline. At first I was disappointed with my butters bleeding under then stencil but then, once I added the texture centers, it has a messy windblown look that I rather like.

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TGIF: Wild Side Get it: grow WILD on the SIDE of the road?

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Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: CAS

Try it on Tuesday – Use Book Pages

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I created as a guest designer for the challenge at Try it on Tuesday. The theme is “use book pages.” This is a fun challenge because all you have to do is use book pages as part of your design, this could be from any book e.g. atlas, dictionary, novel, music score, poetry, recipe etc. Please consider following this challenge because they always give such great inspiration with so many unique ideas, different techniques, and various mediums.

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To make this I die cut several flowers from a paperback book page that I had brushed with white gesso lightly. The orange portions are cs that was die cut. Originally I was only trying to conserve cs by placing my combo die close but not overlapping but then it looked so cool I used it as a layer. It was placed on photo copy paper of b&w stripe. I then layered two of the flowers and added orange stamen. Extra stamen were place for bg. Used white gel pen to add seed dots. The sentiment strip is popped up with foam tape. All is mounted on white cs base.

I really like the fall feel this has. It was inspired by fall mums that are beginning to show their colors around here. My thoughts were to have many flowers but when I decided to incorporate the die cut waste as bg that flew out the window. Thanks to Jo for inviting me as guest designer and for all the inspiration she has given me. If you are playing with mixed media, her blog is a must follow.

Second generation

I have this sunflower stencil that I placed on white copy paper text vellum and added red then yellow then green stencil butter. I did not let the layers dry but did try to avoid them. Once I lifted the stencil I sprayed it with water then placed on a clean piece of white copy paper text vellum then added another paper on top and pressed. Each piece has it own unique properties and will get used. This one was the bottom of the sandwich technique that I water colored the sky blue then trimmed and mounted on mini slim line white cs base. Sentiment is matted with black cs and is Silhouette created sentiment strip.

If you could only see the shimmer the butters give and how they express more of the details of the stencil.

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Try it on Tuesday: Summer Blooms

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Sis’s anniversary

I know this is a little odd of an anniversary but I will explain that latter. For the making of the card: I smooched black distress oxide spray on glass mat to a white layering weight cs. I then dry embossed a 3D folder and then rubbed it with white ink pad and added pearl white embossing powder then heat set. Splattered with white paint then mounted on black copy paper with edges colored with black sharpie. All is mounted on white cs base. Sentiment was stamped on black cs then heat set in white. Butterfly was a metal freebie when I ordered crafting supplies. It was quite bronze so I smooched it into a versa mark pad and added the pearl white embossing powder then heat set. Sure hope the glue holds.

This is for my sis that served as comptroller during the Afghan war at Bagdad. Her husband is an engineer that spent his career designing nuclear fueled tanks. They are both retired now but still enjoy many an adventure.

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