Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cardabilities #110

Well!  Time to do some catching up here on the bloggity blog!  

Let's start with today's new card sketch reveal at Cardabilities!  

This is what our sketch looked like…

And here's what I made.  For this card I played with an embossing folder, did some fussy cutting, some layering, and those fabulous raindrop dots!  Oh my! 

Be sure and stop by the Cardabilities blog to see what the rest of the team created from this sketch, and to add your own if you're inspired to create!  And this is goodbye to the Cardabilities design team gig!  It's been fun, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to play with them!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cardabilities Sketch #109

Hi all!  Here's another card for you inspired by Sketch #109 at Cardabilities!  

I had the idea this time that I'd like to incorporate a stamp, a die AND an embossing folder!  I'm sure there's a more accurate way to accomplish this, but for now, I'm pretty happy with the results.  Yes, the stamp overlapped the top card stock (it was supposed to stay on the bottom layer of card stock only) but  I decided to embrace imperfection.

On that note.  Did you know that the Amish quilters purposely stitch a flaw into their quilts??  Because "perfection belongeth unto the Lord".  Not even kidding about that!  That's some awesome confidence in your own skills.

Aaaanyway…  Here's the sketch we used.  And you can too!

And the cards I came up with using that sketch.  I still can't decide which I like better, so you're getting to see them both!

So, I positioned the die onto the card stock and cut it out, then ran that piece through the embossing folder.  I accented the brick design with lightly brushing a sponge applicator and distress ink.
 The tricky part is to stamp the image below EXACTLY where it should be, so that the top layer perfectly surounds, but doesn't obstruct the image.
 I like this technique so happily I'll be trying it a few more times and in the process, hope to figure out how to achieve perfection.  In card making at least.  
 The stamp and die are from Papertrey Ink, the wood veneers are Recollections from Michaels and the gold foil leaf was cut with a Lawn Fawn die.  As well, the "hello awesome" sticker is from Cosmo Cricket.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to jump over to the Cardabilities blog to see what the rest of the team created, and to link your card too!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sketch #108

It's the first day of a new month and that means we have a new sketch for you at Cardabilities today!  

Here is the sketch we worked from…

And this is what I made with it.

Be sure to stop by the Cardabilities blog to see what the rest of the DT have created and to link your own creation made from this sketch!

Thanks for stopping by again today!