Saturday, February 26, 2011

Card: Think Spring!

This card  definitely makes me think of Spring!

LilyKate Collection (BasicGrey)
Gentle Thoughts from the Garden Collage Set (Stampin' Up!)
Silhouette Shape
Additional Supplies
Dew Drops - Water, Flame (The Robin's Nest)
Ink - Peeled Paint (Ranger), Midnight (ColorBox)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Card: Opéra de Paris

Black can be soooo hard to photograph.  Observe a case in point.  This picture really doesn't do this card justice.  The card was for the birthday of my musically gifted (though not operatic) friend, Steve.

I used my Silhouette SD to cut the scroll frame out of copper metallic paper and it was adhered to the black card stock with glossy acrylic medium.  I then painted over the entire surface with the glossy medium twice, letting it dry between coats.  The gloss has a really nice look and, just like stain brings out the grain in wood, the gloss medium brought out the metallic of the metallic paper.  A window was cut in the card stock and the photo was mounted from the inside.  The vintage postcard image of the Paris Opera was free from The Graphics Fairy and you can upload it from this link.
If the card was a little beat up it would look just like an antique souvenir from the Paris Opera House!

Paper and Card Stock
black card stock (Bazzill)
copper metallic paper (Paper and More -
glossy ink jet photo paper (HP)
Silhouette Shape
Clip Art
Paris Opera (The Graphics Fairy)
Aditional Supplies
Glossy Acrylic Medium (Liquitex)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Card: Enjoy The Journey

This card was for my brother-in-law's birthday and it was fun to make!  I cut the gears and the keys with my Silhouette SD - love it!  To give the appearance of rust on the gears I first used Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder, heat set it, then sprinkled on just a little Fire Brick Distress Embossing Powder and heat set it again.

I cut a cool set of keys and mounted them on the inside of the card.

Recess Collection (Basic Grey)
The Journey (Tim Holtz Visual Artistry)
Silhouette Shapes 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Card: True Love

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, it's the perfect time to post this wedding card!  The colors of the wedding were red and black and I chose to reflect that in the card.  It's a little hard to tell from the photo but the card stock behind the "true love" is a silver mirror finish metallic. 

Love With a Flourish Collection by Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Card: A Proper Vintage Gentleman

This card is for my Dad's 86th birthday.  I know he'll get a kick out of the "A Proper Vintage Gentleman"!  My Mom and I were discussing if he was vintage or antique - we never really did decide!

A Proper Gentleman (Graphic 45)

Silhouette Shape (under the rosette)