Wednesday, September 28, 2011

21st Birthday boxing glove card

This is a boxing glove shaped card I made for my son's 21st birthday last month!  He enjoys watching boxing, wrestling and UFC.  I don't mind the wrestling but the boxing, ugh!  But since 21 is a special milestone, his father and I got him tickets to a UFC event which will be in town this weekend!  We learned of the show about a month before his birthday (perfect timing!) and I was so happy because I knew he had to receive a special gift to celebrate this milestone!  Oh the smile he had on his face when he opened his card!!!!!  Oh yeah, the card, lol!  I drew out a glove shape on scrap paper and used it as a template to cut it from card stock.  I found the boxing picture online and traced it onto tracing paper then onto card stock; this was the perfect embellishment for the card front!  I stamped Birthday on a strip of white card stock adhered to the bottom and edged it with two black strips of card stock.  For the interior, I stamped the sentiment on a white piece of card stock and attached it to create a pocket to hold the tickets.  Both sentiments are from the Fiskars stamp set called Birthday Cheer.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shabby Blessings card

The current JustRite challenge #057 is to create a shabby chic project.  I usually make clean and simple projects so I thought it would be a good time to get out of my comfort zone.

I started with a card base using SU's baja breeze card stock.  The sentiment and image are from JustRite's The Greatest Joy stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in SU's old olive ink.  I stamped the floral image using SU's chocolate chip ink.  I colored it with Marvy LePlume II markers, SU's So Saffron ink, a water brush and I also added a little shading on the ribbon with a Copic marker Y15.  I cut the image out using using Spellbinders oval nestabilities.  I used the Sew Easy stitch piercer tool to add holes and I hand sewed a border using DMC floss #3822 around the perimeter of the patterned paper.  Both patterned papers are by My Mind's Eye and the floral image is matted on SU's old olive card stock.  And to add some shabbiness, I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool to distress the edges of the sentiment and image.  I enhanced the torn edges with tea dye distress ink as well as the strip of lace.  Finally I added some pearls,  mini rose and ribbon bow to finish off the card.