Saturday, September 22, 2012

TGF Lily Cameo

Since I bought all those Copic Markers a while back I've been having a grand ole time experimenting with digital images. Here is a digi image Lily from The Greeting Farm. I used her to make a Thank You card for one of my close friends.
She has red hair and a weakness for Tiffany Blue right now. I was sorta at a loss for which colors to choose. Thank goodness I started a Color Inspiration Board on my Pinterest. Here is my inspiration photo.
Here is a close up of Lily. Skin: E00, E000, YR00, R11 Hair: E18, E37, E07, YR24 Lips: R24, R29 Bow: RV02, RV04 Eyeshadow and Skull: C3, C5, C00

Friday, September 21, 2012

You Make Me Purr

Just had my four year anniversary with my DH. Of course I had to make him a card :)
I know more feathers right?! Well I'm on some kind of feather kick right now. lol. Plus I did buy a few packages while they were on sale at JoAnn's so I do have an excuse.

I used a digital stamp from TGF: Cheeky Kitty. She didn't come with fishnets tsk tsk, so I added them in with a ruler. I mean seriously, you can't expect to wear kitty ears without fishnets!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Graffiti Thank You Card

Remember the 80's when Hip Hop was just hitting the mainstream? You remember... Run DMC, Beat Street, Break Dancing, tape cassettes? Well thank goodness for us (or maybe not so great... neon.. gawd) 80's culture is back in vogue. So what better way to thank my Gen X, Y, Z friends but with a Graffiti inspired Thank You card.
Front of Card

Sizzix Texture Fades: Bricked embossing folder
Stencil 1: Spray paint can, headphones
Cricut Imagine: JT Art Cartridge
Jute fiber
Font: A Dripping Marker from FontSpace (donation-ware & free fonts)
Cardboard: from old packaging
Small brown envelope
Silver paint
Gel pens: white, black

I printed out "Thank You" on white card stock and textured with Bricked embossing folder. I cut out some of the white spaces around the bricks for interest. Adhere your embossed piece to a piece of recycled packaging. If you carefully rip one side of the paper off the cardboard packaging you will reveal the corrugated innards. Leave a little bit of the paper you ripped to added a more distressed look. I grunged up the cardboard with Black Soot distress ink. I used Walnut Stain distress ink on the bricks to make them stand out. Then I wrapped the whole thing with Jute fiber.

Here is the inside of the card.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ribbon Swatches

How irritating is it to muddle through a bunch of different spools of ribbon just to find the right one for your project. I've had this problem more than once. So what to do besides pull your hair out? Make Ribbon Swatches! I know this isn't a new concept, but I didn't really put two and two together until I saw a rendition of them at Costco for their ribbon display. Here is my take on them.

You'll need:
Deck of playing cards from the Dollar Store (or other sturdy card stock)
Binder Rings
Pinking Shears or Straight Scissors
Candle (optional for sealing edges)
Standard Size Hole Punch (I used a Crop-A-Dile)

Here is how I did it...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ribbon Storage- Several Options

I've looked around and tried a few different things. Each example has it's positives and negatives. You'll just have to look at the space you have and what would work best for you.

White plastic gutter (4in x 10ft) from Home Depot $6.98 They also come in brown, $1 more I believe.
White end caps $5.78 (comes in a pair) Also in brown with added cost.
White vinyl hidden hanger $1.72

After you buy your gutter the nice people at Home Depot will cut it for free. I asked them to cut my gutter into 2ft sections. I ended up with five sections.

I also decorated mine using  black vinyl cut out on my Cricut. The nice thing about this set up is the ribbon can stay on the spools. You just need to pull out the length that you want. Here is a top view.

Another example
Galvanized Gutter
Click below to see more ideas...