Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lazy Day Kaylee Gatefold Card

 Some Odd Girl had an awesome Facebook Fun Day yesterday - there were tutorials, flash sale coupon codes, and even a freebie! If you weren't there, don't miss the next one! Anyways, they had two challenges, using fabric and making a gatefold card, so I rolled both into one! I am all about killing two birds with one stone.

It was the first time I tried making a gatefold card - I don't have any thin dies so I had to use my Fiskars ShapeXpress to cut the window. I didn't trust it to do multiple layers at once so I kept the card pretty simple, without additional papers, etc. I was able to just barely fit an embossing folder between the folds to get the Happy Birthday Embossing on the front.

I also tried paper piecing for the first time and I really like how the dress turned out. This card was given at a friend's birthday party last night, so I didn't have time for extra embellishments or to try printing on the fabric like Annette's tutorial suggested. I was at least going to stamp a sentiment on the fabric, but in the end found there wasn't room. So it's CAS (Clean And Simple) again today for me. :) Hope you like it!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas in September?

I have no idea why I'm making Christmas cards in September - I have no plans to give out any handmade ones... But, this challenge tempted me. Doing a clean-and-simple, one-layered card was pretty fun and definitely out of the ordinary for me.

The dove stamp is an old Stampin' Up one. I made a mask of the wing to keep the images from overlapping. Ribbon was packaging scrap ( I virtually never buy ribbon) and I have no idea where I got the sentiment. I used Copic markers C-1 and C-3 to color the dove and left it kinda streaky to mimic feathers.

This card is being entered into the Some Odd Girl/Marker Pop Holiday Hop Challenge.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Birthday Tree

What's a Birthday Tree? I want one! :-)

This card is for the Some Odd Girl September Sketch Challenge. The tree is from Some Odd Girl and the papers are My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy (Boy). The Happy Birthday stamp is an old one from Stampin' Up.