Monday, August 23, 2010

Friendship card

Hola friends, thanks for stopping by. I wanted to fill you in my latest endevour... Remember the friend I spent some time with in Vegas...? Well she's quiet the entrepreneur and she's always on the move. Right now her latest project is to provide an upscale location and information website to the local salsa dancers in Las Vegas. And an awesome idea... especially since the only time she can get in her salsa dancing, was when ever she had some business to attend to in L.A.... Hell, sometimes she'd drive 4 hours just to dance Salsa for the weekend... although she loves it so, we as her friends, couldn't help to worry about her when she'd go on her journey back home.(sigh)

Anyway, when she saw my latest creations, she brought up the thought of me selling my cards at the venue.... what a thoughtful friend. So here's a card with my friend Jackie in mind.

What I loved most about this card is that at first glance you'd think I used a purple color, but in reality it's actually the SU! Basic gray. I started with the basic gray for the base, followed by the "Old olive", the mirage piece if you will, the designer series "A walk in the park" paper. Mind you, if you saw the piece by itself, you'd know it was gray? But when placed against the "Old olive" I somehow got the illusion of the purple... baffling really. So I continue.... for the center piece, I started with a scalloped circle with "Sahara sand". Then I cut the next piece circle at 3 5/8" and dried embossed it with my cuddle bug template "Spots and Dots". I wanted to show the layereing pieces by giving it some texture. Then I added another piece of "Basic gray" at 2 3/4" followed by "Very Vanilla" cut by the Spellbinder die cutter in the "labels three" nestabilities set.
I hope you like. Tooddles.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I'm back!!!

Hello folks, soooo sorry for all the delays. I'm finally getting situated with my financial woes and schedule. So here I am, ready to create and share. I want to start off with a card I made all my own with no help of a sketch.

I went to the local craft store and bought the elegant set of clear stamps from Inkadinkado called "Chandeliers". I started with basic black cardstock for the base of the card, followed by plain white paper and the Pretty in Pink cardstock from SU! I dried embossed pink piece for texture using the cuddle bug "Swiss dots" and added the black and white fancy print paper... Now I'm not quiet sure what you would call the design on that piece... you can really tell by the picture but it a fuss or felt on the actual print, which I thought bought out the black.

And finished it with the sentiment of "Birthdays count" doubled sided stamp from SU!, square brads and a black sheer ribbon on the top the card. As for the inside of the card, I never put too much thought before on adding anymore embellishments, but I think it adds more appeal to the card, dont you think? Well thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend... tooddles.