Wednesday, November 28, 2012

JustRite Friday Challenge #086 - Proud as a Peacock

The jewel-toned challenge this week for JustRite Papercraft's Friday Challenge ends in a few minutes, but I've finally managed to get my card posted.

Since I'm in the process of making wedding invitations for my hubby's sweet DD I have turquoise (her chosen color) on my brain lately, so that challenge color is pretty much everywhere in my craft room right now!!!  I chose to use turquoise as my main color, using the CS and turquoise ink she's chosen for her invitations, as well as adding in the shimmery gold plus a pop of purple in my sentiment/flower and blue in rhinestone accents.

My sentiment is from JustRite's Grand Sentiments -- LOVE this clear stamp set!!! Also loved how the Spellbinders' Twisted Metal Tags and Accents die frames my Grand Sentiment and that you can use more than one color when you stamp them! Secondly, the die's large flourish makes me think of a Peacock's tail! Using JustRite's Lace Border's, I added the widest border along the bottom edge of my card in purple.

I've shown a close-up of the gorgeous Wausau "King's Gold" Royal Metallic paper used for my frame and 'tail', hoping you can see the gorgeous sparkle better!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #099: Tis the Season

Creating a card/project that represents what you (or someone you know) celebrate during this time of year (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, etc.) is our current biweekly challenge at My Sheri Crafts beginning today.

My simple Christmas card today is made out of the necessity to create something that's easy to mail and will hopefully arrive in one piece! It consists of three patterned papers, a Spellbinders' die for my tree, as well as another die for my BG mat layers. A simple sentiment, star gem, gem flourish and ribbon finish it off.

We'd really LOVE it if you'd take a moment from your busy schedule and link your holiday project to our challenge @ My Sheri Crafts -- thank you and Happy Holiday preparations to one & all!!!


Papers: Authentique's Festive 6x6 Bundle; Cream CS
Stamps: Recollections
Ink: VersaFine Satin Red
Dies: Spellbinders' Labels Twenty-five, Nested Lacey Pennants; JustRite Custom Antique Labels One Dies (sentiment)
Embellishments: Want2Scrap flourish

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

JustRite Friday Challenge #085: Happy Holidays

The challenge for JustRite Friday is sponsored by Spellbinders so we are to use at least 2 die cut elements on our Holiday project. Certainly a no-brainer as far as the dies are concerned for me -- I rarely make any project without one or more.

Today I took a break from working on wedding invitation ideas to create a Christmas card with this gorgeous music paper and an adorable Cardinal in the corner and some yummy red wool felt. Hope you have a better head start on your cards than I do, but there's just under 24 hours left to enter this challenge, so grab your JustRite stamps and Spellbinders' dies and join in!

My card uses the following items:

Paper: Authentique's 6x6 Festive Bundle, PTI's Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream CS; Bazzill green CS
Stamps: JustRite's Noel Christmas Ornaments (ornament) and JustRite's Antique Christmas Tags One (sentiment and holly)
Ink: VersaFine Satin Red; PTI's Ripe Avacado
Dies: Spellbinders' 2010 Ornaments (CS & felt ornament), Foilage (greenery); JustRite Custom Antique Labels One Dies by Spellbinders (felt cut-out)
Embellishments: Want2Scrap's Black Finesse Swirl Rhinestones, miscellaneous gems from my stash

Can't wait to see all the entries up close and personal!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #098: Thanksgiving

A very fitting challenge this week @ My Sheri Crafts where our theme is Thanksgiving and we're asking you to create a card/project showing thanks!
I'm calling this my "vintage thanks" card since even though The Green Stack by DCWV that I used for this challenge was from 2008, I only recently spotted and purchased it, simply because the little animal characters therein are just too cute to resist -- LOL!!! This is one of my FAV papers from the stack and I decided to keep it simple, first merely stamping my 'thanks' sentiment from a 'vintage 2007' Stampendous set ("Mega Thanks") right onto the BG paper.  Next I stamped the letters on 3 different papers from the stack, fussy cutting them individually and pop dotting them in place over my stamped image. I added the 'many' stamp from the same set and 3 Dew Drops  (The Robin's Nest circa 2008) along the paper's border strip, roughed up my edges, then sponged a bit of Walnut Stain distress ink to all edges. Simple, fun and another thank you card to put in my ready to finish and mail stack -- YAY!!!

Why don't you post a thanks project to our My Sheri Crafts' challenge?!  We'd LOVE to see your ideas!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sympathy: JustRite Style

Sadly needing a quick sympathy card, I turned to not only some favorite Just Rite stamps, but also decided to emulate Sheri's recent sympathy card. Not only do we all need ease/simplicity when making this type of card, hers has such a fabulous focal image, why look any further? Hopefully, she won't mind my 'casing' it.

I stamped Just Rite's rose image from "With Sympathy" in VersaFine Onyx Black ink on white CS, as well as the sentiment from the same set onto vellum, heat setting it with my heat gun. I then stamped the medallion image from JR's Botanical Medallions & Banners in VersaMark ink on a dark grey Bazzill CS, heat set with Martha Stewart white embossing powder and die cut with JR's compatible Nested Medallion Label Die. LOVE the sentiment stamped on vellum placed over the rose image!!!

I used DCWV's LaCreme CS die cut along the right edge with Spellbinders' Classic Scallop Edgeailities to top my white stripe-embossed Bazzill CS that was edged with a tiny scalloped edge punch. Next, I placed a Winter White seam binding messy bow to the left and my focal image atop it to the right.  A few dark grey and white swirl pearls (Want2Scrap) finish the card. Hopefully it will bring a bit of comfort to our extended family members.


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