Kitten Smitten - finished size of card below is 4.25 x 5.5 inches - cute papers makes card assembly easy and super fun...and for dog lovers Doodlebug introduces Puppy Love, and 'Helllllooooo Summer!' with Fun in the Sun!
I'll showcase some of the notebooks I've made for the market using these new papers and embellishments in a few days - best wishes for a wonderful and creative week!!
...then added to a card - finished card measures 4.75 inches square. Birds were edged with Distress Brushed Corduroy ink using a sponge dauber. Patterned paper is K&Co.
"Nest" material is excelsior. Diecut was watercolored while looking at photo reference of Eastern Bluebirds. 2mm dark blue pearls on eyes. I would use Liquid Pearls next time as the 2mm is a tad too large. Close up of birds:
1/8 inch diameter armature wire - create any size hook needed for hanging storage in the craft area.
I wrapped armature wire around a sturdy cylinder (I used an old Prima bottle that held mulberry flowers) and folded/tucked the raw end as shown using flat jewelery pliers. You could use needle nose pliers too. By making this little loop you are protecting your hands from getting scratched over time when reaching for the item on the hook...and it adds a finished look to the hook.
If you're wondering how I got these armature wire hooks to hang from the shelf support brackets....the little metal loop insert is part of a binder clip:
I have these wire hooks in other areas where I work - very helpful. Happy organizing!
12x12 trimmed cardstock squares match up with the Icon Stickers! (finished card size is 4.75 inches square)
Above is a striking (pun intended!) anniversary card. (finished card size is 5.5 x 4.25 inches)
Keisha Campbell inspired me from her posts to learn to crochet a few years ago - it has been in the 20's (Fahrenheit) and a wee bit chilly here in New Jersey - wearing a cowl around the house is a nice change of pace from the typical turtleneck and seeing her beautiful work made me want to learn.
I finished these hand warmers today to wear at market on Saturdays. Oldest daugher is the hand model. I prefer to have my thumbs inside the opening versus in a side slot. If you like the side vent for your thumb this is a good pattern and it works up quickly. Above is a half-double crochet worked in the back loops; Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Katmai; J hook (5.5mm). The white is believe it or not Whisker Graphics Divine Twine solid ivory with a 3.5mm hook in a custom trim pattern I came up with. Basic pattern for the arm warmers is here. Best wishes for the coming weekend!
Tim Holtz for Advantus idea-ology products: arrow, monocle, Remnant Rubs - Botanical, Heart Charms. Patterned paper is their Wallflower collection. Feather die is Poppystamps Fluffy Feather; stickers (ruler, mini sticker with cherubs) are old Salvage Stickers - Seasonal.
Finished card size is 5-1/2 inches square.
7gypsies 'love' tag from the stash. This was a custom order - lady and her husband just had a vintage Victrola restored and she wanted that somehow represented in the card. Definition snippet is from a 1940's Webster dictionary.
Card interior - Penny Black steel die used with Memory Box Sugar Plum cardstock. Diecut was edged with Distress Vintage Photo ink. Hope your Valentine day is sunny and full of chocolate!
Poppystamps' new Tree Triptych die used for a masculine Valentine's Day card. 'love grows' stamped sentiment is from Poppystamps Love Grows set.
Ancient Tim Holtz paper from when he did an 9x9 inch cardstock series with Design Originals...remember those? What...maybe 15 years ago, back when he was on the Carrol Duvall show. The cardstock I used that looks distressed is the reverse of the House Numbers paper:
Background patterned paper behind tree is from Graphic 45 Mon Amour line. Die cut edges from the Tree Triptych were inked with Distress Ground Espresso ink. Ribbon is May Arts.
Finished card size: 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches.
Card interior features the new Memory Box Bundle Heart die and a computer verse in Peoni Pro font. Heart die was inked using an applicator tool and Distress Ground Espresso and Aged Mahogany inks. Thanks for stopping by today!
Customer ordered a custom pet sympathy card, and I created two for her to choose from.
Card size is under 6x6 inches square; fits into a 6-inch square envelope. An envelope exceeding 6-1/8 inches in height is classified as a large letter, not a standard one, so I make every effort to keep cards under this height when creating. More about envelope sizes here at www.usps.com.
This was the design she ended up selecting. Below is a close-up. Pearl spray is from Zva; dog was colored with Distress markers then blended with water; nose is a Copic Special Black #110.
and the interior - sentiment is computer generated and the font is my favorite clean style font: Gotham Rounded Light:
Here is the second design. Two fences were die cut then pieced due to the width of the card: