May 26, 2012

“Pemberley” Paper Card V

The card base is 8 ½” x 5 ½” folded in half. I use desert sand as my base and cut off ½” at the front bottom. I used a punch to create a decorative border. A piece of Indian corn blue cardstock was attached to the bottom of the inside of the card.
A piece of Pemberley design paper is adhered to the front. Decorate as desired.

May 22, 2012

“Pemberley” Paper Card IV

The card base for these cards is created from a 4”x 8” piece of daisy white cardstock. The color paper on the front of this card can either be a piece of color cardstock or any other design paper you like. I cut mine 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”.

I stamped the Pemberley flower image with VersaMark ink on a piece of black cardstock. Now sprinkle some silver embossing power over it and make sure the image is covered. Remove all excess powder and heat set it. You can use the silver flower just like this. I added some color by using pastel pencils, but watercolor or any other pencils will work as well.
Add ribbon, buttons or any other embellishment to it if you like. Stamp a phrase and you are done….simple but effective!

May 18, 2012

“Pemberley” Paper Card III

The card base is 8 ½” x 5 ½” folded in half. I use desert sand as my base color. The outdoor denim triangles were left from the Pemberley card II I created. I stamped the rose from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set once on the card base and once on a separate piece of cardstock. I cut this one out and attached it with foam tape to the base.
Some scrap pieces from earlier card of the Pemberley series was used to create the mat for my saying. I stamped “Thank you” first in outdoor denim ink and a second time in desert sand. The second image was stamped slightly off so it gives the impression of a shadow.

May 14, 2012

“Pemberley” Paper Card II

This is another one of my favorite 4x4 cards. The card base is created from a 8”x 12” piece of outdoor denim cardstock.

All papers attached to the inside and outside of the card are from the “Pemberley” paper. Each piece was distressed with outdoor denim ink before I glued them to the base

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the Cricut to cut an oval shaped element with scallops from desert sand. The oval white piece was cut the same way, but without the scalloped edge. To be able to use watercolors for shading the flower, I had to stamp the outline in permanent ink. I used a little different method here. I stamped the Pemberley flower with outdoor denim ink first, then I stamped with VersaMark ink right over the image again. I added clear embossing powder to the image and made sure the whole flower was covered. After the excess was removed I headset the powder. Now I could use the watercolors to shade the flower. Both oval elements were then glued together.
A ribbon was wrapped around the card and tied at one side. The flower element was attached over the ribbon and onto one of the triangles. Make sure you only glue part of the element onto the triangle.

May 10, 2012

“Pemberley” Paper Cards I

This is one of my favorite 4x4 cards. Quick and easy to make; good for any occasion you can think off.
The card base is created from a 4”x8” piece of outdoor denim cardstock folded in half. The honeycomb design off the “Pemberley” paper is about 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” and was distressed with outdoor denim ink.

I stitched around the desert sand cardstock with a piece of colonial white thread. The new Close to My Heart ruler makes stitching a snap…love it!
A colonial white piece of cardstock was used for the phrase. You can stamp any other phrase or saying onto the piece. I glue the two pieces together and attach the desert sand element with foam tape to the card.
The cute little butterfly comes preprinted and in white. I used a sponge dauber with Indian corn blue ink and changed the color to a nice blue tone. By adding less or more color to the butterfly you can create any shade you like. Attach the butterfly with a glue-dot to the card.
A piece of white paper is attached on the inside of the card to make it easier to write your message on.

May 6, 2012

School gift for a first grader

A couple of years ago our niece Alicia went to school for the first time. How exciting this was for her and me as her godmother as well. I thought long about what special little gift we could give here and then I came up with a little scrapbook. I prepared an 8" x 8" book with 20 pages. I knew exactly which pictures I needed.  I took all of them on days before and during the first class day. I had them developed and placed before we left. My sister-in-law loved the idea. A gift with photos and journaling of a special day and everything is done....

 Now it is time for her little brother to go to school and naturally, he will get a book of his own. This time we can't be there to see him; therefore they have to add pictures later. I did as much journaling as I could and they will have a list of photos that should go in the book.

Again I worked with an 8" x 8" book with 20 pages. Each double page is created with on bold color of card stock. I added little pieces of design paper that includes the color schema or the topic school.

I used all sorts of stickers and rub-ons that have school or school elements included.

The first and last page is created with the same base color. The first page will contain a picture of Louis, the 1. Grader and the last page will have a picture of us wishing him all the best.

I planned to have pictures on things they do before school starts, the school, the class room, his first schedule, his "Schulranzen" and the "Schultuete". Pictures of him and his parents, grandparents, godfather, sister and visitors, the nicely decorated house and the big coffee table with all the home made cakes....

May 1, 2012

These are my favorites

 This card is a 3" x 4 ¾" size, folding on the top.
I used pansy purple card stock from Close to My Heart. I scored a few lines in the front of the card and used sandpaper to expose the white core.
A piece of Miracle design paper from CTMH and a piece of colonial white card stock are building the backdrop for the small flower set from the "Card Word Puzzle" stamps set. All papers and card stocks are distressed with pansy purple ink.
A white pearl is attached to the two bigger flowers and the stamp is created from CTMH "Color Ready Borders".
A piece of colonial white ribbon and this card is complete.

This card measures 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and folds on the top as well.
Techniques and materials are the same as described in the first one.
The two big roses are embellished with little sparkles, while the smaller flowers are embellished with a pearl.
Again, the color ready borders are used to create flower stamps.
A piece of colonial white ribbon finishes this design off.

Technique and papers used are the same as the two previous once. A top folded 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card.
Here the bunch of flowers is created with three roses.
The roses are embellished with sparkles.
Color ready borders built the stamps and a colonial white ribbon finishes the card off.

All flowers used in these cards are water colored with the technique described in earlier posts.

Please contact me if you like to know more about these cards or where to get the papers and stamps. You can also visit my website!

MAY - “LUCY” Workshop Class Information

Here are the four cards we will create in this month’s workshop class. They are all based on the “LUCY” paper pack.


The class costs are $ 5 per person and will include all papers, embellishments and instructions.
The class will be held Friday, May 18th from 11AM – 8PM. Please contact me if you like to join us or if you like more information. Other dates might be available on request. This card class is also available for home crafting, please contact me for details.
A preview of future classes will be shown on the blog at the first day of each month. I have scrapbook pages as class kits on request.