Monday, May 30, 2016

Just A Note - PCCC #196

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 196. Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com #papercraftcrew #cardsketch
Hello Stampers!      PCCC # 196

Here is this week's opportunity to enter my card in the Paper Craft Crew Challenge # 196. The sketch provided is your template to create a card that contains all the elements of the sketch and compete with others to get bragging rights of being the TOP #1 PCCC PICK of the week.  The card above and left is my entry.  Here is how I made this:


  • Whisper White card stock serves as the base of the card, measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 after scoring and folding in half.
  • The DSP is from All Abloom paper stack, cut to measure 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Card Stock - Mint Macaron and Whisper White was cut with the Layering Squares framelits with the scalloped edge.
  • Card Stock - Garden Green was selected for the butterfly in the center of the card using the Butterfly framelit.
  • The flower on top of the center of the butterfly was made using the small oval punch, 3/4 x 15/16 inches.  Seven or eight ovals were punched and layered on top of each other to form the flower.  The center of the flower was punched with the 1/2 inch circle punch and the silver center was punched on mirror silver paper with the 1/4 inch hand punch.  each petal was glued together on top of each other for form the flower and was placed onto the butterfly  with dimensionals.
  • The flower on the banner was punched from the Itty Bitty punch pack using the heart punch.  Four hearts were placed on a hand punched circle of Soft Sky 1/2 inch in diameter and another silver mirror paper hand punched circle was added to the center.  A 1/2 inch of white paper was bannered with the 1 inch square punch and the sentiment of " Just A Note" was added with Garden Green ink.
  • Finally a small piece of a silver doily was added under the greeting banner to complete the look and add some subtle bling.
That's IT!!  Very simple but a pretty card for a feminine recipient.  Hope you like it and if you do, please leave your comment.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you'll try making this simply easy card.

Sincerely,

65th Birthday Card

Hello My Friends,
A close family member was celebrating her 65th birthday, so I decided to make her a birthday card that included the number ( since it was such a milestone birthday).  I chose some of my best"blue" colors to go with the new Emerald Envy paper.  This is what I came up with. The stamp is a repeated "Happy Birthday" and I used it from one of the past Paper Pumpkin kits.  I lined it with the Emerald Envy and found that it came together pretty well. i have already given her the card, so the dimensions on the paper is gone plus I am having a hard time remembering the names of all of the blues I used.  All I can offer is to do what I did...select your favorite color combinations, keeping the color shading in the same tones that work together.  I added the Emerald Envy for the stamping, the leaves and kept the blues for everything else.i used the Botanical Buuilder framelits for all of the flowers and leaves. Added the numbers in Emerald Envy and it is done.  I hope you like the card and you can feel free to CASE this an add elements to make it your own.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you'll come back to see my next tutorial...

Until then,
Gratefully,
Barb