I've been having fun making some cards sets recently for my Etsy shop and here is another I came up with using some cupcake patterned paper I had. All of the cupcakes are hand cut, with machine sewn lines, and sparkly candle flames. They are raised up on dimensional tape, as is the greeting. Cards measure 5 5/8" x 4 3/8".
I wanted to try out this masking tape technique I came across where you ink up your pieces of tape and basically use them as a stamp. I decided to use some washi tape because it was on hand and it's also a bit wider than masking tape.
I started with cream cardstock for the card front and for my tape strips I used Antique Linen distress ink on the top, Tea Dye in the middle, and Pumice Stone at the bottom. I used the same piece of tape for the whole thing and just wiped it off a bit before doing the next color. For the wheat stamp I used some Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo and the sentiment is stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I matted the front on two orangey shades of paper, distressing the edge of the darker one. Then I tied a couple of burlap fibers around the bottom. A simple fall card and I like the way it came out!
I recently got this bicycle Unity stamp and decided to make a set of cards in a rainbow of colors. I didn't want to color the entire bike since it is rather small, but I settled on coloring the seat and handlebars to match the eyelets as well as the basket of flowers. I'm thinking maybe a sponged sky background would have looked cuter than the kraft cardstock, so I may have to make another set and see how that turns out.
Operation Write Home and Our Daily Bread Designs is having a challenge with the theme of wheels this month. I'll be submitting these. Check it out and play along here.
I've been on hiatus from blogging for a while. I'm typically a woman of few words and I find it a bit difficult to sit down and type up something that might hold anybody else's attention for more than a minute. However I like to share the things I make and I love looking at other craft makers' blogs for ideas as well as participate in some of the challenges out there. I also like to have a record of my creations that I can go back to in the future, whether it's to use as inspiration for projects or just to see how far I've come. So this is really for me, and it's ok if nobody else ever reads it.
I had written up this post last year but somehow it got saved and never actually got published so I thought I'd go ahead and do it now. I still love how they came out so I'll share now. They sort of make me sad to look at because they were the last gift I gave to my Grandmother before she died last year. Here's the original post:
I created this box of tea bags and card to accompany some biscotti as a surprise for my Grandma. I'm wishing now that I would have taken some photos of the complete set, but I'm usually not in the mood for boring photo sessions and messing with less than adequate light. So here's what I've got. I used a tutorial for the tea bag box found here: http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2012/01/tea-bag-dispenser-project-details.html. I made a paper flower for the top of the box from book pages using a tutorial here: http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/2010/07/flower-tutorial.html . Papers are mostly from Echo Park.
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!