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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Card Making Frenzy 19

Here's another card made from one of my card kits and pre-made focals.  I'm not sure where I got the patterned paper for this one but the quilt pattern looks really nice with a yellow card from a DCWV pastel card set. I inked the edges of the paper and added a black ribbon before gluing the background paper to the card.

This focal, made the same as the others with glossy white card stock and alcohol inks, then stamped with VersaMark and fine black powder using JustRite stamps from the sets Celebrations Labels One and Your Special Day Medallion Labels.  It was cut with a die from their matching Medallion Labels die set.  To finish off the card, I added a black bow near the top of the focal.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Card Making Frenzy 18

Back to my card making frenzy using my pre-made card making kits with pre-made focals, we have this card using a pretty paper from HOTP Rosemary and Thyme 6x6 paper pack. I cut and embossed a piece of this paper using a die from Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles set.  Using the die I drew around the outside of it onto white paper and fussy cut it to create a mat for the patterned paper. Using a white gel pen I drew a frame around the rectangular embossed edges. Before gluing everything down, I cut and embossed a piece of white from the center of the mat using one of Spellbinders Gold Labels Four.

The focal was created using fine white embossing powder and JustRite's stamps from two sets - Your Special Day and For All You Do.  It was cut with a die from their Vintage Labels Three set.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Card Making Frenzy 17

This card starts with a lavender DCWV card and supplies from my pre-made kit.  The paper is from Hot Off the Press (patterned paper from Rosemary & Thyme 6X6 pack - deep purple is the back side of this two-sided paper!) The focal was another of my pre-made focals - JustRite stamps (With Sympathy) and dies (Nested Oval Medallions).  After creating the lavender for the focal background (using glossy cardstock and alcohol inks), I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with fine black embossing powder.

The borders were made using the purple and Spellbinders Edgeability dies.

I also got a picture of the inside - made with the same HOTP papers and Spellbinders Edgeabilities.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Card Making Frenzy 16

Here's a "new home" card made from one of my card making kits using one of my pre-made focals. The paper came with my card making magazine and was used with a green card from a DCWV pastel card set. I cut a section of the paper, backed it with card stock and popped it up with foam tape. The little house was a piece I had gotten a scrapbooking kit - I colored it to coordinate with the paper, wrote the person's name on it and added it with foam tape.

The final piece was the pre-made focal greeting added with foam tape.  It was made the way the rest of the focals were made - using gold powder and stamps from JustRite sets Celebrations Labels One and Royal Antique Labels One and cut with a die from their matching Antique Labels One die set. I took a black fine-line permanent marker and drew around the embossed sections to help it coordinate better.  This piece was then added with foam tape to finish the card.

Friday, August 29, 2014

August Christmas Inspiration

I love the combination of JustRite stamps and Spellbinders dies!  Here's a simple two-color card:
  • Background - white glimmer paper embossed with M-Bossibility folder Imperial
  • Red Borders - Cut and embossed with dies from Spellbinders Edgeabilities line
  • Ornaments - Layered, stamped and heat embossed with JustRite stamps (Noel Christmas Ornaments), and cut with Spelbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2012 - "hung" with outline stickers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Card Making Frenzy 15

This card is another made with my card making kit and pre-made focal. This time I cut the patterned paper (from HOTP Rosemary & Thyme 6X6 paper pack) with a Cheery Lynn die called Grateful Lattice and layered it over a piece of gold glimmer paper for the background.

The focal was made the same way the rest of them were - using gold embossing powder and JustRite stamps from their Enjoy the Day set and cut with a die from their Vintage Labels Four die set.  I added the focal with foam tape and finished the card off with a bow and 3-D butterfly sticker from the dollar store.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Card Making Frenzy 14

This "Miss You" card was another made using one of my card kits made with a pre-made focal. The patterned paper was another I got with my card making magazine subscription.  I created a mat from black paper, embossing it using a die from Spellbinder's Resplendent Rectangles.  I cut the patterned paper with another die from that set and inked the edges with black ink.

The focal was made like all the others - this time using black embossing powder with JustRite stamps sets Thank You Labels 20 and Enjoy the Day.  It was cut with a Spellbinders' Labels Twenty die and added to the card with foam tape.