Sunday, November 30, 2008

Spin-Bot


This is my first attempt at creating a spinner card...I sure hope you like it! The robot was heat embossed using a VersaMark stamp pad and SU silver embossing powder. After he had a little "cool down" I was able to cut him out and then adhere him to two coins using dimensional adhesives (I used dimes as this particular robot was a just a bit too skinny to use pennies). I loosely followed a tutorial on spinner cards created by Cambria Turnbow that can be found here. I found spinner cards to be somewhat less complicated to make than I had anticipated, so if you have been intimidated by the thought of creating one...go for it! If I can do it, anyone can. The most difficult thing about the entire process was trimming around that cute little robot. Thank goodness for my SU paper snips or I might have gone all "nuts and bolts" while cutting him out! :)




Thanks for swinging by!


Anita




Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper: GP White, SU Soft Sky (retired), MME PP
Ink: Tuxedo Memento, SU Soft Sky, Blue Bayou (retired), Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark
Accessories: SU Markers, SU Corner Rounder Punch, SU Word Window Punch, SU Silver Embossing Powder, SU Dimensional Adhesives


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cows, and Dogs, and Gift Sets...Oh My!


I decided to create a gift set for each of my friend's two daughters as they recently celebrated birthdays. I used the Cow Background stamp from the Cookie Crumbs presented by CC Designs and Stampin' Up! markers to create the colorful cow pattern. I really like the look of the two layered SU ribbons together....I think I might just use layered ribbons on more of my cards! There is quite a bit of bling courtesy of Stickles glitter glue on the main Annabelle image (also from the Cookie Crumbs line), and although it's difficult to see the cupcake image is placed on a dimensional adhesive. Did you notice Annabelle's dress is made of patterned paper? This was my first attempt at paper piecing, and I've decided that this technique adds a lot!




The second gift set was created for one of the daughters who has an aversion to the color pink. I know...gasp...could it be possible? While I love the color pink, I wanted to give her something in colors she could appreciate. For this gift set, I chose some cutie pie canines from Stampin Bella and paired them with a Papertrey sentiment.

Have a good one!

Anita

First Pic
Stamps: Cookie Crumbs presented by CC Designs
Paper: PTI SS White, SU Olive, Pumpkin, Taken with Teal, Rose Red
Ink: Tuxedo Memento, SU Olive, Pumpkin, Taken with Teal, Rose Red
Accessories: SU Ribbons, HPH, Nesties, Copic Markers

Second Pic
Stamps: Stamping Bella, Sentiment from Papertrey Ink
Paper: PTI SS White, SU Baja, Pacific Point, Kiwi
Ink: Tuxedo Memento, SU Kiwi
Accessories: SU Kiwi Ribbon, HPH, Aqua Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, Nesties, Copic Markers, Stickles, Dew Drops