Monday, June 21, 2010

Just a these little note cards I made for my two favorite teachers in college.  Alabama's non official textile pattern is houndstooth (due to the houndstooth cap that Bear Bryant, legendary football coach, used to wear).  So I made strips of houndstooth paper using my cuttlebug folder, and then inking the raised parts with a brayer inked in black.  I then used my GYPSY to weld the Circles from the Mini Monogram cartridge with letters from the Jasmine cartridge.  I made 3 cards each and just tied them up with a ribbon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

This is the card I made Topher's dad for fathers day!  I forgot to take a picture of the card I made my own father (DRAT!) but I can at least share this one.

I decided to go unconventional and make a long card with rounded edges (using my trusted corner punch).

I used Sure Cuts A Lot to weld the letter for Dad together and I made a shadow for the Dad in white and used a pen to add details to the word.  (I'm excited!!! I have a Gypsy coming in the mail!!   They were for sale on for 99 bucks!)  The whales are from Create a Critter. I stickled the water spout.  The background is cuttlebugged with the script folder.  The sentiment is printed and cut out with the mini monograms Cartridge.  I stamped it a bit with Martha Stewart teardrop inkpads to tie it into the card.  I'm not sure what the "to a whale of a dad" sentiment was supposed to mean, but it sounded great at the time!!

Since the card was made of metallic paper, making it difficult to write with, I added a piece of plain cardstock and watermarked it with some Papertrey Ink flourish stamps using my versamark inkpad to mimicthe water.  Hope you guys enjoyed it!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

So my good college friend Todd, is now a medstudent at UAB.  It's been a lifelong dream of his to become a doctor, and he's worked so very hard to achieve it.  This card is celebrate his birthday and his acceptance into the UAB med program.

For the little doctor cut, I used Everday Paper Dolls. I stickled the mirror on his forehead to just give it some texture and added buckles to his shoes.

Happy Birthday came from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge and Todd was cut using a font cartridge I don't remember.  The colors black, green and yellow are to mimic the school colors of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Nice and simple card, but likeall my cards, customized!