Monday, November 17, 2008

The Overnight Report...#3

When I last reported in, there were 7 cards left to make. This post is long, but there's plenty of eye candy, so enjoy! The descriptions are to help me remember what materials I used, so you can read the narrative or just view the pics. I'm going to drop off all 30 tomorrow after work.

This one is one of the female birthday cards. I used a favorite retired set called The Art of Life. The color scheme is Sahara Sand for the card base, with Sage Shadow and Cameo Coral and Mulberry paper.

The area near the store is horse country, so Leah asked if I might be able to do something with horses or a western theme. I went with the Wanted set and chose to incorporate some Pretty in Pink with Sage Shadow and Creamy Caramel and the retired Outlaw DP. This turned out cuter than I expected, and I hope it makes some cowgirl happy.

Then I went back to the bridal category and chose a classic black, white, and silver color combination. I heat embossed the hearts from the Always set on the silver metallic card stock and used a fitting sentiment from God's Blessings for the interior message.

This was a bit difficult to photograph because the heart closest to the black card stock was picking up that color and the other side was picking up the white of the table. They really are the same color! I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to "split" the heart in half on each side. Two hearts becoming one; get it?

Leah had also mentioned that she'd like something with pink and brown, so I used the Doodle jumbo wheel inked with waterproof Basic Brown for this last bridal card, and colored the flowers using the Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose. I used the sentiment from Full of Life stamped on vellum and popped up on a double layer of dimensionals to create this look.

I needed to create a second Thanksgiving card, which was a bit of a stretch, since I don't own any stamps that say "Happy Thanksgiving". I pulled out one of the first sets I bought as a demonstrator--Gorgeous Grapevine. I inked up the main leaf image in Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Pumpkin Pie. I stamped a second leaf in SS and popped it up on dimensionals to give the card a bit more visual interest. The sentiment is from Best Yet.

Making two Christmas cards meant that the finish line was in sight, and I was happy to pull out Peaceful Wishes and make use of a mat that had been laying around on my craft table for weeks. I heat embossed Always Artichoke craft ink and added some pinecones and one that was embossed with Copper Embossing Powder (which is retired). The Copper Metallic paper is also retired SU! product, and I can't understand why it was removed from the product list! It's so stunning! I stamped the sentiment--Peaceful Wishes--with the copper EP as well, and it looks so good against the AA card stock.


I pulled out a set of DSP from last year's Holiday Mini catalog--the name of which escapes me--and found that I'd stored some snowflakes with it. These snowflakes are made using both sizes of the tag punches and mulberry paper, and I just love the focal image they create! I put two on the card, paired it with a snowflake patterned piece and a Handsome Hunter mat, which is a coordinating color with Sage Shadow. Snowflake Spot snowflakes for the envelope and I was DONE!

3 comments:

robinrane said...

Don't stop creating! These are just beautiful!!!! You have a gift~
My favorite? Snow flakes...of course :)

sandra said...

they are all gorgeous!!

Kyle said...

Jen.
Of course I did not go to see Twilight with Allison. That was an event for her to enjoy with her girlfriends.
Not to mention I would have went crazy sitting through all those females in the theatre.

Anyhow, things are going great here in Muncie.
Allison and I are doing awesome.
We miss our friends in Georgia, it's true.
We talk about you and your family often.

I hope Michael is doing well. Still waiting on that first email from him telling me about all the women that like him. lol.
No but serious, tell him I say hi and to drop me a line.

Tell Bob we say hello as well. Hopefully things are going well with his job and he's not having to travel oh so far.

I suppose I could have placed all of this in an email, but I won't. I'm too lazy to copy and paste.

Anyhow, hope you are well Jenn. Take care and we'll be hearing from you soon. Oh and if you are close while you're in Indiana, let me know, Allison and I would love to make you guys dinner some night here at my house.

Okay, talk with you soon.
Take care.

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