Home Sweet Home Mini Card

I created this card for a friend of mine who recently moved. She loves butterflies, so I hope she enjoys this card! I am also entering it into the American Crafts Punches Week Challenge. The challenge is to create a card or scrapbook layout using punches and at least two AC products.

This card is only 4×4, so it was a quick little card to whip up. I used Martha Stewart butterfly stamps with AC pigment ink (Wave) to create the tone-on-tone background. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Dazzle (Champagne) and used AC Zing! embossing powder (Aqua) to coordinate with the paper and add some shine.

I used my EK Success corner punch to create the scallop border on the yellow cardstock. There is a guide on the punch that can be removed to use to create a scallop edge, rather than just round corners. I also used Martha Stewart’s Doily Lace punch on the blue cardstock, and a Michael’s punch for the butterflies.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: American Crafts (brights-blue, tropicals-yellow); DCWV (Old World)
Stamps: American Crafts (sentiment); Martha Stewart (butterflies)
Ink: American Crafts pigment ink (Wave); VersaMark Dazzle (Champagne)
Embossing Powder: American Crafts Zing! (Aqua)
Punches: EK Success (corner rounder); Martha Stewart (Doily Lace), Michael’s (butterfly)
Other: American Crafts (button), pop dots, dot tape runner


CPS #179

CPS #179

My Card: (click images for larger view)

This week’s prize is sponsored by The {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard! The winner of this week’s challenge receives two sets of THEIR CHOICE from The {Stamps} of Life!

I just received my final order from Cornish Heritage Farms on Tuesday. I am still very sad that the company is closing down–their stamps are so amazing! I hope another buyer comes along and keeps it all going. Anyway, my card today features stamps from the “Primitive Beginnings” set. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I stamped the background with Distress Ink (Barn Door), then sponged over it with Distress Ink (Tea Dye) to make it look aged. The sentiment was also stamped with Barn Door. I distressed the edges of both the sentiment rectangle and its background with the edge of my scissors. The sentiment rectangle was further distressed with Tea Dye. I separated one strand from my baker’s twine (which I stole from the kitchen), and colored it with Copic E35. I wrapped that around the red background cardstock. I used dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the red cardstock, then pop dots to adhere all of that to the card.

For the house I sponged Peeled Paint (Distress Ink) onto white cardstock, then stamped the image with Tuxedo Black (Memento). I also stamped the tree with distress inks, then sponged Tea Dye over it to tone down the white cardstock. I wrapped more Copic-colored baker’s twine around the paper and added some buttons that I airbrushed with my new Copic ABS.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my primitive card.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Natural); Georgia Pacific (white); Bazzil (red)
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Primitive Beginnings, Fine Gingham Backgrounder); Hero Arts (Just Find Me–sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Barn Door, Peeled Paint)
Punch: EK Success (corner rounder)
Copic AirBrush System with E35 and R46 to color the buttons
Misc: craft buttons, baker’s twine (colored with E35), pop dots

Three New Layouts

Last night I went over to a friend’s house to do some scrapbooking. Here are three pages I made. As always, you can click for a larger view.

Running (8×8, I will later put it on a 12×12 page to go into my album):

Smile (I had so many pics from last year of my youngest with these great smiles–I had to use them!):

(Hard to tell from this quick pic, but this paper is so sparkly! The insides of all of the circles are glittered.)

Caffeinated (this is one of my favorite pages ever!):

Closer pic of the handwritten title:

The journaling:

I love the EK Success stickers that I found for this page (“Coffee”). They were perfect!

Thanks for looking!