Friday, November 18, 2011

Caterpillars and Old Cars

Well I am SO excited! A friend of mine from high school has asked me to create "Thank You" cards to send out to those who attended her baby shower. She asked specifically for them to have a caterpillar on them. This is what I came up with!

This is my very first time that I have sold my cards to someone so I can't even explain how ecstatic I am! These will take a good 8-12 hours to create, but that's okay! To make the caterpillar I used a small square punch and cut out light and dark green squares from papers. I then rounded the corners of all of them. I darkened the edges with brown ink so they would stand out from one another. Then I overlapped them and adhered them with a tape runner. I drew the eyes, mouth, and antennas. I used a small hole punch to punch out the red circles on the ends of the antennas. And voila!


Okay, also my boyfiend's dad celebrated his birthday Nov. 12th, so I made this card for him.

This is my first attempt at creating a masculine card. I think I did alright. I used a Tim Holtz stamp set, because it can't get any more masculine than that. I did a lot of stamping on this card. I think it is one of my favorite cards ever. =]

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Freshly Made Sketch #10: winter wonderland

well, i'm back to crafting finally. i have been going through a few weeks of sickness, still am, but my creative energy has built back up. yesterday was my birthday. i just turned 25. yikes. i need to finish college, get married, and have some a child or 2 before i turn 30. how can i find the time? this was the best birthday i've had though, primarily because i have the best boyfriend ever. i just got a little lucky i suppose. =] anyways, this week's sketch inspired me, however, i got a little carried away with being creative with the sketch and now it is almost unrecognizable as the sketch. OOPS! i still like this card though. hope y'all like it too. here was this week's sketch over at Freshy Made Sketches.

here is my take on the sketch!

i started with blue card stock. i cut out the piece of glitter blue paper and used a scallop punch on the bottom of it. i then cut out the polka-dot paper and rounded the corners. i placed that on dimensionals. then i cut out the snowflake from some really beautiful patterned paper with a circle scallop punch. i did not place it on dimensionals. i added ribbon and stamped the "winter wonderland" sentiment in black pigment ink.