Monday, February 13, 2012

with sympathy (emboss using real leaves... really)

Unfortunately I always seem to need sympathy cards.  This time just for my stash.  I put it together using another sketch from CPS anniversary challenge - for this one sketch #220 from day 4.

It's so cool to follow these sketches instead of spending minutes, OK hours, rearranging things to find a good layout.  And I'm finding it a great way to use pieces I have created before.  Like this image which was made running some greenery through my Big Shot with this "No More Shims" embossing mat.  There's a video too here.

Here is the detail.  I used no ink, just the "juice" of the leaves.  How cool is that?

Papertrey's anniversary challenge today is to create a card with leaves and butterflies.  I didn't want butterflies on this card, but the sentiment is PTI and so is the circle-punched embellie.  From the packaging.  Yep, I love to recycle.

This next card is for sketch #121 and day 13 over at CPS.  I'm groovin.  Just need to groove a bit faster.  Still have five or so to go to have a card for all 15 days.  This card is actually a tag:

This is the sketch:

I decided to heat emboss the Hero Arts distressed dots BG.  And chose to work with metallic CS.  Don't do that often.  But looking at the sketch I thought it could be cool to let the metallic peek through the "hole" under the embellie.  And why stop at metallic CS... how about some glittery lips?
Added the sentiment on vellum to tone down the "busy".  Distressed the edges and voila.

This last project is for the Lessology challenge "Flights of Fancy" which requires some wings.  I used a dollar store frame, painted it with light pink, distressed the edges with blue ink and stamped the angel and "ART" from Crafty Secrets.  I put recycled wrapping paper behind the glass and covered my whiteboard marker with it too.  This duo hangs in my craft room so I can keep track of who I need cards for.


Thanks for visiting.

Supplies with sympathy:
Paper: Neenah; CS Coredinations
Stamps: sentiment PTI
Ink:  black Versafine
Other:  vintage book, Papertrey packaging, twine, kraft paper, mini brads, hole punch

Supplies for you:
Paper: Neenah; CS DCWV; PP Bringmann
Stamps: BG Hero Arts; sentiment Paper Smooches
Ink:black Versafine
Other:  black and clear embossing powder,  black satin ribbon, vellum, sticker


amy said...

awesome your memo board! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Angi Barrs said...

Your frame is fabulous! Love the colors. Thanks so much for playing along with us at LESSology!

Jen said...

Wow, fantastic techniques on all of your awesome projects ~! Thanks for playing at the LESSology challenge, you are fabulous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome projects, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

lisa said...

Great work : )
Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology x

Lea L. said...

These are both really pretty! Lovely job, and thanks for playing along on day 13 of the CPS 5th Anniversary event!

yyam said...

These are really lovely projects! Love how you embossed with real leaves! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful card and projects. I love that you used a real leaf! Wonderful idea.
Thanks for joining us at LESSology this week with your Flights of Fantasy.
Scrapcat Cards by Linda

Barb said...

great projects! very the framed message board...very CAS

Dora said...

Beautiful projects!
thanks for playing!

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