Monday, May 31, 2010

My 27th wedding anniversary!

I made this for my husband to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary!  I find it hard to find images that work for both my anniversary -- or any other occasion! -- and my husband, but this bicycle-built-for-two image felt appropriately 'manly' without being too sentimental.

I had fun with my old friends Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Vanilla.  Thank goodness Riding Hood Red is street-legal again!   The Vanilla layer was color embossed using Creamy Caramel and the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder.

The Vanilla layer was color embossed using Creamy Caramel and the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Vanilla

Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Black

Accessories: Vintage brads, RHR taffeta ribbon, scallop border punch, dimensionals, Big Shot, Finial Press Textured Impressions folder

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Elements of Style

I've been playing around more with "plain" cards and I'm finding that plain layers really play up the image. I'm thinking that I need to do something else with this spray, but pop some of the flowers up.

Stamps: Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Vanilla

Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Black, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Top Note die, Big Shot, Styled Silver HPH, 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

An Organza Gown for Spring...

This is so much prettier in real life!  The photo doesn't do it justice.

The gown is stamped on vellum in white Craft and embossed with white detail ep. I took my Versamarker pen and colored in the 'deep' side of the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions folder, then I heat embossed it using Iridescent Ice ep. The flowers were made by using Cherie Franklin's tutorial in the April issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.

Stamps: Blissful Bride

Paper: Lavender Lace, White, Vellum

Ink: White Craft ink

Accessories: Styled Silver HPH, Iridescent Ice and White detail ep, Versamarker, Scallop border punch, 1/16" round punch, Flower Trio punch, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions folder, Big Shot