I'm looking forward to some exciting changes (blog-wise, health-wise, life-wise...) ;o) I've been using my down time over the holidays to start working on all those areas, but I've sure missed Ya! Can't wait to get kick off a fresh new year!
Today, a couple-few projects for the latest Caardvarks
challenge sponsored by Just Rite Stampers:
Just a Little Caffeine Borders & Centers (2" round)
2" Square Decorative Frames
The red frame is embossed, Copic coloured & stitched with green thread
The tea cup is embossed (paper pieced & coloured with Copic markers)
[I love that the detail is so crisp on Just Rite stamps,
so you can colour in the tiny border!]
The steam is coloured with Sakura Stardust glitter pen.
The patterned papers are from one sheet of double-sided
My Mind's Eye Bohemia Bliss "Friends" Brocade/Red
The button was a white pearly button; it's coloured with Copics to match
The Patterned Papers are hand drawn/painted and scanned
The jar is embossed in black ink & clear embossing powder on vellum
The wee flowers are beaded with teeny seed beads (stitched on)
The large flowers are digital from Fred She Said here (printed & embossed)
Here's a cheap trick for making a label the Rite size
(printed from your computer) to fit:
A) Print the phrase in 8 point font (Times New Roman)
B) Cut around it in a rectangle (so you can see the image around it)
C) Place it on the stamp & rub a little bit of it to get the shape
(it might need a little moving around to get the phrase straight & even)
D) Cut out inside the raised line that was created by rubbing
E) Colour & distress the label to your liking
F) Stamp the image & adhere the label
"Make it a Grande!" square gift box:
You can find the free template for my 3.5" square box here, if you like.
Just Rite Stampers: Just a Little Caffeine Borders & Centers (2" round)
Love to cut the edge on the sweet border in this set (just freehand cutting)
The cardstock for the box is from Silver Lustre Paper Temptress (canvas & silk)
And no, you're not seeing double, this is....
B) Cut a wee piece of scrap patterned paper
C) Adhere the scrap over the area you want to paper piece
D) Stamp again (You can use a stamp positioner, of course)
E) Cut out the paper piece section & discard the rest
F) Stamp a fresh image & adhere the fancy bit to it
(Stitched felt in an embossed square frame)
The black frame & the texture on the bottom (taupe pieces)
are both created with the same Just Rite frame stamp.
distressed panels for the bottom section:
A) Stamped them in white pigment ink
B) Heat embossed in clear embossing powder
C) Punched out with a Word Window EK Success punch.
D) Scalloped the bottom of the card with a scallop edge punch
E) Stuck the punched embossed pieces on (they fit perfectly in the scallop)
(for a chance to win some goodies) and to see
all the gorgeous creations from all the 'Varks :o)