Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Outta this world!

My oldest son, Jordan, turned 5 on January 2nd, so of course I had to make him a great card to go with his present. Jordan is really into Space and the planets right now, so for his gift I got him a solar system mobile (he loves it!). I used the new paper 'You Rock' in the current catalog. The card ended up being similar to the one I made for another boy, but I like the result. I embossed the green planet on a transparency, and added some more little stars to the one B&T paper. Although it is hard to see I used some foam strips to pop up the scalloped circle that the alien is on as well as put some liquid glass on his eyes.

Materials used: (all CTMH unless otherwise stated)

Your rock level 2 paperpack- colours: Goldrush, Olive, Outdoor denim, Smokey plum, Indian corn blue
Nestabilities scalloped circle and circle cutters
Black, smokey plum, and clear ink pads
Olive and goldrush markers
Olive embossing powered
navy blue thread and ribbon (not CTMH)
outdoor denim brads
diamond stickles
liquid glass
3D foam strips
heat gun, sponge, sewing machine, scissors, paper trimmer

Stamps: Merry Monsters, Believe in your Dreams

Birthday Pictures:Jordan opening his gift with his brother watching

Jordan and Myself


Jordan in his room playing with his newly set up mobile

Monday, January 4, 2010

Alien Celebration

A few Weeks ago was my friend's sons 5th birthday. What 5 year old doesn't like aliens and monsters, I know my kids do, so I decided to go with that theme for his birthday card and was quite pleased with the results. I used liquid glass on the aliens eyes for a bit of pop and shine although it is hard to see from the picture. I didn't have a large enough scalloped circle cutter so I cut a slightly larger circle then I wanted and got my corner rounder and created my own, I also did the same for the scalloped rectangle behind the alien. The colours used are black, white daisy, sunflower, dutch blue, olive and outdoor denim.

Materials used (all are CTMH unless otherwise stated):

sunflower ink pad, outdoor denim ink pad, dutch blue ink pad, black ink pad, and bamboo ink pad, goldrush marker

ek success corner rounder, Martha Stuart scalloped edge punch, cm circle cutter, cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder

sand paper, sponge, liquid glass, outdoor denim brads, sunflower bigger brads, black spotted ribbon (from dollar store)

Stamps: Spot on backgrounds, Say it in style, Believe in your dreams, Reach for the stars, Merry Monsters.