Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Play Day

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They say all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow, it’s back to the 9 to 5 world. That’s OK. Having a job is good. Having had a wonderful weekend is better.

I made five cards today but am going to hold on to a couple of them for a day or two. The cards I am showing you were made using the same paper from the awesome “Spendor” packet and the same fun stamp set, “Love You Forever.”

With the exception of some fine detail – beaks and owl parts – that I colored in with markers, the critters and tree elements were all paper-pieced using the patterned paper for the top two cards and cardstock for the bottom one.

I made this top card first, my take on Card Patterns Sketch 71, which was featured Saturday on the Card Patterns blog. It was fun, albeit my hands seem like they include too many thumbs when it comes to handling itty bitty, little Love You Forever_2_July 2010pieces such as the center of the flower. I used Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive to glue my pieces in place.

Pleased as punch with my first card, I thought I would try one more. This second card is my adaptation of Unscripted Sketches #62. I didn’t have a gold button, so I punched a gold circle to put behind my green button to make it stand out a little more. The smidgen of blue ribbon ties in the blue circle behind the cloud paper. The googly eyes add a whimsical element.

Oh, and before I forget, if you are not familiar with the Unscripted Sketch it Saturday blog, take a look. They have a fun Christmas in July promotion in the works, and today, their featured designer is my friend Alanna.  She made a wonderful Christmas ensemble that includes a card box, Christmas planner notebook, and three cards. Outstanding!

On a bit of a roll, I wanted to use the Love You Forever set Love You Forever_3_July 2010one more time.  With baby on the brain, I could not resist making a baby card with  the little sheep stamps. And while you can’t see it, the sheep are actually three-dimensional. I stamped them twice on Grey Wool cardstock and once on white. I cut out the the grey pieces once in their entireties and from the other grey piece, just the heads. I cut out the white pieces, cutting around the bodies and heads. Then I applied white Liquid Appliqué to the bodies and let it dry.

Once the Liquid Appliqué was dry, I puffed it up with my heat tool and assembled by sheep. After gluing down the bodies, I used tiny 1/16-inch thick pop dots to attach the heads. Mama sheep was glued flat to the background paper. Baby, who wandered around my desktop, was finally captured and stuck to the card with a piece of foam tape.  Following me? LOL.

I used a silver gel pen to give Mama sheep’s bell some sparkle. Additionally, I cut a cloud from a scrap of the patterned paper, glued it to chipboard, and added to the card with foam tape.

Finally, this card is what I came up with for Get Sketchy #45 on the Get Sketchy blog. The funny thing about sketches is that sometimes I am totally into them, and other times, I am like an empty well. These past two days, I’ve loved ‘em and appreciate the folks who take the time to create them. Now, I’m going to try to assemble one Materials & Tools list for all three cards. I think that will be OK. If you have a question, please feel free to ask, and I will try to remember to answer you.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Colonial White, Goldrush, Topiary, Brown Bag, Grey Wool; and Crystal Blue cardstock; Spendor paper packet; Chipboard; Black, Bamboo, Topiary, and Crystal Blue ink pads; Love You Forever, Happy Birthday, and Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp sets; Summer Craft Buttons; White buttons from Wal-Mart; Goldrush Waxy Flax; White Embroidery Floss; Blue mini-check ribbon from; Stampin’ Up Whisper White taffeta ribbon; Googly eyes from my stash; White Liquid Appliqué; Black My Legacy Writer; Silver gel pen; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; Sponge dauber; Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive; Liquid Glass (used as an adhesive); 1/16-inch foam dots; 3M foam mounting tape.

That was fun! And, being my post is already long and it’s getting late, I’ll let you go with a wish that the rest of your week (a short workweek – yippee!) is great. Take care, dear friends, and thanks for stopping by. 


Leslie said...

It has been a grand scrappin' weekend for us folk, wouldn't you say?
Love your cards. Each one cuter than the last. Love that - baby sheep roaming around your desk. How can you think so cleverly at 10 p.m.?
I scrapped, I worked, I got my invoices sent out? Dang I knew I would forget something. I'm sure I will find something to wear tomorrow. Have a wonderful week, my friend. Don't be too envious of those folks in Washington if you can help it.

lisascreativecorner said...

Kathi, I love all of your cards today! They are just darling! Like you, I think the first one might be my favorite. *Ü*

Laurel said...

Wow, great stuff today, love that paper!

Carolyn Christie said...

These are all adorable!! Love the LA for the sheep and the birdies in the nest w/Happy Birthday, sweet!

Have a wonderful day my friend!

Caryl P said...

Wow, I am impressed with your productivity!!! Beautiful cards, I love that whimsical set, but the best little bit is the googly eyes. How fun! So glad you joined us for another fun sketch at Unscripted Sketches!

Sparkle said...

Such cute cards!

dstandard said...

Totally adorable cards - all of them! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are all wonderful, fun cards...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, you are like me on loving the sketches! What cute cards, so glad you played along at UnScripted Sketches!!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

cute cute cute cards! I like how you used google eyes on the owls. Fun! The lamb card is too sweet with their furry coats.

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