Monday, October 16, 2017

AHSC #234

Sketch is a little challenging but a lot of fun! Sitting on my craft table I had some leftover vellum leaves that I decided to use for my image. Behind the leaf with the gold overlay are 2 smaller vellum leaves I decided to attach with my Xyron. I'm not sure if I would use this technique again or not. I love the new CTMH bow die cut! This has been attached with mini glue dots.
I hope you'll decide to join AHSC this week.

Here is the sketch...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tips for using vellum...

Tip #1..cut your images with a fine point blade.
Tip the gold overlay through your Xyron and adhere to the vellum.

Tip #3... for the card you see below I used mini glue dots at the bottom and top if each leaf to attached them to the card front.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sometimes a birthday card becomes a book!

This week my nephew Jason celebrated his 21st birthday. Sensing this may be my last chance to be sure I've shared all the wisdom and encouragement I want him to always remember I decided to make him a little book. By design there are 21 pages. These are the times I'm grateful for my stash of stamps I've accumulated over the past 11 years!
From now until Feb there will be 3 more young birthdays ranging in age from 12 to 19, this book was so much fun to do I'm going to make one for the other 3 kids too!
My cover was inspired by this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch and was the perfect design. I left the chipboard "raw" for the casual guy look I wanted and choose the red stripe paper since red has always been Jason's favorite color.
Happy 21st Jason!
Aunt Patty

Monday, October 2, 2017

AHSC 232

I really love the sketch this week so I decided to follow it exactly. In my stamp stash I found a border stamp that matched perfectly. I used the shamrock on the Flower Market cartridge but only cut the pop up leaves. I cut them from the new 2 tone cardstock so I could layer them for the alternate dark / light effect. To finish it off I punch a circle from silver foil paper and stamped my sentiment.

I hope you will be inspired to join this week's AHSC, here is the sketch...

Monday, September 18, 2017

AHSC 230

This week I need a masculine birthday card. The woodgrain paper and the banner pieces from the sketch gave me just the look I wanted.
Here is this week's sketch...
I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week at AHSC

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Take Ten Autumn 2017

Stampington's Take Ten Magazine has published my set of Halloween cards! Click the Take Ten Autumn banner above to see them.

Monday, September 4, 2017

AHSC #228 With Graditude

I really like the Sept Stamp of the Month! My card was inspired by the stamp set and  week's sketch even though it doesn't match the sketch perfectly. I used Fern ink to stamp the sentiment on the Kraft paper but I think New England Ivy might have been a better choice.
I hope you'll decide to use the sketch and join us this week, your art can be a card, a scrapbook page or anything else that follows the sketch.