Monday, March 24, 2014

Published: Peace Out

Scrap & Stamp Arts
May/June 2014
Page 46

My "Peace Out" card made it into the "Blast From the Past!" section. 

Published: Crazy Quilt of Life

Just Cards!
Volume 33, Spring 2014
Page 35

In this crazy quilt of life I'm glad you're in my block of friends -- Great Impressions, E725.

For some reason, the card did not photograph well in the magazine, so I've included a photo of the card that better shows the details of the card.

The embossing folder used is the Boofle Tri-Boss "Patchwork."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Remember Me Starburst

I love making sunburst/starburst cards.  These three are made with scraps from another project.  These types of cards are great for using up scraps.

Here's my quick instructions if you want to try one:

1.        Cut 4 strips of patterned paper to 4 x 1½ OR – make them longer and or wider (to give more coverage)…the choices are yours!

2.       Cut the above strips diagonally…for example, from the upper left corner to the lower right corner.  OK, so now you have 8 long triangular pieces of patterned paper.

3.       Sponge the edges of your triangles.  (Some folks don’t, but I like them sponged.)

4.       Cut a 5 ¼ x 3 piece of cardstock.  Lay out your triangles over it to a pattern you like – they can hang over the edges of the card stock as they will get trimmed later, then set the triangles aside in the order you laid them out.  Now you can completely cover that piece of card stock with adhesive (Tape runner works better than a glue stick.  Guess you could use a tacky glue…I haven’t tried that.).

5.       Start placing your triangles back on the card stock – starting with the 2 pieces in the center then working to the sides.  Once covered, trim off edges (I use scissors). Then sponge all the way around the outer edge.

6.       Adhere the above piece to another piece of card stock 5 ¼ x 4.

7.       Adhere a coordinating ribbon, then adhere all to your card base.

8.       Add whatever you want to the front where it looks like the points of the starburst are coming together.  I used a stamped, die cut pieces of card stock. 

Follow this link to my Pinterest Board of Starburst/Sunburst cards, some I made, some I pinned.
I first learned how to do the starburst card from the Operation Write Home Starburst Tutorial. 
Supplies used on these cards:
K & Company 8.5 x 8.5 Designer Paper Black & Ivory stack.
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three
Small snowflake die (not sure of the company)
Verse – Stampin’ Up!
Black Ink
Black Ribbon
Red Spica Marker
Black Card Stock
Cream Card Stock
Black Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cigar Box 34 - By the Sea

This pretty line of designer paper used for this "By the Sea" altered cigar box is by Christine Adolph.