21 November 2009

Roaring Birthday

My DS is attending a friend's birthday tomorrow and I've been wanting to make a shadow box card for Challenge #13 for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I also wanted to use some of my darling PMS stamps that I've been collecting! Right now PMS is having a blog hop and in conjunction with their Makeup 4 the Week-end Challenge. The challenge is to use Olive, Navy & Mustard on your card. So here is my Olive, Navy & Mustard Shadowbox!

I colored Rex with my Copic markers. I used the Out of the Box technique with this shadowbox. I thought it would be fun when DS's friend opens the card! He is turning 7 so I think he'll like it.

I used Just For Fun's grass stamp. That little grass stamp comes in quite handy!
Here is a top view so you can see the shadowbox depth. The tutorial for this shadowbox is at SCS here.

So, do you think he'll like it?

Stamps: Rex & sentiment (PMS), Grass (JFF), Ink: Old Olive, Rich Cocoa (Momento) Paper: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, More Mustard; Accessories: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Coluzzle.

18 November 2009


Hello. . . . . testing. . . . is anyone out there? ;)

With no mojo and our family's focus on my DH getting ready to deploy I just haven't created in awhile. Until last night. Our local Officer Spouses' Club had a luncheon today with the theme of Make It, Bake It, Fake It. Until last night, I had nothing to take. Then the guilt came flooding in and I hit my craft room and SCS. I wanted to use a new stamp set from SU that had been so far uninked. Courage is a beautiful stamp set and I so wanted to use it. I found a beautiful card at Splitcoast to CASE. Gotta love SCS when you have both a mojo and time crunch! Nikki's card was perfect for the job!

Here are the four cards I made. They are all the same with the exception of the sentiment I used. Three of the sentiments are from the Services & Sacrifices stamp set. There's a lot of layers here, more than I normally use, but I love the feel of these cards. I did add a layer inside (forgot to take a photo) where I stamped the star from the Wanted set in VersaMark along the side borders onto kraft c/s. With all the layers on the front it helped give the back of the card some strength and provided a lighter surface to write on.

My friend Rose ended up winning this set. She is so gifted and crafty herself that it was a honor that she would even want my cards! Thanks for making my day Rose!

Stamps: Courage, Services & Sacrifice, Wanted; Ink: Rich Cocoa (Momento), Close to Cocoa; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Very Vanilla; Accessories: copper brads, 1/16th" hole punch, Destressor tool, Ticket Corner Punch, sponge.