May 7, 2010

Card and Journal

Sadly, this is one of the projects that kept me busy earlier this week.  A week ago, a good friend of mine lost her mother.  While it wasn't unexpected, it is still sad and my prayers are with her and her family.  Her favorite colors are green and blue so I made her a card and a journal since she likes to write.

For the journal, it another altered composition book.  I used a cut on the Graphically Speaking cartridge to make the background.  The cardstock is from My Mind's Eye.  The oval and scallop are from Gypsy Wanderings and for her name I used the Gypsy font which I first welded  together and then welded into the oval.  For the cardstock dimensions for covering the book, please see my previous post here.  I then added the ribbon, which at midnight was very hard to tie!

I also made a card using the same colors.  For this one I decided to try something different.  It is a brayer technique I saw on Robyn's (My Pink Stamper) blog.  It was one of her older videos.  Can you believe I did not use the cricut to make this card?  I myself was shocked :)  To do this technique, I used glossy cardstock, a spectrum ink pad (these are pretty expensive but I bought mine used on ebay.  I got all 12 sets for less than $20 and they work fabulous!  Totally beat paying $10 a piece for new ones), stamps (I used a set of circles from Clear Dollar Stamps), a black inkpad (I used the Perfect Match Hybrid Pad from Papertrey Ink), a Versa Mark pad, and a brayer.  I discovered I need a better brayer.  You can see Robyn's blog for instructions....I'm in a hurry this morning because I have a little one that doesn't feel good.  So I made the background, trimmed it down chose another stamp from Stampendous for the image on the front. 

Time to go!  Happy crafting everyone!

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