Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cottage Cutz Blog Challenge

Here is my entry in the Cottage Cutz Blog Challenge for this month using the Profile of Labrador (4x4) and Mallard Ducks w//cats-tails (4x4). This is my son with his 8 year old Lab, Regan,

I highlighted  features on the Lab with white chalk and edges of the grass and cats-tails with a darker green.

I cut the mallards out of grey cardstock then colored with copics. This is my first attempt to color with Copics markers which proved to be quite a challenge but I am pleased with the results.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thank You card for a guy

The rosette works well on this Thank You card I needed for a male co-worker. Instructions to make the rosette can be found on my previous post. I added a gold brad to the center of the rosette as well as a row of the brads  along the bottom of the card. The sentiment is computer generated.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thank You card

Here is my adaptation of the card featured on the cover of the March 2012 issue of CardMaker magazine.
My first attempt to make a rosette flower was not successful and final conclusion was, their measurements had to be wrong. My daughter email the editor and behold, the measurements were incorrect. To make a rosette flower you will need a strip of cardstock measuring 6 1/2 " x 1 1/4 ".  Add the loop edge using the Martha Strewart Loops Punch Around the Page punch. Score between each loop then fold accordian style . Glue ends together forming a circle. When completely dry, push down and adhere a scrap of cardstock to back of rosette flower to keep circle flat until dry.  Since I used a liquid adhesive, I had to place something heavy on top till it was completely dry. To form the smaller rosettes, I had to adjust the length and width of my cardstock strip. I tried using a lighter weight decorative paper but found it got jamed in the loop punch.
I didn't have brads for the center of the rosettes like they used  but think the adhesive pearls are a nice touch. Sentiment is computer generated.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Toast to 2012

I used the Cottage Cutz Goblet Mini for my toasting glass and letters and numbers from Cottage Cutz Kara Ashley  Alphabet. For the confetti, I cut a narrow strip of black and red paper then cut on the diagonal.
Wishing all who visit my blog, health and happiness for the New Year.