Sunday, May 13, 2012

May SOM - Friendship Bouquet

I just couldn't resist using this pretty Sunflower Yellow cardstock as the base for this card. I stamped the flower image in Garden Green ink and I sponged the center of the stamp with Cocoa ink. I used the Blending Pen to color the petals of the flower. After  the flower was cut out I used the Bronze Glitz to add the sparkle to the center. The sunflower is mounted on the card with 3 large glue dots so the edges of the petals are not laying flat, giving the card a little dimension.  
The May Stamp of the Month is available until 5/31/12 is is only $5 with your purchase of $50.
Blending Pen (Item 2174) $3.98
Bronze Glitz (Z1483) $2.75 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cardmaking Tip

Sometimes when we are making a card the leftover papers we want to use are not quite big enough to cover the card base. But follow this tip you will be able to use the small leftovers and still create a great looking card.

First you need to find a pretty piece of ribbon that coordinates with your papers. Now, place your papers on the card base as shown in the first photo. Then add 3 tiny pieces of the red tacky tape to the space between the papers. Next apply the ribbon to cover the space where the papers didn't meet. In the second photo you can see what a nice look this gives your card. When you mount the card sentiment be sure you use glue dots, they will stick best to the ribbon.