Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cards n embossing...

Its not been a scraptafic weekend as I've been sticking stones on my costumes n tiring myself out with dance rehersals all weekend. Its like Sha says, I dont really feel like I've had a weekend really...I couldnt even stay awake to watch a basketball match live!! Hope to get an LO done while H is in China this week...

Well, Friday night was CT's birthday and I did indicate to the girls that I would make a card. I wish I knew that they had forgotten about it so I wouldnt have rushed it but its ok. I thought of a simple design but it all went out the window when I decided to try my hand at embossing. Yes!I've finally done it and I LOVE IT!!

The flower was already in my mind so that was the 1st thing I put on. I knew I wanted a tri-fold card as well, hence the design. I used the embossing pen to write the words Happy Birthday and embossed it with clear rainbow powder. Before fitting the Heidi Swapp flower on the edge and securing it with an MM brad, I drew a doodle from the Chatterbox doodle genie and coloured it in with my white zig marker. I used MM Spring stamps to print the pink flowers and alternated the stamped flowers with AC and Prima flowers. The words still looked a bit plain so I drew around them with a purple Uniball signo pen. The name Siti were rub-ons from Scrapworks and the heart brad is MM. The "Happy Birthday" PP was from the DCWV text paper stack I bought from SC last Thursday. I was good!! That was all I bought along with a vanishing pen (I deserve a medal for not shopping more :p)
One of my good mates birthday is coming up in May in UK. I had seen a similar design in Card Creations mag and the DCWV text paper provided some great words for me to cut out and paste on here. Bazzil cardstock and Tim Holtz Distress Ink helped me out here as well as the ever reliable Xyron sticker maker! Doodled a bit with my white chalk ZIG marker but didnt show up too well on dark cardstock....oh well...


I still had time to twiddle my thumbs while H was watching football (on a Saturday night) so I decided to make a Mother's Day card...yup, so organised for once! I picked out the paper from my Rose Garden card kit which was already cut and scored. I wanted to emboss again so I got a strip of pink cardstock, stamped it, outlined it with my embossing pen, sprinkled embossing powder n embossed. Its really lovely cos its like black with all these shiny rainbowy bits. I had a vellum family quotes stack where I picked out the words "Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother". Stuck the vellum on the same pink cardstock then framed it with Prima flowers. Tied ribbon at one side cos I thought all flowers would be overbearing. My costume rhinestone sticking followed into my scrapping as I put rhinestones in the centre of my flowers and in between quotes.
TFL!!
P.S. On a good note, I won loads (for my standards...anything more than $10 is good la) at our last weekly rummy session *grinz* Cant wait for the next one!! Hehe...

1 comment:

iralamija said...

cute creations!

Bety :)