Monday, June 2, 2008

Masculine glitter card

I had a request to include a glitter card in our stamp camp on Sunday. I wanted to keep with the theme of masculine cards so I hope this one fits the bill. Here are the supplies I used:

SU River Rock cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Double-sided glitter tape (wide version of SU sticky strip, but non-SU) 0 2.1/2" wide
Martha Stewart Fire Opal (light copper colour) and Brownstone (dark copper colour) glitter
Dragon Fly Whale punch
Happy Birthday sentiment is from SU All Holiday's set
SU Chocolate Chip classic ink
Small paint brush

To make this card, stick a strip of the 2 1/2" wide tape along the bottom of the card leaving a small strip of river rock showing. Pull the backing off, being careful not to touch the sticky tape as much as possible. Punch 3 dragon flys from the backing and position them carefully on the tape. When you have them where you want them, make sure that all the edges are stuck down but don't press too hard because you have to remove them later. Cover the tape with the darker copper glitter, shake off excess. Use paint brush to brush excess off the dragon flies. Once all the excess is removed, firmly rub your fingers over the whole area. This buffs the glitter and makes it brighter. Now carefully remove the dragon flies. Cover the dragon flies with the lighter copper colour. Again shake off excess and rub firmly with your fingers. Finally stamp the sentiment on the top right of the card using chocolate chip ink.


Masculine card

Here's the second card we made Sunday afternoon. It can be a Father's Day card but also and masculine birthday or congratulations card. The supplies used are as follows:

SU Close to Cocoa textured cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
SU More Mustard cardstock (cut 4" circle using Coluzzle - second largest circle on Coluzzle)
SU Soft Sky double-sided designer paper (for shirt) - (4" x 5 1/2")
SU More Mustard double-sided designer paper (for tie)
SU Print Pattern background stamp
SU Not Quite Navy cardstock (2 3/8" x 3 7/8")
SU Very Vanilla cardstock (2 1/4" x 3 3/4")
Michael's clear stamp (You're #1)
Clear white glitter (in this case Martha Stewart, but you could use SU Dazzling Diamonds)
SU Close to Cocoa classic ink

The shirt is an origami shirt. The instructions for folding it can be found at this link.

The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory. The tie is cut out of the print pattern more mustard designer paper. I just cut it with a scissor following the pattern and then covered it with glitter and stuck it to the shirt. The vanilla card stock is layered onto the not quite navy. The circle that was cut with the coluzzle is cut in half and half is stamped with the print pattern background stamp using versamark. The sentiment is stamped in close to cocoa classic ink.


Father's Day Card

Sorry, I've been lazy and haven't posted for a long time. I'm trying to be better. Here's a Father's Day card a few of us made on Sunday afternoon. The supplies used are as follows:

SU Brocade Blue cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Designer Paper (Costco)
- short narrow piece (1 1/2" x 2 1/4")
- short wide piece (2 3/8" x 2 1/4")
- long narrow piece (1 1/2" x 2 7/8")
- long wide piece (2 3/8" x 2 7/8")
SU Cranberry or Bravo Burgandy cardstock (2 1/2" x 4 1/8")
SU Night of Navy cardstock (2 5/8" x 4 1/4")
SU Whisper White cardstock (2" x 2 1/4")
SU Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgandy, and Night of Navy markers (coloured onto the rubber stamp, "huffed", and then stamped)
Blue ribbon from SU Jersey ribbon pack
Mat pack
Cutter pack
SU Night of Navy classic ink
1/8" punch

This card is pretty basic. I distressed all the edges of the designer paper pieces and then sponged them with night of navy ink. I layer them onto the card back, 1/8" apart. The cranberry/bravo burgandy is layered onto the night of navy piece and then positioned the white stamped piece at the top (all cut to the dimensions above). The ribbon is wrapped just around the edges of this piece and taped at the back. I used the mat pack to space the brads and then punched through all layers with the 1/8" punch. The finished "image" piece is mounted on top of the designer paper using dimentionals.