Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Stunning CASE study from DT Member Leslie

Leslie is such a true talent. She has done several samples lately that we plan on sharing with you, and this evening, I wanted to share this little gem with you. She had done this card for the CASE challenge blog, and here are the instructions in Leslies words:

This week's CASE Study is a gorgeous card by Bar.  When I saw this card in her blog a while back, I was smitten with the color palette, teal and black create a wonderful, striking combination.

Bar's card inspired me in several ways: the color palette, of course, the use of Graphic 45 paper, the carnival theme, and the minimal embellishments for an elegant yet vintage look.  The top teal panel on my card is an embossed metal sheet from Ten Seconds Studios, I embossed the peacock metal sheet with my Tim Holtz damask folder and lightly sanded the embossed image to add contrast.  The bottom left panel is from Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman collection.  The right hand panel is from Webster's HollyVogue collection.  The main image is from Prickley Pear's Collage ATC transparency collection.  I cut the transparency to size, ran it through my Zyron machine and added teal, blue, and chocolate glitters to the back of the transparency.  The ribbon on my card is satin instead of grosgrain and I really like the sheen it adds to the card.  The pretty turquoise rhinestones are from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Stunning card by Michelle Pearson - 2011 DT Member

Michelle stamped the cardinal onto a red designer paper scrap. She then stamped the face on white paper and mounted it separately. The circular element is a metal sticker that she had been saving for just the right card.
She finished with some bling and a few flowers, the red, black cream and silver elements really pull this card together. Nice work Michelle!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Two Sweet Samples by Dawn Knight

Here are two very sweet samples that Design Team Member - Dawn did using some of our newest releases. We just thought we would share!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Spooky Fun!

Amy has had some fun making up these cards! We thought we would share them with you today! She is using a mix of our new Halloween release and Halloween clear stamps and dies for these cards. Nice job Amy!

Stamp and Dies used:
Pumpkin Patch - Clear Stamp Set

Stamp: No longer available

Stamp used:
Halloween Tree

Stamp used:

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Little Bit of Halloween Fun!

Happy October 1st Everyone!
OMG, I just got my hands on some fabulous dies from DIES DIRECT! Their Scalloped Coved Rectangles! These dies are oversized, perfect for scrapbooking and card projects! I love the size borders that they give when layering together. You get 6 solid, fully backed dies for only 39.95. That is a huge savings compared with their competition! You all should check them out, they have some other great shapes to offer. One of my FAVORITES is their French Flair. Still waiting to get my hands on that one!

Here is what I did:

First I pulled out my Scalloped Coved Rectangles. I cut the smallest out with an orange DP, then went the next size up in black card stock, then cut my final shape using a pumpkin card stock. I aged this layer with Tea Stain distress ink. I then stamped my Kitty in the Moon scene with black Versafine ink and painted in with watercolor paints. I stamped out my large swirly bat on the orange DP and trimed leaving a little bit of a border. I layered all together and mounted as shown. These dies made my card quick and easy to do!